July 2012: Silent Seas released in English
Silent Seas is the book that made the Swedish government reverse its fisheries policy and changed the author’s career from journalist to politician. Now the English translation of Isabella Lövin’s award-winning book is released.
Originally released in Sweden 2007 as Tyst hav, Silent Seas is a revealing story about the fisheries crisis in Europe. Winning 14 awards, the book sparked such a debate in Sweden that the author, Isabella Lövin, was asked by the Green party to be a candidate in the 2009 European election.
After telling the story of how failed the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy has become, Isabella Lövin is now working to change it as a leading member of the European Parliament’s fisheries committee.
“It’s less than a year left until the EU’s new fisheries policy may be in place. Most stocks are today overfished, but I know we can accomplish change. The Swedish government used to resist sustainable fisheries, but thanks to public pressure it has turned around and is now one of few countries fighting for reform. We must succeed with this reform so that we don’t end up with silent seas,” Isabella Lövin says.
Comments about the book:
“A compelling book, which all those who care about the future of our oceans will want to read.” – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh’s Fish Fight
“This book will make you want to join the battle” – Dr. Daniel Pauly, Fisheries Centre, University of British Colombia
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