Restocking and Stock Enhancement of Marine Invertebrate Fisheries

Edited by

  • Johann Bell, WorldFisher Center, Penang, Malaysia
  • P. Rothlisberg, CSIRO Marine Research, Cleveland, Australia
  • J. Munro, WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia
  • N. Loneragan, CSIRO Marine Research, Cleveland, Australia
  • W. Nash, WorldFish Center, Penang, Malaysia
  • R. Ward, CSIRO Marine Research, Tasmania, Australia
  • N. Andrew, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand

Many of the world’s fisheries are in trouble - they no longer yield the catches, and potential profits, they once did. The habitats that support fisheries have been damaged by pollution and other irresponsible use of coastal land. Destructive fishing methods like trawling and blast fishing have also changed fish habitats resulting in support of fewer fish.The authors draw on more than 1000 scientific papers covering 11 groups/species of marine invertebrates. From this large literature, they distill 20 lessons for assessing and guiding the use of restocking and stock enhancement in the management of invertebrate fisheries.
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Fisheries Scientists, Fisheries Managers, Marine Conservationists, and the Aquaculture Industry


Book information

  • Published: December 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-026149-9

Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Restocking Initiatives2.1 Giant Clams2.2 Topshell2.3 Sea Cucumbers3. Stock Enhancement Initiatives3.1 Scallops3.2 Other Bivalves3.3 Abalone 3.4 Queen Conch 3.5 Shrimps3.6 Spiny Lobsters3.7 Lobsters 3.8 Sea Urchins 4. Overview and Progress Towards a Responsible Approach4.1 Restocking Initiatives4.2 Stock Enhancement Initiatives5. Lessons Learned5.1 Lessons for Restocking5.2 Lessons for Stock Enhancement5.3 Lessons for both Restocking and Stock Enhancement6. Management of Restocking and StockEnhancement6.1 Information to Evaluate the Need for Restocking6.2 Management of Restocking6.3 Information to Evaluate the Need for StockEnhancement6.4 Management of Stock Enhancement6.5 Measures to Optimize Social and Financial Benefits of Restocking and Stock Enhancement6.6 Independent Assessments 7. Other Important Considerations for all Initiatives7.1 Measuring Success7.2 Genetic Considerations7.3 Disease risks7.4 Other Environmental ImpactsConclusions8.1 Achievements8.2 The Responsible Approach8.3 The Way Forward8.4 Future Research 8.5 Summary RemarksAcknowledgementsReferencesAppendix