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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea is an independent judicial body established by the Convention to adjudicate disputes arising out of the interpretation and application of the Convention. The Tribunal is composed o...

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Dwindling Fish Catch Could Leave a Billion Hungry
Leahy, Stephen
Article
2009
IPS
Fish catches are expected to decline dramatically in the world's tropical regions because of climate change, but may increase in the north, said a new study published Thursday. This mega-shift in ocea...
Fishers and plunderers: The tragedy of the commodity
Ensor. Sarah
Article
2016
Climate and Capitalism
Overfishing, pollution and warming water have pushed the world’s oceans into crisis. If nothing is done the results will be catastrophic for marine systems and the billions of humans who rely on them....
Privatising the Oceans
Fished out in our Lifetimes
Mora, Jean-Sebastien
Article
2013
Le Monde Diplomatique
Long-range fishing with the backing of the EU deprives countries elsewhere in the world of employment and a crucial food source. And it is depleting the seas to the point of ecological collapse.
Senegal's fishing community will act on foreign fleets if government doesn't
Senegal's fisherman blame foreign trawlers for taking their catch
Vidal, John
Article
2012
The Guardian
Annual catches by local fishermen in Senegal are down seventy-five percent from catches ten years ago, resulting in hunger and economic instability. Community leaders in Senegal are warning developed ...
This is Your Ocean on Acid
The Big Picture
Z, Mickey
Article
2014
CounterPunch
More than 40 percent of the world’s oceans are heavily impacted by human activities with few areas — if any — left unaffected by anthropogenic factors. This means we humans (and what we deem civilizat...
War on the seabed: the shellfishing battle
Renton, Alex
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
In the fertile inshore waters of the west coast of Scotland, a battle is brewing between small-boat fisherman and industrial trawlers.

Sources Bookshelf

Lament for an Ocean
The Collapse of the Atlantic Cod Fishery: A True Crime Story
Harris, Michael
Book
1998
Harris's account of why and how the northern cod was taken to the brink of extinction in little more than thirty years.


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