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Vanishing Fish - Shifting Baselines and the Future of Global Fisheries (Hardcover): Daniel Pauly Vanishing Fish - Shifting Baselines and the Future of Global Fisheries (Hardcover)
Daniel Pauly; Foreword by Jennifer Jacquet
R535 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R145 (27%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

"Daniel Pauly is a friend whose work has inspired me for years." --Ted Danson, actor, ocean activist, and co-author of Oceana "This wonderfully personal and accessible book by the world's greatest living fisheries biologist summarizes and expands on the causes of collapse and the essential actions that will be required to rebuild fish stocks for future generations." --Dr. Jeremy Jackson, ocean scientist and author of Breakpoint The world's fisheries are in crisis. Their catches are declining, and the stocks of key species, such as cod and bluefin tuna, are but a small fraction of their previous abundance, while others have been overfished almost to extinction. The oceans are depleted and the commercial fishing industry increasingly depends on subsidies to remain afloat. In these essays, award-winning biologist Dr. Daniel Pauly offers a thought-provoking look at the state of today's global fisheries--and a radical way to turn it around. Starting with the rapid expansion that followed World War II, he traces the arc of the fishing industry's ensuing demise, offering insights into how and why it has failed. With clear, convincing prose, Dr. Pauly draws on decades of research to provide an up-to-date assessment of ocean health and an analysis of the issues that have contributed to the current crisis, including globalization, massive underreporting of catch, and the phenomenon of "shifting baselines," in which, over time, important knowledge is lost about the state of the natural world. Finally, Vanishing Fish provides practical recommendations for a way forward--a vision of a vibrant future where small-scale fisheries can supply the majority of the world's fish.

Goods and Services of Marine Bivalves (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Aad C. Smaal, Joao G. Ferreira, Jon Grant, Jens K. Petersen,... Goods and Services of Marine Bivalves (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Aad C. Smaal, Joao G. Ferreira, Jon Grant, Jens K. Petersen, Oivind Strand
R1,174 R965 Discovery Miles 9 650 Save R209 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The aim of this open access book is to review and analyse the goods and services of bivalve shellfish. How they are defined, what determines the ecological functions that are the basis for the goods and services, what controversies in the use of goods and services exist, and what is needed for sustainable exploitation of bivalves from the perspective of the various stakeholders. The book is focused on the goods and services, and not on impacts of shellfish aquaculture on the benthic environment, or on threats like biotoxins; neither is it a shellfish culture handbook although it can be used in evaluating shellfish culture. The reviews and analysis are based on case studies that exemplify the concept, and show the strengths and weaknesses of the current applications. The multi-authored reviews cover ecological, economic and social aspects of bivalve goods and services. The book provides new insights for scientists, students, shellfish producers, policy advisors, nature conservationists and decision makers. This book is open access under the CC BY license.

The European Landing Obligation - Reducing Discards in Complex, Multi-Species and Multi-Jurisdictional Fisheries (Hardcover,... The European Landing Obligation - Reducing Discards in Complex, Multi-Species and Multi-Jurisdictional Fisheries (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Sven Sebastian Uhlmann, Clara Ulrich, Steven J. Kennelly
R1,154 R945 Discovery Miles 9 450 Save R209 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This open access book provides a comprehensive examination of the European Landing Obligation policy from many relevant perspectives. It includes evaluations of its impacts at economical, socio-cultural, ecological and institutional levels. It also discusses the feasibility and benefits of several potential mitigation strategies. The book was timely published, exactly at the time where the Landing Obligation was planned to be fully implemented. This book is of significant interest to all stakeholders involved, but also to the general public of Europe and to other jurisdictions throughout the world that are also searching for ways to deal with by-catch and discard issues.

