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Sustainable Fishery Systems. Fish and Aquatic Resources

  • ID: 2176455
  • Book
  • 388 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A wide range of topics of vital importance to fisheries and their sustainability are covered in this comprehensive, interdisciplinary book. The book is divided into two parts: the first describes the various natural, human and management components of the fishery system, while the second explores recurring themes arising across fisheries, such as sustainability, resilience, uncertainty, complexity and conflict. Key approaches that are emerging as critical to sustainability are covered in depth, notably the precautionary approach, the ecosystem approach, the co–management approach, rights–based approaches and robust management.

The author, Anthony Charles, has written a clearly–presented book which will be of great value to undergraduate and graduate students across a wide range of fishery–related disciplines. The book provides an important source of reference and practical information for professionals in the academic and management sides of the fishery, as well as those in the fishing industry itself. Sustainable Fishery Systems should also be made available on the shelves of libraries in universities, research centres and government establishments world wide, wherever fishery sciences and fishery management are studied and taught.

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Series Foreword.

Preface and Acknowledgements.


Part I: The Fishery System: Structure and Dynamics.

1 Fishery Systems.

2 The Natural System.

3 The Human System.

4 The Management System: Policy and Planning.

5 Fishery Management.

6 Fishery Development.

7 Fishery Research.

8 Dynamics of the Fishery System.

9 Case Studies of Fishery Systems.

Part II: Toward Sustainable Fishery Systems.

10 Sustainability in Fishery Systems.

11 Uncertainty and the Precautionary Approach.

12 Complexity, Diversity and the Ecosystem Approach.

13 Fishery Conflicts and the Co–management Approach.

14 Rights in Fishery Systems.

15 Resilient Fishery Systems and Robust Management.

Appendix: Integrated Biosocioeconomic Analysis of Fishery Systems.



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Anthony T. Charles
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