Advances in Fisheries Science: 50 years on from Beverton and Holt

Advances in Fisheries Science: 50 years on from Beverton and Holt

Editor(s): Andy Payne, John Cotter, Ted Potter

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405170833

Online ISBN: 9781444302653

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302653

About this Book

This timely book brings readers up to date on the wide range of advances made in fisheries science since the publication in 1957 of On the Dynamics of Exploited Fish Populations (Beverton and Holt), regarded by many fisheries scientists as one of the most important books on fisheries yet published.

Traditional fishery subjects covered include historic declines and changes in fishing fleets, fisheries management and stock assessments, data-poor situations, simulation and modelling of fished stocks, fisheries economics, assessing reproductive potential and dispersal of larvae, fisheries for sharks and rays, and use of marine technology. Additionally, related subjects of increasing importance now that ecological approaches to management are coming to the fore are presented. They include benthic ecology, ecosystem changes linked to fishing, life history theory, the effects of chemicals on fish reproduction, and use of sounds in the sea by marine life. Several chapters offer stimulating philosophical discussion of the many controversial areas still existing.

This significant book, edited by Andy Payne, John Cotter and Ted Potter and containing contributions by world-renowned fisheries scientists, including many based at Cefas (where Beverton and Holt's original work was carried out) is an essential purchase for fisheries managers and scientists, fish biologists, marine scientists and ecologists. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where fisheries and biological sciences are studied and taught are likely to need copies of this landmark publication.

Table of contents

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    3. Chapter 6

      Managing without best Predictions: The Management Strategy Evaluation Framework (pages 104–134)

      José A. A. De Oliveira, Laurence T. Kell, André E. Punt, Beatriz A. Roel and Doug S. Butterworth

    4. Chapter 7

      From Fish to Fisheries: The Changing Focus of Management Advice (pages 135–154)

      Stuart A. Reeves, Paul Marchal, Simon Mardle, Sean Pascoe, Raul Prellezo, Olivier Thébaud and Muriel Travers

    5. Chapter 9

      Management of Elasmobranch Fisheries in the North Atlantic (pages 184–228)

      Jim R. Ellis, Maurice W. Clarke, Enric Cortés, Henk J. L. Heessen, Panayiota Apostolaki, John K. Carlson and Dave W. Kulka

    6. Chapter 10

      Accumulation of New Knowledge and Advances in Fishery Management: Two Complementary Processes? (pages 229–254)

      Panayiota Apostolaki, Graham M. Pilling, Michael J. Armstrong, Julian D. Metcalfe and Rodney Forster

    7. Chapter 11

      New Technologies for the Advancement of Fisheries Science (pages 255–279)

      Julian D. Metcalfe, David A. Righton, Ewan Hunter, Suzanna Neville and David K. Mills

    8. Chapter 12

      Assessment and Management of Data-Poor Fisheries (pages 280–305)

      Graham M. Pilling, Panayiota Apostolaki, Pierre Failler, Christos Floros, Philip A. Large, Beatriz Morales-Nin, Patricia Reglero, Konstantinos I. Stergiou and Athanassios C. Tsikliras

    9. Chapter 15

      Benthic Communities, Ecosystems and Fisheries (pages 358–398)

      Hubert L. Rees, Jim R. Ellis, Keith Hiscock, Sîan E. Boyd and Michaela Schratzberger

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