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When will we tame the oceans?

In fisheries across the world, fish stocks are declining fast. Future preservation and management of the ocean's resources will require a transformation of our relationship with the seas, argues John Marra.

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I thank G. Pontecorvo, H. J. Simpson, H. Bates, J. G. Shepard, J. Steele, N. Marra, M. Tobin and D. Bates for comments.

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Marra, J. When will we tame the oceans?. Nature 436, 175–176 (2005).

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