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European Fisheries History:
Pre-industrial Origins of Overfishing

(Released August 2009)

  by Carolyn Scearce  


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  1. "Esteeme a little of fish" fish, fishponds, and farming in eighteenth-century New England and the Mid-Atlantic
    Agricultural History, Vol. 82, No. 2, Spring 2008, pp. 143-163

  2. Bowhead Whales, and Not Right Whales, Were the Primary Target of 16th- to 17th-century Basque Whalers in the Western North Atlantic
    Arctic, Vol. 61, No. 1, Mar 2008, pp. 61-75

  3. "Mapping historic fishing grounds in the Gulf of Maine and Northwest Atlantic Ocean," Oceans past: management insights from the history of marine animal populations
    Earthscan, London & Sterling, 200891-108

  4. Basque maritime fishing between decline and resetting
    Nantes (France): Universite de Nantes, 2007324

  5. Modelling the extinction of Steller's sea cow
    Biology letters, Vol. 2, No. 1, Mar 22 2006, pp. 94-97

  6. Reconstructing Ancient Fishing Techniques: Paleohydrology and the Understanding of the Netsinker Fishing Technique

  7. Genetic Analysis of 16th-Century Whale Bones Prompts a Revision of the Impact of Basque Whaling on Right and Bowhead Whales in the Western North Atlantic
    Canadian journal of zoology, Vol. 82, No. 10, Oct 2004, pp. 1647

  8. Place, memory and identity among estuarine fishing communities: Interpreting the archeology of early medieval fish weirs
    World Archaeology, Vol. 35, No. 3, December 2003, pp. 449-468

  9. Fishermen, fish and fish bones: where archaeology meets ichthyology
    10th Panellenic Congress of Ichthyologists, Chania, Greece, Oct. 18-20, 2001. Proceedings. 10o Panellinio Synedrio Ichthyologon, Chania, 18-20 Oct., 2001, 313-316

  10. Sea Ice, Climate, and Icelandic Fisheries in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
    Arctic, Vol. 53, No. 4, Dec 2000, pp. 383

  11. Archaeo-ichthyological evidence for long-term socioeconomic trends in northern Scotland: 3500 BC to AD 1500
    Journal of Archaeological Science 26(4), April 1999:353-388., Vol. 26, No. 4, 1999, pp. 353-388

  12. American shad in the Susquehanna River Basin: a three-hundred-year history
    The Pennsylvania State University Press, Pennsylvania, 1998i-x

  13. Pike (Esox lucius) in late medieval culture: from illiterate empiricism to literate traditions
    Internet Archaeology 3, Autumn 1997:Unpaginated.[URL:], Vol. 3, 1997, pp.

  14. The Baltic cod
    Dana 10 (Special issue) 1994:1-28., Vol. 10, No. (Special issue), 1994, pp. 1-28

  15. Development of property in the fishery
    Marine Resource Economics, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1988, pp. 289-311

  16. Medieval fish, fisheries and fishponds in England
    BAR British Series 182(i) 1988:i-ix, 1-202., Vol. 182, No. i, 1988, pp. i-ix

  17. Ground-penetrating radar surveys used in archaeological investigations; Special issue; geophysics in archaeology
    Geophysics, Vol. 51, No. 3, Mar 1986, pp. 595-604

  18. A 16th-century Basque whaling station in Labrador
    Scientific American 245(5) 1981:126-136., Vol. 245, No. 5, 1981, pp. 126-136

  19. The New England fishery and trade at Canso, 1720-1744. Chapter 5