Introduction to the Practice of Fishery Science

Introduction to the Practice of Fishery Science

1st Edition - December 19, 1984

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  • Author: William F. Royce
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271132

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Introduction to the Practice of Fishery Science covers the role of fishery science in various social affairs. This book is divided into three parts encompassing 15 chapters. Part I is about the profession, what is embodied in a professional career and the expanding challenges to the profession, with a summary of the work of organizations that employ fishery scientists. Part II deals with the traditional sciences that apply to the aquatic environment and its organisms. This part also tackles their biology, ecology, populations, and culture. Part III presents an overall qualitative concept of the activity of fishery scientists. This part also provides a perspective on fishery problems in several major areas and the ways in which the many kinds of scientists are attacking them. This book will prove useful to fishery scientists, researchers, and students.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    I. The Challenge to Fishery Scientists

    1. Professional Careers

    1.1 Knowers and Doers

    1.2 Historical Trends

    1.3 Serving Society

    1.4 Ethical Responsibilities

    1.5 Functions of Fishery Scientists

    1.6 Role of Professional and Scientific Societies

    1.7 Career Planning Strategy


    2. Expansion of Fishery Problems

    2.1 Fish for Food

    2.2 Fishing for Fun

    2.3 Competition for Water

    2.4 Common Property Resources

    2.5 Aquaculture

    2.6 Changing Goals and Laws


    3. Work of Fishery Scientists

    3.1 Scope of Fishery Research

    3.2 Application

    3.3 Scope of Fishery Science Institutional Activities


    II. The Traditional Sciences

    4. The Aquatic Environment

    4.1 Hydrology and the Water Cycle

    4.2 Streams and Rivers

    4.3 Bottoms and Basins

    4.4 Physical Properties of Water

    4.5 Dissolved Materials

    4.6 Photosynthesis

    4.7 Circulation

    4.8 Summary: The Ocean Environment of Fish and Fishing


    5. Food Chain and Resource Organisms

    5.1 Identification and Nomenclature

    5.2 Classification

    5.3 Major Groups


    6. Biology of Aquatic Resource Organisms

    6.1 Senses

    6.2 Respiration

    6.3 Osmoregulation

    6.4 Schooling

    6.5 Food and Feeding

    6.6 Reproduction and Early Development

    6.7 Age and Growth


    7. Ecological Concepts

    7.1 Single-Species Populations

    7.2 Communities and Ecosystems

    7.3 Trophic Relationships

    7.4 Evolutionary Adaptation

    7.5 Ecology and Fishery Science


    8. Analysis of Exploited Populations

    8.1 Application of Ecological Concepts—A Chapter Summary

    8.2 An Example of the Catch Trend in a New Fishery

    8.3 Stocks and Migrations

    8.4 Collection of Basic Data

    8.5 Availability and Gear Selectivity

    8.6 Recruitment

    8.7 Stock Size

    8.8 Survival and Mortality

    8.9 Growth

    8.10 Yield Models


    9. Aquacultural Sciences

    9.1 Control of Environment

    9.2 Amenable Species

    9.3 Selective Breeding

    9.4 Nutrition

    9.5 Pathology and Medicine


    III. Application of the Sciences

    10. The Capture Fisheries

    10.1 Fishing Gear

    10.2 Statistical Perspectives on the Capture Fisheries

    10.3 Trends in Production and Use

    10.4 Fishing Systems

    10.5 Role of Fishery Scientists


    11. The Culture Fisheries

    11.1 Perspectives on the Culture Fisheries

    11.2 Major Aquacultural Systems

    11.3 Seed Production

    11.4 Health and Quality Maintenance

    11.5 Some Public Policy Issues

    11.6 Role of Fishery Scientists


    12. Food Fishery Products

    12.1 Characteristics of Fish Flesh

    12.2 Methods of Preservation

    12.3 Quality

    12.4 Marketing Strategy

    12.5 Role of Fishery Scientists


    13. Regulation of Fishing

    13.1 Origins of Public Policy

    13.2 Principles of Public Action

    13.3 Current Regulatory Objectives

    13.4 Regulatory Decisions

    13.5 Establishment of a New Fishery Regulatory Regime

    13.6 Implementation of the New Law of the Sea

    13.7 Role of Fishery Scientists


    14. Aquatic Environmental Management

    14.1 Trends in Water Use Policy

    14.2 Environmental Impact Assessment

    14.3 The Scope of Aquatic Environmental Change

    14.4 Strategy for Protection

    14.5 Environmental Improvement

    14.6 Role of Fishery Scientists


    15. Fishery Development

    15.1 Role of Government

    15.2 Perspectives on Fishery Development

    15.3 National Assistance

    15.4 International Assistance

    15.5 Project Planning and Execution

    15.6 Institutional Development

    15.7 Role of Fishery Scientists


    Appendix A. A Code of Professional Ethics

    Appendix B. Excerpts Pertaining to Fisheries from the Law of the Sea



Product details

  • No. of pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1984
  • Published: December 19, 1984
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271132

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