Deep-Water Fisheries of the North Atlantic Oceanic Slope / Edition 1

Deep-Water Fisheries of the North Atlantic Oceanic Slope / Edition 1

by Alan G. Hopper
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Springer Netherlands


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Deep-Water Fisheries of the North Atlantic Oceanic Slope / Edition 1

A comprehensive review of current knowledge of the deep-water fishes of the North Atlantic and their exploitation. Individual countries and research institutions have carried out their own investigations and surveys in the past, but these results have rarely been coordinated, nor has there been a proper sharing of results and data. But there is a need to assess the total size of the deep-water stocks and the extent to which they can safely be exploited. The book also contains a number of papers describing present and past research and the present exploitation of resources, together with papers on the technical problems encountered in capturing and processing these fishes. An assessment of the requirements for future research is presented.

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ISBN-13: 9780792335115
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 08/31/1995
Series: Nato Science Series E: , #296
Edition description: 1995
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. 1: Scientific papers. Environmental and biological aspects of slope dwelling fishes of the North Atlantic; J.D.M. Gordon, et al. Structure over time of an exploited deep-water fish assemblage; R.L. Haedrich. The biology and fishery of roundnose grenadier (Coryphaenoides rupestris, Gunnerus, 1765) in the North West Atlantic; D.B. Atkinson. Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides): A review of the dynamics of its distribution and fisheries off eastern Canada and Greenland; W.R. Bowering, W.B. Brodie. The distribution, relative abundance and the biology of the deep-sea fishes of the icelandic slope and Reykjanes ridge; J.V. Magnússon, J. Magnússon. Deep-water resources in Faroese waters to the south, southwest and west of the Faroes - a preliminary account; J. Reinert. Comparisons between longlining and trawling for deep-water species - selectivity, quality and catchability - a review; N.R. Hareide. A comparison of deep-water trawl and longline research fishing in the Davis Straits; G.A. Jørgensen. Experience with management of orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus) in New Zealand, and the effects of commercial fishing on stocks over the period 1980-1993; M. Clark. Age determination of deep-water fishes; experiences, status and challenges for the future; O.A. Bergstad. 2: Review papers. Spanish North Atlantic deep-water fisheries; S. Iglesias, J. Paz. The Irish experience of deep-water fishing in the North East Atlantic; R. McCormick. Fisheries policy and the survival of fishing communities in eastern Canada; R.E. Ommer. Line fishing for black scabbard fish (Aphanopus carbo, Lowe, 1839) and other deep-water species in the eastern mid-Atlantic to the north of Madeira; R.Martins, C. Ferreira. French exploration of the deep-water fisheries of the North Atlantic; A. Charuau, et al. Russian (USSR) fisheries research in deep waters (below 500 m) in the North Atlantic; F.M. Troyanovsky, S.F. Losovsky. Norwegian experience of deep-water fishing with longlines; H.E. Olsen. 3: Technical papers. Experimental utilisation and marketing of by-catches and deep-water species in Ireland; H.P. Thorsteinsson, G. Valdimarsson. Deep-water trawling techniques used by Icelandic fishermen; G. Gunnarsson. Canadian experience: deep-water fishing gill netting in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean; A. Duthie, A. Marsden. 4: Summary of workshop sessions. Appendix: List of delegates and the steering committee.

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