Migration from Resource Depletion: The Case of the Faroe Islands

  title={Migration from Resource Depletion: The Case of the Faroe Islands},
  author={Lawrence C. Hamilton and Chris R. Colocousis and S{\'a}mal T. F. Johansen},
  journal={Society \& Natural Resources},
  pages={443 - 453}
Modern fisheries crises present special cases of the boom-and-bust cycles common to natural-resource-dependent communities. The Faroe Islands, an affluent North Atlantic society that is among the most fisheries dependent on earth, experienced a crisis during the 1990s after resources became depleted through a combination of overfishing and environmental stress. Unemployment and business failures ensued; out-migration, mainly by young adults, altered the size and composition of the islands… 
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