Introduction: Climate, people, fisheries and aquatic ecosystems

Robert Engelman, Daniel Pauly, Dirk Zeller, Ronald G. Prinn, John K. Pinnegar, Nicholas V C Polunin

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INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK Evidence of human damage to natural resources and the environment is long-standing even in the sea, but some 50 years ago awareness of human degradation of natural environments around the globe grew substantially. This concern was expressed above all in the creation of protected areas, organizations and agencies focused on nature conservation. The extent to which wilderness areas everywhere were contaminated or otherwise influenced by human agency was beginning to be generally recognized, and some people predicted these impacts would only grow in future. But few predicted the extent and number of global environmental changes that are now occurring. The limits to growth of the world's economies, individually or collectively, were little questioned in ecological contexts. Uncertainties surrounding how economics and ecology might relate to each other were little explored, and questions such as ‘At what points will economies become constrained by the decline and loss of natural ecological goods and services?’ persist to this day. Water is increasingly seen as a constraint on sustainable human development and focus of potential human conflict. Nevertheless, it has been rare for the provision of this good, and related ecological services such as fish production and waste disposal, to be viewed holistically in the context of the natural environment. Also, there have been no comprehensive reviews of status and trends encompassing all aquatic environments (Clark et al. 2006), from the fresh and terrestrial saline to those of the deepest seas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAquatic Ecosystems: Trends and Global Prospects
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages1-16
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780511751790
ISBN (Print)9780521833271
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Climate
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Oceans and Seas
Wilderness
fish waste
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waste disposal
human development
fish production
Conservation of Natural Resources
Human Development
natural resources conservation
aquatic environment
global change
Ecology
natural resources
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Engelman, R., Pauly, D., Zeller, D., Prinn, R. G., Pinnegar, J. K., & Polunin, N. V. C. (2008). Introduction: Climate, people, fisheries and aquatic ecosystems. In Aquatic Ecosystems: Trends and Global Prospects (pp. 1-16). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511751790.002
Engelman, Robert ; Pauly, Daniel ; Zeller, Dirk ; Prinn, Ronald G. ; Pinnegar, John K. ; Polunin, Nicholas V C. / Introduction : Climate, people, fisheries and aquatic ecosystems. Aquatic Ecosystems: Trends and Global Prospects. Cambridge University Press, 2008. pp. 1-16
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