Spiny Lobsters: Fisheries and Culture, Second Edition

Spiny Lobsters: Fisheries and Culture, Second Edition

Editor(s): B.F. Phillips, J. Kittaka

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780852382646

Online ISBN: 9780470698808

DOI: 10.1002/9780470698808

About this Book

Spiny lobsters are among the world's most valuable and highly prized seafoods, captured and marketed in over 90 countries. Demand for spiny lobsters has escalated in the past two decades, spurring the need both for better management and for research on which to base that management.

Spiny lobster aquaculture, however, now appears to be a real possibility, some countries have already approved the legislation, and it may be only a few years before this becomes the major source. The book opens with a brief review of the general biology, distribution, fishing techniques etc. but the major emphasis is on the latest management strategies, developments in aquaculture, marketing and economics. A special feature of the book will be detailed reviews of the spiny lobster fishery, research activities and marketing process in Japan, where customers are willing to pay more than US$50 per pound for live lobsters.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Fisheries: Methods, Management and Status

    1. Chapter 12

      The Galápagos Spiny Lobster Fishery (pages 210–220)

      R.H. Bustamante, G.K. Reck, B.I. Ruttenberg and J. Polovina

  2. Part II: Research for Management: Case Studies

    1. Chapter 17

      Spiny Lobster Catches and the Ocean Environment (pages 321–333)

      B.F. Phillips, A.F. Pearce, R. Litchfield and S. Guzman del Próo

  3. Part III: Aquaculture and Marketing

  4. Part IV: Perspectives

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