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On the Dynamics of Exploited Fish Populations

  • Raymond J. H. Beverton
  • Sidney J. Holt

Part of the Fish & Fisheries Series book series (FIFI, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-20
  2. Fundamentals of the Theory of Fishing, illustrated by Analysis of a Trawl Fishery

  3. Some Extensions of the Simple Theory of Fishing

    1. Raymond J. H. Beverton, Sidney J. Holt
      Pages 44-67
    2. Raymond J. H. Beverton, Sidney J. Holt
      Pages 67-75
    3. Raymond J. H. Beverton, Sidney J. Holt
      Pages 75-96
    4. Raymond J. H. Beverton, Sidney J. Holt
      Pages 96-135
    5. Raymond J. H. Beverton, Sidney J. Holt
      Pages 164-170
  4. Estimation of Parameters

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      Pages 178-183
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      Pages 183-244
    3. Raymond J. H. Beverton, Sidney J. Holt
      Pages 244-279
    4. Raymond J. H. Beverton, Sidney J. Holt
      Pages 279-307
  5. The use of Theoretical Models in a Study of the Dynamics and Reaction to Exploitaion of Fish Populations

    1. Raymond J. H. Beverton, Sidney J. Holt
      Pages 309-330
    2. Raymond J. H. Beverton, Sidney J. Holt
      Pages 330-370
    3. Raymond J. H. Beverton, Sidney J. Holt
      Pages 370-418
    4. Raymond J. H. Beverton, Sidney J. Holt
      Pages 419-436
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 437-538

About this book

Introduction

Among the fishes, a remarkably wide range of biological adaptations to diverse habitats has evolved. As well as living in the conventional habitats of lakes, ponds, rivers, rock pools and the open sea, fish have solved the problems of life in deserts, in the deep sea, in the cold antarctic, and in warm waters of high alkalinity or of low oxygen. Along with these adaptations, we find the most impressive specializations of morphology, physiology and behaviour. For example we can marvel at the high-speed swimming of the marlins, sailfish and warm-blooded tunas, air-breathing in catfish and lungfish, parental care in the mouth-brooding cichlids, and viviparity in many sharks and toothcarps. Moreover, fish are of considerable importance to the survival of the human species in the form of nutritious, delicious and diverse food. Rational exploitation and management of our global stocks of fishes must rely upon a detailed and precise insight of their biology. The Chapman & Hall Fish and Fisheries Series aims to present timely volumes reviewing important aspects of fish biology. Most volumes will be of interest to research workers in biology, zoology, ecology and physiology but an additional aim is for the books to be accessible to a wide spectrum of non-specialist readers ranging from undergraduates and postgraduates to those with an interest in industrial and commercial aspects of fish and fisheries.

Keywords

Adaptation fish fishing growth

Authors and affiliations

  • Raymond J. H. Beverton
    • 1
  • Sidney J. Holt
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WalesUK
  2. 2.International Fund for Animal WelfareUK

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