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Introduction to the Fishery Sciences - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126009507, 9781483271620

Introduction to the Fishery Sciences

1st Edition

Author: William F. Royce
eBook ISBN: 9781483271620
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 362
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Introduction to the Fishery Sciences provides a broad introduction into the study of aquatic organisms and ecology of fisheries and some of the legal, social, and political aspects of their use. The book is intended to be used by students and those who want to broaden their knowledge on the science of fishery. The text provides discussions on a wide range of topics such as trends in foodfish production; managing of fishery aquatic environment; identification and classification of fishery resources; and fishery resource management. Limnologists, freshwater biologists, ecologists, fisheries managers, and students in fisheries science will find the book a good reference material.

Table of Contents



1 The Challenge to Fishery Scientists

1.1 Recent Trends in Foodfish Production

1.2 The Need for Food

1.3 The Need for Outdoor Recreation

1.4 Common Property Resources

1.5 Conservation

1.6 The Tasks of Fishery Scientists

1.7 Organization of This Book


2 The Aquatic Environment

2.1 Hydrology and the Water Cycle

2.2 Bottoms and Basins

2.3 Physical Properties of Water

2.4 Dissolved Materials

2.5 Photosynthesis

2.6 Circulation

2.7 Summary—The Environment of Fish and Fishing


3 Food Chain and Resource Organisms

3.1 Identification and Nomenclature

3.2 Classification

3.3 Major Groups


4 Biology of Aquatic Resource Organisms

4.1 Senses

4.2 Respiration

4.3 Osmoregulation

4.4 Schooling

4.5 Food and Feeding

4.6 Reproduction and Early Development

4.7 Age and Growth

4.8 Toxins and Diseases from Aquatic Resources


5 Basic Ecology

5.1 Single-Species Populations

5.2 Communities and Ecosystems

5.3 Material and Energy Flow

5.4 Production and Yield


6 Analysis of Exploited Populations

6.1 Effects of Fishing

6.2 Stocks and Migrations

6.3 Collection of Basic Data

6.4 Availability and Gear Selectivity

6.5 Recruitment

6.6 Stock Size

6.7 Survival and Mortality

6.8 Growth

6.9 Yield Models


7 Aquacultural Science

7.1 Control of Environment

7.2 Amenable Species

7.3 Selective Breeding

7.4 Nutrition

7.5 Diseases and Their Control


8 Fisheries and Their Methods

8.1 History of Food Fisheries

8.2 Recent Trends in Production

8.3 Modem Fishing Systems

8.4 Preservation and Processing

8.5 Consumption and Distribution

8.6 Recreational Fishing

8.7 Private Aquaculture

8.8 Public Aquaculture


9 Fishery Resource Management

9.1 Functions of Fishery Resource Agencies

9.2 Origins of Public Policy

9.3 Objectives and Methods of Management

9.4 Economic Problems of Fishery Management

9.5 Conflicts with Other Uses of Water

9.6 The International Law of Fisheries

9.7 Special Problems of Fishery Development


Subject Index


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