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Marine Invertebrate Fisheries: Their Assessment and Management.

Mollusks, Crustaceans and Their Management

Publication of "Marine Invertebrate Fisheries, Their Assessment & Management" has been announced by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Ave., New York, NY 10158. The editor is John F. Caddy, a senior fishery resource officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome. The book presents case studies and review chapters in two parts, for crustaceans and for mollusks, coelenterates, and echinoderms, with altogether 31 contributions by more than 40 authorities in their respective fields.

In sum, the volume presents the current practices in the assessment and management of the various natural or wild" stocks of marine invertebrates. In addition, methods of assessing and managing various finfish stocks are examined for their application to certain invertebrate resources.

The first set of case studies relate to shrimps, prawns, and krill-evaluating potential resources and ecological concerns with Antarctic krill; management of brown shrimp, Crangon crangon, in Dutch coastal waters; northern shrimp, Pandalus borealis, fisheries in the northwest Atlantic; research and management of U.S. Gulf penaeid shrimp fisheries by Edward F. Klima; and resource assessment and management perspectives of the penaeid prawn fisheries of Western Australia.

Additional case studies are given for lobsters and crabs-the southwestern Nova Scotia-Bay of Fundy lobster fishery, Western Australia rock lobster fishery, modeling the Norway lobster component of the Irish Sea multi-species fishery, managing the cyclic U.S. Pacific Coast Dungeness crab fishery by Richard D. Methot, the Florida stone crab fishery (in which only claws are harvested), British Isles crab fisheries and management, and the Northwest Atlantic snow crab fisheries. Special reviews are presented on coastal penaeid shrimp fisheries management, performance and selectivity of trap fisheries for crustaceans, population biology of decapods, and effort limitation in the Australian rock lobster fisheries.

For mollusks and other invertebrates, case studies are given for the California abalone by Mia Tegner; the Caribbean's queen conch; the impacts of the precious shell harvest and trade on conservation of rare or fragile resources; traditional management practices in the Chesapeake Bay oyster fishery; mechanized shellfish harvesting and its management in the offshore clam fishery of the eastern United States by Steven A. Murawski and Fredric M. Serchuk; hydraulic dredging of clam resources in the Adriatic Sea; Mutsu Bay scallop culture, stock enhancement, and resource management; giant clam fisheries and stock enhancement; management of the Saharan trawl fishery for cephalopods; population assessment, management, and fishery forecasting for Todarodes pacificus; Pacific and Mediterranean precious coral fisheries, and world echinoderm fisheries. Review chapters cover population dynamics and assessment of scallops, especially the sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus; recent developments in research and management of wild stocks of bivalves and gastropods, and forecasting yield and abundance of exploited invertebrates by Michael J. Fogarty.

Indexed, the 752-page hardbound volume presents a great deal of well documented important information and sound reviews that would be useful to a broad audience, including invertebrate culturists, managers, and scientists. Cost is $79.95.
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Publication:Marine Fisheries Review
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Date:Mar 22, 1989
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