Stock Identification Methods, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123972582
  • ISBN-13: 9780123972583
  • DDC: 639.977
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 588 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Stock Identification Methods, 2e, continues to provide a comprehensive review of the various disciplines used to study the population structure of fishery resources. It represents the worldwide experience and perspectives of experts on each method, assembled through a working group of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. The book is organized to foster interdisciplinary analyses and conclusions about stock structure, a crucial topic for fishery science and management. Technological advances have promoted the development of stock identification methods in many directions, resulting in a confusing variety of approaches. Based on central tenets of population biology and management needs, this valuable resource offers a unified framework for understanding stock structure by promoting an understanding of the relative merits and sensitivities of each approach.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Stock Identification Methods: An Overview.
2: The Unit Stock Concept: Bounded Fish and Fisheries.
3: Fishery Management Strategies for Addressing Complex Spatial Structure in Marine Fish Stocks.
4: Quantitative Traits.
5: The Continuing Role of Life History Parameters to Identify Stock Structure.
6: Morphometric Landmarks.
7: Morphometric Outlines.
8: Analysis of Growth Marks in Calcified Structures: Insights into Stock Structure and Migration Pathways.
9: Meristics.
10: Parasites as Biological Tags.
11: Chemical Composition of Fish Hard Parts as a Natural Marker of Fish Stocks.
12: Fatty Acid Profiles as Natural Marks for Stock Identification.
13: Application of Mitochondrial DNA in Stock Identification.
14: The Nuclear Genome: Neutral and Adaptive Markers in Fisheries Science.
15: The Use of Early Life Stages in Stock Identification Studies.
16: Conventional and Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid) Tags.
17: Acoustic and Radio Telemetry.
18: Estimation of Movement from Tagging Data.
19: Telemetry Analysis of Highly Migratory Species.
20: Sampling for Interdisciplinary Analysis.
21: Simulation Modeling as a Tool for Synthesis of Stock Identification Information.
22: Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Spatial Population Structure for Definition of Fishery Management Units.