Published: April 2007
Learn More
In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

Related Links

FAO Fisheries Department
The Fisheries Information Center of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is a great place to explore everything dealing with the world's fisheries from trade, production, and management to the environment and socio-economics.

Guide to Ocean Friendly Seafood
The Blue Ocean Institute rates the sustainability of various kinds of seafood. This site also provides in-depth information about each of the species listed.

Marine Stewardship Council
Examine comprehensive information about seafood and how to make the best environmental choices when eating fish.

Oceana organizes campaigns dedicated to restoring and protecting the world's oceans through policy advocacy, science, law, and public education. Explore their website to read the latest news on the state of our oceans and what you can do to help.

World Wildlife Fund: Bluefin Tuna in Crisis
Check out the World Wildlife Fund's website to learn about bluefin tuna—its ecology, fisheries management, and risk of extinction.


Facts and Figures on the CFP: Basic Data on the Common Fisheries Policy. European Communities, 2006.

Maggio, Theresa. Mattanza: Love and Death on the Sea of Sicily. Perseus Publishing, 2000.

Myers, Ransom A., and Worm, Boris. "Rapid Worldwide Depletion of Predatory Fish Communities." Nature (May 15, 2003), 280-83.

Pauly, Daniel, and others. "Global Trends in World Fisheries: Impacts on Marine Ecosystems and Food Security." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. (2005), 5-12.

Pauly, Daniel, and others. "The Future for Fisheries." Science (November 21, 2003), 1359-61.

Review of the State of World Marine Fishery Resources. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 457, Marine Resources Service Fishery Resources Division, FAO Fisheries Department. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2005.

Safina, Carl. Song for the Blue Ocean. Owl Books, 1997.

Sibert, John, and others. "Biomass, Size, and Trophic Status of Top Predators in the Pacific Ocean." Science (December 15, 2006), 1773-76.

Sy, Tidiane. "Senegal Suffers From Fishing Crisis." (August 25, 2005).

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2004.

Van der Gaag, Pieter, and others. Trade Matters! Fisheries in Senegal and Mauritania. IUCN Netherlands, 2005.

Whynott, Douglas. Giant Bluefin. North Point Press, 1995.

NGS Resources

Wolff, Geoffrey. The Edge of Maine. National Geographic Books, 2005.

Bourne, Joel K., Jr. "Alaska's Wild Archipelago." National Geographic (August 2003), 72-95.

Montaigne, Fen. "Atlantic Salmon." National Geographic (July 2003), 100-123.

Montaigne, Fen. "A River Dammed." National Geographic (April 2001), 2-33.

Parfit, Michael. "Diminishing Returns: Exploiting the Ocean's Bounty." National Geographic (November 1995), 2-37.

Horton, Tom. "Chesapeake Bay—Hanging in the Balance." National Geographic (June 1993), 2-35.

Poole, Robert M. "Labrador, Canada's Place Apart." National Geographic (October 1993), 2-35.

Hodgson, Bryan. "Hard Harvest on the Bering Sea." National Geographic (October 1992), 72-109.

Van Dyk, Jere. "Long Journey of the Pacific Salmon." National Geographic (July 1990), 2-37.

Butler, Michael J. A. "Plight of the Bluefin Tuna." National Geographic (August 1982), 220-39.