Recreational or sport fishing is important for three major reasons:economic (it is a multi-billion dollar world industry); social (it is embedded in the cultures of many nations; ecological (it affects the environment and food webs in many ways).Recreational Fisheries covers a range of methods, case studies and perspectives on the multidisciplinary evaluation of the benefits and costs of sports fisheries. Tony Pitcher and Charles Hollingworth, the editors of this landmark publication, have drawn together chapters from more than 30 contributors from North America, Europe, Australia and South Africa, providing a truly international perspective on a global industry. Contents include detailed assessments, evaluations and survey mthods of sport fisheries in many countries. This book is an essential reference for anyone active in the management, assessment, policy making or development of sport and recreational fisheries worldwide. All fisheries scientists and managers will require a copy of this important publication. Environmental and aquatic scientists, ecologists and oceanographers will also find this book of great value in their work. Libraries in research establishments, laboratories and universities where fisheries and biological sciences are studied and taught should have multiple copies of this book.
The book is... well edited and produced, with useful tables and figures... throughout... this publication is a useful contribution to the extensive literature on angling and is recommended to both scientists and enthusiastic anglers all over the world. Journal of Fish Biology "... a valuable guide for anyone active in management, assessment, policy making or development of sport and recreational fisheries worldwide." Aquaculture Magazine "A very important and timely book. This book gives a broad overview of the problem and a number of suggestions for a more accurate, scientific way of mitigating its effects." Professional Fisherman
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