The Sea Thought Inexhaustible

1912 CEFrance

“The sea is inexhaustible, and there can never be a general and simultaneous depopulation. The ocean fisheries will always be copious and easy, and their yield will be greater as the ocean becomes more familiar and the methods employed more perfect.”

in Callum Roberts, The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea (New York, NY: Viking, 2012), 243.

Image: Photographes du National Geographic, Four-foot long cod are slung across the backs of cod fishermen, 1915, public domain.