Climate Variability, Climate Change and Fisheries

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This unique volume addresses the potential implications of global warming for fisheries and the societies that depend on them. Using a forecasting by analogy approach, which draws on experiences from the recent past in coping with regional fluctuations in the abundance or availability of living marine resources, it shows how we might be able to assess our ability to respond to the consequences of future environmental changes induced by a potential global warming. The book takes the form of a series of integrated ...
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Overview

This unique volume addresses the potential implications of global warming for fisheries and the societies that depend on them. Using a forecasting by analogy approach, which draws on experiences from the recent past in coping with regional fluctuations in the abundance or availability of living marine resources, it shows how we might be able to assess our ability to respond to the consequences of future environmental changes induced by a potential global warming. The book takes the form of a series of integrated case studies from around the globe, which are presented by an interdisciplinary group of leading researchers.
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'I recommend this book to anyone interested in fisheries management.' Journal of Applied Ecology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521414401
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/7/1992
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 King crab dethroned 15
3 The rise and fall of the California sardine empire 31
4 El Nino and variability in the northeastern Pacific salmon fishery: implications for coping with climate change 49
5 The US Gulf shrimp fishery 89
6 The menhaden fishery: interactions of climate, industry, and society 121
7 Maine lobster industry 147
8 Human responses to weather-induced catastrophes in a west Mexican fishery 167
9 Irruption of sea lamprey in the upper Great Lakes: analogous events to those that may follow climate warming 185
10 North Sea herring fluctuations 213
11 Atlanto-Scandian herring: a case study 231
12 Global warming impacts on living marine resources: Anglo-Icelandic Cod Wars as an analogy 261
13 Adjustments of Polish fisheries to changes in the environment 291
14 Climate-dependent fluctuations in the Far Eastern sardine population and their impacts on fisheries and society 325
15 The Peru-Chile eastern Pacific fisheries and climatic oscillation 355
16 Climate change, the Indian Ocean tuna fishery, and empiricism 377
17 Climate variability, climate change, and fisheries: a summary 417
Index 439
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