9780632056088

Commerical Fishing : The Wider Ecological Impacts

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  • ISBN13:

    9780632056088

  • ISBN10:

    0632056088

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-05-18
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

Fishing provides food, income and employment for millions of people. However, fishing has environmental costs that threaten rare species, marine ecosystems and the sustainability of the resource.Based on the research expertise of leading scientists, Commercial fishing: the wider ecological impacts provides a lively, timely and accessible account of fishing activities and their impacts on marine habitats, biodiversity and species of conservation concern. It covers fishing methods that range from trawling in the Antarctic to fishing with dynamite in the tropics.The authors show how habitats such as the muddy sea beds of the deep sea, kelp forests and coral reefs are affected by fishing and how birds, mammals, turtles and sea snakes both suffer and benefit from fishing activities. They also look to the future, highlighting ways to make fishing gears 'environmentally friendly' and asking whether marine reserves will improve conservation.

Table of Contents

Key Points
Commercial fishing: the wider ecological impacts
Introduction
1(4)
Fishing gears and their operation
Gear selectivity
5(3)
Pelagic drifting gears
8(2)
Bottom set gears
10(1)
Pelagic mobile gears
11(1)
Bottom mobile gears
12(3)
SCUBA diving, explosives, poisons
15(2)
Effects of litter from fishing gear
`Ghost' fishing
17(1)
Ingestion of fragments of fishing gear by marine mammals, turtles and seabirds
18(1)
Vulnerability of different marine habitats
Mud
19(1)
Sand
20(1)
Gravel and mixed grounds
20(1)
Maerl
21(1)
Coral, coralligene and rocky reef habitats
22(1)
Seagrass meadows
23(2)
Kelp forests
25(1)
Sea mounts
25(1)
Relative vunerability
26(3)
Effects on non-target organisms
Sea birds
29(3)
Sea mammals
32(2)
Sea turtles
34(1)
Sea snakes
35(1)
Benthic scavengers
36(3)
Community and ecosystem responses
Community diversity
39(1)
Habitat structure
39(2)
Benthopelagic coupling
41(1)
Species interactions
41(3)
Assessing fisheries effects
44(3)
Conservation aspects and the way forward
Marine reserves
47(2)
Practical conservation measures
49(8)
Further reading
57(4)
Glossary
61(4)
Acronyms
65(1)
Addresses of contributors
66

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