About this book
Understanding fish behavior in relation to potential commercial capture methods is of fundamental importance to reducing commercial bycatch and marine fisheries conservation efforts. A more thorough understanding of fish behaviors and responses to fishing gear will allow commercial fishers to more effectively capture target species while reducing the catch of unwanted species. Behavior of Marine Fishes provides the reader with basic behavioral principles and patterns, information on fish behavior and fish capture processes using several types of common fishing gear, and challenges facing the marine fisheries industry in efforts to maintain sustainable use of marine resources. This volume, with contributions from leading applied fish behaviorists and fishing gear technologists from around the world, will be a valuable reference for researchers, fishing gear technologists, fisheries managers, students, and conservationists.
Behavior of Marine Fishes: Capture Processes and Conservation Challenges (Editor: Pingguo He)
Preface (Clement S. Wardle).
Introduction (Pingguo He).
Part One: Locomotion and sensory capabilities in marine fishes.
Chapter 1: Swimming in marine fishes (John J. Videler and Pingguo He).
Chapter 2: Fish vision and its role in fish capture (Takafumi Arimoto, Christopher W. Glass and Xiumei Zhang).
Chapter 3: Hearing in marine fishes and its application in fisheries (Hong Young Yan, Kazuhiko Anraku and Ricardo P. Babaran).
Part Two: Fish behavior near fishing gears during capture processes.
Chapter 4: Fish behavior near bottom trawls (Paul D. Winger, Steve Eayrs and Christopher W. Glass).
Chapter 5: Fish behavior in relation to longlines (Svein Lokkeborg, Anders Femo and Odd-Borre Humborstad).
Chapter 6: Fish pots: fish behavior, capture processes and conservation issues (Bjarti Thomson, Odd-Borre Humborstad and Dag M. Furevik).
Chapter 7: Large-scale fish traps: gear design, fish behavior and conservation challenges (Pingguo He and Yoshihiro Inoue).
Chapter 8: Fish behavior near gillnets: capture processes and influencing factors (Pingguo He and Michael Pol).
Chapter 9: Electric senses of fish and its application in marine fisheries (Hans Polet).
Part Three: Contemporary issues in capture and conservation in marine fisheries.
Chapter 10: Technical measures to reduce bycatch and discards in trawl fisheries (Norman Graham).
Chapter 11: Mortality of animals that escape fishing gears or are discarded after capture: Approaches to minimize mortality (Petri Suuronen and Daniel L. Erickson).
Chapter 12: Effect of trawling on the seabed and mitigation measures to reduce impact (Pingguo He and Paul D. Winger).
Chapter 13: Measures to reduce interactions of marine magafauna with fishing operations (Dominic Rihan).
Pingguo He, PhD, is an Associated Professor in the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Prior to this new position, he was a Research Associate Professor of Fisheries at the Institute for the Study of the Earth, Oceans, and Space and an Extension Specialist for Commercial Fisheries at the New Hampshire Sea Grant, the University of New Hampshire. Dr. He specializes in fish behavior during capture processes and conservation engineering principles to reduce impact of fishing to the marine ecosystem.