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By-catch Reduction in the World's Fisheries

Series: Reviews: Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries Volume: 7

Edited By: Steven J Kennelly

290 pages, Illus


Hardback | Jun 2007 | #168364 | ISBN-13: 9781402060779
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NHBS Price: £119.99 $153/€134 approx

About this book

This book comes after several decades of outstanding and successful research that has helped ameliorate some of the most important and controversial fisheries issues in the world - those associated with the unwanted wastage of fish from by-catch and discarding.

The 8 chapters encompass contributions from 27 of the world's leading experts in by-catch reduction. They take the reader through most aspects of the field at a variety of scales and viewpoints. They examine the methodologies used to develop by-catch reduction techniques and provide new avenues for assisting and broadening such work. Case studies are provided that encompass most of the world's fishing techniques and regions.

Solutions developed for the most problematic fishing methods in terms of by-catch, selectivity and habitat damage are examined in significant detail in addition to ways to reduce the by-catch of charismatic species like marine mammals and sea-birds. By-catch reduction in less infamous fishing methods is also examined with chapters on recreational fishing and trapping. The book shows how the lessons learned in reducing by-catch can be applied to ameliorate emerging, broader issues concerning the impacts of fishing on entire ecosystems. Finally, the book examines the most vital phase of by-catch reduction work - its uptake and extension into fishing practices.


Preface Contents Contributors 1) Strategies for improving the selectivity of fishing gears; Matt K. Broadhurst, Steven J. Kennelly and Charles Gray 2) Reconciling fisheries with conservation through programs to develop improved fishing technologies in the United States; John Watson 3) By-catch reduction techniques in European fisheries: traditional methods and potential innovations; Petri Suuronen and Francesc Sarda 4) By-catch reduction in wire-mesh fish traps; John Stewart 5) Modifying dredges to reduce by-catch and impacts on the benthos; Miguel B. Gaspar and Luis M. Chichardo 6) Technical measures to reduce seabed impact of mobile fishing gears; Pingguo He 7)The fate of fish released by recreational anglers; Steven J. Cooke and Gene R. Wilde 8) Working with fishers to reduce by-catches; Martin A. Hall et al

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