Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation / Edition 1

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This book is essential reading for fish biologists; fisheries scientists; marine biologists; ecologists and environmental scientists; aquaculture personnel and government workers in fisheries and fish and wildlife departments. It should be found in all libraries of research establishments and universities where biology, fish biology, fisheries, aquaculture, marine sciences, oceanography, ecology and environmental sciences are studied or taught.
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"A solid, up-to-date book that advanced students and research scientists with interests in fish biology will find interesting and useful." (Aquaculture International, August 2008)

"The result is a data-rich book that outlines much of what you might ever want to know about flatfishes and more, but which also underscores how much more there is that remains unknown." (Fish and Fisheries, Vol 7, Issue 1, March 2006)

"The book is well presented with clear illustrations and is a valuable source of information for those with a general interest in fish ecology or for the more specialist reader. You should make sure that your library has a copy." (Journal of Fish Biology, 2006)

"This book provides the reader with an excellent and very practical overview of the whole, global flatfish scene. It covers everything from distribution, ecology and behaviour, through management, to aquaculture and stock enhancement. Anyone interested in flatfish at whichever stage if the economic food chain should invest in a copy immediately." (Ausmarine)

"Because of the high quality of each chapter, written by international experts, it is a valuable reference." (Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632059263
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Series: Fish and Aquatic Resources Series , #11
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin N. Gibson is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Scotland. His lifetime research interests have been in the ecology and behaviour of intertidal and shallow water marine fishes.

Richard D.M. Nash is a senior research scientist at the Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway. His research is mainly concerned with recruitment processes and the early life history dynamics of marine fishes. He has particular research interests in the dynamics of nursery grounds.

Audrey J. Geffen is a professor in the Department of Biology, University of Bergen, Norway. Her research is primarily concerned with fish growth in natural and culture environments. A significant aspect of her work involves theoretical and applied research on the growth and formation of fish otoliths, analysing the structure and composition as a record of life history.

Henk W. van der Veer is a senior scientist at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, The Netherlands. His main research topics are related to fish recruitment, concentrating on flatfishes and the functioning of coastal nursery areas. His work is strongly focussed on field observations supported by and embedded in ecological theory, especially the Dynamic Energy Budget theory.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Systematic diversity of the pleuronectiformes 10
3 Distribution and biogeography 42
4 Ecology of reproduction 68
5 The planktonic stages of flatfishes : physical and biological interactions in transport processes 94
6 Recruitment 120
7 Age and growth 138
8 Ecology of juvenile and adult stages of flatfishes : distribution and dynamics of habitat associations 164
9 The trophic ecology of flatfishes 185
10 The behaviour of flatfishes 213
11 Atlantic flatfish fisheries 240
12 Pacific flatfish fisheries 272
13 Tropical flatfish fisheries 292
14 Assessment and management of flatfish stocks 319
15 Aquaculture and stock enhancement 347
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