Northwest Atlantic Groundfish: Perspectives on a Fishery Collapse
J. Boreman, B. S. Nakashima, J. A. Wilson, and R. L. Kendall, editors
Published by American Fisheries Society, 1997
This book brings together fisheries scientists, social scientists, and economists for a comprehensive analysis of the northwest Atlantic groundfish fisheries and their prospects.
Northwest Atlantic Groundfish: Perspectives on a Fishery Collapse lays out the environmental context of the fisheries, provides an overview of the stocks and their exploitation, and closely examines the reasons for catastrophic fishery declines. The volume also explores management options that might be used to sustain rehabilitated stocks. Options range from modification of traditional government-dominated management to industry ownership of fisheries.
In addition, the effects of ecosystem-based management and conservation reserves, changes in fishing gear design and operation, and more rigorous systems of decision making and fishery monitoring are discussed. This new book is full of ideas that are scientifically strong but written for nonscientists.
Table of Contents
Part I – The Once and Present Fishery
Chapter 1: Climate and Oceanography K. F. Drinkwater and D. B. Mountain
Chapter 2: Groundfish Stocks and the Fishing Industry S. A. Murawski, J.-J. Maguire, R. K. Mayo, and F. M. Serchuk
Chapter 3: Why Have Groundfish Stocks Declined? A. F. Sinclair and S. A. Murawski
Chapter 4: Policy Frameworks R. G. Halliday and A. T. Pinhorn
Chapter 5: Role of Local Institutions in Groundfish Policy M. Hall-Arber and A. C. Finlayson
Part II – Management Considerations for Rehabilitated Stocks
Chapter 6: Single-Species and Multispecies Management B. J. Rothschild, A. F. Sharov, and M. Lambert
Chapter 7: Ecosystem-Based Management R. W. Langton and R. L. Haedrich
Chapter 8: Fishery Reserves P. J. Auster and N. L. Shackell
Chapter 9: Fishing Gear Management J. T. DeAlteris and D. L. Morse
Chapter 10: User Rights R. E. Townsend and A. T. Charles
Chapter 11: Comanagement L. Felt, B. Neis, and B. McCay
Chapter 12: Corporate Rights R. E. Townsend
Chapter 13: Decision Analysis D. E. Lane and R. L. Stephenson