Restocking and Stock Enhancement of Marine Invertebrate Fisheries

Restocking and Stock Enhancement of Marine Invertebrate Fisheries

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Elsevier Science


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Restocking and Stock Enhancement of Marine Invertebrate Fisheries

Many of the world’s fisheries are in trouble - they no longer yield the catches, and potential profits, they once did. The habitats that support fisheries have been damaged by pollution and other irresponsible use of coastal land. Destructive fishing methods like trawling and blast fishing have also changed fish habitats resulting in support of fewer fish.

The authors of Restocking and Stock Enhancement of Marine Invertebrate Fisheries draw on more than 1000 scientific papers covering 11 groups/species of marine invertebrates. From this large literature, they distill 20 lessons for assessing and guiding the use of restocking and stock enhancement in the management of invertebrate fisheries.

  • Written by 7 expert authors
  • Covers 11 groups/species of marine invertebrates
  • Reviews over 1000 scientific papers
  • Identifies 20 lessons that can be learned from past restocking and stock enhancement initiatives
  • Proposes a new approach to assess the potential value of hatchery releases to complement other forms of management
  • Assesses progress of disciple against the blueprint for a responsible approach

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780120261499
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 12/21/2005
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.74(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Restocking Initiatives
2.1 Giant Clams
2.2 Topshell
2.3 Sea Cucumbers
3. Stock Enhancement Initiatives
3.1 Scallops
3.2 Other Bivalves
3.3 Abalone
3.4 Queen Conch
3.5 Shrimps
3.6 Spiny Lobsters
3.7 Lobsters
3.8 Sea Urchins
4. Overview and Progress Towards a Responsible Approach
4.1 Restocking Initiatives
4.2 Stock Enhancement Initiatives
5. Lessons Learned
5.1 Lessons for Restocking
5.2 Lessons for Stock Enhancement
5.3 Lessons for both Restocking and Stock Enhancement
6. Management of Restocking and Stock
6.1 Information to Evaluate the Need for Restocking
6.2 Management of Restocking
6.3 Information to Evaluate the Need for Stock
6.4 Management of Stock Enhancement
6.5 Measures to Optimize Social and Financial Benefits of Restocking and Stock Enhancement
6.6 Independent Assessments
7. Other Important Considerations for all Initiatives
7.1 Measuring Success
7.2 Genetic Considerations
7.3 Disease risks
7.4 Other Environmental Impacts
8.1 Achievements
8.2 The Responsible Approach
8.3 The Way Forward
8.4 Future Research
8.5 Summary Remarks


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