Ecosystem Based Management for Marine Fisheries

Ecosystem Based Management for Marine Fisheries : An Evolving Perspective

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Showing how big-picture patterns can help overcome the failures of conventional management, this book is ideal for students, researchers and professionals involved with marine fisheries. It explores not only the current practice of the 'ecosystem approach' to fisheries management but also its critical importance to even larger perspectives. The first section gives a valuable overview of how more and more of the complexity of real-world systems is being recognized and involved in the management of fisheries around the world. The second section then demonstrates how important aspects of real-world systems, involving population dynamics, evolution and behavior, remain to be taken into account completely. This section also shows how we must change the way we think about our involvement in, and the complexity of, marine ecosystems. The final chapters consider how, with the use of carefully chosen macroecological patterns, we can take important steps towards more holistic management of marine more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 402 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 73 b/w illus. 15 tables
  • 1139037005
  • 9781139037006

Review quote

'... this book demonstrates that EA [ecosystem approaches] can be tools for greater understanding and better management of fisheries and the ecosystems that nurture them. The various chapters ... do an excellent job of pointing out, for the ecosystems they document, which component, judiciously chosen, would lead to improved fisheries management and ecosystem resilience. This approach makes the book ... an excellent compendium of case studies.' Ecologyshow more

Table of contents

Foreword Alec MacCall; Introduction Andrea Belgrano and Charles W. Fowler; Part I. Current Forms of Management: 1. Food-web and climate-related dynamics in the Baltic Sea: present and potential future applications in fish stock assessment and management Michele Casini, Christian Mollmann and Henrik OEsterblom; 2. Northwest Atlantic ecosystem based management of fisheries Jason S. Link, Alida Bundy, William J. Overholtz, Nancy Shackell, John Manderson, Daniel Duplisea, Jonathan Hare, Mariano Koen-Alonso and Kevin Friedland; 3. Alaska marine fisheries management: advancements and linkages to ecosystem research Patricia A. Livingston, Kerim Aydin, Jennifer L. Boldt, Anne B. Hollowed and Jeffrey M. Napp; 4. A pragmatic approach for ecosystem-based fisheries assessment and management: a Korean marine ranch ecosystem Chang Ik Zhang and Suam Kim; Part II. Elements of Importance to Management: 5. Unintended consequences sneak in the back door: making wise use of regulations in fisheries management Anne Maria Eikeset, Andries Richter, Florian K. Dickert, Dorothy Dankel and Nils Chr. Stenseth; 6. Population dynamic theory as an essential tool for models in fisheries Mauricio Lima; 7. Recovery of former fish productivity: philopatric behaviors put depleted stocks in an unforeseen deadlock Henrik Svedang, Massimiliano Cardinale and Carl Andre; 8. Boundary shifts: from management to engagement in complexities of ecosystems and social contexts Peter J. Taylor; 9. Civil society and ecosystem-based fisheries management: traditional roles and future opportunities Tundi Agardy; Part III. Using Patterns: 10. Science and management: matching the questions Charles W. Fowler and Larry Hobbs; 11. Sustainability, ecosystems and fishery management Charles W. Fowler and Shannon McCluskey; 12. On the path to holistic management: ecosystem-based management in marine systems Andrea Belgrano and Charles W. Fowler; Afterword Keith Brander; more

About Andrea Belgrano

Andrea Belgrano is a Senior Scientist with the Swedish Board of Fisheries' Institute of Marine Research, Lysekil, Sweden. His research deals with applying concepts of macroecology, food web dynamics and complex systems theory, mainly to marine systems and fisheries management. Charles W. Fowler is Leader of the Systemic Management Studies Program at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. His research involves producing information to guide reality-based management toward sustainable human participation in ecosystems and the more