Historical Perspectives of Fisheries Exploitation in the Indo-Pacific

  • Joseph Christensen
  • Malcolm Tull

Part of the MARE Publication Series book series (MARE, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 273-276

About this book


The waters of the Indo-Pacific were at the centre of the global expansion of marine capture fisheries in the twentieth century, yet surprisingly little has been written about this subject from a historical perspective. This book, the first major study of the history of fishing in Asia and Oceania, presents the case-studies completed through the History of Marine Animal Populations (HMAP) initiative. It examines the marine environmental history and historical marine ecology of the Indo-Pacific during a period that witnessed the dramatic escalation of industrial fishing in these seas.


Fisheries Exploitation Historical Marine Ecology History of Marine Animal Populations Indo-Pacific Marine Environmental History

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Christensen
    • 1
  • Malcolm Tull
    • 2
  1. 1.Asia Research CentreMurdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia
  2. 2.School of Management and GovernanceMurdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia

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