Inland Fisheries: Ecology and Management
Copyright © 2001 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Editor(s): R. L. Welcomme
Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
Print ISBN: 9780852382844
Online ISBN: 9780470995693
About this Book
The current high demand for fish and increased awareness of the role of the environment in supporting human well being has led to a situation where attitudes to inland water resources are changing rapidly.
Trends in resource use and environmental impact are very evident in inland waters which are particularly vulnerable as they act as collectors of all the activities occurring in their basins and rank as some of the most endangered ecosystems in the world. The principle changes influencing the evolution of the aquatic resource for fisheries are described in this book, which has been compiled for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.