Over two million tonnes of hake from a dozen species are caught worldwide each year. Hake imported to the fish processing industry of developed nations is especially important in the commercial production of processed high value and high quality food. This book presents the stock biology and stock assessment, product and product development, and markets and economics of the major hake fisheries of the world. Each of the major world fisheries for hake is discussed in separate chapters by international experts. Coverage includes oceanographic features, seasonal changes, growth, migration, spawning, fleet and stock structure, current status and assessment in the fishery, current management, future prospects and the possibilities of current under-exploitation. Markets, products and quality aspects are also covered. This work should interest anyone working with the Merluccidae family of fishes, including fisheries workers, marine and fish biologists, ecologists, food scientists and technologists, purchasing and product development personnel and fish quality managers.
The biology and fisheries of the South African Cape hakes, Andrew I.L. Payne and Andre E. Punt; biology and fisheries of Namibian hake, Ana Gordoa et al; biology and fishery of northwest African hakes, Ana Ramos Martos and Lourdes Fernandez Peralta; biology and fisheries of European hake (M.merluccius) in the northeast Atlantic, John Casey and Javier Pereiro; biology and fisheries of eastern Mediterranean hake, Costas Papaconstantinou and Konstantinos I. Stergiou; biology and fisheries of western Mediterranean hake, Pere Oliver and Enric Massuti; biology and fisheries of northwest Atlantic hake, Thomas E. Helser et al; biology and fisheries of Argentine hakes, Susana I. Bezzi et al; biology and fisheries of Falkland Islands hake (M.hubbs and M.australis), Geoffrey A. Tingley et al; biology and fisheries of the Chilean hake (M.gay and M.australis), Mario Aguayo-Hernandez; biology and fisheries of Peruvian hake (M.gavi peruanus), Marco Espino et al); biology and fisheries of New Zealand hake (M.australis), J. Adrian Colman; biology and fisheries of north Pacific hake (M.productus), Richard D. Methot and Martin W. Dorn; global markets and products of hake, Gilbert Sylvia; determination of quality parameters for Pacific whiting (M.productus), Gregory Peters et al.
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