• Ichiro AokiEmail author
  • Takashi Yamakawa
  • Akinori Takasuka
Part of the Fisheries Science Series book series (FISHSS)


This introductory chapter begins by describing trends in the world’s marine capture fisheries and outlines what are the unique features of fisheries resources and what are the critical issues faced in optimizing their exploitation. Adaptive strategies in response to natural variability will increasingly enable the sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources and development of effective response to optimize fisheries. Multidisciplinary monitoring for real-time information and nowcasting is required to manage fisheries resources which are inherently variable. The aim and concept of this book as well as the structure and relationship of each theme are also briefly introduced.


Fisheries resources Sustainable exploitation Uncertainty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ichiro Aoki
    • 1
    Email author
  • 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

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