Tracing the History of Classic Fisheries

Many fisheries have a long and storied past. In this space, we highlight some "classic" fishery stories. Enjoy!
The Pacific Sardine (Sardinops sagax)

The California Sardine set the stage for Steinbeck's Cannery Row and once drove industry in Monterey, CA. However, it eventually collapsed, but then recovered and is now collapsed again. What happened? Were people to blame?

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The New Zealand Orange Roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus)

The Orange Roughy was once the poster child of overfishing. Now it is being reviewed by the Marine Stewardship Council. How did it come so far?

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