July 12, 2018
The author of Moby Dick would reason that whaling is a noble and valiant trade and those gallant harpooneers embellish honor and glory. Yet that novel published in 1851, years before fishing technology could exploit the world’s oceans. A United Nations report this week presented a quandary: One-third of the world’s oceans are severely overfished and consumption has reached all-time highs, even as 35 percent of catches are discarded.
Herman Melville poignantly observed: “For there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men.”
The fingerprints of social mood are evident throughout history. And as new datasets become available, we continue to spot more clues. The May 2018 Socionomist reveals how social mood influences whaling and fishing, which appear to have seen their heyday.
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