The Life of the Lakes - A Guide to the Great Lakes Fishery (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Brandon C. Schroeder, Dan M.... The Life of the Lakes - A Guide to the Great Lakes Fishery (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Brandon C. Schroeder, Dan M. O'Keefe, Shari L. Dann
R367 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R89 (24%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

One of the Great Lakes region's most precious natural resources is its fishery, with its intricate web of aquatic life, the environments it inhabits, and the people who use and enjoy these areas. The Great Lakes fishery supports not only an important commercial fishing industry but also tourism in eight different states and two countries, attracting millions of recreational fishers each year. As valuable as the fishery is, it is equally fragile. Since the 1950s, state, provincial, and federal agencies have coordinated efforts to manage the fishery and protect it from a range of threats, from the spread of invasive species to nutrient pollution to habitat destruction. Now in its fourth edition, Life of the Lakes examines the complex portrait of the Great Lakes fishery, including the history of the fishery's exploitation and management, the current health of the Lakes, and the outlook for the future. Featuring more graphics, photos, and illustrations than ever, all printed in full color, the new edition of this engaging book is a perfect resource for general readers, teachers, and students looking for an easy-to-follow guide to the Great Lakes fishery. This book is published in collaboration with Michigan Sea Grant (www.michiganseagrant.org), a cooperative program of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

Herring Tales - How the Silver Darlings Shaped Human Taste and History (Paperback): Donald S. Murray Herring Tales - How the Silver Darlings Shaped Human Taste and History (Paperback)
Donald S. Murray 1
R232 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R53 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Scots like to smoke or salt them. The Dutch love them raw. Swedes look on with relish as they open bulging, foul-smelling cans to find them curdling within. Jamaicans prefer them with a dash of chilli pepper. Germans and the English enjoy their taste best when accompanied by pickle's bite and brine. Throughout the long centuries men have fished around their coastlines and beyond, the herring has done much to shape both human taste and history. Men have co-operated and come into conflict over its shoals, setting out in boats to catch them, straying, too, from their home ports to bring full nets to shore. Women have also often been at the centre of the industry, gutting and salting the catch when the annual harvest had taken place, knitting, too, the garments fishermen wore to protect them from the ocean's chill. Following a journey from the western edge of Norway to the east of England, from Shetland and the Outer Hebrides to the fishing ports of the Baltic coast of Germany and the Netherlands, culminating in a visit to Iceland's Herring Era Museum, Donald S. Murray has stitched together tales of the fish that was of central importance to the lives of our ancestors, noting how both it - and those involved in their capture - were celebrated in the art, literature, craft, music and folklore of life in northern Europe. Blending together politics, science, history, religious and commercial life, Donald contemplates, too, the possibility of restoring the silver darlings of legend to these shores.

Catching Thunder - The True Story of the World's Longest Sea Chase (Paperback): Eskil Engdal, Kjetil Saeter Catching Thunder - The True Story of the World's Longest Sea Chase (Paperback)
Eskil Engdal, Kjetil Saeter
R310 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R57 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

December, 2014: In the forbidding waters off Antarctica, Captain Hammarstedt of the Bob Barker embarks on a voyage unlike any seen before. Across ten thousand miles of hazardous seas, Hammerstedt's crew will relentlessly pursue the Thunder - an infamous illegal fishing ship - for what will become the longest chase in maritime history. Wanted by Interpol, the Thunder has for years evaded justice: accumulating millions in profits, hunting endangered species and ruthlessly destroying ocean habitats. The authors follow this incredible expedition from the beginning. But even as seasoned journalists, they cannot anticipate what the chase will uncover, as the wake of the Thunder leads them to trail of criminal kingpins, rampant corruption, modern slavery and an international community content to turn a blind eye. Very soon, catching Thunder becomes more than a chase but a pursuit of the truth itself and a symbolic race to preserve the well-being of our planet. A Scandinavian bestseller, Catching Thunder is a remarkable true story of courage and perseverance, and a wake-up call to act against the destruction of our environments.

Making Fishery Agreements Work - Post-Agreement Bargaining in the Barents Sea (Paperback): Geir Honneland Making Fishery Agreements Work - Post-Agreement Bargaining in the Barents Sea (Paperback)
Geir Honneland
R494 Discovery Miles 4 940 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Why do people obey the law? And why do states abide by their international commitments? These are among the questions raised in this important book. The setting is the Barents Sea, home to some of the most productive fishing grounds on the planet, including the world's largest cod stock. Norway and Russia manage these fish resources together, in what appears to be a successful exception to the rule of failed fisheries management: stocks are in good shape, institutional cooperation is expanding and takes place in a constructive atmosphere. The author argues that post-agreement bargaining helps activate norms and establish standard operating procedure that furthers precautionary fisheries management. The Barents Sea fishery is seen as one of the best-managed international fisheries in the world, and the book specifically enquires into the lessons to be learnt from the Norwegian-Russian partnership. It will therefore prove to be of invaluable interest to practitioners, scholars and policy-makers working in the field of fisheries management and environmental agreements.

