Synopses & Reviews
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 Systemsshould 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."Sustainable Fishery Systemsis the most comprehensive treatise I have read on the subject of fisheries systems. Readers will be hard-pressed to find a fisheries-related topic that is not at least touched upon or mentioned in passing, and many topics are treated with thoroughness." (Fish and Fisheries)
"Sustainable Fishery Systems is the most comprehensive treatise I have read on the subject of fisheries systems. Readers will be hard-pressed to find a fisheries-related topic that is not at least touched upon or mentioned in passing, and many topics are treated with thoroughness." (Fish and Fisheries)
This book provides a comprehensive attempt to adopt an integrated interdisciplinary approach to the study of fisheries. Fisheries are discussed as holistic systems, with emphasis on their structure, operation and dynamics.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -365) and index.
About the Author
Anthony Charles is a professor of Management Science and of Environmental Studies at Saint Mary's University, in Halifax, Canada. He has an extensive record of interdisciplinary research and teaching on fisheries, combined with practical experience working with fishery agencies and organisations at the local, national and international levels, in both northern and southern nations.
Table of Contents
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.