Stock Identification Methods: Applications in Fishery Science by Steven X. CadrinStock Identification Methods: Applications in Fishery Science by Steven X. Cadrin

Stock Identification Methods: Applications in Fishery Science

bySteven X. CadrinEditorLisa A. Kerr, Stefano Mariani

Hardcover | October 29, 2013

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Stock Identification Methods, 2e,continues to provide a comprehensive review of the various disciplines used to study the population structure of fishery resources. It represents the worldwide experience and perspectives of experts on each method, assembled through a working group of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. The book is organized to foster interdisciplinary analyses and conclusions about stock structure, a crucial topic for fishery science and management.

Technological advances have promoted the development of stock identification methods in many directions, resulting in a confusing variety of approaches. Based on central tenets of population biology and management needs, this valuable resource offers a unified framework for understanding stock structure by promoting an understanding of the relative merits and sensitivities of each approach.

  • Describes 18 distinct approaches to stock identification grouped into sections on life history traits, environmental signals, genetic analyses, and applied marks
  • Features experts' reviews of benchmark case studies, general protocols, and the strengths and weaknesses of each identification method
  • Reviews statistical techniques for exploring stock patterns, testing for differences among putative stocks, stock discrimination, and stock composition analysis
  • Focuses on the challenges of interpreting data and managing mixed-stock fisheries
Lisa Kerr is a fisheries ecologist at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (Portland, ME). Lisa is broadly interested in understanding the structure and dynamics of fish populations, with the goal of enhancing our ability to sustainably manage fisheries and ecosystems as a whole. She is particularly motivated to identify complex stock ...
Title:Stock Identification Methods: Applications in Fishery ScienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:588 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 29, 2013Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123970032

ISBN - 13:9780123970039

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Table of Contents


1. Stock Identification Methods: An Overview

    2. The Unit Stock Concept: Bounded Fish and Fisheries

    3. Fishery Management Strategies for Addressing Complex Spatial Structure in Marine Fish Stocks

    Geographic Variation

    Life History Traits

    4. Quantitative Traits

    5. The continuing role of life history parameters to identify stock structure


    6. Morphometric Landmarks

    7. Morphometric Outlines

    8. Analysis of growth marks in calcified structures: insights into stock structure and migration pathways

    9. Meristics

    Environmental Signals

    10. Parasites as Biological Tags

    11. Chemical Composition of Fish Hard Parts as a Natural Marker of Fish Stocks

    12. Fatty Acid Profiles as Natural Marks for Stock Identification

    Genetic Analyses

    13. Application of Mitochondrial DNA in Stock Identification

    14. The Nuclear Genome: Neutral and Adaptive Markers in Fisheries Science

    Movement and Mixing

    15. The use of early life stages in stock identification studies

    16. Conventional and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags

    17. Acoustic and Radio Telemetry

    18. Estimation of Movement from Tagging Data

    19. Telemetry Analysis of Highly Migratory Species

    Interdisciplinary Analyses

    20. Sampling for Interdisiplinary Analysis

    21. Simulation Modeling as a Tool for Synthesis of Stock Identification Information

    22. Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Spatial Population Structure for Definition of Fishery Management Units