Reef Fisheries by Polunin Nicholas V.C.Reef Fisheries by Polunin Nicholas V.C.

Reef Fisheries

byPolunin Nicholas V.C.EditorC. Roberts

Paperback | January 15, 2013

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Reef ecosystems extend throughout the tropics. Exploited by small-scale fishers, reefs supply food for millions of people, but, worldwide, there are growing worries about the productivity and current state of these ecosystems. Reef fish stocks display many features of fisheries elsewhere. However, habitat spatial complexity, biological diversity within and among species, ecosystem intricacy and variable means of exploitation make it hard to predict sustainable modes and levels of fishing.
Title:Reef FisheriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:477 pagesPublished:January 15, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401587817

ISBN - 13:9789401587815

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Table of Contents

The scope of tropical reef fisheries and their management. Reproduction of reef fishery species. Larval dispersal and survival in tropical reef fishes. Settlement and beyond: population regulation and community structures of reef fishes. Trophodynamics of reef fisheries productivity. The geography and human ecology of reef fisheries. Catch rates, selectivity and yields of reef fishing. Population and ecosystem effects of reef fishing. Model and method in reef fishery assessment. Social and economic aspects of reef fsheries and their management. Maintenance and recovery of reef fisheries productivity. Traditional management of reef fishing. Modern institutional framework for reef fisheries management. Developments in tropical reef fisheries science and management.

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`This book provides comprehensive coverage of the biology, conservation and explanation of reef fish and associated fisheries.' Agro Lavoiser `This book is a useful precis of our current knowledge of reef fisheries and their management...written in a clear and concise style...Although this book is primarily aimed at members of the scientific community, it is highly readable and suitable for all undergraduates with an interest in fisheries or fisheries management.' Aquaculture News `...a valuable contribution to which I will frequently refer.' TREE