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Protection of Aquatic Biodiversity

ProceedingsOut of Print

Series: Proceedings of the World Fisheries Congress Volume: 3

Edited By: D P Philipp, J N Epifanio, E Marsden, J E Claussen and R J Wolotira

29 pages, Figs, tabs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #42957 | ISBN: 1886106118
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About this book

Papers discussing various aspects of aquatic diversity including impacts of aquaculture and hatcheries on wild fish and the genetic threat of cultured fish to wild populations, and illustrated by case studies from Brazil, Nigeria, Spain, Mexico, United States and Asia.


Contents

Protection of aquatic biodiversity - will we meet the challenge?; protection of aquatic biodiversity; a common conservation ethic - communicating the way towards protection and sustainable use of aquatic biodiversity; genetic effects of stock transfers of fish; impacts of aquaculture and hatcheries on wild fish; policy and socio-economic aspects of aquatic biological diversity conservation; integrated pest management in freshwater systems - lessons for the zebra mussel invasion in North America; reproductive success and the genetic threat of cultured fish to wild populations; diversity below the species level - biochemical evidence of adaptation among largemouth bass stocks; the effects of introduced fishes on native fishes - Arizona, Southernwestern United States; implementation of the EIFAC/ICES Code of Practice - experiences with the evaluation of international fish transfers into the Sepik River Basin, Papua New Guinea; introductions, chief elements of native freshwater fish degradation and use of indices and co-efficients in quantifying the situation in Italy; bioloical and human dimensions of strategies for conserving aquatic biodiversity; species introductions in the aquatic environment - changes in biodiversity and economics of exploitation; can biodiversity survive European fisheries management?; the endangered fish species of Nigeria; diversity and habitat of ornamental fishes in the Rio Negro, Brazil - exploitation and conservation issues; freshwater fishes introduced in Spain and relationships with autochthonous species; are introduced species the right answer to declining inland fisheries within the Mediterranean Region?; the Asian fish tapework bothriocephalus acheilognathi, infecting plagopterus argentissimus and other endangered fish species in the Virgin River, Utah and Nevada; overview of experimental stocking programme for shortnose sturgeon in the Southeastern United States; the impact of natural invasion and an exotic introduction on the ichthyofauna of Laguna de Terminos, Campeche, Mexico.

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