Fisheries Biology, Assessment and Management [NOOK Book]

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Fish stocks in many countries are presently overexploited. A knowledge of how to assess and effectively manage fisheries is becoming increasingly important to ensure that fish remain a renewable resource and continue to provide employment and food. This book contains essential information and expert guidance on modern methods of resource assessment and management for both temperate and tropical fisheries. It details fisheries resource species from invertebrates to migratory fish species, population dynamics, ...
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Fisheries Biology, Assessment and Management

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Overview

Fish stocks in many countries are presently overexploited. A knowledge of how to assess and effectively manage fisheries is becoming increasingly important to ensure that fish remain a renewable resource and continue to provide employment and food. This book contains essential information and expert guidance on modern methods of resource assessment and management for both temperate and tropical fisheries. It details fisheries resource species from invertebrates to migratory fish species, population dynamics, fisheries yield and monitoring and reviews modern catching methods. Containing many worked examples and numerous illustrations it is a comprehensive and invaluable text for students of marine science, biology and ecology, fisheries researchers, scientists and managers.
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Editorial Reviews

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A textbook for a course for students of marine science, biology, or ecology; and a reference for researchers, scientists, and managers of fisheries. Providing essential information for assessing and managing both temperate and tropical fisheries, discusses resource species from invertebrates to migratory fish, population dynamics, yield and monitoring, and modern catching methods. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"A well-constructed synthesis of biological, ecological, assessment, and management information, and an overall improvement to the first edition...King makes a sometime difficult subject clear to understand." (Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, November 2008)

"A very up-to-date and substantially improved second edition of this important book. It now incorporates a significant focus in ecosystem management." (Ausmarine)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118688045
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Dr Michael King, Fisheries Consultant, Queensland, Australia

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Fisheries Resources 1
2 Fishing Gear and Methods 65
3 Population Dynamics 79
4 Yield 198
5 Fisheries Assessment and Monitoring 236
6 Fisheries Management 264
App. A Symbols Used in Fisheries Science 294
App. B Selected Fisheries Biology Formulae 296
App. C Statistical Tables 299
App. D Collection of Length-Frequency Data 301
App. E Bhattacharya Plots 307
App. F FISHSIM: A Fishery Simulation Model (Instructional Version) 312
References 317
Further Reading 329
Glossary of Terms 334
Index 338
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