Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 11: 169, 2002. 169 Book review Fishing grounds: Deﬁning a new era for American ﬁsheries management The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics such as inshore salmon, coastal crab, and oyster and the Environment, Island Press, Washington, DC ﬁsheries, the heavy emphasis on MSFCMA tended to ISBN: 1-55963-803-6 Soft cover, 241pp. ignore similar plights in other ﬁsheries. Lastly, there is very little mention of the ecological role of habitat, There is no doubt that many American commercial National Marine Fisheries Service’s responsibility to marine ﬁsheries are in trouble, as are others around the protect habitat, or the fact that none of the existing world. This book admirably reviews the recent history, ﬁshery management plans have met the requirements explores the various biological, social, economic, and of the National Environmental Policy Act. political constraints to achieving sustainability, and Those drawbacks aside, this book is a signiﬁcant then offers a variety of suggestions and recommenda- contribution to the recovery process for American tions under which marine ﬁsheries could once again marine ﬁsheries. It should be required reading for ﬂourish. A very thorough discussion of the Magnuson- all students of American ﬁsheries science, espe-
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