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Advances in Fisheries Science: 50 Years on from Beverton and Holt

Edited By: Andy Payne, John Cotter and Ted Potter

546 pages, diagrams


Hardback | Apr 2008 | #170194 | ISBN-13: 9781405170833
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About this book

This landmark book looks in detail at advances made in fisheries science since the publication in 1957 of On the Dynamics of Exploited Fish Populations (Beveton and Holt) regarded by most fisheries scientists as the most important fisheries book yet published.

Subjects covered include declines and changes in fishing fleets, fisheries management, behavior of fishers, reproductive dynamics and fish stock assessments, quantitative methods, modelling, statistics, fisheries ecology and ecosystem management and change, fish life histories and new technologies.

This important book, edited by widely respected fisheries scientist Andrew Payne and containing contributions by world-renowned fisheries scientists, including many based at CEFAS (where Beverton and Holt's original work was carried out) is an essential purchase for all fisheries managers and scientists, fish biologists, marine scientists and ecologists.

Foreword by Sidney J. Holt

This book will be valuable reading for fisheries managers, scientists and ecologists, students and other interested readers, Fishing News<!--end--> "This book is a fitting tribute to two of the iconic names of fishery science - Ray Beverton and Sidney Holt." Fishing News International


Introduction Fishery studies The effects of tradable rights to fish: the decline of the fishing fleets along the British coastline On the dynamics of exploiting fishing fleets: change in fishing power during 100 years of trawling Fishery management Contributions of the fishing industry to research through partnerships Understanding and managing fisheries with the aid of a map The importance of fisher behaviour and fish biology for managing fisheries Assessment and management of data-poor fisheries Managing without prediction From fish to fisheries Fishery modelling and assessment The importance of reproductive dynamics in fish stock assessments Advances in quantitative methods for stock assessment and their implications for fisheries management Have developments in multispecies modelling helped or further muddied the waters? New uses for traditional fishery statistics Marine ecology and biology Benthic ecology in relation to fisheries Advances and prospects for modelling the dispersal and growth of fish eggs and larvae Fisheries ecology of elasmobranch fish The potential of fishing to trigger ecosystem level changes Influence, application and future use of Beverton and Holt's insights into life history theory Sounds in the sea and why we should be listening more New technologies in the future advancement of fisheries science

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Andy Payne, John Cotter and Ted Potter are based at the CEFAS Laboratory, Lowestoft, UK

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