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The Closing of the Frontier: A History of the Marine Fisheries of Southeast Asia, C.1850-2000 (Paperback)
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The Closing of the Frontier: A History of the Marine Fisheries of Southeast Asia, C.1850-2000 (Paperback)

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Paperback 443 Pages / Published: 31/10/2004
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This book is the first on the history of the marine fisheries of Southeast Asia. It takes as its central theme the movement of fisheries into new fishing grounds, particularly the diverse ecosystems that make up the seas of Southeast Asia. This process accelerated between the 1950s and 1970s in what the author calls the great fish race. Catches soared as the population of the region grew, demand from Japan and North America for shrimps and tuna increased, and fishers adopted more efficient ways of locating, catching, and preserving fish. But the great fish race soon brought about the severe depletion of one fish population after another, while pollution and the destruction of mangroves and coral reefs degraded fish habitats. Today the relentless movement into new fishing grounds has come to an end, for there are no new fishing grounds to exploit. The frontier of fisheries has closed.

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9789812302595
Number of pages: 443

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