Biology and Ecology of Sardines and Anchovies: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Biology and Ecology of Sardines and Anchovies

1st Edition

Edited by Konstantinos Ganias

CRC Press

394 pages | 9 Color Illus. | 53 B/W Illus.

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Apart from being commercially and socially significant, anchovies and sardines populations occupy crucial positions in the oceans’ ecosystems. Low in the food chain, clupeoids tend towards abundance, as if their purpose in life was to be eaten and fuel the upper levels of marine trophic chains. The present book covers a broad spectrum of topics on the biology (sytematics, phylogeography, reproduction, feeding) and ecology (habitat characterization, recruitment variability) of anchovies and sardines. It also puts together important information on the state of their fisheries, exploitation, and management.

Table of Contents

Systematics and Phylogeography

Progress in Clupeiform Systematics, Sébastien Lavoué, Peter Konstantinidis, and Wei-Jen Chen

Phylogeography and Population Genetics, Panagiotis Kasapidis

Life History and Ecology

Reproductive Potential, Kostas Ganias, Stylianos Somarakis and Cristina Nunes

Feeding Biology and Ecology, Susana Garrido and Carl David van der Lingen

Habitat Characterization and Migrations, Marianna Giannoulaki, Eudoxia Schismenou, Maria-Myrto Pyrounaki and Konstantinos Tsagarakis

Recruitment Variability, Isidora Katara

Exploitation and Management

Role of Anchovies and Sardines as Reduction Fisheries in the World Fish Meal Production: Overview of the Interaction between the Resource and Environmental and Socioeconomic Drivers, Gorka Merino, Manuel Barange, and Christian Mullon

Stock Assessment through Egg Production Methods in the U.S., Nancy C. H. Lo and Benjamin E. Fissel

Socioeconomics and Management, Cristina Pita, Alexandra Silva, Raul Prellezo, Marga Andrés and Andrés Uriarte

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
NATURE / Animals / General
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology