Craig T. Palmer

  • When the Fish Are Gone

    Ecological Collapse and the Social Organization of Fishing in Northwest Newfoundland, 1982-1995

    By Craig T. Palmer and Peter R. Sinclair     January 1997

    The Gulf Coast fisheries off Northwest Newfoundland provide a graphic example of the social and biological consequences of the failure to create conditions that would allow for fishing on a sustainable basis. This book shows how an ecological crisis has produced a social crisis threatening the viability of fishers, the fish plants where they sold their fish, and the communities in which they live. It is set in the context of the North Atlantic fisheries and of primary resource producing rural areas in mature capitalist societies.

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