Fish Reproductive Biology: Implications for Assessment and by Tore Jakobsen, Michael J. Fogarty, Bernard A. Megrey, Erlend

By Tore Jakobsen, Michael J. Fogarty, Bernard A. Megrey, Erlend Moksness

  “The monetary value of fishes and their societal and cultural relevance supply robust incentives for large-scale, sustained reviews in their dynamics” the EditorsThe total objective of this ebook is to provide an image of the current use of data on fish reproductive biology in evaluate and administration and its capability for bettering administration of those resources. Compiled through a world workforce of authors, each one a professional of their box, this unheard of quantity is split into 3 significant sections:·         Biology, inhabitants dynamics, and recruitment·         info serious to winning review and management·         Incorporation of reproductive biology and recruitment issues into administration suggestion and strategiesIncluding over a hundred diagrams, this booklet is key examining for all fisheries scientists. Libraries in universities and examine institutions the place this topic is studied and taught must have copies on their shelves. “As one writer positioned it: the target is to facilitate a ‘dialogue among evaluation scientists and biologists.’ Readers of any distinctiveness may still settle for this problem, and this e-book is a superb source to help them.”   Fisheries, March 2010 

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2007) also predicted an increased vulnerability to high fishing mortality rates for Pacific Ocean perch off Alaska when maternal effects were properly taken into account. O’Farrell & Botsford (2006) found that if maternal effects were only important for a restricted range of younger age groups of rockfish species on the west coast of the United States, little effect on the perceived resilience of the population to harvesting would be evident. However, if maternal effects were important for a broader range of ages in the adult population, the discrepancy between the perceived and actual resilience of the population would be greater, possibly resulting in higher risk to the population.

Life-history theory predicts that increased adult mortality will select for earlier maturation (Gadgil & Bossert 1970) and that increased juvenile mortality will select for later maturation (Reznick et al. 1990). Direct evidence that size selective removals from a population can contribute to rapid evolutionary change has been examined in small-bodied fishes amenable to experimental manipulation and/or field observation (Reznick et al. 1997, Conover & Munch 2002). Reznick et al. (1997) demonstrated that size selective predation in natural populations of guppies resulted in significant evolution of life-history traits of age and size at maturity (Reznick et al.

This model arises when the mean fecundity per unit biomass decays exponentially with increasing population biomass. Ware (1980) combined this result for stock-dependent fecundity with a density-dependent mortality structure to derive his energetically-based stock–recruitment model. Rothschild & Fogarty (1989) showed that this relationship combined with a densityindependent mortality function results in a Ricker-type stock-recruitment function. A simpler power function may be appropriate in some instances to describe the relationship between total egg production and spawning biomass: E = kSh (27) where k and h are model parameters which again incorporate terms for sex ratio and mean fecundity.

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