Daniel Pauly

How Many Fish in the Sea?

Date:October 2011

Dr. Daniel Pauly, perhaps the world’s greatest fisheries scientist, expert on world fish populations, inventor of the breakthrough tools Fishbase and Ecopath, who warns that all global fisheries are near collapse.

Daniel Pauly is arguably the world’s most prolific and widely-cited living fisheries scientist. He has been described as iconoclastic, irreverent, and a global thinker.

He is an outspoken and often controversial critic of modern fishing practices and the fishing industry, which he says “has acted like a terrible tenant who trashes their rental.”

In his latest book, Five Easy Pieces: How Fishing Impacts Marine Ecosystems, Pauly documents how a scientific consensus can emerge from discussions both within and outside the scientific community.

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