'Excellent' -- Counterpunch 'A passionate and devastating critique that deserves a wide readership' -- Nautilus International Telegraph 'This is yet another brilliant work not to be missed from Professor Couper. It is a compelling work on fishers brilliantly written for a wide audience - from policy makers, universities, training institutions, human rights groups to the consumers of fish' -- Dr. Sabirin Ja'afar, Judicial Commisioner, High Court, Malaysia.
'Fishers and Plunderers is a must read for policy makers, scholars, activists and students concerned with universal human rights at sea and the moral imperative to protect vulnerable people' -- Aldo Chircop 'Alastair has exposed the dirty secret of human rights abuse that borders on genocide of innocent young fishers in an industry infested with criminality where the flag state is absent or where it is victim and culprit at the same time. This book is a challenge to our humanity, a call for action to reverse this onslaught on our blue planet, and for policies of reason to replace the state of denial that is currently the nature of this troubled industry' -- Dr Awni Behnam, Honorary President, International Ocean Institute, Former United Nations Assistant Secretary General
within it are riches and horror' -- Rose George, New Statesmanshow more