Climate Variability, Climate Change and Fisheries

Climate Variability, Climate Change and Fisheries

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Cambridge University Press

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Climate Variability, Climate Change and Fisheries

As we approach the end of the twentieth century, public and scientific attention is focusing increasingly on the detection and assessment of changes in our environment. This unique volume addresses the potential implications of global warming for fisheries and the societies which depend on them. Using a 'forecasting by analogy' approach, which draws upon experiences from the recent past in coping with regional fluctuations in the abundance or availability of living marine resources, it is shown how we might be able to assess our ability to respond to the consequences of future environmental changes induced by a potential global warming. The book takes the form of a series of integrated case studies from around the globe, which are presented by an interdisciplinary group of leading researchers. This important and thought-provoking volume will be of interest to a wide range of scientists working in the fields of biology, marine and environmental science, climatology, economics and anthropology, as well as resource managers and policy makers concerned with the health and future of living marine resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521017824
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/31/2005
Pages: 460
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. King Crab dethroned; 3. The rise and fall of the California sardine empire; 4. El Niño and variability in the Northeastern Pacific salmon fishery: implications for coping with climate change; 5. The US Gulf shrimp fishery; 6. The Menhaden fishery: interactions of climate, industry and society; 7. Maine lobster industry; 8. Human responses to the weather-induced catastrophes in a West Mexican fishery; 9. Irruption of sea lamprey in the upper Great Lakes: analogous events to those that may follow climate warming; 10. North Sea herring fluctuations; 11. Atlanto-Scandian herring: a case study; 12. Global warming impacts on living marine resources: the Anglo-Icelandic cod wars as an analogy; 13. Adjustments of Polish fisheries to changes in the environment; 14. Climate-dependent fluctuations in the Far Eastern sardine population and their impacts on fisheries and society; 15. The Peru-Chilean eastern Pacific fisheries and climatic oscillation; 16. Climate change, the Indian Ocean tuna fishery, and empiricism; 17. Summary.

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