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Fish Conservation: A Guide to Understanding and Restoring Global Aquatic Biodiversity and Fishery Resources

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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559635967
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:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
10.00 x 8.00 in

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Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » Fish

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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.
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