Handbook of Fish Biology and Fisheries, Volume 2: Fisheries

Handbook of Fish Biology and Fisheries, Volume 2: Fisheries

Editor(s): Paul J.B. Hart, John D. Reynolds

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780632064823

Online ISBN: 9780470693919

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693919

About this Book

Recent decades have witnessed strong declines in fish stocks around the globe, amid growing concerns about the impact of fisheries on marine and freshwater biodiversity. Fisheries biologists and managers are therefore increasingly asking about aspects of ecology, behaviour, evolution and biodiversity that were traditionally studied by people working in very separate fields. This has highlighted the need to work more closely together, in order to help ensure future success both in management and conservation.


The Handbook of Fish Biology and Fisheries has been written by an international team of scientists and practitioners, to provide an overview of the biology of freshwater and marine fish species together with the science that supports fisheries management and conservation.


This volume, subtitled Fisheries, focuses on a wide range of topics, including the history of fisheries science, methods of capture, marketing, economics, major models used in stock assessments and forecasting, ecosystem impacts, marine protected areas and conservation. It builds on material in Volume 1, Fish Biology, which ranges from phylogenetics and biogeography to physiology, recruitment, life histories, genetics, foraging, reproductive behaviour and community ecology.


Together, these books present the state of the art in our understanding of fish biology and fisheries and will serve as valuable references for undergraduates and graduates looking for a comprehensive source on a wide variety of topics in fisheries science. They will also be useful to researchers who need up-to-date reviews of topics that impinge on their fields, and decision makers who need to appreciate the scientific background for management and conservation of aquatic ecosystems.

To order volume II, go to the box in the top right hand corner. Alternatively to order volume I, go to: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=0632054123 or to order the 2 volume set, go to: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=0632064838.


  • Provides a unique overview of the study of fish biology and ecology, and the assessment and management of fish populations and ecosystems.
  • The first volume concentrates on aspects of fish biology and ecology, both at the individual and population levels, whilst the second volume addresses the assessment and management of fish populations and ecosystems.
  • Written by an international team of expert scientists and practitioners.
  • An invaluable reference tool for both students, researchers and practitioners working in the fields of fish biology and fisheries.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Background to Fisheries

  2. Part 2: Stock Assessment

  3. Part 3: Fisheries in a Wider Context

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