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Conservation of Fish and Shellfish Resources: Managing Diversity

Edited By: J Thorpe, J Lannan, G Gall and C Nash

206 pages, 4 colour plates

Academic Press

Hardback | Jun 1995 | #43947 | ISBN: 0126906858
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A major work on marine and freshwater biodiversity. Fish and shellfish comprise annually nearly 70 million tons of the world's edible animal protein, one-third of the animal protein consumed in the developing world. However, in many instances the often vast original stocks have been overexploited, and even driven to the point of extinction. Except for currently farmed species, little has been done to maintain and protect genetic stocks for replenishing affected areas. The maximisation of harvests threatens genetic diversity and therefore future animal populations. This book addresses these issues, building up a complex picture for four contrasting groups: Atlantic salmon, cupped oysters, common and Chinese carps, and Nile tilapia.

Overall, the volume provides extensive references and will prove valuable for those dealing with issues of conservation of aquatic diversity. --THE QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BIOLOGY


P. Day and M. Strauss, Part I: Summary: J.E. Thorpe, G.A.E. Gall, J.E. Lannan, C.E. Nash, and B. Ballachey, The Need to Manage Fish and Shellfish Genetic Resources. Human Interventions and Genetic Risks. The Conservation of Genetic Resources through Risk Management. Status of Aquatic Genetic Resource Management. References. Appendix. Part II: Management Studies: J.E. Thorpe and L. Stradmeyer, The Atlantic Salmon. D. Hedgecock, The Cupped Oyster. G.W. Wohlfarth, The Common Carp and Chinese Carps. A.E. Eknath, The Nile Tilapia. References. Subject Index.

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