Robert Deacon, Steve J. Miller
Economists Steve Miller and Robert Deacon examine the management of bycatch in the U.S. West Coast groundfish fishery.
Most claims of environmental good from recycling are myths. Recycling often uses more resources than it saves.
Marine life can become an asset to be nourished over time, not consumed in a wasteful race. Deacon draws on a large literature on the subject, but focuses on a novel management experiment in Alaska and one developing off along the California coast.
This essay, "Eight Great Myths of Recycling," by Daniel K. Benjamin, exposes the errors and falsehoods underlying the rhetoric. It clarifies the appropriate role of recycling, based on history and market relationships.