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Reef Fisheries

Series: Fish & Fisheries Series Volume: 20

By: Nicholas VC Polunin(Editor), Callum M Roberts(Editor)

495 pages, b/w illustrations

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Aug 2013 | #208344 | ISBN-13: 9789401587815
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NHBS Price: £99.99 $132/€114 approx
Hardback | Dec 1996 | #41810 | ISBN: 0412601109
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Reef ecosystems extend throughout the tropics. Exploited by small-scale fishers, reefs supply food for millions of people, but, worldwide, there are growing worries about the productivity and current state of these ecosystems. Reef fish stocks display many features of fisheries elsewhere. However, habitat spatial complexity, biological diversity within and among species, ecosystem intricacy and variable means of exploitation make it hard to predict sustainable modes and levels of fishing.


- The scope of tropical reef fisheries and their management
- Reproduction of reef fishery species
- Larval dispersal and survival in tropical reef fishes
- Settlement and beyond: population regulation and community structures of reef fishes
- Trophodynamics of reef fisheries productivity
- The geography and human ecology of reef fisheries
- Catch rates, selectivity and yields of reef fishing
- Population and ecosystem effects of reef fishing
- Model and method in reef fishery assessment
- Social and economic aspects of reef fsheries and their management
- Maintenance and recovery of reef fisheries productivity
- Traditional management of reef fishing
- Modern institutional framework for reef fisheries management
- Developments in tropical reef fisheries science and management

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