This website goal is to be a source of information on overfishing; on its basic problems, specific situations (case studies), progress and solutions. A full site-map with all articles is available. Some more information can be found in the teaching materials section. However, for specific or regional fisheries this site is limited as the information available is meant to introduce people to the overfishing issue at large.
If you're interested in a specific or regional fishery a web search is usually the best start. Most countries have local NGO's (Non Governmental Organisations) working on regional overfishing issues. If you have problems finding what you need a forum is available to ask questions. Please don't hesitate to use our discussion forum on overfishing!
If you're looking into reading more the book Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky is a modern classic both on overfishing itself and the social effects it has on communities. The author uses the collapse of the Newfoundland cod stock to give a compelling and accessible introduction to the social parts of the issue. Another good introduction is The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat by Charles Clover. This book puts the focus on the environmental effects of overfishing.
A list of informative and captivating documentaries on overfishing and destructive fishing (and the social & environmental damages these have) can be found at: Documentaries about overfishing.
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