Fish Reproductive Biology
Implications for Assessment and Management
by Jakobsen, Fogarty, Megrey, Moksness
The reproductive success and subsequent 'recruitment' of young fish into the exploitable population is the single most important factor for determining annual abundance levels of fishes in major commercial fisheries. The objective of this important new book is to argue for stronger linkages between basic and applied research on fisheries recruitment.
The overall goal of this book is to give a picture of the present use of information on fish reproductive biology in assessment and management and its potential for improving management of these resources.
Compiled by an international team of authors, each an expert in their field, this exceptional volume is divided into three major sections:
* Biology, population dynamics, and recruitment
* Information critical to successful assessment and management
* Incorporation of reproductive biology and recruitment considerations into management advice and strategies
Including over 100 diagrams, this book is essential reading for all fisheries scientists. Libraries in universities and research establishments where this subject is studied and taught should have copies on their shelves.