Against the Grain

Commodifying the Oceans

The oceans are in turmoil, but unfortunately most of it is out of sight and therefore out of mind. Environmental sociologist Stefano Longo explores the multiple threats to the oceans, from overfishing to coral reef collapse to ocean acidification. He weighs in on whether the notion of the “tragedy of the commons” is sufficient to explain the roots of the crisis. (Encore presentation.)

Resources:

Stefano B. Longo, Rebecca Clausen, Brett Clark, The Tragedy of the Commodity Oceans, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Rutgers, 2017

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