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Stock Identification Methods

Applications in Fishery Science

Stock Identification Methods, 2e, continues to provide 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, this valuable resource 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.

Hardbound, 588 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-397003-9


  • Foreword - Michael Sinclair


      1. Stock Identification Methods: An Overview

        Steven X. Cadrin, Lisa A. Kerr and Stefano Mariani

        2. The Unit Stock Concept: Bounded Fish and Fisheries

        Dave Secor

        3. Fishery Management Strategies for Addressing Complex Spatial Structure in Marine Fish Stocks

        Jacob P. Kritzer and Owen R. Liu

        Geographic Variation

        Life History Traits

        4. Quantitative Traits

        Mikko Heino

        5. The continuing role of life history parameters to identify stock structure

        Richard S. McBride


        6. Morphometric Landmarks

        Steven X. Cadrin

        7. Morphometric Outlines

        Christoph Stransky

        8. Analysis of growth marks in calcified structures: insights into stock structure and migration pathways

        Deirdre Brophy

        9. Meristics

        Peter D. Chase

        Environmental Signals

        10. Parasites as Biological Tags

        Ken Mackenzie and Pablo Abaunza

        11. Chemical Composition of Fish Hard Parts as a Natural Marker of Fish Stocks

        Lisa A. Kerr and Steven E. Campana

        12. Fatty Acid Profiles as Natural Marks for Stock Identification

        Otto Grahl-Nielsen

        Genetic Analyses

        13. Application of Mitochondrial DNA in Stock Identification

        Aglaia Antoniou & Antonios Magoulas

        14. The Nuclear Genome: Neutral and Adaptive Markers in Fisheries Science

        Stefano Mariani and Dorte Bekkevold

        Movement and Mixing

        15. The use of early life stages in stock identification studies

        Jonathan A. Hare and David E. Richardson

        16. Conventional and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags

        David A. Hall

        17. Acoustic and Radio Telemetry

        Greg DeCelles and Doug Zemeckis

        18. Estimation of Movement from Tagging Data

        Carl James Schwarz

        19. Telemetry Analysis of Highly Migratory Species

        Benjamin Galuardi and Chi Hin (Tim) Lam

        Interdisciplinary Analyses

        20. Sampling for Interdisiplinary Analysis

        Pablo Abaunza, A.G. Murta and Christoph Stransky

        21. Simulation Modeling as a Tool for Synthesis of Stock Identification Information

        Lisa A. Kerr and Daniel R. Goethel

        22. Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Spatial Population Structure for Definition of Fishery Management Units

        Steven X. Cadrin, Lisa A. Kerr and Stefano Mariani


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