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Fish Conservation offers, for the first time in a single volume, a readable reference with a global approach to marine and freshwater fish diversity and fishery resource issues. Gene Helfman brings together available knowledge on the decline and restoration of freshwater and marine fishes, providing ecologically sound answers to biodiversity declines as well as to fishery management problems at the subsistence, recreational, and commercial levels. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book:

considers the value of preserving aquatic biodiversity

offers an overview of imperiled fishes on a taxonomic and geographic basis

presents a synthesis of common characteristics of imperiled fishes and their habitats

details anthropogenic causes of decline

examines human exploitation issues

addresses ethical questions surrounding exploitation of fishes

The final chapter integrates topics and evaluates prospects for arresting declines, emphasizing the application of evolutionary and ecological principles in light of projected trends. Throughout, Helfman provides examples, explores case studies, and synthesizes available information from a broad taxonomic, habitat, and geographic range.

 

Fish Conservation summarizes the current state of knowledge about the degradation and restoration of diversity among fishes and the productivity of fishery resources, pointing out areas where progress has been made and where more needs to be done. Solutions focus on the application of ecological knowledge to solving practical problems, recognizing that effective biodiversity conservation depends on meeting human needs through management that focuses on long term sustainability and an ecosystem perspective.

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Helfman (ecology emeritus, U. of Georgia) provides both a reference and a classroom text in this combined explanation of conditions and theoretical elements of conservation and practical guide for addressing common problems at the ground level. He focuses on the fish entirely as he describes the taxonomy, geography and vulnerability of imperiled fishes, the indirect causes of decline in habitat and water and in introductions of dams, impoundments and other hydrological alterations, direct causes of decline due to fish becoming commodities in the cases of overfishing, destroyed ecostructures, coral reef fisheries, trade in live fishes, aquaculture and hatcheries, and sorting out the ethics of exploitation and intervention, including the real possibility that something humans do can actually bring back systems and species. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Fish Conservation offers, for the first time in a single volume, a readable reference with a global approach to marine and freshwater fish diversity and fishery resource issues. Gene Helfman brings together available knowledge on the decline and restoration of freshwater and marine fishes, providing ecologically sound answers to biodiversity declines as well as to fishery management problems at the subsistence, recreational, and commercial levels.

About the Author

Gene S. Helfman is emeritus professor in the Institute of Ecology and the program

in conservation ecology and sustainable development at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Table of Contents

Preface

 

PART I. Introduction

Chapter 1. Fish Biodiversity and Why It Should Matter

 

PART II. Imperiled Fishes: Taxonomy, Geography, and Vulnerability

Chapter 2. Roll Call I: A Taxonomic Perspective

Chapter 3. Roll Call II: A Geopolitical Perspective

Chapter 4. Characteristics of Vulnerable Species and Correlates of Imperilment

 

Part III. Indirect Causes of Decline: Habitat, Water, and Introductions

Chapter 5. Habitat Modification and Loss

Chapter 6. Dams, Impoundments, and Other Hydrological Alterations

Chapter 7. Degraded Water Quality

Chapter 8. Alien Species I: Case Histories, Mechanisms, and Levels of Impact

Chapter 9. Alien Species II: Understanding the Process, Minimizing the Impact

 

Part IV. Direct Causes of Decline: Fishes as Commodities

Chapter 10. Fishes Versus Fisheries I: Overfishing

Chapter 11. Fishes Versus Fisheries II: Behavior, Life History Evolution, and Ecosystems

Chapter 12. Coral Reefs, Fishes, and Fisheries: Exploitation in Fragile Ecosystems

Chapter 13. The Trade in Live Fishes

Chapter 14. The Promise of Aquaculture and Hatcheries

 

Part V. Asking Hard Questions, Sorting Out Answers

Chapter 15. The Ethics of Exploitation and Intervention: Do We Have the Right?

Chapter 16. Future Perspectives: Beyond Gloom and Doom?

 

Appendix I: Probable Fish Extinctions

Glossary

References

Subject Index

Species Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559635950
Author:
Helfman, Gene S.
Publisher:
Island Press
Author:
Festa-Bianchet, Marco
Author:
Cote, Steeve
Subject:
Fish
Subject:
Conservation
Subject:
Fishes
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
SCI070010
Subject:
Fishes - Conservation
Subject:
Biodiversity conservation
Subject:
Animals - Fish
Subject:
Oceanography-Fish
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
133 illustrations, 15 tables
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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