Fish Population Dynamics, Monitoring, and Management

Sustainable Fisheries in the Eternal Ocean

  • Ichiro Aoki
  • Takashi Yamakawa
  • Akinori Takasuka

Part of the Fisheries Science Series book series (FISHSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ichiro Aoki, Takashi Yamakawa, Akinori Takasuka
    Pages 1-11
  3. Dynamics of Fish Stocks in Marine Ecosystems

  4. Monitoring Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Ichiro Aoki
      Pages 107-109
    3. Kazushi Miyashita
      Pages 139-157
    4. Kazuhiko Hiramatsu
      Pages 159-176
  5. Management Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Takashi Yamakawa
      Pages 179-181
    3. Seiji Ohshimo, Takashi Yamakawa
      Pages 183-206
    4. Hiroshi Okamura, Momoko Ichinokawa, Osamu Komori
      Pages 207-225
  6. Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Takashi Yamakawa, Ichiro Aoki, Akinori Takasuka
      Pages 229-245

About this book


This book explores how we can solve the urgent problem of optimizing the use of variable, uncertain but finite fisheries resources while maintaining sustainability from a marine-ecosystem conservation perspective. It offers readers a broad understanding of the current methods and theory for sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources, and introduces recent findings and technological developments. The book is divided into three parts: Part I discusses fish stock dynamics, and illustrates how ecological processes affecting life cycles and biological interactions in marine environments lead to fish stock variability in space and time in major fish groups; small pelagic fish, demersal fish and large predatory fish. These insights shed light on the mechanisms underlying the variability in fish stocks and form the essential biological basis for fisheries management. Part II addresses the technologies and systems that monitor changes in fisheries resources and marine ecosystems using two approaches: fishery-dependent and fishery-independent data. It also describes acoustic surveys and biological sampling, as well as stock assessment methods. Part III examines management models for effectively assessing the natural variability in fisheries resources. The authors explore ways of determining the allowable catch in response to changes in stock abundance and how to incorporate ecological processes and monitoring procedures into management models. This book offers readers a broad understanding of sustainable exploitation as well as insights into fisheries management for the next generation.


Sustainability Recruitment Ecosystem monitoring Ecosystem model Stock variability Fisheries management Regime shift Stock assessment Acoustic survey Harvest control rules Management strategy evaluation Fisheries biology Species alteration Marine ecosystem Biological sampling

Editors and affiliations

  • Ichiro Aoki
    • 1
  • Takashi Yamakawa
    • 2
  • Akinori Takasuka
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Agricultural and Life SciencesThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Japan Fisheries Research and Education AgencyNational Research Institute of Fisheries ScienceYokohamaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan KK and the Japanese Society of Fisheries Science 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-56619-9
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-56621-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-0470
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-0489
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