Handbook of Marine Fisheries Conservation and Management

Handbook of Marine Fisheries Conservation and Management

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This handbook is the most comprehensive and interdisciplinary work on marine conservation and fisheries management ever compiled. It is the first to bridge fisheries and marine conservation issues. Its innovative ideas, detailed case studies, and governance framework provide a global special perspective over time and treat problems in the high seas, community fisheries, industrial fishing, and the many interactions between use and non-use of the oceans. Its policy
tools and ideas for overcoming the perennial problems of over fishing, habitat and biodiversity loss address the facts that many marine ecosystems are in decline and plagued by overexploitation due to unsustainable fishing practices. An outstanding feature of the book is the detailed case-studies on
conservation practice and fisheries management from around the world. These case studies are combined with 'foundation' chapters that provide an overview of the state of the marine world and innovative and far reaching perspectives about how we can move forward to face present and future challenges.

The contributors include the world's leading fisheries scientists, economists, and mangers. Ecosystem and incentive-based approaches are described and complemented by tools for cooperative, participatory solutions. Unique themes treated: fisher behavior and incentives for management beyond rights-based approaches; a synthesis of proposed 'solutions'; a framework for understanding and overcoming the critical determinants of the decline in fisheries, degradation of marine ecosystems, and poor
socio-economic performance of many fishing communities; models for innovative policy instruments; a plan of action and adoption pathways to promote sustainable fishing practices globally.

Collectively, the handbook's many valuable contributions offer a way forward to both understanding and resolving the multifaceted problems facing the world's oceans.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 784 pages
  • 187 x 259 x 41mm | 1,529g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 20 black and white halftones and 162 black and white line illustrations
  • 0195370287
  • 9780195370287
  • 2,657,699

Table of contents

OVERVIEW ; 1. Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management: At the Crossroads ; 2. Economic Trends in Global Marine Fisheries ; 3. Biodiversity, Function and Interconnectedness: A revolution in our understanding of marine ecosystems and ocean conservation ; 4. Aquaculture: Production and Markets ; 5. Gender Dimension in Fisheries Management ; 6. Governance, Science and Society: The ecosystem approach to fisheries ; 7. A Review of Fisheries Subsidies: Quantification, Impacts and Reform ; 8. World Fish Markets ; 9. Climate Change and Fisheries Management ; ECOSYSTEM CONSERVATION AND FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ; 10. Conservation of Biodiversity in Fisheries Management ; 11. Minimizing Bycatch of Sensitive Species Groups in Marine Capture Fisheries: Lessons from tuna fisheries ; 12. One Fish, Two Fish, IUU and No Fish: Unreported Fishing World-wide ; 13. Ecosystem Modeling and Fisheries Management ; 14. Conservation of the Leatherback Sea Turtle in the Pacific ; 15. Conservation of the Vaquita in the Northern Gulf of California, Mexico ; 16. Conservation of Cold Water Coral Reefs in Norway ; 17. Conservation Investments Mitigation: The California Drift Gillnet fishery and Pacific Sea Turtles ; CASE STUDIES IN GOVERNANCE ; 18. Southeast Asian Fisheries ; 19. West African Coastal Fisheries ; 20. Coastal Fisheries in India: current scenario, contradictions and community responses ; 21. Japaneses Coastal Fisheries ; 22. Property Rights in Icelandic Fisheries ; 23. Economic Instruments in the OECD Fisheries: Issues and implementation ; 24. The Chilean Experience with Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries ; 25. Australia's Commonwealth Managed Fisheries ; 26. Evolving Governance in New Zealand Fisheries ; 27. Norwegian Fisheries Management ; 28. Fisheries Management in the United Kingdom ; 29. Governance of Fisheries in the United States ; 30. Canadian Marine Fisheries Management: a case study ; 31. Italian Fisheries Management: Shared rules for a shared sea (A case of multilevel fisheries governance) ; 32. Red Sea and Gulfs Fisheries ; 33. The Challenge of Fisheries Governance Post UNFSA: the case of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission ; 34. Salmon Fisheries of British Columbia ; 35. EU Fisheries Management ; 36. International Institutions and Fisheries Governance ; POLICY INSTRUMENTS AND PERSPECTIVES ; 37. Fisheries Buybacks ; 38. Corporate Governance of Jointly-Owned Fisheries Resource Rights ; 39. Managing Small-scale Fisheries: Moving towards people-centered perspectives ; 40. Measuring and Managing Fishing Capacity ; 41. Strategic Behavior in Fisheries ; 42. Principle-agent Problems in Fisheries ; 44. Harvest Control Rules and Fisheries Management ; 45. Complexities in Fisheries Management: misperceptions and communication ; 46. Seafood Ecolabelling ; 47. Can Voluntary Programs Reduce Sea Turtle Bycatch? Insights from the Literature in Environmental Economics ; 48. Fisheries Management Science ; 49. Challenges in Marine Capture Fisheries ; 50. The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and Beyond: The Next 25 Years ; 51. The Economics of Marine Reserves with Environmental Uncertainty and Fisheries Management ; 52. Privatisation of the Oceans ; 53. Fisheries Co-Management: Improving Fisheries Governance Through Stakeholder Participation ; 54. Stakeholders Involvement in Fisheries Management in Australia and New Zealand ; 55. Managing World Tuna fisheries with Emphasis on Rights-based Management ; 56. Research Priorities for Marine Fisheries Conservation and Management
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About R. Quentin Grafton

R. Quentin Grafton is Professsor of Economics at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University. He is the author or editor of numerous books and many scholarly articles in the world's leading journals (such as Science). He currently serves as an Editor of the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics and is a former Associate Editor of Marine Resource Economics.

Ray Hilborn is Professor of Fisheries Sciences at the University of Washington. He is also a member of the Royal Society of Canada.

Dale Squires is Professor of Economics at UC San Diego/Scripps. He is a highly cited NOAA fisheries economist.

Maree Tait is the Outreach Director of the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University.

Meryl Williams is Director of the Australian Institute of Marine Science.
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