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Fish conservation : a guide to understanding and restoring global aquatic biodiversity and fishery resources

Author: Gene S Helfman
Publisher: Washington : Island Press, ©2007.
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A reference with a global approach to marine and freshwater fish diversity and fishery resource issues. It brings together information on the decline and restoration of freshwater and marine fishes,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Helfman, Gene S.
Fish conservation.
Washington : Island Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007001842
(OCoLC)80180254
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gene S Helfman
ISBN: 9781435664029 1435664027
OCLC Number: 247032741
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 584 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: pt. I. Introduction --
ch. 1. Fish biodiversity and why it should matter --
pt. II. Imperiled fishes : taxonomy, geography, and vulnerability --
ch. 2. Roll call I : a taxonomic perspective --
ch. 3. Roll call II : a geopolitical perspective --
ch. 4. Characteristics of vulnerable species and correlates of imperilment --
pt. III. Indirect causes of decline : habitat, water, and introductions --
ch. 5. Habitat modification and loss --
ch. 6. Dams, impoundments, and other hydrological alterations --
ch. 7. Degraded water quality --
ch. 8. Alien species I : case histories, mechanisms, and levels of impact --
ch. 9. Alien species II : understanding the process, minimizing the impact --
pt. IV. Direct causes of decline : fishes as commodities --
ch. 10. Fishes versus fisheries I : overfishing --
ch. 11. Fishes versus fisheries II : behavior, life history evolution, and ecosystems --
ch. 12. Coral reefs, fishes, and fisheries : exploitation in fragile ecosystems --
ch. 13. The trade in live fishes --
ch. 14. The promise of aquaculture and hatcheries --
pt. V. Asking hard questions, sorting out answers --
ch. 15. The ethics of exploitation and intervention : do we have the right? --
ch. 16. Future perspectives : beyond gloom and doom? --
Appendix. Probable fish extinctions.
Responsibility: Gene S. Helfman.

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