Fisheries and Aquaculture

Fisheries and Aquaculture

The Food Security of the Future

1st Edition - September 16, 2020

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  • Authors: Ágúst Einarsson, Ásta Dís Óladóttir
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128231920
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128210567

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Fisheries and Aquaculture: The Food Security of the Future takes a multidisciplinary approach in evaluating the fisheries and aquaculture sectors from the scientific and practical perspectives of industry professionals. The authors recognize the importance of looking at the industry from a value chain viewpoint, not only for food security but also for a blue economy. The book takes a unique and innovative approach to show how fisheries and aquaculture can achieve sustainability and how small fishery communities can become highly successful fishery and aquaculture communities and contribute to overall industry globalization. This is a practical and useful reference for a wide-ranging audience. It is for those who wish to make systematic efforts to develop their fisheries or aquaculture sectors, scientists and researchers, anyone in fisheries management or marine resource management, fish farmers, policy makers, leaders and regulators, operations researchers, as well as faculty and students.

Key Features

  • Presents potential solutions for more economical and sustainable fisheries development
  • Provides an overview of the fishing industry’s technology options, ranging from less-developed communities to modern high-tech communities
  • Demonstrates market principles in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, particularly demand for seafood in various parts of the world, its availability and the importance of ownership rights


Scientists and researchers, plus anyone in fisheries or marine resource management, fish farmers, policy makers, regulators, as well as faculty and students

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Fishing and fish farming
    3. Market forces and tools to analyse fisheries and aquaculture
    4. Environmental issues
    5. Fisheries Management
    6. China, the leading fishing and fish farming country of the world
    7. Developing countries
    8. Processing and related industries
    9. Sales and marketing
    10. Finances
    11. Globalisation
    12. Management
    13. Legal framework, research and some peripheral issues
    14. Summary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 374
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: September 16, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128231920
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128210567

About the Authors

Ágúst Einarsson

Dr. Einarsson, professor emeritus at Bifröst University and former professor at the University of Iceland, served as Rector of Bifröst University in Iceland and as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Iceland. He has served as a Member of the Icelandic Parliament and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Central Bank of Iceland. He was also a delegate for Iceland at the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. Dr. Einarsson has managed fish-processing and fisheries companies and various other enterprises and has served on boards of directors of numerous enterprises, associations and public entities, including the Confederation of Icelandic Employers, the Icelandic Fish Market, The Federation of Icelandic Fish-Processing Plants and various research institutes. Dr. Einarsson was a member of the Export Prize Committee of the President of Iceland. He served as chairman of the board of the Icelandic Enterprise Fund and as Vice President of the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He currently holds the position of chairman of the Advisory Committee of the National Marine and Freshwater Research Institute of Iceland. Dr. Einarsson is the author of 33 books on economics, culture and fisheries, over 50 journal articles and conference papers and over 400 shorter articles. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Siena, Stanford University, the Copenhagen Business School and New York University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Bifrost University, Reykjavik, Iceland

Ásta Dís Óladóttir

Dr. Óladóttir earned her Ph.D in international business at Copenhagen Business School. She served as the Dean of the Business School at Bifrost University. She has over 20 years of management experience in companies and institutions in different fields These include non-governmental, academic and commercial organisations. Dr. Óladóttir has served as a board member and chairman of the board of several companies and institutions in Iceland and abroad, including banks, insurance companies, investment funds, retail companies and The Icelandic Competition Authority. Dr. Óladóttir has been appointed by the Supreme Court in Iceland and the Minister of Industry and Innovation to Arbitration, has served as a member of Audit committees and as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of insurance companies, was appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs to a negotiating committee on monetary union and appointed by the Minister of Finance and Economic affairs to a committee charged with monitoring implementation of the granting of supplemental loans with Treasury guarantees by credit institutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Óladóttir serves as an associate professor and chair of undergraduate study at the faculty of business administration. She supervises and lectures the masters level course in fishing industry operations as well as other international business courses at the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Iceland.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Business Faculty, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

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