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Cover for The functioning of marine ecosystems: a fisheries perspective.

There is considerable evidence that environmental variability plays a major role in controlling abundance and distribution of marine populations and that fisheries alter ecosystem functioning and state. This overview documents emergent, i.e. visible to us as observers, ecosystem-level ecological...

Author(s)
Cury, P.; Shannon, L.; Shin YunneJai
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996332)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Towards ecosystem-based fisheries management.

This chapter describes the objectives of the Reykjavik Conference on Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Ecosystem, which aimed to gather and review the best available knowledge on marine ecosystem issues, identify means by which ecosystem considerations can be included in fisheries management and...

Author(s)
Sinclair, M.; Valdimarsson, G.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996332)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Responsible fisheries in the marine ecosystem.

This book addresses ecological and environmental issues associated with responsible and sustainable marine fisheries. It includes 22 chapters and has been developed from the Conference on Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Ecosystem held in Iceland in October 2001. Contents include: a global...

Author(s)
Sinclair, M.; Valdimarsson, G.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996332)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Global overview of marine fisheries.

The latest FAO review of the state of the world's marine fishery resources confirms that, from the information available, about 50% of global resources are fully exploited, 25% are overexploited and about 25% could apparently support higher exploitation rates. While the proportion of overfished...

Author(s)
Garcia, S. M.; Leiva Moreno, I. de
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996332)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Multiple uses of marine ecosystems.

The ocean is used for a very wide range of human activities, from recreation to food production to transportation. Each of these uses has the potential to affect fishery ecosystems and hence affect fisheries production, ecosystem health, stability and biodiversity. Here, impacts are categorized as...

Author(s)
Rosenberg, A. A.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996332)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Obligations to protect marine ecosystems under international conventions and other legal instruments.

Traditional approaches to fisheries management, which have been singular, species-based and nonsectoral, have failed to protect the world's fisheries resources. This has resulted in the overexploitation of fish stocks, displacement of fishing fleets and dislocation of fishing communities. The first ...

Author(s)
Aqorau, T.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996332)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Anthropogenically induced changes in the environment: effect on fisheries.

In considering 'responsible fisheries', the focus usually is on potential effects of fisheries on ecosystems and habitats (i.e. effects of fisheries on the environment). For most, the term 'responsible fisheries' implies a need for a change in fishing practices to protect or improve the state of...

Author(s)
Richardson, K.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996332)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impacts of fishing gear on marine benthic habitats.

Fishing affects seabed habitats worldwide. However, these impacts are not uniform and are affected by the spatial and temporal distribution of fishing effort, and vary with the habitat type and environment in which they occur. Different fishing methodologies vary in the degree to which they affect...

Author(s)
Kaiser, M. J.; Collie, J. S.; Hall, S. J.; Jennings, S.; Poiner, I. R.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996332)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An environmentalist's perspective on responsible fisheries: the need for holistic approaches.

The new millennium marks a time when scientific opinion and environmentalist sentiment are at last converging on the perception that the world's natural marine heritage is facing grave threats. What environmentalists have come to call the 'marine biodiversity crisis' is a pervasive and by now...

Author(s)
Agardy, T.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996332)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Modifying fishing gear to achieve ecosystem objectives.

Recent developments in navigational aids and instruments for improving the classification of bottom habitats enable the fishing industry to harvest target resources more efficiently and to reduce impacts on benthic habitats and their communities. These changes hold promise for the achievement of...

Author(s)
Valdemarsen, J. W.; Suuronen, P.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996332)
Type
Book chapter

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