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1st Edition

Biology and Ecology of Sardines and Anchovies

ISBN 9781482228540
Published March 14, 2014 by CRC Press
394 Pages 9 Color & 53 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Progress in Clupeiform Systematics. Phylogeography and Population Genetics of Anchovies (Engraulis spp.) and Sardines (Sardina pilchardus and Sardinops spp.). Reproductive Potential of Anchovy and Sardine Populations. Feeding Biology and Ecology of Anchovies and Sardines. Habitat Characterization and Migrations. Recruitment Variability in Anchovy and Sardine Populations. 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. Assessment of Sardine and Anchovy Stocks: Practices and Extracts from the US Fishery. Socioeconomics and Management of Anchovy and Sardine Stocks.

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