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Sea Bass: Biology, Exploitation and Conservation

Series: Fish & Fisheries Series Volume: 12

By: MG Pawson and GD Pickett

368 pages, 50 illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #17038 | ISBN: 0412400901
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NHBS Price: £216.00 $272/€254 approx

About this book

Some important data on a species which is under great pressure from overfishing.

'To date little summary information on sea bass has been available, but this gap has been neatly filled by the publication of this solid, comprehensive monograph on the species' biology, exploitation, and conservation...edge of and passion for the sea bass show throughout this volume...there are few aspects of sea bass biology that are not covered at some level in this book...' Transactions of the American Fisheries Society


Contents

Part 1 Biology and ecology: nomenclature, taxonomy and morphology; distribution and general behaviour; diet and feeding; reproduction and early life history; migrations, movements and stock identity; growth and age; condition and maturity patterns; non-fishing causes of mortality in bass. Part 2 Exploitation: aquaculture; the sport fisheries (a description); the commercial fisheries (a description); marketing and value; commercial fishery assessment and evaluation; recreational fishery evaluation; assessment of bass populations and state of pre-receuit stock; assessment of the impact of fishing on the fishable stock. Part 3 Conservation and management: conservation requirements; management of the UK bass fishery; progress and prognosis.

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