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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.