Global Fisheries

Current situation and challenges

Authored by: Yimin Ye

Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415531757
eBook ISBN: 9780203115398
Adobe ISBN: 9781136294822


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Fishing for food is an ancient practice in human history, dating back at least 40,000 years. With the development of civilization and the ever-rising human population, the increasing human demand for fish has led to improvement of fishing tools and techniques. Today, large fishing vessels are able to cross oceans to fish anywhere they like, and modern equipment for navigation, fish detection, and handling of heavy machinery have made fishing so efficient that any targeted fish species can be wiped out if fisheries are not well managed.

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