Description"The economic importance of fishes and their societal and cultural relevance provide powerful incentives for large-scale, sustained studies of their dynamics"
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)
- Covers a major area of fisheries research
- Includes over 100 diagrams
- Essential reading for all fisheries scientists