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About this book
About this book
Provides a lively, timely and accessible account of fishing activities and their impacts on marine habitats, biodiversity and species of conservation concern. It covers fishing methods that range from trawling in the Antarctic to fishing with dynamite in the tropics.
Key Points 1. Introduction 2. Fishing Gears And Their Operation; Gear Selectivity; Pelagic Drifting Gears; Bottom Set Gears; Pelagic Mobile Gears; Bottom Mobile Gears; SCUBA Diving, Explosives, Poisons 3. Effects Of Litter From Fishing Gear Ghost Fishing; Ingestion Of Fragments By Marine Mammals,Turtles And Seabirds 4. Vulnerability Of Different Marine Habitats; Mud; Sand; Gravel And Mixed Grounds; Maerl; Coral, Coralligene And Rocky Reef Habitats; Seagrass Meadows; Kelp Forests; Sea Mounts; Relative Vunerability 5. Effects On Non-Target Organisms; Sea Birds; Sea Mammals; Sea Turtles; Sea Snakes; Benthic Scavengers 6. Community And Ecosystem Responses; Community Diversity; Habitat Structure; Benthopelagic Coupling; Species Interactions; Assessing Fisheries Effects 7. Conservation Aspects And The Way Forward; Marine Reserves; Practical Conservation Measures 8. Further Reading 9. Glossary 10. Acronyms 11. Addresses Of Contributors
66 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs
This book provides an excellent introduction to some of the crucial issues in regard to the impact of commercial fishing on the marine environment. Sali Jayne Bache, Marine Turtle Newsletter, 2002 'A remarkably reasonable and constructive book.' Ausmarine Magazine, October 2007