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Fisheries Biology, Assessment and Management [Kindle Edition]

Michael King
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This excellent second edition of Fisheries Biology, Assessment and Management, has been fully updated and expanded, providing a book which is an essential purchase for students and scientists studying, working or researching in fisheries and aquatic sciences.

In the same way that excessive hunting on land has threatened terrestrial species, excessive fishing in the sea has reduced stocks of marine species to dangerously low levels. In addition, the ecosystems that support coastal marine species are threatened by habitat destruction, development and pollution. Open access policies and subsidised fishing are placing seafood in danger of becoming a scarce and very expensive commodity for which there is an insatiable demand.

Positive trends include actions being taken to decrease the incidental catches of non-target species, consumer preferences for seafood from sustainable fisheries, and the establishment of no-take areas that provide refuges for marine species. But there is an urgent need to do more.

Because there is an increasing recognition of the need to manage ecosystems as well as fish stocks, this second edition of this bestselling text book includes an additional chapter on marine ecology. Chapters on parameter estimation and stock assessment now include step-by-step instructions on building computer spreadsheet models, including simulations with random variations that realistically emulate the vagaries of nature. Sections on ecosystem management, co-management, community-based management and marine protected areas have been expanded to match the increased interest in these areas.

Containing many worked examples, computer programs and numerous high quality illustrations, Fisheries Biology, Assessment and Management, second edition, is a comprehensive and essential text for students worldwide studying fisheries, fish biology, aquatic and biological sciences. As well as serving as a core text for students, the book is a superb reference for fisheries and aquatic researchers, scientists and managers across the globe, in both temperate and tropical regions. Libraries in all universities where fish biology, fisheries, aquatic sciences and biological sciences are studied and taught will need copies of this most useful new edition on their shelves.

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"A well–constructed synthesis of biological, ecological,assessment, and management information, and an overall improvementto the first edition...King makes a sometime difficult subjectclear to understand." ( Reviews in Fish Biology andFisheries , November 2008) "A very up–to–date and substantially improved second edition ofthis important book. It now incorporates a significant focus inecosystem management." (Ausmarine)


"The main differences between the first and second editions relateto an updating of the text in the light of recent developments infisheries technology, stock assessment methods and managementpractices, along with the addition of a chapter covering generalaspects of marine ecology. King′s book is most suitable forundergraduate courses in fisheries biology/science, and caters forthe needs of students who may have little prior knowledge ofaquatic biology."
Malcolm Jobling, NFH, University of Tromsø

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11991 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (16 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #973,229 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cheap Option for Students on a Budget! 22 Dec. 2013
By Matt
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Bought this when I was doing my MSc in Marine Biology and its fisheries module, it was invaluable contrary to the previous review! There is a new edition out which is about 6x the cost of this one, however there is very little difference between the two! The only difference is (apologies for science babble!) working out mortality curves (Z) which this one explains however, there is a quick formula in the new edition which can easily be found online, or go to the university library! So if you want help with fisheries statistics I would highly recommend this book to students on a budget!
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2.0 out of 5 stars So far not useful 22 May 2010
By Bubbles
The index of this book is totally useless, and dosent cover everything, therefore finding specific information in this book is a pain. Im on a second year biology degree and so far wish i had opted for a different book, regardless of my lecurer recomending it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A basic textbook in fishery science 11 Jun. 2000
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Fisheries Biology, Assessment and Management is a good textbook which provides essential information on several modern methods of resources management for both temperate and tropical fisheries. Modern catching methods are reviewed in full, analyses of fisheries resource species are provided. Fisheries Biology Assessment and Management contains worked examples, graphs, charts, diagrams and line drawings. This title is useful to undergraduate of fishery biology and ecology. This is a really good textbook to fishery researches.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent basic book 28 Aug. 2006
By Gonzalo Velasco C. - Published on
This book is specially good for students and professors, since its written in a very nice way. It contains all the essential information for fisheries biologists, mainly beginners. Must have for graduate fisheries students.
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