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On the Dynamics of Exploited Fish Populations : Fish & Fisheries Series - R. J. H. Beverton

On the Dynamics of Exploited Fish Populations

Fish & Fisheries Series

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1993
ISBN: 9780412549601
Number Of Pages: 538

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Among the fishes, a remarkably wide range of biological adaptations to diverse habitats has evolved. As well as living in the conventional habitats of lakes, ponds, rivers, rock pools and the open sea, fish have solved the problems of life in deserts, in the deep sea, in the cold antarctic, and in warm waters of high alkalinity or of low oxygen. Along with these adaptations, we find the most impressive specializations of morphology, physiology and behaviour. For example we can marvel at the high-speed swimming of the marlins, sailfish and warm-blooded tunas, air-breathing in catfish and lungfish, parental care in the mouth-brooding cichlids, and viviparity in many sharks and toothcarps. Moreover, fish are of considerable importance to the survival of the human species in the form of nutritious, delicious and diverse food. Rational exploitation and management of our global stocks of fishes must rely upon a detailed and precise insight of their biology. The Chapman & Hall Fish and Fisheries Series aims to present timely volumes reviewing important aspects of fish biology. Most volumes will be of interest to research workers in biology, zoology, ecology and physiology but an additional aim is for the books to be accessible to a wide spectrum of non-specialist readers ranging from undergraduates and postgraduates to those with an interest in industrial and commercial aspects of fish and fisheries.

Series foreword
Fundamentals of the theory of fishing, illustrated by analysis of a trawl factoy
Introduction:- theoretical methods in the study of fishery dynamics
The basis of a theoretical model of an exploited fish population and definition of the primary factors
Mathematical representation of the four primary factors
Natural mortality
Fishing mortality
A simple model giving the annual yield in weight from a fishery in a steady state
Adaptation of the simple model to give other characteristics of the catch and population
Some extensions of the simple theory of fishing
Recruitment and egg-production
Natural mortality
Fishing mortality and effort
Growth and feeding
Spatial variation in the values of parameters; movement of fish within the exploited area
Mixed populations:- the analysis of community dynamics
Estimation of parameters
Relative fishing power of vessels and standardisation of commercial statistics of fishing effort
Estimation of the total mortality coefficient (F + M), and the maximum age, t*
Seperate estimation of fishing and natural mortality coefficients
Recruitment and egg-production
Growth and feeding
The use of theoretical models in a study of the dynamics and reaction to exploitation of fish populations
Application of population models of part one
Application of population models of part two
Principles and methods of fishery regulation
Requirements for the regulation of the North Sea Demersal fisheries
Bibliography and author index
Subject index
List of amendments compiled by the American Fisheries Society
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780412549601
ISBN-10: 0412549603
Series: Fish & Fisheries Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 538
Published: 30th June 1993
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 2.76

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