While it has long been clear that the world’s oceans are in trouble, the lack of reliable data on fishery catches has obscured the scale, and nuances, of the crisis. Based on an unprecedented 10-year research study by the world's foremost fisheries experts, the Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries will fundamentally change the way the world thinks about ocean exploitation and management. It is the first and only book to provide accurate, country-by-country fishery data. Edited by Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller, the book includes one-page reports on 273 countries and their territories, plus fourteen topical global chapters. It will be an indispensable resource for researchers, students, fishery managers, professionals in the fishing industry, and all others concerned with the status of the world’s fisheries. Check out an excerpt from the book below.