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5and#160;Easy Pieces features five contributions, originally published in Nature and Science, demonstrating the massive impacts of modern industrial fisheries on marine ecosystems. Initially published over an eight-year period, from 1995 to 2003, these articles illustrate a transition in scientific thoughtand#151;from the initially-contested realization that the crisis of fisheries and their underlying ocean ecosystems was, in fact, global to its broad acceptance by mainstream scientific and public opinion.

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Daniel Pauly, a well-known fisheries expert who was a co-author of all five articles, presents each original article here and surrounds it with a rich array of contemporary comments, many of which led Pauly and his colleagues to further study. In addition, Pauly documents how popular media reported on the articles and their findings. By doing so, he demonstrates how science evolves. In one chapter, for example, the popular media pick up a contribution and use Paulyand#8217;s conclusions to contextualize current political disputes; in another, what might be seen as nitpicking by fellow scientists leads Pauly and his colleagues to strengthen their case that commercial fishing is endangering the global marine ecosystem. This structure also allows readers to see how scientistsand#8217; interactions with the popular media can shape the reception of their own, sometimes controversial, scientific studies.

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In an epilog, Pauly reflects on the ways that scientific consensus emerges from discussions both within and outside the scientific community.

Book News Annotation:

Today it is widely accepted that marine ecosystems have been disrupted by modern industrial fishing, but that consensus was reached only after 8 years of discussion in the scientific community and the popular media. This work brings together five of the author's scientific articles on marine ecosystem damage, originally published in Science and Nature between 1995 and 2003. The articles are 'easy' in the sense that they are based on straightforward analyses of widely available data, and the points they make can be understood by general readers, environmental activists, and undergraduate and graduate students in marine biology and fisheries science. Each article is accompanied by scientific commentary, both positive and negative, from the time it was published, and by articles from the popular press. An epilogue reflects on the manner in which scientific consensus emerges following the presentation and discussion of new results within and outside of the scientific community. Pauly teaches in the Fisheries Center and zoology department at the University of British Columbia. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

5and#160;Easy Pieces features five contributions, originally published in Nature and Science, demonstrating the massive impacts of modern industrial fisheries on marine ecosystems. Initially published over an eight-year period, from 1995 to 2003, these articles illustrate a transition in scientific thoughtand#151;from the initially-contested realization that the crisis of fisheries and their underlying ocean ecosystems was, in fact, global to its broad acceptance by mainstream scientific and public opinion.

and#160;

Daniel Pauly, a well-known fisheries expert who was a co-author of all five articles, presents each original article here and surrounds it with a rich array of contemporary comments, many of which led Pauly and his colleagues to further study. This wonderfully reflective structure dramatically illustrates how science and society influence one another, sometimes to the betterment of both.

About the Author

Daniel Pauly is a professor in the Fisheries Centre and Zoology Department at the University of British Columbia. Until 2008, he was Director of the University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre.

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits

Preface

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Chapter 1. Primary Production Required

Chapter 2. Fishing Down the Food Web

Chapter 3. China and the World's Fisheries

Chapter 4. Sustainability

Chapter 5. Future of Fisheries

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Epilogue

Appendix 1: The origins of the 100 million tonnes myth

Appendix 2: Rejoinder: Response to Caddy et al.

Appendix 3: Post-1998 Studies of 'Fishing Down'

Endnotes

Acknowledgements

References

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597267199
Author:
Pauly, Daniel
Publisher:
Island Press
Author:
Pauly, D. (Daniel)
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Fisheries -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Marine ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Marine Biology
Subject:
Fisheries & Aquaculture
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
State of the World's Oceans
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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5and#160;Easy Pieces features five contributions, originally published in Nature and Science, demonstrating the massive impacts of modern industrial fisheries on marine ecosystems. Initially published over an eight-year period, from 1995 to 2003, these articles illustrate a transition in scientific thoughtand#151;from the initially-contested realization that the crisis of fisheries and their underlying ocean ecosystems was, in fact, global to its broad acceptance by mainstream scientific and public opinion.

and#160;

Daniel Pauly, a well-known fisheries expert who was a co-author of all five articles, presents each original article here and surrounds it with a rich array of contemporary comments, many of which led Pauly and his colleagues to further study. This wonderfully reflective structure dramatically illustrates how science and society influence one another, sometimes to the betterment of both.

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