Fish Conservation: A Guide to Understanding and Restoring Global Aquatic Biodiversity and Fishery Resources (Hardback)
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Fish Conservation: A Guide to Understanding and Restoring Global Aquatic Biodiversity and Fishery Resources (Hardback)

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Hardback 608 Pages / Published: 15/07/2007
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"Fish Conservation" offers, for the first time in a single volume, a readable reference with a global approach to marine and freshwater fish diversity and fishery resource issues. Gene Helfman brings together available knowledge on the decline and restoration of freshwater and marine fishes, providing ecologically sound answers to biodiversity declines as well as to fishery management problems at the subsistence, recreational, and commercial levels. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book: considers the value of preserving aquatic biodiversity; offers an overview of imperiled fishes on a taxonomic and geographic basis; presents a synthesis of common characteristics of imperiled fishes and their habitats; details anthropogenic causes of decline; examines human exploitation issues; and, addresses ethical questions surrounding exploitation of fishes.The final chapter integrates topics and evaluates prospects for arresting declines, emphasizing the application of evolutionary and ecological principles in light of projected trends. Throughout, Helfman provides examples, explores case studies, and synthesizes available information from a broad taxonomic, habitat, and geographic range."Fish Conservation" summarizes the current state of knowledge about the degradation and restoration of diversity among fishes and the productivity of fishery resources, pointing out areas where progress has been made and where more needs to be done. Solutions focus on the application of ecological knowledge to solving practical problems, recognizing that effective biodiversity conservation depends on meeting human needs through management that focuses on long-term sustainability and an ecosystem perspective.

Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559635950
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 1406 g
Dimensions: 254 x 204 x 37 mm


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"Thorough, thought-provoking, factually deep, and conceptually wide, this is an awesome, excellent book. Fish Conservation will be one of those rare, special books constantly called upon to furnish facts and settle arguments. The author's touches and flourishes give a sense of personal warmth unusual in a reference book. Destined to be a classic."--Carl Safina, author of "Song for the Blue Ocean" and "Voyage of the Turtle "
"In Fish Conservation, Helfman provides a clear analysis of the state of the world's fish fauna and fisheries, and he takes away our excuse of ignorance for not engaging in major efforts to conserve fish abundance and diversity. This book is a benchmark for the status of fishes worldwide and should be within arm's reach of every aquatic and fisheries biologist. In years to come, it will help us answer the question, 'How well are we doing?' in fish conservation."--Peter B. Moyle, Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis

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