If you are interested in the past, present and future of fishing, there is one book, encyclopedic in scope, mellifluous in tone and essential in importance.

The End of the Line
How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat
Charles Clover (New Press)

Ninety-Seven percent of the world's fish stocks are now fully exploited or overfished, many varieties are at risk of imminent extinction due to overfishing. This book describes in detail what humans have done, are doing and can do to make a difference. While focusing on the marine ecosystem and impacts of fishing, the principles illustrated thereby pertain to all ecosystems and forms of human consumption.


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