The Tragedy of the Commodity
Oceans, Fisheries, and Aquaculture
Longo, Stefano B; Claussen, Rebecca; Clark, Brett
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Date Written: 02/06/2015
Year Published: 2015
Pages: 274pp Price: $90.00 ISBN: 978-0-8135-6578-1
Although humans have long depended on oceans and aquatic ecosystems for sustenance and trade, only recently has human influence on these resources dramatically increased, transforming and undermining oceanic environments throughout the world. Marine ecosystems are in a crisis that is global in scope, rapid in pace, and colossal in scale. Longo, Clausen, and Clark explore the role human influence plays in this crisis, highlighting the social and economic forces that are at the heart of this looming ecological problem.