In the wake of politics: the political and economic construction of fisheries biology, 1860-1970.

@article{Hubbard2014InTW,
  title={In the wake of politics: the political and economic construction of fisheries biology, 1860-1970.},
  author={Jennifer Hubbard},
  journal={Isis; an international review devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences},
  year={2014},
  volume={105 2},
  pages={
          364-78
        }
}
As an environmentally focused, applied field science, fisheries biology has recently been marked by its failed promise to enable sustainable exploitation. Fisheries biology's origin through state support raises many questions. How did fisheries biologists get this support? Did political considerations and economic ideals fundamentally shape the science? Why has it been perceived as fundamentally conservation oriented? New evidence indicates the political basis for Thomas Henry Huxley's… CONTINUE READING

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