The Future of Fisheries Science in North America

  • Richard J. Beamish
  • Brian J. Rothschild

Part of the Fish & Fisheries Series book series (FIFI, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Brian J. Rothschild, Richard J. Beamish
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ashleen J. Benson
    Pages 33-48
  4. Kevin Stringer, Marc Clemens, Denis Rivard
    Pages 97-111
  5. Kevin D. E. Stokesbury, Bradley P. Harris, Michael C. Marino II
    Pages 113-124
  6. Jon T. Schnute, Laura J. Richards
    Pages 125-136
  7. Randall M. Peterman
    Pages 167-184
  8. Wendy Watson-Wright, Jake Rice, Henry Lear, Barbara Adams
    Pages 275-282
  9. James Churnside, Richard Brodeur, John Horne, Patrick Adam, Kelly Benoit-Bird, Douglas C. Reese et al.
    Pages 345-356
  10. M. Elizabeth Clarke, Nick Tolimieri, Hanumant Singh
    Pages 357-372
  11. Marc Kochzius
    Pages 453-493
  12. Carrie A. Holt, William K. de la Mare
    Pages 525-535
  13. Anne Babcock Hollowed, Kevin M. Bailey
    Pages 597-619
  14. Franklin B. Schwing, William T. Peterson, Ned Cyr, Kenric E. Osgood
    Pages 621-636
  15. Dale Squires
    Pages 637-696
  16. Timothy J. Beechie, George R. Pess, Michael M. Pollock, Mary H. Ruckelshaus, Phil Roni
    Pages 697-717
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 719-736

About this book


Fisheries science in North America is changing in response to a changing climate, new technologies, an ecosystem approach to management and new thinking about the processes affecting stock and recruitment.

Authors of the 34 chapters review the science in their particular fields and use their experience to develop informed opinions about the future. Everyone associated with fish, fisheries and fisheries management will find material that will stimulate their thinking about the future. Readers will be impressed with the potential for new discoveries, but disturbed by how much needs to be done in fisheries science if we are to sustain North American fisheries in our changing climate. Officials that manage or fund fisheries science will appreciate the urgency for the new information needed for the stewardship of fish populations and their ecosystems. Research organizations may want to keep some extra copies for a future look back into the thoughts of a wide range of fisheries professionals. Fisheries science has been full of surprises with some of the surprises having major economic impacts. It is important to minimize these impacts as the demand for seafood increases and the complexities of fisheries management increase.


Ecosystem management Fisheries Fisheries management Fisheries science Population ecology biodiversity ecosystem environment environmental change population structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard J. Beamish
    • 1
  • Brian J. Rothschild
    • 2
  1. 1.Pacific Biological StationFisheries & Oceans CanadaNanaimo B.C.Canada
  2. 2.School for Marine Science and TechnologyUniversity of Massachusetts, DartmouthNew BedfordUSA

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