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Finley challenges the science of Maximum Sustainable Yield

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Congratulations to Carmel Finley, who has published a new book that calls into question one of the longest standing concepts in fisheries and marine science.  The book, All the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management (Chicago, 2011), is the first sustained historical treatment of MSY in the United [...]

Echoes of Another Oil Spill

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

By Anita Guerrini President Obama’s June 15 speech about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill outlined government actions to deal with the immediate crisis, and also, though less precisely, outlined a new energy policy. We have been here before – in 1969. From the air, the Santa Barbara Channel platform looked “like the metal handle [...]

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