Taking Stock
Of The Regional Fishery Management Councils

Josh Eagle, Sarah Newkirk, and Barton Thompson

Over a third of the nation's fish stocks currently are overfished. These stocks historically supported some of America's most important fisheries: cod, salmon, rockfish, tuna, and red snapper, to list only a few. This study, initiated and...

51 pages
8.2 x 10.8

The Empty Ocean

In The Empty Ocean, acclaimed author and artist Richard Ellis tells the story of our continued plunder of life in the sea and weighs the chances for its recovery. Through fascinating portraits of a wide array of creatures, he introduces...

384 pages
6 x 9

The Whaling Season
An Inside Account Of The Struggle To Stop Commercial Whaling

Despite a decades-long international moratorium on commercial whaling, one fleet has continued to hunt and kill whales in the waters surrounding Antarctica. Refusing to let this defiance go unchallenged, the environmental organization...

304 pages
6 x 9

Turning the Tide
Saving the Chesapeake Bay

Tom Horton and Chesapeake Bay Foundation

In 1991, Island Press published Turning the Tide, a unique and accessible examination of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. The book took an indepth look at the Bay’s vital signs to gauge the overall health of its entire ecosystem and to assess...

424 pages
6 x 9

International ocean governance
Using international law and organizations to manage marine resources sustainably

Lee A. Kimball

Our oceans are slowly dying, and the instruments of governance are inadequate to stop it. The international dimensions of ocean problems loom larger as we learn more about threats to marine species and ecosystems - invasive species are...

In a Perfect Ocean
The State Of Fisheries And Ecosystems In The North Atlantic Ocean

Recent decades have been marked by the decline or collapse of one fishery after another around the world, from swordfish in the North Atlantic to orange roughy in the South Pacific. While the effects of a collapse on local economies and fishing-...

208 pages
6 x 9

Oceans 2020
Science, Trends, and the Challenge of Sustainability

Oceans 2020 presents a comprehensive assessment of the most important science and societal issues that are likely to arise in marine science and ocean management in the next twenty years. Sponsored by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic...

296 pages
6 x 9

Who Owns America's Fisheries?

Daniel Bromley and Seth Macinko

America's commercial fisheries are in jeopardy. With a significant percentage of the nation's fisheries depleted and fish populations declining in many regions, the health of the broader marine environment is also threatened. What should be done...

48 pages
8.5 x 11

How is Your MPA Doing?
A Guidebook Of Natural And Social Indicators For Evaluating Marine Protected Areas Management Effectiveness

Lani M. Watson, John E. Parks, and Robert S. Pomeroy

IUCN, WWF and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have developed this guidebook to assist marine protected area (MPA) managers in assessing the performance of their MPA. Based on this assessment, it shows how necessary...

215 pages
8.5 x 11

From Abundance to Scarcity
A History Of U.S. Marine Fisheries Policy

The management of coastal and ocean fisheries is highly contentious. Industry interests focus on maximizing catches while conservationists and marine scientists have become increasingly concerned about dramatic declines in fish stocks and the...

320 pages
6 x 9

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