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Ocean Recovery: A sustainable future for global fisheries?

Ray Hilborn and Ulrike Hilborn


Over the last 2 decades, the scientific and popular media have been bombarded by gloom-and-doom stories on the future of fisheries, the status of fish stocks, and the impact of fishing on marine ecosystems. Dozens of certification and labeling schemes have emerged to advise consumers on what seafood is sustainable. In recent years, an opposing narrative has emerged emphasizing the success of fisheries management in many places, the increasing abundance of fish stocks in those places, and the prescription for sustainable fisheries. However, there has been no comprehensive survey of what really ... More

Keywords: fishing, sustainability, fisheries, sport fishing, fisheries management, environmental impacts, trawling, forage fish, certification, environmental non-governmental organizations, aquaculture, climate change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198839767
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198839767.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ray Hilborn, author
Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, USA

Ulrike Hilborn, author