If You Care about Fish, Fisheries, or Debating Fishery Management…
If you care about fish and the health of fisheries, or even just debating about fisheries, here is a book to put high on your summer reading list.
University of Washington aquatic and fishery science professor Ray Hilborn is co-author of Handbook of Marine Fisheries Conservation and Management, and it’s available for just $159 for your Kindle.
But for $8 on Kindle and $11.45 in paper you can buy Hilborn’s 2012 book Overfishing: What Everyone Needs to Know. And for even less, you can read some of the book with Amazon’s “look inside.”
For students interested in saving the world, let’s save the fish first. Economic literacy can help students and the general public understand sound fisheries management for America’s lakes, rivers, streams, and oceans.
“Sustainable fishing” sounds like a good thing, but not every good-sounding phrase is meaningful, or means what it seems to mean. Ray Hilborn discusses NGO “Red Lists” for fisheries labeled as not sustainable: