Fisheries Management: A Manual for Still-Water Coarse Fisheries / Edition 1

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Fisheries Management is a beautifully-produced full colour guide to the management of still-water coarse fisheries. Carefully compiled by three leading specialists, who each draw on many years’ experience, this book is an essential purchase for all still water coarse fisheries managers. The correct management of still waters and their fisheries is vital to ensure environmental protection and an appropriate level of stocking densities of healthy fish. This new book provides the reader with the necessary information to achieve these goals.

The book's first part covers the ecology of still waters and includes succinct and user-friendly information on physical and chemical processes, nutrient cycles, energy movements, trophic levels, bacteria, plants, invertebrates, fish, disease-causing organisms, mammals and birds.

Part two provides in depth, but easily assimilated cutting edge information, on how a still-water fishery should be set up, developed and successfully managed. Coverage includes development, preparation and construction; stock assessment and invertebrate survey; control of water quality, aquatic plants, erosion, predators and nuisance species; management of the impact of climate change; fish disease and biosecurity; control of fishing activities, fish nutrition, fishery enhancement and condition improvement, and general administration.

The final part of this excellent manual covers legal and social frameworks including general and environmental legislation, direct fisheries-related legislation, and agencies and organizations.

Fisheries Management provides fishery managers with an invaluable, practical tool which none should be without. Students studying fisheries biology, fisheries management and aquatic sciences will find this a very useful learning resource, as will all those who are considering buying or building and setting up lakes for fisheries. All libraries in universities, research establishments and government agencies where fisheries and biological sciences are studied and taught should have copies of this landmark publication on their shelves.

  • Editor and authors with many years’ practical experience
  • Vital and commercially important information for fisheries managers
  • A useful reference source for upper level students and academics
  • Covers an important multi-million pound industry across many countries
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"The book is the work of some of the most knowledgeable fisheries people around." (Anglers Mail August 2010)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405133326
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/17/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Ash Girdler runs the AGA Group, one of the UK's largest fishery management consultancies and practitioners, with a contracting arm carrying out habitat creation and restoration amongst a wide variety of related disciplines, from a 70 acre aquatic nursery and fish farming base in Norfolk, UK.

Ian Wellby runs Blueroof Ltd, a consultancy specialising in fisheries management, as well as teaching at various colleges in the UK.

Robin Welcomme served with the Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Service of FAO for 30 years and eventually came to head the unit. He is now Visiting Researcher with Imperial College, UK, working on inland fisheries, and is Honorary Secretary of the Institute for Fisheries Management.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Ecology of Still-Water Fisheries 1

1 Introduction 3

2 Ecology of Lakes 5

3 Bacteria 25

4 Plants 28

5 Invertebrates 35

6 Fish 43

7 Disease-Causing Organisms Chris Williams Williams, Chris Ian Wellby Wellby, Ian 79

8 Mammals and Birds 97

Pt. II Management of Still-Water Fisheries 103

9 Developing and Preparing a Fishery 105

10 The Construction of a Still-Water Fishery 122

11 Fish Stock Assessment 154

12 Stock Manipulation 170

13 Invertebrate Survey 196

14 Control of Water Quality 198

15 Control of Aquatic Plants 208

16 Control of Erosion 224

17 Control of Predators and Nuisance Species 236

18 Managing the Impact of Climate Change on Still-Water Fisheries 256

19 Control of Fish Disease 259

20 Biosecurity 270

21 Control of Fishing Activities 274

22 Fish Nutrition 285

23 Improving Conditions or Fishery Enhancement 306

24 General Administration 344

Pt. III Legal and Social Framework 357

25 General Legislation 359

26 Environmental Legislation 364

27 Direct Fisheries-Related Legislation 368

28 Agencies and Organisations 373

App. A Example of Risk Assessment 380

App. B Example Model of a Disciplinary Procedure 383

App. C Example of a Fisheries Survey 386

Glossary 393

Further Reading 395

Index 398

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