Transnational Environmental Governance - The Emergence and Effects of the Certification of Forests and Fisheries (Paperback):... Transnational Environmental Governance - The Emergence and Effects of the Certification of Forests and Fisheries (Paperback)
Lars H. Gulbrandsen
R623 Discovery Miles 6 230 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In recent years a wide range of non-state certification programs have emerged to address environmental and social problems associated with the extraction of natural resources. This book provides a general analytical framework for assessing the emergence and effectiveness of voluntary certification programs. It focuses on certification in the forest and fisheries sectors, as initiatives in these sectors are among the most advanced cases of non-state standard setting and governance in the environmental realm. Paying particular attention to the Forest Stewardship Council and the Marine Stewardship Council, the author examines how certification initiatives emerged, the politics that underlie their development, their ability to influence producer and consumer behavior, and the broader consequences of their formation and spread. The analysis of the certification of forests and fisheries offers a wealth of insights from which to better understand the capacity of non-state governance programs to ameliorate global environmental problems. Containing a detailed review of the direct effects and broader consequences of forest and fisheries certification, this book will be warmly welcomed by scholars of environmental politics and corporate social responsibility, as well as practitioners involved in non-state certification programs throughout the world.

Making Fishery Agreements Work - Post-Agreement Bargaining in the Barents Sea (Hardcover): Geir Honneland Making Fishery Agreements Work - Post-Agreement Bargaining in the Barents Sea (Hardcover)
Geir Honneland
R1,710 Discovery Miles 17 100 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Why do people obey the law? And why do states abide by their international commitments? These are among the questions raised in this important book. The setting is the Barents Sea, home to some of the most productive fishing grounds on the planet, including the world's largest cod stock. Norway and Russia manage these fish resources together, in what appears to be a successful exception to the rule of failed fisheries management: stocks are in good shape, institutional cooperation is expanding and takes place in a constructive atmosphere. The author argues that post-agreement bargaining helps activate norms and establish standard operating procedure that furthers precautionary fisheries management. The Barents Sea fishery is seen as one of the best-managed international fisheries in the world, and the book specifically enquires into the lessons to be learnt from the Norwegian-Russian partnership. It will therefore prove to be of invaluable interest to practitioners, scholars and policy-makers working in the field of fisheries management and environmental agreements.

North Foreland to The Tweed The Fishing Industry Through Time (Paperback): Mike Smylie North Foreland to The Tweed The Fishing Industry Through Time (Paperback)
Mike Smylie
R346 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R61 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since Britain joined the European Economic Community in the mid-1970s, the fishing industry along our coasts has been under pressure from overfishing. Mike Smylie takes us on a tour of England's North Sea coast, taking the reader to harbours that you could once walk over on the hundreds of fishing boats, and to east coast beaches and rivers that boasted their own fishing fleets. Each area of the coast had its unique boats, built for local conditions, as well as methods of catching the fish. From North Foreland on Kent's Isle of Thanet to the River Tweed, Mike Smylie shows us the fishermen and women on shore and at sea, their boats, and the harbours, and tells us of the methods used to catch fish. He also documents the changes in and decline of the industry, from the times when it employed hundreds of thousands of working people.

Hartland Point to North Foreland The Fishing Industry Through Time (Paperback): Mike Smylie Hartland Point to North Foreland The Fishing Industry Through Time (Paperback)
Mike Smylie
R346 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R61 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since Britain joined the European Economic Community in the mid-1970s, the fishing industry along our coasts has been under pressure from overfishing. Mike Smylie takes us on a tour of England's south coast, taking us to harbours that you could once walk over on the hundreds of fishing boats to coastal inlets where the herring once shoaled. Each area of the coast had its unique boats, built for local conditions, as well as methods of catching the fish. Mike Smylie, shows us the fishermen and women on shore and at sea, their boats, the harbours and tells us of the methods used to catch the fish. He also documents the changes and the decline of the industry, from the times when it once employed hundreds of thousands. Covering the South Coast and English Channel, Mike Smylie brings the pilchard and herring industries to life, as well as looking at the unique fishing boats to be found in Kent and Sussex.

