Interesting Fishery Maps, Awful Interface

It’s a pity that the Atlas of Tuna and Billfish Catches, from the UN’s Fish and Agriculture Organization, has such a terrible user interface — it’s a textbook case of mystery meat navigation — but, if you can stomach navigating your way through, there are some interesting maps showing the historic rise of catches of a number of different species of fish in all the oceans. The maps are too small, too. Via Kottke.