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March 20, 2013

UNH professor wins book prize for fishing research

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A University of New Hampshire associate professor of history has been honored for his book on the history of the human impact on the ocean.

W. Jeffrey Bolster has written “The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail.”

While overfishing is often thought of as a contemporary problem, Bolster examines how fishermen were transforming the sea long before fishing became an industrial enterprise. The western Atlantic’s fishing banks, stretching from Cape Cod to Newfoundland, have attracted fishermen for more than 500 years.

Bolster has won the annual Bancroft Prize established at Columbia University. Winners are judged in terms of the scope, significance, depth of research, and richness of interpretation they present in the areas of American history and diplomacy.

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