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Geographic Information Systems in Fisheries

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William L. Fisher and Frank J. Rahel, editors

276 pages, hardbound

Published by American Fisheries Society

Publication date: February 2004

Summary

Geographic Information Systems in Fisheries was developed to summarize a growing body of information on applications of geographic information systems (GIS) in fisheries research and management. It is the first book of its kind that provides examples of GIS applications for all components of a fishery (i.e., organisms, habitats, and people), in both freshwater and marine environments. The book is intended for use by fisheries students and professionals alike.

This book is written as a reference for fisheries scientists who are interested in using GIS as a tool for solving fisheries management problems. The book introduces ways GIS can be applied to fisheries, identifies challenges associated with using GIS in aquatic environments, reviews fisheries applications of GIS in freshwater (streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs) and marine (nearshore and offshore) environments and in aquaculture, examines GIS as a tool for fisheries decision making, and concludes with the future of GIS in fisheries.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Symbols and Abbreviations

1. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems in Fisheries Frank J. Rahel

2. Challenges of Using Geographic Information Systems in Aquatic Environments Geoff J. Meaden

3. Geographic Information Systems Applications in Stream and River Fisheries William L. Fisher and Frank J. Rahel

4. Geographic Information Systems Applications in Reservoir Fisheries Craig P. Paukert and James M. Long

5. Geographic Information Systems Applications in Lake Fisheries Carolyn N. Bakelaar, Peter Brunette, Paul M. Cooley, Susan E. Doka, E. Scott Millard, Charles K. Minns, and Heather A. Morrison

6. Geographic Information Systems Applications in Aquaculture James McDaid Kapetsky

7. Geographic Information Systems Applications in Coastal Marine Fisheries Timothy A. Battista and Mark E. Monaco

8. Geographic Information Systems Applications in Offshore Marine Fisheries Anthony J. Booth and Brent Wood

9. Geographic Information Systems in Marine Fisheries Science and Decision Making Kevin St. Martin

10. Future of Geographic Information Systems in Fisheries William L. Fisher

Index