Fisheries Management of Mexican and Central American Estuaries

  • Felipe Amezcua
  • Brian Bellgraph

Part of the Estuaries of the World book series (EOTW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Physicochemical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Guadalupe de la Lanza-Espino, Salvador Hernández-Pulido, Norma Sánchez-Santillán, José Luis Carbajal-Pérez
      Pages 31-38
    3. Omar Calvario-Martínez, Carlos H. Lechuga-Devéze, Miguel A. Sánchez-Rodríguez
      Pages 51-66
  3. Ecological Considerations

  4. Socioeconomic Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Peggy J. Turk-Boyer, Hem Nalini Morzaria-Luna, Iván Martinez-Tovar, Caroline Downton-Hoffmann, Adrian Munguia-Vega
      Pages 125-154
    3. Peggy J. Turk-Boyer, Hiram Peña-Bonilla, Hem Nalini Morzaria-Luna, Paloma A. Valdivia-Jiménez, Hitandehui Tovar-Vázquez, Alejandro Castillo-López
      Pages 183-206
  5. Luc Fargier, Hans J. Hartmann, Helena Molina-Ureña
    Pages E1-E3
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-213

About this book


The tropical estuarine systems of Mexico and Central America are an important part of the region´s coastlines; for example Mexico alone possesses more than 770 thousand hectares of mangroves, as well as the largest estuarine mangrove complex on the American Pacific (Marismas Nacionales), yet is one of the poorest studied areas in the world. This is the first book that deals extensively with fisheries management issues in this region from physical-chemistry, ecological and socioeconomic views, providing an understanding on the function and the effects of human activities on these areas, with works undertaken by local scientist.


Mexican estuaries

Editors and affiliations

  • Felipe Amezcua
    • 1
  • Brian Bellgraph
    • 2
  1. 1.Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México Inst. de Ciencias del Mar y LimnologíaMazatlánMexico
  2. 2.EcologyPacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichlandUSA

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