© 1996

Reef Fisheries

  • Nicholas V. C. Polunin
  • Callum M. Roberts

Part of the Chapman & Hall Fish and Fisheries Series book series (FIFI, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Yvonne J. Sadovy
    Pages 15-59
  3. Nicholas V. C. Polunin
    Pages 113-135
  4. Kenneth Ruddle
    Pages 137-160
  5. Simon Jennings, John M. Lock
    Pages 193-218
  6. Richard S. Appeldoorn
    Pages 219-248
  7. Kenneth Ruddle
    Pages 315-335
  8. Nicholas V. C. Polunin, Callum M. Roberts, Daniel Pauly
    Pages 361-377
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 379-477

About this book


Reef ecosystems extend throughout the tropics. Exploited by small-scale fishers, reefs supply food for millions of people, but, worldwide, there are growing worries about the productivity and current state of these ecosystems. Reef fish stocks display many features of fisheries elsewhere. However, habitat spatial complexity, biological diversity within and among species, ecosystem intricacy and variable means of exploitation make it hard to predict sustainable modes and levels of fishing.


complexity ecology ecosystem fish fisheries management reefs reproduction tropics

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas V. C. Polunin
    • 1
  • Callum M. Roberts
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Marine Sciences and Coastal ManagementUniversity of NewcastleUK
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Economics and Environmental ManagementUniversity of YorkUK

Bibliographic information

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`This book provides comprehensive coverage of the biology, conservation and explanation of reef fish and associated fisheries.'
Agro Lavoiser
`This book is a useful precis of our current knowledge of reef fisheries and their management...written in a clear and concise style...Although this book is primarily aimed at members of the scientific community, it is highly readable and suitable for all undergraduates with an interest in fisheries or fisheries management.'
Aquaculture News
`...a valuable contribution to which I will frequently refer.'