Edited by Caleb T. Hasler, Jack G. Imhof, Nicholas E. Mandrak, and Steven J. Cooke
588 pages, hard cover
List price: $89.00
AFS Member price: 62.30
Item Number: 55087C
Published June 2023
Canada is surrounded by three oceans and home to more freshwater lakes and rivers than can be reasonably counted. It is therefore not surprising that Canada has a plethora of freshwater fisheries and a long history of use and innovative strategies for managing them.
This book is designed to follow a logical arc beginning with an overview of the Canadian landscape and the zoogeography and status of freshwater fish populations. Next, the book brings together reports on fisheries from across Canada—either at the provincial or regional scale (as dictated largely by ecoregion; e.g., the North, the Laurentian Great Lakes). Then, a number of issues and threats are presented that are useful in revealing the challenges and opportunities that exist for ensuring that freshwater fish populations are healthy and vibrant. We conclude with some reflective contributions, including short essays from some legendary fisheries professionals in Canada as well as a forward-looking piece by some early-career fisheries professionals. Taken together, this book will serve as a resource for those interested in learning about the past, present, and future of freshwater fishes and fisheries in Canada.
2 Freshwater Fisheries Resources and Management: Canadian Contexts (Steven J. Cooke, Rowshyra A Castañeda, Andrea J. Reid, Alexander Duncan, Caleb T. Hasler, Jacob Brownscombe, Andrew Howarth, Morgan L. Piczak, Steven J. Kerr, Michael L. Jones, John M. Casselman, Jack G. Imhof, and Nicholas E. Mandrak)
3 Management Regimes for Freshwater Fisheries: the Fisheries Act and the Management of Threats to Freshwater Fisheries (Bronwyn E. Keatley, Anne M. Phelps, Amanda K. Winegardner, and Nicholas A. Winfield)
5 Status and Management of Freshwater Fisheries Resources in Western Canada (Alberta and British Columbia) (Brett T. van Poorten, Michael G. Sullivan, Theresa Godin, Eric Parkinson, Trevor D. Davies, and John R. Post)
7 Status and Management of Fisheries Resources in Manitoba and Saskatchewan (William G. Franzin, Christopher L. Dunn, Geoffrey M. Klein, Jeffrey M. Long, Chelsey E. Lumb, Jennifer J. Merkowsky, Matthew R. Tyree, Caleb T. Hasler, and Douglas A. Watkinson)
9 Status and Management of Freshwater and Diadromous Fisheries in Québec (Pierre Dumont, Frédéric Lecomte, Michel Legault, Martin Arvisais, Yves Paradis, Julien April, Guy Verreault, and Pierre Magnan)
20 Perspectives on the Future of Freshwater Fisheries Science, Management, and Policy in Canada (Michael R. Donaldson, Shannon Landovskis, Gabrielle S. Deveau, Erika J. Eliason, Ken M. Jeffries, Mark S. Poesch, D. Andrew R. Drake, Douglas C. Braun, Vivian M. Nguyen, Graham D. Raby, Robert J. Lennox, Heidi Swanson, Brett Favaro, Shannon D. Bower, Nick W. Lapointe, Caleb T. Hasler, and Steven J. Cooke)