Fish recruitment is a key process for maintaining sustainable fish populations. In the marine environment, fish recruitment is carried out in many different ways, all of which have different life history strategies. The objective of this book is to argue for greater linkages between basic and applied research on fisheries recruitment, and assessment and management of exploited fish stocks.
Following an introductory chapter, this second edition of Fish Reproductive Biology is organized into 3 main 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
The authors collectively bring a wide range of diverse experience in areas of reproductive biology, fisheries oceanography, stock assessment, and management.
Fully updated throughout, the book will be of great interest to a wide audience. It is useful as a textbook in graduate and undergraduate courses in fisheries biology, fisheries science, and fisheries resource management and will provide vital information for fish biologists, fisheries scientists and managers.
Tore Jakobsen, Michael J. Fogarty, Bernard A. Megrey and Erlend Moksness
Part I Biology, Population Dynamics, and Recruitment
Chapter 1 Recruitment in Marine Fish Populations 11
Michael J. Fogarty and Loretta O’Brien
Chapter 2 Reproductive Dynamics 50
Dimitri A. Pavlov and Natal’ya G. Emel’yanova
Chapter 3 Recruitment Variability 98
Edward D. Houde
Chapter 4 Effects of Fishing on the Population 188
Marie-Jo¨elle Rochet and Lise Marty
Part II Information Critical to Successful Assessment and Management
Chapter 5 Egg, Larval, and Juvenile Surveys 229
Nancy C.H. Lo, Paul E. Smith, and Motomitsu Takahashi
Chapter 6 Stock Identification 252
Gavin A. Begg and Steven X. Cadrin
Chapter 7 Stock Assessment Models and Predictions of Catch and Biomass 279
John G. Pope
Chapter 8 Applied Fisheries Reproductive Biology: Contribution of Individual Reproductive Potential to Recruitment and Fisheries Management 321
Olav S. Kjesbu
Part III Incorporation of Reproductive Biology and Recruitment Considerations into Management Advice and Strategies
Chapter 9 Current Paradigms and Forms of Advice 369
Kevern L. Cochrane
Chapter 10 Management: New Approaches to Old Problems 395
Carl M. O’Brien
Chapter 11 Implementing Information on Stock Reproductive Potential in Fisheries Management: The Motivation, Challenges and Opportunities 438
C. Tara Marshall
Species Index 465
Subject Index 468
A colour plate section falls between pages 292 and 293
Michael J. Fogarty National Marine Fisheries Service, Massachusetts, USA.
Bernard A. Megrey Alaska Fisheries Center, Seattle, USA.
Erlend Moksness Flodevigen Marine Research Station, Institute of Marine Research, Norway.