Exploitable Marine Ecosystems: Their Behaviour and Management / Edition 11

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Comprehensive, concise, and authoritative, and based on critical examination of hundreds of scientific studies, Marine Ecosystems: Behaviour and Management is an in-depth appraisal of the nature and dynamics of marine ecosystems; their productivity, their basis for fisheries, and ecosystem management. The various types of marine ecosystems are described, and the ways in which they function are analysed, with emphasis on the behaviour of fish ecosystems, and the possible effects of man on marine resources. The effects of fishing on stocks and the marine ecosystems at large are explained and critically compared to naturally occurring fluctuations of fish stocks and marine ecosystems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780852382257
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors..



1. Marine Ecosystems and Man - An Introduction.

2. Marine Ecosystems.

3. Processes in Marine Ecosystems and the Instability of These Systems.

4. Fish in Marine Ecosystems and the Natural Behaviour of Fish.

5. Effects of Fishing on Stocks and on Marine Fish Ecosystems.

6. Effects of Man's Other Activities on Marine Ecosystems.

7. Fisheries and Marine Ecosystem Management and its Objectives.

8. Management Revived as Ecosystem Management.

References and Further Reading.

Glossary of Acronyms and terms.

Appendix: Numerical Dynamical Ecosystem Simulations.



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