Fishery Science and Management

Objectives and Limitations

  • Warren S. Wooster

Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Introduction

    1. Warren S. Wooster
      Pages 1-4
  3. Critique of Assumptions in Biological Analysis

    1. Donald A. McCaughran, Richard B. Deriso, Gary Stauffer
      Pages 5-30
    2. Bernard A. Megrey, Vidar G. Wespestad, Gordon L. Swartzman
      Pages 31-74
    3. Ellen P. Pikitch, Norman J. Wilimovsky
      Pages 107-139
  4. The Decision Making Framework in Fishery Management

    1. Richard J. Marasco, Mare L. Miller, Daniel D. Huppert
      Pages 171-186
  5. National Pracfice in Fishery Management Decisions

    1. R. C. Francis, S. A. Adlerstein, R. D. Brodeur, Michael P. Sissenwine
      Pages 187-216
    2. Fukuzo Nagasaki, William F. Royce
      Pages 235-246
  6. Limits to, and Needs for, Biological Analysis

    1. Wayne M. Getz, Michael O. Bergh, James A. Wilson
      Pages 259-277
    2. Peter A. Larkin, Warren S. Wooster, Marc L. Miller
      Pages 287-294
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 331-339

About these proceedings


This volume is concerned with the role of science in fishery management. While this has traditionally been considered as largely a biological problem with clear biological objectives, close examination suggests that management decisions are largely controlled by political, social and economic considerations, biologically constrained. The biologist now has the task of reducing the uncertainties of the venture rather than determining its priorities or its allocation of benefits. The uncertainties arise in part because of lack of understanding of the ecological systems involved, the limited availability of critical information, and the unpredictability of driving forces. The volume reviews the assumptions and simplifications of fishery models, examines the decision making framework in fishery management, and compares management practices in North America, Japan, and Northern Europe. A compilation of fishery management objectives in international agreements and U.S. laws is included.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Warren S. Wooster
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Marine StudiesUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-96841-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2004-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0724-5890
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