Marine Fisheries Ecology

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 16, 2013 - Science - 432 pages
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This topical and exciting textbook describes fisheries exploitation, biology, conservation and management, and reflects many recent and important changes in fisheries science. These include growing concerns about the environmental impacts of fisheries, the role of ecological interactions in determining population dynamics, and the incorporation of uncertainty and precautionary principles into management advice. The book draws upon examples from tropical, temperate and polar environments, and provides readers with a broad understanding of the biological, economic and social aspects of fisheries ecology and the interplay between them. As well as covering 'classical' fisheries science, the book focuses on contemporary issues such as industrial fishing, poverty and conflict in fishing communities, marine reserves, the effects of fishing on coral reefs and by-catches of mammals, seabirds and reptiles. The book is primarily written for students of fisheries science and marine ecology, but should also appeal to practicing fisheries scientists and those interested in conservation and the impacts of humans on the marine environment.

  • particularly useful are the modelling chapters which explain the difficult maths involved in a user-friendly manner
  • describes fisheries exploitation, conservation and management in tropical, temperate and polar environments
  • broad coverage of 'clasical' fisheries science
  • emphasis on new approaches to fisheries science and the ecosystem effects of fishing
  • examples based on the latest research and drawn from authors' international experience
  • comprehensively referenced throughout
  • extensively illustrated with photographs and line drawings
 

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Contents

Preface
an introduction
Marine ecology and production processes
Fished species life histories and distribution
Population structure in space and time
Fishing gears and techniques
socioeconomics and human ecology
Singlespecies stock assessment
Bioeconomics
Fishing effects on populations and communities
Bycatches and discards
Impacts on benthic communities habitats and coral
Fishery interactions with birds and mammals
A role for aquaculture?
Management and conservation options
List of symbols

Multispecies assessment and ecosystem modelling
stock identity and dynamics
abundance catch and effort
Geographic index
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