Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries

Edited by Villy Christensen and Jay Maclean 
Cambridge University Press  March 2011  

Paperback  342 pp  ISBN 9780521130226      £35.00
Inspired by the work of the renowned fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly, this book provides a detailed overview of ecosystem-based management of fisheries. It explores the complex and interdisciplinary nature of the subject by bringing together contributions from some of the world's leading fisheries scientists, managers and conservationists. Combining both research reviews and opinion pieces, and reflecting the breadth of Pauly's influence within the field, the book illustrates the range of issues associated with the implementation of the ecosystem approach and the challenge of long-term sustainability. Topics covered include global biodiversity, the impact of human actions on marine life, the implications for economic and social systems and the role of science in communicating and shaping ocean policy to preserve resources for the future. This book provides a complete and essential overview for advanced researchers and those just entering the field.


Foreword Lord Robert May
1. Introduction: toward ecosystem-based management of fisheries Villy Christensen

Part I. Life in the Oceans:
2. The oxygen constraint Andrew Bakun
3. Organizing and disseminating marine biodiversity information: the FishBase and SeaLifeBase story Maria L. D. Palomares and Nicolas Bailly
4. The science in FishBase Rainer Froese

Part II. Evaluating Impact on Marine Life:
5. How much fish is being extracted from the oceans and what is it worth? Reg Watson, Rashid Sumaila and Dirk Zeller
6. Fishing down the food web Konstantinos I. Stergiou and Villy Christensen
7. Aquaculture up and down the food web Roger Pullin
8. Beyond food: fish in the 21st century Jennifer Jacquet
9. The shifting baselines syndrome: perception, deception and the future of our oceans Jeremy Jackson and Jennifer Jacquet

Part III. Managing Living Resources:
10. Assessment of exploited stocks of tropical fishes: an overview John Munro
11. Ecosystem-based fisheries management in the face of climate change William W. L. Cheung, Jessica J. Meeuwig and Vicky W. Y. Lam
12. Progress in the use of ecosystem modeling for fisheries management Villy Christensen and Carl Walters

Part IV. The Human Side:
13. Science and capacity building for sustainable development in fisheries Cornelia E. Nauen and Gotthilf Hempel
14. Thinking big on small scale fisheries Ratana Chuenpagdee
15. Coastal-marine resource use in human ecological context: the scale and modes of integration Kenneth Ruddle
16. Global fisheries economic analysis Rashid Sumaila, Andrew J. Dyck, Andrés M. Cisneros-Montemayor and Reg Watson

Part V. Impacting Policy:
17. Linking conservation policy and science Joshua S. Reichert
18. Using the science Michael Hirshfield
19. The scientist as communicator Nancy Baron
20. Scenario development for decision-making Villy Christensen and Sherman Lai
21. The relationship between science and ocean policy Carl Safina and Marah J. Hardt


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