Handbook of Marine Fisheries Conservation and Management

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This handbook is the most comprehensive and interdisciplinary work on marine conservation and fisheries management ever compiled. It is the first to bridge fisheries and marine conservation issues. Its innovative ideas, detailed case studies, and governance framework provide a global special perspective over time and treat problems in the high seas, community fisheries, industrial fishing, and the many interactions between use and non-use of the oceans. Its policy tools and ideas for overcoming the perennial problems of over fishing, habitat and biodiversity loss address the facts that many marine ecosystems are in decline and plagued by overexploitation due to unsustainable fishing practices. An outstanding feature of the book is the detailed case-studies on conservation practice and fisheries management from around the world. These case studies are combined with 'foundation' chapters that provide an overview of the state of the marine world and innovative and far reaching perspectives about how we can move forward to face present and future challenges.

The contributors include the world's leading fisheries scientists, economists, and managers. Ecosystem and incentive-based approaches are described and complemented by tools for cooperative, participatory solutions. Unique themes treated: fisher behavior and incentives for management beyond rights-based approaches; a synthesis of proposed 'solutions'; a framework for understanding and overcoming the critical determinants of the decline in fisheries, degradation of marine ecosystems, and poor socio-economic performance of many fishing communities; models for innovative policy instruments; a plan of action and adoption pathways to promote sustainable fishing practices globally.

Collectively, the handbook's many valuable contributions offer a way forward to both understanding and resolving the multifaceted problems facing the world's oceans.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195370287
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/21/2010
  • Pages: 784
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Quentin Grafton is Professsor of Economics at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University. He is the author or editor of numerous books and many scholarly articles in the world's leading journals (such as Science). He currently serves as an Editor of the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics and is a former Associate Editor of Marine Resource Economics.

Ray Hilborn is Professor of Fisheries Sciences at the University of Washington. He is also a member of the Royal Society of Canada.

Dale Squires is Professor of Economics at UC San Diego/Scripps. He is a highly cited NOAA fisheries economist.

Maree Tait is the Outreach Director of the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University.

Meryl Williams is Director of the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

