On the Evolutionary History of Billfish

The Old Narrative When I travel to the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, I traverse the Rickenbacker Bridge which overlooks Biscayne Bay. Miami, like much of South Florida, is a haven for large game fish like marlins, mackerel, and tuna. Or, at least, it once was. Conservationists and fishermen alike have collaborated to… Read More

On Remembering Auschwitz and the Holocaust

Yesterday was the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. It is a day of indescribable mourning for those who survived the Holocaust; a day of atonement for those who perpetrated it; and a day of awareness for those who choose to believe it never happened. In the years leading up to Holocaust, the Jewish… Read More

Off Topic: How Rent Works in Fisheries

In economics, the term “rent” is often confused with economic profit. Profit (π) can be measured over the short-term or the long run. In the short term, profit is equal to total revenues minus total costs of production (π=TR-TC). Over the long run, marginal costs accumulate and matter more than short-term profits. This applies to… Read More