- Hardcover: 752 pages
- Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (September 17, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1566704804
- ISBN-13: 978-1566704809
- Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.6 x 1.8 inches
What has happened to the salmon resource in the Pacific Northwest? Who is responsible and what can be done to reverse the decline in salmon populations? The responsibly falls on everyone involved - fishermen, resource managers and concerned citizens alike - to take the steps necessary to ensure that salmon populations make a full recovery.
This collection of papers examines the state of the salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest. They cover existing methods and supply model approaches for alternative solutions. The editors stress the importance of input from and cooperation with all parties involved to create a viable solution. Grass roots education and participation is the key to public support - and ultimately the success - of whatever management solutions are developed.
A unique and valuable scientific publication, Sustainable Fisheries Management: Pacific Salmon clearly articulates the current state of the Pacific salmon resource, describes the key features of its management, and provides important guidance on how we can make the transition towards sustainable fisheries. The solutions presented in this book provide the basis of a strategy for sustainable fisheries, requiring society and governmental agencies to establish a shared vision, common policies, and a process for collaborative management.
The book contains... good material that many salmon researchers will want to buy copies... there are some very insightful chapters that should be widely read and could give conservation biologists some of the benefit of the decades of work on salmon. Finally, the book is well produced and the print readable... I commend the editors for bringing together science and policy and moving the debate on salmon conservation forward with this volume.
-COPEIA, no.4, December 20, 2001