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Marine Fisheries Ecology

Marine Fisheries Ecology - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0632050987

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ISBN13: 978-0632050987
ISBN10: 0632050985
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Publisher: Blackwell Science, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No
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Marine Fisheries Ecology - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0632050987

Simon Jennings, Michel J. Kaiser and John D. Reynolds

ISBN13: 978-0632050987
ISBN10: 0632050985
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Blackwell Science, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

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 practising fisheries scientists and those interested in conservation and the impacts of humans on the marine environment.

  • Clear and accessible text written for students of fisheries science and marine ecology.
  • Describes fisheries exploitation, conservation and management in tropical, temperate and polar environments.
  • Broad coverage of 'classical' 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

Table of Contents

1. Marine fisheries ecology: an introduction
2. Marine ecology and production processes
3. Fished Species: life histories and distribution
4. Population structure in space and time
5. Fishing gears and techniques
6. Fishers: socioeconomics and human ecology
7. Single species exploitation
8. Multi-species exploitation
9. Getting the data: stock identity and dynamics
10. Getting the data: abundance, catch and effort
11. Bioeconomics
12. Fishing effects on populations and communities
13. Catches, Bycatches and discards
14. Impacts on benthic communities, habitats and coral reefs
15. Fisheries interactions with birds and mammals
16. A role for aquaculture
17. Management and Conservation options
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