Sustainable fisheries?

1 Oct 2001
Historical Extinctions in the Sea (Carlton et al. Annu. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 1999. 30:515-538)

What was natural in the coastal oceans? (Jeremy B. C. Jackson Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Vol. 98, Issue 10, 5411-5418, May 8, 2001)

The current biodiversity extinction event: Scenarios for mitigation and recovery (Novacek MJ, Cleland EE PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 98 (10): 5466-5470 MAY 8 2001)

Principles for Sustainable Governance of the Oceans (Costanza et al. Science Volume 281, Number 5374, Issue of 10 Jul 1998, pp. 198-199)

Overfishing Disrupts Entire Ecosystems (Nigel Williams Science Volume 279, Number 5352, Issue of 6 Feb 1998, p. 809)

Fishing Down Marine Food Webs (Daniel Pauly et al. Science Volume 279, Number 5352, Issue of 6 Feb 1998, pp. 860-863)

National Fisheries Institute ("The Fish and Seafood Trade Association")

National Marine Fisheries Service (fisheries statistics for US and the world)

FAO Fisheries Library

International Coalition of Fisheries Associations

Marine Stewardship Council

...seeking to harness consumer purchasing power to generate change and promote environmentally responsible stewardship of the world's most important renewable food source.

The MSC has developed an environmental standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries. It uses a product label to reward environmentally responsible fishery management and practices. Consumers, concerned about overfishing and its environmental and social consequences will increasingly be able to choose seafood products which have been independently assessed against the The MSC Standard and labelled to prove it. This will assure them that the product has not contributed to the environmental problem of overfishing.

WWF page on MSC

an opposing view

Seems the communists in the UN are not satisfied killing our young men in illegal wars now they want to kill the American fishing industry. don't expect help from this executive order happy tyrant with the free willie he probabily will sell our the America fisherman ASAP as he did the miners and investors in UTAH

Marine Fish Conservation Network

Fish or Foul? Investigating the Politics of the Marine Stewardship Council (Philip Steinberg, from a conference on Marine Environmental Politics in the 21st Century)

Marine Conservation Biology links from Harvard

Stanford Fisheries Policy Project links to a variety of perspectives

What's in a Label? (one fisheries consultant's take on MSC)