1st Edition

Biology and Ecology of Sardines and Anchovies

Edited By Konstantinos Ganias Copyright 2014
    394 Pages 9 Color & 53 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    Konstantinos Ganias