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Taming the Seas: Empires of Fishing, Colonization and Ecological Collapse in the Western Pacific

Winstanley-Chesters, Robert


In 2020 Chinese "dark fleets" replaced North Korean "ghost ships" in international discourse as symbolic of a certain form of global maritime threat and disturbance. This article takes a longer view of trouble on the high seas, looking back to the globalization of the oceanic commons at the behest of post 1945 geopolitics and new forms and methodologies of fisheries science. With Carmel Finley's articulation of Pacific Empires of Fishing in mind the article explores fishing histories of East...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus
DOI: 2679/avs.2022.7.1.006


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