Behavior of Marine Fishes: Capture Processes and Conservation Challenges

Behavior of Marine Fishes: Capture Processes and Conservation Challenges

Editor(s): Pingguo He

Published Online: 19 APR 2010

Print ISBN: 9780813815367

Online ISBN: 9780813810966

DOI: 10.1002/9780813810966

About this Book

Understanding fish behavior in relation to capture processes in marine fisheries is of fundamental importance to reducing bycatch and discards, and to enhancing marine fisheries conservation efforts.    A thorough understanding of this allows commercial fishers to more effectively capture target species while reducing the catch of unwanted species. Behavior of Marine Fishes: Capture Processes and Conservation Challenges provides the reader with principles, patterns, and characteristics on fish behavior and fish capture processes using several types of important commercial fishing gears. The book also highlights conservation challenges facing the marine capture fisheries in efforts to maintain sustainable use of marine resources and to reduce negative impacts to the marine ecosystem. This volume, with contributions from leading applied fish behaviorists and fishing gear technologists from around the world, will be a valuable reference for researchers, fishing gear technologists, fisheries managers, students, and conservationists.

Table of contents

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  1. Part One: Locomotion and Sensory Capabilities in Marine Fish

    1. Chapter 2

      Fish Vision and Its Role in Fish Capture (pages 25–44)

      Takafumi Arimoto, Christopher W. Glass and Xiumei Zhang

  2. Part Two: Fish Behavior near Fishing Gears during Capture Processes

    1. Chapter 4

      Fish Behavior near Bottom Trawls (pages 65–103)

      Paul D. Winger, Steve Eayrs and Christopher W. Glass

    2. Chapter 5

      Fish Behavior in Relation to Longlines (pages 105–141)

      Svein Løkkeborg, Anders Fernö and Odd-Børre Humborstad

  3. Part Three: Contemporary Issues in Capture and Conservation in Marine Fisheries

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