Best Reference Books – Fisheries Management

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Fisheries Management subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Fisheries Management along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Fisheries Management subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Fisheries Management" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “North Atlantic Sharks Relevant to Fisheries Management: A Pocket Guide” by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

“North Atlantic Sharks Relevant to Fisheries Management: A Pocket Guide” Book Review: This book is useful for the department of Fishery Management and for students involved in fishery science. It provides information for selection of shark species in the North Atlantic. It includes various selection of species that are relevant to commercial fisheries and harmful to exploitation. Selection is done based on historical data or characteristics and number of discards. It contains the information of various species which includes different parameters. These include local names, scientific names, color, size, FAO alpha code and diagnostic features. The book provides realistic photographs and images for clear identification. It also involves discussion on methods of fishing, preservation, distribution and regulations.

2. “Intergrated Lagoon Fisheries Management: Resource Dynamics and Adaptation” by Shimpei Iwasaki and Rajib Shaw
3. “All the Fish in the Sea – Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management” by Carmel Finley

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“All the Fish in the Sea – Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management” Book Review: This book is meant for the department of Fishery Management as well as for students and professionals involved in fishery science. It focuses on describing the effect of maximum sustainable yield(MSY) as a tool of government. It includes several major factors in fishery management that has resulted in collapse of various fisheries. The book describes the history of US fishery science and its use in salmon fisheries and habitat. It demonstrates the adverse effect of management policies on fishery industries. It also includes the research and policies which relates the institutional and political framework in Europe and North America.

4. “Fishery Management” by S C Agarwal

“Fishery Management” Book Review: This book is useful for the department of Fishery Management and for students involved in fishery science. It focuses on management of fishery resources development in India. It provides study of different aspects such as economical, scientific, environmental, organizational and social. It discusses tackling the problems as well as framing the policies for development. It includes the effect of the technological development in fast growth of fisheries. It also explains the interrelation and interactions of the technological, natural and human resources among each other. The book provides visualization on development of fisheries and analysis of various consequences and constraints.

5. “Global Commodity Governance: State Responses to Sustainable Forest and Fisheries Certification” by Marcus Haward and Fred Gale

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“Global Commodity Governance: State Responses to Sustainable Forest and Fisheries Certification” Book Review: The book is meant for the department of Forestry and Fisheries as well as for the study of environmental governance. It highlights the role of state and changes required in governance of fisheries and forestry. It provides a broad and holistic approach on analysis of natural resource industries. The book describes the dynamic relationship between the governmental and non-governmental authorities. Various issues related to sustainability in fishery and forestry are also included. It also covers the policy analysis of certification and labelling evolution in fishery and forestry.

6. “Fisheries: Ecology and Management” by Roger Creed

“Fisheries: Ecology and Management” Book Review: The book is useful for the students, researchers and professors interested in the field of ecology and fishery science. It includes analysis of utilization of aquatic resources and importance of fishery in maintaining ecological balance. Application of fisheries in cultivation of species and various products is also covered. Topics like mariculture, aquaculture, risk avoidance behavior are discussed in detail. It also covers the contribution of fishery in ecological equilibrium. Some methods and procedures helpful for management and ecology are also included in this book.

7. “Fisheries Management in Japan: Its institutional features and case studies (Fish & Fisheries Series)” by Mitsutaku Makino

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“Fisheries Management in Japan: Its institutional features and case studies (Fish & Fisheries Series)” Book Review: The book is useful for research and analysis in the field of fisheries management. It provides information on the history and features of the fisheries management in Japan. It contains various case studies on tropical ecosystems, small scale coastal fisheries, offshore industrial fisheries as well as sedentary and migratory species. The book discusses the challenges in implementation of ecosystem approach in the fishery industries. It also covers the advantages and disadvantages of the Japanese fishery management. It involves discussion of environmental policies for bridging the gap between fisheries and ecosystem management. In addition, future scenarios are also presented based on some management measures and policies.

8. “Geographic Information Systems in Fisheries Management and Planning: Technical Manual (Fisheries Technical Paper)” by Gertjan De Graaf

“Geographic Information Systems in Fisheries Management and Planning: Technical Manual (Fisheries Technical Paper)” Book Review: This book is helpful for the management of fisheries and in the study of fishery science. It focuses on promoting the use of Geographic Information Systems(GIS) and remote sensing in the field of aquaculture and fisheries. It provides the knowledge of GIS software and its applications in fishery science. It encourages the use of GIS for sustainable use of natural resources. The book also covers topics some important features for management and planning in fishery science. It aims to provide information about GIS to biologists, resource managers and decision makers in developed countries.

9. “Market-Based Fisheries Management: Private fish and captains of finance (MARE Publication Series)” by Jeppe Høst

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“Market-Based Fisheries Management: Private fish and captains of finance (MARE Publication Series)” Book Review: The book is useful for the students and researchers interested in various aspects of fisheries. It includes information on privatization of the fish resources and change in the ownership. It contains the social, economic and cultural aspects as well as consequences of fisheries management. The book includes the qualitative and quantitative quota in order to understand the social value of fish. It also discusses the privatization in Denmark which is promoted as a market based system with innovative safeguards. Some of the NGOs concerned with the political conflicts are also involved. It covers discussion on future and possible solutions to overfishing in European fisheries.

10. “Reinventing Fisheries Management” by imusti

“Reinventing Fisheries Management” Book Review: The book is meant for the fishery management and fishery scientists. It includes discussion on reinvention in management and understanding the fishery department. It provides various ideas and perspectives for fishery management and fishery science. The book includes research and case studies of different universities of British Columbia, Canada and Vancouver. It covers the discussion on the need of Reinventing Fisheries Management, Ecology and Modeling. Also, the role of Social sciences and other policies involved are also described. Thus, it is an important reference for the university research establishments and policy makes in government.

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