Ancestors in the Arctic - a Photographic History of Dundee Whaling (Hardcover): Malcolm Archibald Ancestors in the Arctic - a Photographic History of Dundee Whaling (Hardcover)
Malcolm Archibald
R370 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R82 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For over 160 years, Dundee sent ships to the Arctic to hunt the whales. It was a brutal, dangerous business but one which was vital to the economy of the city. As well as providing baleen or whalebone, the whaling ships brought home skins for the leather industry and oil that was essential for the scores of jute mills and factories. Ships built in Dundee became famous as possibly the best vessels for polar exploration of their time and Dundee seamen were sought for their experience and skill. The McManus Museum in Dundee holds a whaling collection that is recognised as being of national importance. One of the most significant parts of the collection is the images of whaling ships, whaling men and the Inuit of the Arctic. This book shows some of the most evocative images, together with explanatory text. There is also a brief introduction that explains the importance of the collection and the whaling industry to Dundee.

Trawlerman - Life at the Helm of the Toughest Job in Britain (Paperback): Jimmy Buchan Trawlerman - Life at the Helm of the Toughest Job in Britain (Paperback)
Jimmy Buchan 1
R231 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R39 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

TRAWLERMAN is the memoir of Jimmy Buchan - skipper of the Amity II, a fishing vessel based in Peterhead, Europe's largest fishing port. Jimmy's story is one of incredible highs and lows. It's a life that has been lived on the very crest of danger and despair, a career of thirty years that has seen other skippers fall by the wayside, undone by a declining industry, or worse, lost to the unforgiving North Sea. By turns gripping, comic and nostalgic, this tale of Britain's most dangerous job, carried out by Britain's most famous skipper, is guaranteed to mesmerize.

The Solway Firth to Hartland Point The Fishing Industry Through Time (Paperback): Mike Smylie The Solway Firth to Hartland Point The Fishing Industry Through Time (Paperback)
Mike Smylie
R346 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R61 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The fishing industry has always been important to Britain. From the deepsea trawlers to the traditional craft that sailed around the coast, the harbours of the West Coast, Irish Sea and Bristol Channel were once full of craft, large and small, which employed men and women in their thousands. The third volume of Mike Smylie's Fishing Industry Through Time covers from the Solway Firth all the way to Hartland Point in Devon. Fishing was not just about the boats involved but also the people and Mike Smylie gives an insight into the lives of those who worked the boats, who repaired the nets and who gutted and sold the fish. From the mighty trawling port of Fleetwood to salmon fishing on the River Dee, from herring to prawns and cockles, he gives us a rare insight into an almost-lost industry that once employed huge numbers.

Transnational Environmental Governance - The Emergence and Effects of the Certification of Forests and Fisheries (Hardcover):... Transnational Environmental Governance - The Emergence and Effects of the Certification of Forests and Fisheries (Hardcover)
Lars H. Gulbrandsen
R1,857 Discovery Miles 18 570 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In recent years a wide range of non-state certification programs have emerged to address environmental and social problems associated with the extraction of natural resources. This book provides a general analytical framework for assessing the emergence and effectiveness of voluntary certification programs. It focuses on certification in the forest and fisheries sectors, as initiatives in these sectors are among the most advanced cases of non-state standard setting and governance in the environmental realm. Paying particular attention to the Forest Stewardship Council and the Marine Stewardship Council, the author examines how certification initiatives emerged, the politics that underlie their development, their ability to influence producer and consumer behavior, and the broader consequences of their formation and spread. The analysis of the certification of forests and fisheries offers a wealth of insights from which to better understand the capacity of non-state governance programs to ameliorate global environmental problems. Containing a detailed review of the direct effects and broader consequences of forest and fisheries certification, this book will be warmly welcomed by scholars of environmental politics and corporate social responsibility, as well as practitioners involved in non-state certification programs throughout the world.

