Fish for Life: Interactive Governance for Fisheries (MARE Publication Series)

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One billion people around the world rely upon fish as their primary-and in many cases, their only-source of protein. At the same time, increasing demand from wealthier populations in the U.S. and Europe encourages dangerous overfishing practices along coastal waters. Fish for Life addresses the problem of overfishing at local, national, and global levels as part of a comprehensive governance approach-one that acknowledges the critical intersection of food security, environmental protection, and international law in fishing practices throughout the world. Third publication in the "http://www.aup.nl/mare">MARE Publication Series

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This interdisciplinary study covers European and North American coasts, exploring the economic and social consequences of overfishing at local, national and global levels. The contributors assess the need for, and the impact of, the hard choices facing governments and international institutions faced with unpopular but necessary decisions on fishing quotas to protect local economies and endangered marine species. In an up-to-date overview of the challenges and concerns of fisheries worldwide, the contributors outline the difficulties faced by the local economies and policymakers, as well as the dangers of the shrinking natural resources. An interdisciplinary survey addressing the problems of overfishing worldwide, and the best way forward toward good ecological practice and global cooperative governance

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