A Fishery Manager's Guidebook

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-06-15
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Building on the first edition of this book (published by FAO in 2002) A Fishery Managers' Guidebook identifies the primary tasks in the management of capture fisheries, with particular emphasis on sustainable utilization of biological resources and demonstrates how these tasks should be undertaken in an integrated and coordinated manner to obtain the desired benefits from the available biological resources in a sustainable and responsible manner.

Author Biography

Serge Garcia is Head of the Fishery Resources Division and Kevern Cochrane is Senior Fishery Resources Oficer within the Fisheries Department of the Food and Agriculture organisation of the United Nations (FAO), in Rome, Italy.

Table of Contents

Fisheries Management
An introduction to fisheries management, discussing what is and who or what is the fishery manager
It discusses the inter-relationship between goals and objectives and management plans, measures and strategies, and examines some of the primary issues which need to be considered by the managers in executing their tasks...
The Use of Technical Measures in Responsible Fisheries: regulation of fishing gear.A. Bjordal, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway
Provides an overview of the different types of fishing gear used in fisheries and the impacts each can have on the target species, bycatch species and the rest of the ecosystem and discusses how management can regulate the use and characteristics of fishing gear...
The Use of Technical Measures in Responsible Fisheries: area and time restrictions.S. Hall, (formerly) Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Australia
Examines the role of closed areas and closed seasons in fisheries management, considering the different goals they can serve and their potential advantages and disadvantages
Consideration of a number of case studies demonstrates their use in practice...
Input and output controls: the practice of fishing effort and catch management in responsible fisheries.J. Pope, Norfolk, UK
Examines direct input (effort) and output (catch) control in fisheries and provides insight into different types of input and output control, the structures and capacity needed for their application, and some of the more common problems that can be encountered in using them
All of these management measures and strategies should be developed in order to achieve the agreed objectives for the fishery...
The Use of Scientific Information in the Design of Management Strategies.K. Cochrane, FAO Rome
This chapter describes how the fisheries manager can determine the most appropriate strategies for their objectives, with particular emphasis on the role and use of scientific and other information on the fishery and the resource it exploits...
Use Rights and Responsible Fisheries: limiting access and harvesting through rights-based management.A. Charles, Saint Mary's University, Nova Scotia, Canada
Examines the question of allocating use rights in fisheries, discussing the nature and forms of use rights and how they are implemented
It demonstrates that use rights are also a form of management measure and different systems of use rights will assist in achieving different objectives...
Partnerships in Management.E. Pinkerton, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada
Continues the emphasis on the user group or interested parties and considers the importance of involving these parties in fisheries management
It presents the different scopes and scales which such partnerships can cover and examines the benefits and problems in managing in partnership, including the conditions required for effective partnerships...
Institutional Fisheries Management
New Chapter..
Fishery Monitoring, Control and Surveillance.P. Bergh, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Namibia.S. Davies, Southern African Development Community
Introduces monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS), its core components and how these aspects can be facilitated...
Legal Aspects of Fisheries Management
New Chapter.
Design and Implementation of Management Plans.D. Die, Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, USA
Describes the importance of formulating management plans and what should be included in fisheries management plans
It examines their implementation and the need to review them periodically
It also provides some case studies of their development and role in a range of fishery types...Chapte
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