Moonlighting - Tales and Misadventures of a Working Life with Eels (Hardcover): Michael Brown Moonlighting - Tales and Misadventures of a Working Life with Eels (Hardcover)
Michael Brown
R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Climate Change and the Economics of the World's Fisheries - Examples of Small Pelagic Stocks (Hardcover, illustrated... Climate Change and the Economics of the World's Fisheries - Examples of Small Pelagic Stocks (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Rognvaldur Hannesson, Manuel Barange, Samuel F Herrick
R2,405 Discovery Miles 24 050 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

To date, research on the economic implications of climate change on fisheries has been both limited and fragmented. The contributors to this volume remedy the lack of attention by investigating the economic consequences of pelagic fish fluctuations in the recent past in order to understand how to adapt and respond to future climate changes. Small pelagic fish constitute approximately 30 per cent of the world's fish catch, have a global distribution, and are characterized by dramatic fluctuations in response to ocean climate. Despite this, countries adjust to changes in fish abundance, regardless of the cause, at variable time scales. These adjustments are often uncoordinated. The contributors address these concerns in chapters that cover a range of topics including: historical fluctuations of Atlanto-Scandian herring, management adaptations to climate regime shifts, differential consequences of pelagic fishery collapses in Southeast Asia, and the globalized nature of fishmeal markets. The case studies are complementary and yet self-standing, highlighting the need for a more coordinated assessment of impacts, and calling for more focused research. Students and scholars of climate change and environmental and resource economics will find this cohesive volume an instructive and enlightening resource. Policymakers and those in the fisheries management community will find the case studies and analyses useful in determining future goals and responses.

Whaling Diplomacy - Defining Issues in International Environmental Law (Hardcover): Alexander Gillespie Whaling Diplomacy - Defining Issues in International Environmental Law (Hardcover)
Alexander Gillespie
R3,429 Discovery Miles 34 290 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Whaling Diplomacy is the only book that addresses all of the substantive issues relating to the conservation of whales through the International Whaling Commission (IWC). It covers the law, policy, science and philosophy at the heart of each element of the debate, discussing how it has developed, the current problems that beset it and what is necessary for the future. Together, all of the issues involved in whaling form a single crucible through which the future of conservation in international environmental law is being debated. The intensity of this debate, despite being at the forefront of international environmental problems for over three decades has not dissipated, as ultimately, the clash of values, science and law within whaling diplomacy is one of the key front lines for international conservation in the 21st century. Studying the contemporary developments in international environmental law and policy, this book therefore is not just about whales, but also how related debates are being reflected in other forums. Students of law, politics, environmental economics and philosophy will find this book of great value for it's cutting-edge relevance over the three disciplines. Policymakers will also find it of interest for the insight into one of the most controversial conservation debates of our time.

Shingu - A Study of a Japanese Fishing Community (Hardcover): Arne Kalland Shingu - A Study of a Japanese Fishing Community (Hardcover)
Arne Kalland
R2,518 Discovery Miles 25 180 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From being an important centre which attracted a large number of merchants during the feudal period, Shingu, on the northern shores of Kyushu is today a suburb of Fukuoka City. Fishing is a slowly-dying occupation and this volume analyses how the fishermen adjust to changing circumstances. Although Japan is the largest fishing nation in the world, when originally published this book was the first to be published in English which focussed on the composition and role performance of the crews and larger net-groups. This analysis has been set in an historical perspective, showing how the vertical structures during the Tokugawa period have changed to more egalitarian structures where much energy is spent to hinder the development of any new hierarchy.

Shrimp Farming and Mangrove Loss in Thailand (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Edward B. Barbier, Suthawan Sathirathai Shrimp Farming and Mangrove Loss in Thailand (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Edward B. Barbier, Suthawan Sathirathai
R2,409 Discovery Miles 24 090 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In many tropical countries, mangrove forests are a crucial component of coastal resources. Nowhere is this more evident than in Thailand where their continued destruction due to shrimp farm expansion is impacting upon forestry, fisheries and the quality of the coastal environment. In addition to the environmental damage caused, mangrove loss is also a serious social problem. Many people live and work among the mangrove forests and the destruction of the resources and ecological functions these forests provide affect the economic livelihoods and cultural heritage of many communities. Against these losses must be weighed the considerable commercial and foreign exchange benefits of shrimp aquaculture and production, which is a major export industry in Thailand. Through in-depth case studies of local communities in four distinct coastal areas in Southern Thailand, the authors are able to assess objectively the underlying economic causes, and consequences, of mangrove deforestation due to the expansion of shrimp farms. Economists, ecologists, sociologists and coastal management specialists will all welcome this unique inter-disciplinary appraisal of the ecological, economic and social implications of shrimp farm expansion and mangrove conversion. It will also be of particular value to international and national policymakers concerned with coastal management in tropical countries.

