UNH historian wins prestigious 2013 Bancroft Prize – “The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail”

While overfishing is often thought of as a contemporary problem, Bolster reveals in “The Mortal Sea” that humans were transforming the sea long before factory trawlers turned fishing from a hand-liner’s art into an industrial enterprise. The western Atlantic’s legendary fishing banks, stretching from Cape Cod to Newfoundland, have attracted fishermen for more than 500 years. continued

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