Introduction to the Practice of Fishery Science, Revised Edition

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Revised Edition

Authors: William Royce
Hardcover ISBN: 9780126009521
eBook ISBN: 9780080535036
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 29th December 1995
Page Count: 448
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Revised and updated, Royce's Introduction to the Practice of Fishery Science is a classic text. With a new chapter on aquaculture, this book provides the background for a first course in fishery science. Intentionally focused on the practical and professional requirements of careers in the management and maintenance of fisheries, this text will be useful to students as well as to established professionals.


Introductory classes in Fishery Science are the primary audience. Ichthyologists, marine biologists, environmentalists, freshwater biologists and ecologists, and land managers and policy makers involved with decisions affectingfisheries may also want a revised and up-to-date version of this text.

Table of Contents


The Challenges to Fishery Scientists: Expansion of Fishery Problems. Work of Fishery Scientists. Professional Careers.

The Traditional Sciences: The Aquatic Environment. Food Chain and Resource Organisms. Biology of Aquatic Resource Organisms. Ecological Concepts. Analysis of Exploited Populations. Aquacultural Sciences.

Application of Sciences: The Capture Fisheries. The Culture Fisheries. Food Fishery Products. Regulation of Fishing. Aquatic Environmental Management. Fishery Development and Restoration. Appendices. Chapter References. Bibliography. Subject Index.


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About the Author

William Royce

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.