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Author Pickett, Graham D.

Title Sea bass : biology, exploitation, and conservation / Graham D. Pickett and Micheal G. Pawson
Edition First edition
Published London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1994


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Description xvi, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Series Chapman & Hall fish and fisheries series ; 12
Fish and fisheries series ; 12
Contents Series foreword / T. J. Pitcher -- 1. Nomenclature, taxonomy and morphology -- 2. Distribution and general behaviour -- 3. Diet and feeding -- 4. Early life history and causes of mortality and disease -- 5. Migrations, movements and stock identity -- 6. Growth and age -- 7. Condition and maturity patterns -- 8. The sport fisheries (a description) -- 9. The commercial fisheries (a description) -- 10. Aquaculture -- 11. Marketing, value and production -- 12. Commercial fishery assessment and evaluation -- 13. Recreational fishery evaluation -- 14. Assessment of bass populations and state of pre-recruit stock -- 15. Assessment of the impact of fishing on the fishable stock -- 16. Conservation requirements -- 17. Management of the UK bass fishery -- 18. Progress and prognosis
Summary The authors of the book, both based at the Lowestoft Laboratory and actively researching the species and its fishery, review the current state of knowledge and present the scientific background to the assessment and management of the bass in the context of inshore fisheries. The opening part of the book looks in detail at the biology, distribution, behaviour and ecology of the species, with particular reference to its conservation needs. The second part of the book covers exploitation, including aquaculture, and gives full details of the sports fisheries, commercial fisheries, assessment and economic valuation, marketing, and impact of fishing. The final part of the book describes the conservation, management and future of the bass fisheries. This book will be essential reading for fisheries workers, fish biologists and all those involved in the commercial exploitation of the species, research into its biology, or assessment and management of inshore fisheries
The sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) is a species equally important to sport anglers and commercial fishermen. Strong international markets for the bass have ensured that high prices are paid and this has led to increasing competition and the threat of over-exploitation of bass stocks
Analysis Fish Production
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-325)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-325) and index
Subject Fishery management.
Fishes -- Conservation.
Sea basses -- Ecology.
Sea basses -- Environmental aspects.
European seabass fisheries.
European seabass.
Fish culture.
Fishery management.
Fishes -- Conservation.
Sea basses -- Ecology.
Sea basses -- Environmental aspects.
Sea basses.
Author Pawson, Micheal G
LC no. 93074442
ISBN 0412400901 (acid-free paper)