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The Provident Sea

By: DH Cushing

275 pages, Tabs, figs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | May 2008 | #176118 | ISBN-13: 9780521062077
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Hardback | Oct 1988 | #3155 | ISBN: 0521257271
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About this book

The Provident Sea describes the history of fish stock management (including whales and seals). The need for management arose from the industrialization of capture. Hence the preindustrial fisheries are covered, in particular the old cod fishery on the Grand Bank and the herring fishery in the North Sea. The origins of fishery science and of whaling science are described, as it the development of science and institution until 1965 in fisheries, whaling and sealing. In the 1960s and 1970s the second industrialization took place over the world ocean mainly through the activities of the Russians and Japanese. The consequence of this was the 'law of the Sea' Conference and the eventual management by the coastal state.

This book traces, on the basis of the original scientific material, the history of the management of 'the provident sea' up to when problems of overexploitation have had dramatic effects upon stocks.

Paperback re-issue; originally published in 1988.


Preface; Units used in the text; 1. Fisheries in prehistory and in antiquity; 2. The preindustrial fisheries; 3. The cod fishery off Newfoundland 1502-1938; 4. The North Sea herring fishery; 5. The first industrialization of fisheries; 6. The great whales; 7. The Pribilov fur seal fishery; 8. The Newfoundland harp seal fishery; 9. The origins of fisheries science; 10. Institutions before the Second World War; 11. Fisheries research 1945-65; 12. Institutions between 1945 and 1965; 13. The second industrialization; 14. Fisheries research since 1965; 15. Institutions since 1977; 16. The provident sea; References; Index.

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