Fish Reproductive Biology: Implications for Assessment and Management
June 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
The overall goal of this book is to give a picture of the present use of information on fish reproductive biology in assessment and management and its potential for improving management of these resources.
Compiled by an international team of authors, each an expert in their field, this exceptional volume is divided into three major sections:
- Biology, population dynamics, and recruitment
- Information critical to successful assessment and management
- Incorporation of reproductive biology and recruitment considerations into management advice and strategies
Including over 100 diagrams, this book is essential reading for all fisheries scientists. Libraries in universities and research establishments where this subject is studied and taught should have copies on their shelves.
"As one author put it: the goal is to facilitate a 'dialogue
between assessment scientists and biologists.' Readers of any
specialty should accept this challenge, and this book is an
excellent resource to aid them."
—Fisheries, March 2010
Section 1. Biology, population dynamics, and recruitment.
Chapter 2. Recruitment in Marine Populations (Michael J. Fogarty and Loretta O’Brien).
Chapter 3. Reproductive dynamics (D. Pavlov, N. Emel’yanova and G.G. Novikov).
Chapter 4. Recruitment Variability (Edward D. Houde).
Chapter 5. Effects of fishing on the population (Marie-Joëlle Rochet).
Section 2: Information critical to successful assessment and management.
Chapter 6. Egg, larval and juvenile surveys (Nancy C.H. Lo, Paul E. Smith and Motomitsu Takahashi).
Chapter 7. Stock identification (Gavin A. Begg and Steven X. Cadrin).
Chapter 8. Stock assessment models and predictions of catch and biomass (John G. Pope).
Chapter 9. Applied fish reproductive biology: contribution of individual reproductive.
potential to recruitment and fisheries management (Olav S. Kjesbu).
Section 3: Incorporation of reproductive biology and recruitment considerations into management advice and strategies.
Chapter 10. Current paradigms and forms of advice (K. Cochrane).
Chapter 11. Management: New Approaches to Old Problems (Carl O'Brien).
Chapter 12. Implementing information on stock reproductive potential in fisheries management: the motivation, the challenges and the opportunities (C. Tara Marshall)
Michael J Fogarty, Senior Scientist, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, head of the Ecosystem Assessment Program. Research interests and experience include climate effects on marine systems, fisheries ecology, and the dynamics of exploited fish and invertebrate populations.
Bernard A. Megrey, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Center, Seattle, USA. Research fisheries biologist with NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center, where he has worked since 1982. Extensive experience studying the dynamics of exploited fish populations, relationships of the bio-physical environment to recruitment variability, stock assessment, and climate impacts on marine ecosystems.
Erlend Moksness, Research Director, Institute of Marine Research, Norway. Fisheries biologist with background in recruitment in marine fish, fish ageing, stock enhancement of marine fishes and aquaculture of marine fishes.
- Covers a major area of fisheries research
- Includes over 100 diagrams
- Essential reading for all fisheries scientists