A High Low Tide - The Revival of a Southern Oyster (Hardcover): Andre Joseph Gallant A High Low Tide - The Revival of a Southern Oyster (Hardcover)
Andre Joseph Gallant; Edited by (consulting) Rinne Allen
R598 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R162 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Oysters are a narrative food: in each shuck and slurp, an eater tastes the place where the animal was raised. But that's just the beginning. Andre Joseph Gallant uses the bivalve as a jumping of point to tell the story of a changing southeastern coast, the bounty within its waters, and what the future may hold for the area and its fishers. With A High Low Tide he places Georgia, as well as the South, in the national conversation about aquaculture, addressing its potential as well as its challenges. The Georgia oyster industry dominated in the field of oysters for canning until it was slowed by environmental and economic shifts. To build it back and to make the Georgia oyster competitive on the national stage, a bit of scientific cosmetic work must be done, performed through aquaculture. The business of oyster farming combines physical labor and science, creating an atmosphere where disparate groups must work together to ensure its future. Employing months of field research in coastal waters and countless hours interviewing scholars and fishermen, Gallant documents both the hiccups and the successes that occur when university researchers work alongside blue-collar laborers on a shared obsession. The dawn of aquaculture in Georgia promises a sea change in the livelihoods of wild-harvest shellfishermen, should they choose to adapt to new methods. Gallant documents how these traditional harvesters are affected by innovation and uncertain tides and asks how threatened they really are.

The Workboats of Core Sound - Stories and Photographs of a Changing World (Hardcover, New edition): Lawrence S. Earley The Workboats of Core Sound - Stories and Photographs of a Changing World (Hardcover, New edition)
Lawrence S. Earley
R677 R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Save R145 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Along the wide waters of eastern North Carolina, the people of many scattered villages separated by creeks, marshes, and rivers depend on shallow-water boats, both for their livelihoods as fishermen and to maintain connections with one another and with the rest of the world. As Lawrence S. Earley discovered, each workboat has stories to tell, of boatbuilders and fishermen, and of family members and past events associated with these boats. The rich history of these hand-built wooden fishing boats, the people who work them, and the communities they serve lies at the heart of Earley's evocative new book of essays, interviews, and photographs. In conversations with the region's fishermen and boatbuilders, the author finds webs of decades-old social history and realizes that workboats are critical in maintaining a community's memories and its very sense of identity. Including nearly 100 of Earley's own striking duotones, this richly illustrated book brings to life the world of a fishing culture threatened by local and global forces. |Along the wide waters of eastern North Carolina, the people of many scattered villages separated by creeks, marshes, and rivers depend on shallow-water boats, both for their livelihoods as fishermen and to maintain connections with one another and with the rest of the world. As Lawrence S. Earley discovered, each workboat has stories to tell, of boatbuilders and fishermen, and of family members and past events associated with these boats. The rich history of these hand-built wooden fishing boats, the people who work them, and the communities they serve lies at the heart of Earley's evocative new book of essays, interviews, and photographs.

Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation - Interaction and Co-evolution (Hardcover): Serge M. Garcia, Jake... Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation - Interaction and Co-evolution (Hardcover)
Serge M. Garcia, Jake Rice, Anthony Charles
R3,437 R2,413 Discovery Miles 24 130 Save R1,024 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation explores governance of the world s oceans with a focus on the impacts of two inter-connected but historically separate streams of governance: one for fisheries, the other for biodiversity conservation. Chapters, most co-authored by leading experts from both streams, investigate the interaction of these governance streams from ecological, economic, social and legal perspectives, with emphasis on policies, institutions processes, and outcomes on scales from the global to the local community, and with coverage of a range of themes and regions of the world. The book opens with chapters setting the historical context for the two marine governance streams, and framing the book s exploration of whether, as the streams increasingly interact, there will be merger or collision, convergence or co-evolution. The concluding chapter synthesizes the insights from throughout the book, relative to the questions posed in the opening chapters. It also draws conclusions about future needs and directions in the governance of marine fisheries and biodiversity, vital to the future of the world s oceans. With cutting edge chapters written by many leading international experts in fisheries management and biodiversity conservation, and edited by three leading figures in this crucially important subject, Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation is an essential purchase for fisheries scientists, economists, resource managers and policymakers, and all those working in fields of biodiversity conservation, marine ecology, and coastal livelihoods. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where environmental and/or marine studies, conservation, ocean policy and law, biological and life sciences, and fisheries management are studied and taught, should have copies of this most important book.

The Diversity of Fishes - Biology, Evolution, and Ecology (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Gene S. Helfman, Bruce B. Collette, Douglas... The Diversity of Fishes - Biology, Evolution, and Ecology (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Gene S. Helfman, Bruce B. Collette, Douglas E Facey, Brian W. Bowen
R1,454 R1,059 Discovery Miles 10 590 Save R395 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The second edition of "The Diversity of Fishes" represents a major revision of the world's most widely adopted ichthyology textbook. Expanded and updated, the second edition is illustrated throughout with striking color photographs depicting the spectacular evolutionary adaptations of the most ecologically and taxonomically diverse vertebrate group. The text incorporates the latest advances in the biology of fishes, covering taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, biogeography, ecology, and behavior. A new chapter on genetics and molecular ecology of fishes has been added, and conservation is emphasized throughout. Hundreds of new and redrawn illustrations augment readable text, and every chapter has been revised to reflect the discoveries and greater understanding achieved during the past decade. Written by a team of internationally-recognized authorities, the first edition of "The Diversity of Fishes" was received with enthusiasm and praise, and incorporated into ichthyology and fish biology classes around the globe, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The second edition is a substantial update of an already classic reference and text.

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Aquaculture in China - Success Stories and Modern Trends (Hardcover): Jian-Fang Gui, Qisheng Tang, Zhongjie Li, Jiashou Liu,... Aquaculture in China - Success Stories and Modern Trends (Hardcover)
Jian-Fang Gui, Qisheng Tang, Zhongjie Li, Jiashou Liu, Sena S. De Silva
R4,567 R3,203 Discovery Miles 32 030 Save R1,364 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

? Aquaculture in China documents success stories in Chinese aquaculture, and describes both modern trends and future directions to promote a wider discussion around successful aquaculture experience. ? The contents of the book will be the result of a collaborative arrangement between the Worldwide Fund for Nature, The China (Wuhan) Institute of Hydrobiology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and private sector groups involved in servicing the aquaculture sector in China as well as overseas. ? Globally China is the leading aquaculture producer and by far the dominant aquaculture player. ? China has one of the longest continuous histories of aquaculture and it is in the midst of very rapid development changes that offer a variety of new and potentially intriguing insights for the future development of aquaculture. ? Given the rapid development of China and its future population projections, China offers an important window on fish value chain thinking. It is expected that given the enormous and rapidly changing demand for fish products, globally and in China that a more detailed understanding of the past, present and future role of aquaculture in China, will offer important thinking on trends related to future food security in China, in the rest of Asia and the world. ? China is a country undergoing rapid change and therefore offers important future directions on change processes more generally related to aquaculture development and food. Given its large demand for fish and its rapidly expanding economic development, there are a variety of related resource system issues, competing production systems , and the correlated ecosystem stresses, in which China can provide important potential sets of lessons learned and indicators of change that may have learning potential for the rest of the world. ? Chinese aquaculture offers a wide variety of important case material both in terms of species and culture systems (e.g. multitrophic systems thinking such as the traditional integrated fish farming system) with novel production systems in both marine, brackish and freshwater areas, which until now has been little known and or publicised outside China ? China also has a wide climate and ecosystem variation both east-west and north-south (tropical to cold temperate) which offers a wide variety of climate and ecotypes and a variety of new and evolving governance and management systems ? Strong government support and interest in food security linked to aquaculture as part of its changing global role together with a rapidly strengthening science capability

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