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The Effects of Fishing on Marine Ecosystems and Communities

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Series: Fish and Aquatic Resources Series Volume: 1

By: Stephen J Hall

296 pages, Illus, figs


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #54957 | ISBN: 0632041129
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Over-exploitation of the world's fish resources receives considerable attention and is a source of justifiable concern. However, fishing does much more than simply remove the species of interest! What are the other problems that fishing might cause? Are there knock on effects caused by removal of the target species for other parts of the system? What incidental damage does fishing cause and how much do we really know and understand about the consequences of our actions? This book draws together, within one volume, an expert and comprehensive assessment of the problem.


Trends in world fisheries; removing target species; the problem of by-catch and discards; effects on soft-sediment benthos; fishing and nutrient dynamics; coral reefs and dynamite don't mix; fishing at the coastal margins.

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