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  • ISBN: 9780024039019
  • ISBN10: 0024039012

Fisheries Conservation and Management

by Michael R. Ross

  • List Price: $183.80
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publish date: 08/01/1996
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Description: 1. What Is a Fishery? What is fishery? Why conservation and management? What's ahead? 2. Aquatic Habitats. Physical and chemical characteristics of surface waters. Standing freshwater systems. Riverine habitat. The importance of riparian zones and backwater habitats to freshwater systems. Coastal habitats. 3. Life Cycles, Population Processes and Community Interactions. How adaptations arise. Life history characteristics and reproduction. Population growth. Interactions within fish communities. The manager's use of life history and community ecology information. 4. The Human Factor in Fisheries Conservation and Management. Types of fisheries resource users. Economic influences on fisheries conservation and management. Conflicts in the fisheries conservation and management process. 5. Harvesting Methods and Fisheries Resources of the United States. Harvesting methods in fisheries. Freshwater fisheries resources. Anadromous and catadromous fisheries resources. Marine fisheries resources. Aquatic resources threatened with extinction. 6. The Framework for Fisheries Conservation and Management. Origins of the management system. Conservation and management of harvested resources: Early 20th-Century initiatives. Refining the system of managing harvested resources. Protecting rare resources. Habitat-related initiatives. Where the management system stands. 7. The Use of Regulations. Early use and development of regulations. Regulating the composition and amount of harvest. Regulating effort. Regulating gears to control the species and size composition of the catch. Watershed specific regulations. The use of multiple regulations. The effectiveness of regulations in fisheries conservation and management. 8. Fisheries Supported by Hatchery Fishes. Early uses of stocking by fisheries agencies. Introduction of nonnative species. Establishing self-sustaining fish populations in new reservoirs and ponds. Supplement populations. Restoration efforts. Fisheries supported by nonreproductive stocks. Use of hybrids. Selecting strains. The future of hatcheries in fisheries management. 9. Habitat Deterioration and Loss. Habitat disruption caused by land-use activities. Modifying flow rates and water levels. Obstructing migratory pathways. Chemical pollution. Habitat quality and the future. 10. Manipulating Habitats and the Biotic Community. Modifying the structure of aquatic habitats. Manipulating the chemical environment by fertilization. Manipulating the biota of aquatic communities. The role of manipulating aquatic systems. 11. Conservation of Endangered and Threatened Resources. Principal elements of imperiled species conservation. Imperiled and extinct aquatic resources of the United States. Programs of endangered species conservation. "Why bother"and "Are we doing it right?". 12. Case Studies and Future Opportunities. Striped bass-management toward recovery. Pacific anadromous salmonids-the complexity of fisheries conservation and management. Ohio's management of Lake Erie walleye. New England groundfisheries: failure to control overfishing. Trout stream management: meeting high angling demand. The future of fisheries cons
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