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Deep-Sea Demersal Fish and Fisheries

By: Nigel R Merrett and Richard L Haedrich

282 pages, Figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #52769 | ISBN: 0412394103
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NHBS Price: £149.00 $182/€167 approx

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Focusing on the diversity and ecology of the unique ichthyofauna found in deep sea ecosystems, the authors argue that an ecological framework for management of deep sea fisheries is necessary for sustainable exploitation of these resources. In depth analysis of particular species includes orange roughy, grenadier, Greenland halibut and black scabbardfish.


Setting the stage. Diversity and distribution of deep demersal fish. Morphological and life history adaptations. Aspects of fish production: general considerations and feeding. Aspects of fish production: growth and reproduction. Adding a trophic link: exploitation beyond the shelf. The ecology of fisheries. Pandora's box: reflections on the future.

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