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Genetics in Sustainable Fisheries Management



Genetics in Sustainable Fisheries Management

Saleem Mustafa

ISBN: 978-0-852-38263-9 May 1999 Wiley-Blackwell 240 Pages


Recent years have witnessed a surge of interest in the application of the principles of genetics to conservation and the sustainable management of fish resources. The realisation of the genetic basis of many fisheries management problems is growing at a time when the world catch from fisheries is approaching the maximum sustainable level and all levels of biodiversity are threatened. Contributions from an international authorship are based on the latest scientific information on tropical and temperate ecosystems and their fish resources, and provide a detailed account of the genetic profiles of different fish populations, molecular genetic marking techniques, factors affecting genetic diversity , and genetic manipulation techniques. The book sets out to apply conservation and biotechnology to protect natural fish populations and wild fish gene pools while addressing the issues concerning biosafety and sustainable management.



Biological units in fishery management;.

Marine genetic resources and sustainable fisheries;.

Framework for conservation and management of genetic resources of marine fish;.

Freshwater fish genetic resources and conservation approaches;.

Genome manipulation in fishery management;.

Gene transfer in fisheries;.

Genetic factors in production;.

Introgressive hybridization of introduced peled with the native whitefish;.

Microsatellite DNA markers for monitoring genetic change in hatchery stock for release and net-cage culture of red sea bream;.


* combines an understanding of the composition of biological units in fishery management with a discussion of the potential advantages and limitations of molecular genetic techniques for describing population structures. * discusses tools and arrangements for the management of genetic diversity. * elaborates the application of microsatellite DNA markers for monitoring genetic changes in fish. * gives lucid accounts of gene transfer, all-maternal inheritance, production of inbred lines, and impacts of hybrids on natural populations. * attempts to forge a partnership of sorts between the conservation of wild fish and on-going genetic manipulation.