Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries: A Global Perspective

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Villy Christensen, Jay Maclean
Cambridge University Press, Mar 3, 2011 - Nature
Inspired by the work of the renowned fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly, this book provides a detailed overview of ecosystem-based management of fisheries. It explores the complex and interdisciplinary nature of the subject by bringing together contributions from some of the world's leading fisheries scientists, managers and conservationists. Combining both research reviews and opinion pieces, and reflecting the breadth of Pauly's influence within the field, the book illustrates the range of issues associated with the implementation of the ecosystem approach and the challenge of long-term sustainability. Topics covered include global biodiversity, the impact of human actions on marine life, the implications for economic and social systems and the role of science in communicating and shaping ocean policy to preserve resources for the future. This book provides a complete and essential overview for advanced researchers and those just entering the field.
 

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Contents

toward ecosystembased management of fisheries
1
Section I Life in the oceans
9
2 The oxygen constraint
11
the FishBase and SeaLifeBase story
24
4 The science in FishBase
47
Section II Evaluating impact on marine life
53
5 How much fish is being extracted from the oceans and what is it worth?
55
6 Fishing down food webs
72
12 Progress in the use of ecosystem modeling for fisheries management
189
Section IV The human side
207
13 Science and capacity building for sustainable development in fisheries
209
14 Thinking big on smallscale fisheries
226
the scale and modes of integration
241
16 Global fisheries economic analysis
272
Section V Impacting policy
281
17 Linking conservation policy and science
283

7 Aquaculture up and down the food web
89
fish in the twentyfirst century
120
perception deception and the future of our oceans
128
Section III Managing living resources
143
an overview
145
11 Ecosystembased fisheries management in the face of climate change
171
18 Using the science
290
19 The scientist as communicator
295
20 Scenario development for decision making
304
21 The relationship between science and ocean policy
315
Index
322
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Villy Christensen is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia. He is a leading expert in ecosystem modeling, and has led courses and workshops throughout the world on developing ecosystem approaches to fisheries management.

Jay Maclean is a former Acting Director General and Director of the Information Program of the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) in the Philippines. He is currently a consultant for several international organizations and is based in Manila.

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