World Fisheries: A Social-Ecological Analysis

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Wiley, Jan 31, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 440 pages
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This exciting new book grew out of an international symposium heldat FAO, Rome in July 2008, but it is not just a collection ofpapers from that symposium. Rather, the publication brings togetherwork on social-ecological marine research that cuts acrossdisciplines, identifies key common elements and approaches thatpromote resilience of marine social-ecological systems in the faceof global changes, and points to next steps.

The book comprises contributions on conceptual issues relatingto social-ecological responses in marine systems to global changes;offers illustrative case studies of specific examples ofsocial-ecological responses in marine systems to significantenvironmental changes manifested locally; develops a synthesesbetween natural and social scientists on the topic, and points theway forward with innovative approaches to the use of science andknowledge in management, policy and advice.

World Fisheries is part of Wiley-Blackwell's prestigiousFish and Aquatic Resources Series, and encompasses chaptersfrom many scientists at the top of their fields worldwide.Carefully drawn together and edited by four world experts in thearea, World Fisheries is a landmark publication which is anessential purchase for all fisheries managers worldwide.

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Rosemary E. Ommer, Department of History, University ofVictoria, Canada

R. Ian Perry, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, PacificBiological Station, Nanaimo, Canada

Kevern Cochrane, United Nations Food and AgricultureOrganisation, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, Rome, Italy

Philippe Cury, Institut de Recherche pour leDéveloppement, Centre de Recherche HalieutiqueMéditerranéenne et Tropicale, IRD – IFREMER &Université Montpellier II, France

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