1. The story of how the combination of overfishing, declining whale stocks, and the growing availability of alternative fuels (such as kerosene) gradually decimated the Atlantic whaling industry starting in the mid-nineteenth century is told in many sources, including such books as Men and Whales, by Richard Ellis (New York: Knopf, 1991).

  2. Fiona Harvey, “Overfishing Causes Pacific Bluefin Tuna Numbers to Drop 96%,” Guardian, January 9, 2013,; “Overfishing Strips Tens of Millions from Southeast Economy,” Environmental Initiatives Fact Sheet, Pew Charitable Trusts, September 4, 2012, ...

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