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Table of Contents

1. Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management: At the Crossroads, R. Quentin Grafton, Ray Hilborn, Dale Squires, and Meryl Williams
2. Economic Trends in Global Marine Fisheries, Kieran Kelleher and Rolf Willmann
3. Biodiversity, Function and Interconnectedness: A Revolution in Our Understanding of Marine Ecosystems and Ocean Conservation, Wallace Nichols, Jeff Siminoff, and Peter Etnoyer
4. Aquaculture: Production and Markets, Frank Asche and Trond Bjørndal
5. Gender Dimensions in Fisheries Management, Meryl Williams
6. Governance, Science and Society: The Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries, Serge M. Garcia
7. A Review of Fisheries Subsidies: Quantification, Impacts and Reform, Anthony Cox and U. Rashid Sumaila
8. World Fish Markets, James L Anderson, Frank Asche and Sigbjørn Tveteras
9. Climate Change and Fisheries Management, Keith Brander
Ecosystem Conservation and Fisheries Management
10. Conservation of Biodiversity in Fisheries Management, Jake Rice and Lorraine (Lori) Ridgeway
11. Minimizing Bycatch of Sensitive Species Groups in Marine Capture Fisheries: Lessons from Tuna Fisheries, Eric Gilman and Carl Gustaf Lundin
12. One Fish, Two Fish, IUU and No Fish: Unreported Fishing World-wide, Kaija Metuzals, Rachel Baird, Tony Pitcher, U. Rashid Sumaila and Pramod Ganapathiraju
13. Ecosystem Modeling and Fisheries Management, Tony Smith (A.D.M. Smith) and Beth Fulton (E.A. Fulton)
14. Conservation of the Leatherback Sea Turtle in the Pacific, Heidi Gjertsen, Peter Dutton, and Dale Squires
15. Conservation of the Vaquita in the Northern Gulf of California, Mexico, Jay Barlow, Lorenzo Rojas Brancho, Carlos Muñoz Piña and Sarah Mesnick
16. Conservation of Cold Water Coral Reefs in Norway, Jan Helge Fossa and Hein Rune SkjØldal
17. Conservation Investments and Mitigation: The California Drift Gillnet fishery and Pacific Sea Turtles, Chuck Janisse, Jeff Seminoff, Peter Dutton and Dale Squires
Case Studies in Governance
18. Southeast Asian Fisheries, Meryl Williams and Derek Staples
19. West African Coastal Capture Fisheries, Benedict P. Satia and Alhaji M. Jallow
20. Coastal Fisheries in India: Current Scenario, Contradictions and Community Responses, D. Nandakumar and Nalini Nayak
21. Japaneses Coastal Fisheries, Mitsutaku Makino
22. Property Rights in Icelandic Fisheries, Thorolfur Matthiasson and Sveinn Agnarsson
23. Economic Instruments in OECD Fisheries: Issues and Implementation, Lorraine (Lori) Ridgeway and Carl-Christian Schmidt
24. The Chilean Experience with Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries, Gustavo A. San Martin, Ana M. Parma and José (Lobo) Orensanz
25. Australia's Commonwealth Managed Fisheries, Richard McLoughlin and Nick Rayns
26. Evolving Governance in New Zealand Fisheries, Robin Connor and Bruce Shallard
27. Norwegian Fisheries Management, Stein Ivar Steinshamn
28. Fisheries Management in the United Kingdom, Sean Pascoe and Diana Tingley
29. Governance of Fisheries in the United States, Daniel Holland
30. Canadian Marine Fisheries Management: A Case Study, L. Scott Parsons
31. Shared Rules for a Shared Sea: Multilevel Fisheries Governance in Italian Fisheries Management, Massimo Spagnolo
32. Red Sea and Gulfs Fisheries, Elie Moussalli and Izzat Feidi
33. The Challenge of Fisheries Governance after UNFSA: The Case of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, Hannah Parris, Ian Cartwright and Andrew Wright
34. Salmon Fisheries of British Columbia, Diane P. Dupont and Harry W. Nelson
35. European Union Fisheries Management, Hans Frost
36. International Institutions and Fisheries Governance, Lori Ridgeway and Jake Rice
Policy Instruments and Perspectives
37. Fisheries Buybacks, Dale Squires, Theodore Groves, R. Quentin Grafton, Rita Curtis, James Joseph and Robin Allen
38. Corporate Governance of Jointly Owned Fisheries Rights, Ralph Townsend
39. Managing Small-Scale Fisheries: Moving Towards People-Centered Perspectives, Patrick McConney and Anthony Charles
40. Measuring and Managing Fishing Capacity, John Walden, Jim Kirkley, and Rolf Färe
41. Strategic Behavior in Fisheries, Lone Grønbæk Kronbak and Marko Lindroos
42. Principle-Agent Problems in Fisheries, Niels Vestergaard
43. Allocation Issues in Rights-Based Management of Fisheries: Lessons from Other Resources
44. Harvest Control Rules and Fisheries Management, Andre Punt
45. Complexities in Fisheries Management: Misperceptions and Communication, Erling Moxnes
46. Seafood Ecolabelling, Trevor Ward and Bruce Phillips
47. Can Voluntary Programs Reduce Sea Turtle Bycatch? Insights from the Literature in Environmental Economics, Kathleen Segerson
48. Fisheries Management Science, Daniel Lane and Robert Stephenson
49. Challenges in Marine Capture Fisheries, Colin Clark
50. The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and Beyond: The Next 25 Years, Gordon Munro
51. Bioeconomic Modeling of Marine Reserves with Environmental Uncertainty, Tom Kompas, R. Quentin Grafton, Pham Van Ha, Tuong Nhu Che, and Long Chu
52. Privatization of the Oceans, Rögnvaldur Hannesson
53. Fisheries Co-Management: Improving Fisheries Governance through Stakeholder Participation, Svein Jentoft, Bonnie McCay and Doug Wilson
54. Stakeholder Involvement in Fisheries Management in Australia and New Zealand, Alistair McIlgorm, and Daryl Sykes
55. Managing World Tuna Fisheries with Emphasis on Rights-Based Management, Robin Allen, James Joseph, and Dale Squires
56. Research Priorities for Marine Fisheries Conservation and Management, John Annala and Steve Eayrs

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