Why We Want to Overfish

A Montauk fisherman is in court because of a 74,000-pound catch. Where are we going? To the tragedy of the commons. Overfishing Rules Our story starts in 1976. Moving from 12 to 200 miles, the U.S. expanded its jurisdiction over…

The Codfather and the Tragedy of the Commons

Although The Codfather violated New England’s catch share system, the overfishing that results from the tragedy of the commons has been minimized.