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A Fishery Managers' Guidebook

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: Kevern L Cochrane and Serge M Garcia

518 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | May 2009 | Edition: 2 | #176060 | ISBN-13: 9781405170857
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About this book

Fisheries management is a complex and evolving discipline and much is still being learnt about what it involves, what works and what doesn't. The problem is compounded by the fact that fisheries management as a coherent discipline is still poorly defined and frequently equally poorly understood.

Building on the first edition of this book (published by FAO in 2002) A Fishery Manager's Guidebook identifies the primary tasks in the management of capture fisheries, with particular emphasis on sustainable utilisation of biological resources and demonstrates how these tasks should be undertaken in an integrated and coordinated manner to obtain the desired benefits from the available biological resources in a sustainable and responsible manner.

Coverage of this important book includes the use of technical measures in responsible fisheries, input and output controls, fishing effort and catch management, the use of scientific information in the design of management strategies, use rights, partnerships in fisheries management, institutional fisheries management, fishery monitoring, control and surveillance, legal aspects, design and implementation of management plans and a final chapter covering perspectives and future developments in fisheries management.

The Editors of this book, both extremely well known and respected internationally themselves, have drawn together a very impressive list of contributing authors, providing a book that is an essential purchase for all fishery managers and scientists. All libraries in research establishments and universities where fisheries and aquatic sciences are studied and taught will need copies of this landmark publication.

A practical guide to the concerns, tools, and techniques essential to modern fisheries management. … Should be in the libraries of any research establishment and university where fisheries and aquatic sciences are studied and taught. (Book News, December 2009)


1. Introduction - Fisheries Management (Kevern L. Cochrane and Serge M. Garcia). Part I: The Primary Dimensions of Fisheries. 2. Biology and Ecology Considerations for the Fishery Manager (Yvonne Sadovy de Mitcheson). 3. Social Aspects of Fisheries Management (Fikret Berkes). 4. Economic Principles: An Economic Perspective on Fishing (Arne Eide). Part II: Legal and Institutional Considerations. 5. Legal Aspects (Blaise Kuemlangan). 6. The Fishery Management Institutions (Francois Feral). Part III: Management Measures and Tools. 7. Regulation of Fishing Gears and Methods (Asmund Bjordal). 8. Area and Time Restrictions (Stephen Hall). 9. Input and Output Controls: The Practice of Fishing Effort and Catch Management in Responsible Fisheries (John Pope). 10. Rights-Based Fisheries Management: The Role of Use Rights in Managing Access and Harvesting (Anthony Charles). 11. Partnerships in Management (Evelyn Pinkerton). Part IV: Scientific Information and Advice. 12. Which Indicators for What Management? The Challenge of Connecting Offer and Demand of Indicators (Serge M. Garcia, Helene Rey-Valette, and Clotilde Bodiguel). 13. The Use of Scientific Information (Kevern L. Cochrane). Part V: Implementation. 14. Fishery Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (Per Erik Bergh and Sandy Davies). 15 Special Considerations for Small-Scale Fisheries Management in Developing Countries (John Kurien and Rolf Willmann). 16. Fisheries Management Plans (David J. Die). Part VI: Conclusions. 17. From Past Management to Future Governance: A Perspective View (Serge M. Garcia and Kevern L. Cochrane). Glossary.

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Kevern L. Cochrane is Chief, Fisheries Management and Conservation Service of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Rome, Italy Serge M. Garcia is the former Director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Division of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

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