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Fisheries Biology, Assessment and Management

By: Michael King

382 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Aug 2007 | Edition: 2 | #164632 | ISBN-13: 9781405158312
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About this book

This second edition represents a culmination of many years' experience by the author Mike King and is an enlarged and fully updated version of this most popular fisheries text book.

Written primarily for those studying this fascinating subject, Fisheries Biology also provides a very useful reference source for fisheries professionals across the globe. In order to address the current increasing concerns about environmental threats to the aquatic environment this new edition includes a brand new chapter covering ecological principles in relation to the aquatic environment. As well as including many new references Fisheries Biology, 2e also includes comprehensive details of now commonplace computer-based analytical tools.

'The main differences between the first and second editions relate to an updating of the text in the light of recent developments in fisheries technology, stock assessment methods and management practices, along with the addition of a chapter covering general aspects of marine ecology.' 'King's book is most suitable for undergraduate courses in fisheries biology/science, and caters for the needs of students who may have little prior knowledge of aquatic biology.' Malcolm Jobling NFH, University of Tromso


Resource species - molluscs, crustaceans, echinoderms, and fish; fishing gear and methods (including destructive methods); population dynamics - distribution and abundance, morphometrics, selectivity of fishing gear, growth (including length recruitment, and mortality) catch curves, and cohort analysis; fisheries yield - from classical methods to simulation models; fisheries assessment - data requirements, collection and analyses, potential yield analyses, financial analyses and fisheries monitoring; fisheries management - management objectives and fisheries regulations; management - management objectives and fisheries regulations.

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Dr Michael King, Fisheries Consultant, Queensland, Australia

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