List of Abbreviations page vi
1 Introduction 1
2 Growth of the Global Fishing Industry 24
3 Structure of the Fishing Industry 50
4 Regulatory Efforts and Impacts 79
5 Aquaculture 114
6 Consumers and Catches 142
Selected Readings 174
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