Saturday, October 11, 2008

In The Vancouver Sun: All The Fishes In The Sea

For all our smugness on environmental issues, we Canadians have looted almost every source of renewable marine protein we were blessed with when we came together as a country in 1867.

This has been the case from the vast diversity and abundance of Pacific salmon runs to the once-spectacular wealth engine of the North Atlantic cod fishery. We like to blame foreign fleets, but it was Canada that killed the cod, which for nearly five centuries supported the largest pelagic fishery in human history.

That's what I'm on about today. Four books that help explain the fine kettle of fish we're in.


Blogger richard said...

Thanks for the references, Terry - always nice when I don't have to do the first kick at research myself!

9:05 PM  

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