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Antarctic Fish and Fisheries

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Series: Studies in Polar Research

By: K-H Kock

368 pages, Illus

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Sep 1992 | #20315 | ISBN: 0521362504
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Covers taxonomy, distribution and overview of nature and impact of fisheries.

...the author has done a magnificent job of bringing together and reviewing the literature about the evolution, systematics, distribution, ecology, biology, life history, and fisheries of the fishes found within the antarctic region of the Southern Ocean...I can only say that this is an excellent book and that anyone interested in antarctic fishes should have it available as a reference. It is also excellent as a history of a fishery (or better a series of fisheries) for which we can identify a beginning leading to present conditions. My congratulations to the author. Hugh H. DeWitt, Copeia "A detailed and well-organized table of contents serves as an excellent guide to the many subjects covered. The glossary of terms is a welcome addition for the nonspecialist reader...The author is to be commended for writing a well-organized and easily readable book, which provides the first detailed account of the Antarctic finfish fishery." D.W. Martens, Marine Geodesy "...presents a thorough, up-to-date synthesis of what is known, much of it resulting from research during the last 20 years about the fishes of the Southern Ocean...The author is to be commended for producing a masterful work on Antarctic fish and for his command of English. The book reads better than some written by native users of the language." Richard R. Eakin, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society "...a modern and through treatment...richly documented (43 pages of references), and provides frequent comparisons with temperate-zone fishes and ecosystems." David Policansky, Science "The book contains the most comprehensive account currently available of the major Antarctic finfish fisheries...I believe the book is a requisite for any properly equipped marine science and fisheries library. In addition, the breadth of the subject matter and the author's style make it captivating reading for anyone genuinely interested in Antarctic fish ecology and fisheries development." Saul Saila, Marine Technology Society Journal


Preface; Part I. The Ecology of Antarctic Fish: 1. Introduction; 2. The evolution of the fish fauna of the Southern Ocean; 3. The composition of the fish fauna; 4. Classification of the Notothenioidei; 5. Geographical and bathymetric distribution of the fish fauna; 6. Adaptations to the environment; 7. Reproduction and early life history; 8. Age, growth, mortality and biomass estimates; 9. The significance of fish in the ecosystem; 10. Parasites; 11. Future research; Part II. Antarctic Fisheries: 12. The commercially exploited species; 13. The development of the fishery; 14. Trends in the fishery; 15. Fishing grounds and fishing conditions; 16. Fish detection and catching methods; 17. Fishery products; 18. The development of fish stock assessment and fisheries management in the Southern Ocean; 19. The effect of fishing on single stocks; 20. Detrimental effect of krill fishing on recruitment; 21. Effects of fishing and fishery-related activities on other components of the marine ecosystems of the Southern Ocean; 22. Approaches to a more effective fisheries management in the Southern Ocean; 23. Perspectives for a future fish harvest from the Southern Ocean.

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