The fish revolution: How humans thrived and oceans shrank
Fish has long played a vital role in human societies, providing food security and economic growth. But when did fisheries begin to have a significant impact? Once in the late 1500s and again in the late 1700s, fisheries accelerated rapidly and brought food security to European and American societies.
- Poul Holm – Professor of Environmental History, Trinity College Dublin
- Dr Patrick Hayes - Postdoctoral fellow, Trinity College Dublin (now University of Victoria, Canada)
- John Nicholls - Data manager, Trinity College Dublin
We aim to discover how the diversity, distribution and abundance of marine life in the world’s oceans has changed over the long term – in order to better inform future changes and possibilities for societies and oceans.