This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
Fisheries management and conservation draws on science in order to find ways to protect fishery resources so sustainable exploitation is possible. Modern fisheries management often involves regulating when, where, how, and how much fishermen are allowed to harvest to ensure that there will be fish in the future. This work on fisheries management and conservation covers a broad array of chapters on this field of growing importance. It includes chapters on illegal fishing, recovery of endangered fish, effective management of fisheries, fish invasions in river systems, selection of fishing areas, conservation efforts, and more.
Table of Contents
Beyond Marine Reserves: Exploring the Approach of Selecting Areas Where Fishing Is Permitted, Rather Than Prohibited
Estimating the Worldwide Extent of Illegal Fishing
Fish Communities in Coastal Freshwater Ecosystems: The Role of the Physical and Chemical Setting
Recovery of a U. S. Endangered Fish
Management Effectiveness of the World’s Marine Fisheries
Intense Habitat-Specific Fisheries-Induced Selection at the Molecular Pan I Locus Predicts Imminent Collapse of a Major Cod Fishery
Analysing Ethnobotanical and Fishery-Related Importance of Mangroves of the East-Godavari Delta (Andhra Pradesh, India) for Conservation and Management Purposes
Lack of Cross-Scale Linkages Reduces Robustness of Community-Based Fisheries Management
A Step Towards Seascape Scale Conservation: Using Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) to Map Fishing Activity
Rapid Effects of Marine Reserves via Larval Dispersal
Fishery-Independent Data Reveal Negative Effect of Human Population Density on Caribbean Predatory Fish Communities
Fishers’ Knowledge and Seahorse Conservation in Brazil
Fish Invasions in the World’s River Systems: When Natural Processes Are Blurred by Human Activities
Integrated Ecosystem Assessment: Lake Ontario Water Management
Professor William Hunter III has been fishing and studying fish since he was a very small child, as he grew up on a small lake, enjoying what the lake had to offer year round. He transformed his love of fishing into the academic study of marine ecology, with a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a specific focus in ecology and evolution. He has done extensive research in the fields of limnology and the effect of water quality on aquatic life. His work is currently funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, where he oversees research into the effects of a municipal sewer project on the water chemistry and aquatic life of the New York state lake where he lived during his childhood.