The Exploited Seas

New Directions for Marine Environmental History

Edited by Poul Holm, Tim D. Smith, and David J. Starkey

£25.00
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ISBN: 9781786949134

Publication: October 18, 2017

Series: Research in Maritime History 21

The book combines the approaches of maritime history and ecological science to explore the evolution of life-forms and eco-systems in the ocean from a historical perspective, in order to establish and develop the sub-discipline of marine environmental history. Documentary records relating to the human activity, such as fishing, plus naturally occurring paleo-ecological data are analysed in order to determine the structure and function of exploited ecosystems. The book is divided into four chapter groups, the first concerned with Newfoundland and Grand Banks’ fisheries, the second with the potential of historical sources to provide a history of marine animal populations, the third explores the development of fisheries in the southern hemisphere during the twentieth century, and the final section explores the limitations of data and existing analysis of whale populations. The epilogue reiterates the suggestion that collaboration between historians and biologists is the key to furthering the sub-discipline.

David J Starkey is Professor of Maritime History and Director of the Maritime Historical Studies Centre at the University of Hull.

Poul Holm, David J. Starkey and Tim D. Smith, "Introduction" / xiii-xix Contributions David J. Starkey and Michael Haines, "The Newfoundland Fisheries, c. 1500-1900: A British Perspective" / 1-11 Ransom A. Myers, "Testing Ecological Models: The Influence of Catch Rates on Settlement of Fishermen in Newfoundland, 1710-1833" / 13-29 Sean T. Cadigan and Jeffrey A. Hutchings, "Nineteenth-Century Expansion of the Newfoundland Fishery for Atlantic Cod: An Exploration of Underlying Causes" / 31-65 Julia Lajus, Yaroslava Alekseeva, Ruslan Davydov, Zoya Dmitrieva, Alexei Kraikovski, Dmitry Lajus, Vladimir Lapin, Vadim Mokievsky, Alexei Yurchenko and Daniel Alexandrov, "Status and Potential of Historical and Ecological Studies on Russian Fisheries in the White and Barents Seas: The Case of the Atlantic Salmon (Salmo Salar)" / 67-96 Poul Holm and Maibritt Bager, "The Danish Fisheries, c. 1450-180: Medieval and Early Modern Sources and Their Potential for Marine Environmental History" / 97-122 R.C. Francis, "Historical Approaches to the Northern California Current Ecosystem" / 123-139 Chris Reid, "Potential for Historical-Eclogical Studies of Latin America Fisheries" / 141-166 Lance van Sittert, "The South African Fisheries: A Preliminary Survey of Historical Sources" / 167-180 Malcolm Tull and Tom Polacheck, "The Potential for Historical Studies of Fisheries in Australia and New Zealand" / 181-205 Tim D. Smith, "Examining Cetacean Ecology Using Historical Fishery Data" / 207-214 Poul Holm, David J. Starkey and Tim D. Smith, "Epilogue" / 215-216

Format: Ebook

216 Pages

ISBN: 9781786949134

Publication: October 18, 2017

Series: Research in Maritime History 21

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