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Stock Identification Methods

Applications in Fishery Science

Stock Identification Methods provides a comprehensive review of the various disciplines used to study the population structure of fishery resources. It represents the worldwide experience and perspectives of experts on each method, assembled through a working group of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. The book is organized to foster interdisciplinary analyses and conclusions about stock structure, a crucial topic for fishery science and management. Technological advances have promoted the development of stock identification methods in many directions, resulting in a confusing variety of approaches. Based on central tenets of population biology and management needs, Stock Identification Methods offers a unified framework for understanding stock structure by promoting an understanding of the relative merits and sensitivities of each approach.

Fishery scientists and managers; students studying fish biology and related aquatic sciences.


Published: September 2004

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-154351-8


  • IntroductionLife History TraitsNatural Marks-Morphological AnalysesNatural Marks-Environmental SignalsNatural Marks-Genetic AnalysesApplied MarksStock Identification Data AnalysisApplication of Stock Identification Data in Resource Management


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