DescriptionThe interactions between wild bird populations (many protected by law) and fish, particularly those under commercial culture or part of a fishery is subject of much controversy. Ecological, environmental and conservation pressures run alongside commercial pressures on exploited fish populations. This exciting book draws together contributions from all over the world to provide a fascinating insight into many case studies and conflicts in managed situations as well as looking at the overall ecology of such interactions in normal un-managed ecosystems.
1 Bird-fisheries-interactions: the complexity of managing a system of predators and preys (W. Dekker and J.J. De Leeuw).
2 Key factor analysis to assess cormorant depredation on inland fisheries in the UK (J.R. Britton, J.P. Harvey, I.G. Cowx, T. Holden, M.J. Feltham, B.R. Wilson and J.M. Davies).
3 The relationship between cormorant and fish populations at a fishery system in England: an overview (J.M. Davies, T. Holden, M.J. Feltham, B.R. Wilson, J.R. Britton, J.P. Harvey and I.G. Cowx).
4 A theoretical assessment of cormorant impact on the fish stocks in Great Britain (M.Daimond, M.W. Aprahamian and R. North).
5 Fish stocks, commercial fishing and cormorant predation in the Vistula Lagoon, Poland (L. Stempniewicz, A. Martyniak, W. Borowski and M. Goc).
6 The impact of black cormorant on the eel fishery in the River Havel catchment area, Germany (R. Knoesche).
7 Do cormorants and fishermen compete for fish resources in the Väinameri (eastern Baltic) area (R. Exchbaum, T. Vever, M. Vetemaa and T. Saat).
8 Interactions in the utilisation of small fish by piscivorous fish and birds, and by the fishery in Ijsselmeer (P.J. Mous, W. Dekker, J.J. De Leeuw, M.R. van Eerden and W.L.T. van Densen).
9 A quantitative assessment of the impact of goosander, Mergus merganser,on salmonid populations in two upland river systems in England and Wales (B.R. Wilson, M.J. Feltham, J.M. Davies, T. Holden, I.G. Cowx, J.P. Harvey and J.R. Britton).
II. Bird, fish, habitat interactions.
10 Interaction between fish and colonial wading birds within reed beds of Lake Neusiedl, Austria (E. Nemeth, G. Wolfram, P. Grubbauer, M. Rossler, A. Schuster, E. Mikschi and A. Herzig).
11 Management of cyprinid fish populations as an important prey group for the endangered piscivorous bird, bittern, Botaurus stellaris (R.A.A. Noble, J.P. Harvey and I.G. Cowx).
12 On the feeding ecology of the pied kingfisher, Ceryle rudis at Lake Nokoué, Benin. Is there competition with fishermen (A. Laudelout andR. Libois).
13 Seasonal and spatial variation in cormorant predation in a lowland floodplain river (C. Wolter and R. Pawlizki).
14 Assessing the interaction between cormorants and fisheries: the importance of fish community change (A. Carpentier, J.M. Paillisson and L. Marion).
15 Fish predation by great cormorants, Phalacrocorax carbo carboides, in the Gippsland Lakes, south-eastern Australia (P.C. Coutin and J. Reside).
16 Changes in the piscivorous bird community at a Polish submontane reservoir between 1990 and 2000 in relation to water level (R. Gwiazda).
17 The role of parasites in fish-bird interactions: a behavioural ecological perspective (I. Barber).
18 Will the explosion of Ligula intestinalis in Rastrineobola argentea lead to another shift in the fisheries of Lake Victoria (J. Marshall and I.G. Cowx).
III. Mitigation measures. .
19 The potential use of fish refuges to reduce damage to inland fisheries by cormorants, Phalacrocorax carbo (I.C. Russell, P.J. Dare, H.V. McKay and S.J. Ives).
20 Pilot trials to assess the efficacy of fish refuges in reducing the impact of cormorants on inland fisheries (H.V. McKay, I.C. Russell, M.M. Rehfisch, M. Armitage, J. Packer and D. Parrott).
21 Impact of cormorants on the Loch Leven trout fishery and the effectiveness of shooting as mitigation (G.A. Wright).
22 Enhancing stocks of European eels, Anguilla anguilla, to benefit bittern, Botaurus stellaris (B. Knights).
23 Experimental manipulation of great blue heron and belted kingfisher predation rates on stream fishes (J.A. Steinmetz, S.L. Kohler and D.A. Soluk).
IV. Management. .
24 Managing a balance between double-crested cormorant numbers and warmwater fish abundance in the eastern basin of Lake Ontario, New York; preliminary insights from a management programme (J.F. Farquhar, R.D. McCullough and A. Schiavone).
25 Management of the cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo, and endangered whitefish, Coregonus lavaretus, populations of Haweswater, UK (I.J. Winfield, D.H. Crawshaw and N.C. Durie).
26 Turnover in a wintering cormorant population: implications for management (G.A. Wright).
27 The impact of fisheries on water birds in Estonia: nature protection and socio-economic perspectives (M. Vetemaa, R. Eschbaum, M. Eero and T. Saat).
28 Managing the issues between fisheries and fish-eating birds: optimizing the use of shared resources (I.G. Cowx).
* encompasses marine, estuarine and freshwater environments
* discusses this controversial subject and its conflicting pressures
* wide range of end readership