Books

2017

Title Tropical Pinnipeds: Bio-Ecology, Threats and Conservation
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2017
Editor Juan José Alava
Publisher CRC Press and Taylor & Francis Group
Abstract Pinnipeds are a fascinating group of marine mammals that play a crucial role as apex predators and sentinels of the functioning and health of marine ecosystems. They are found in the most extreme environments from the Polar regions to the tropics. Pinnipeds are comprised of about 34 species, and of those at least 25% live permanently in tropical zones. This book reviews and updates current research on the biology, marine ecology, bio-monitoring, and conservation of tropical pinniped populations, including their behavior, anthropogenic stressors, and health. It also looks at challenges to be faced for the conservation of tropical pinnipeds, many of which are threatened species.
URL https://www.crcpress.com/Tropical-Pinnipeds-Bio-Ecology-Threats-and-Conservation/Alava/p/book/9781498741392

2016

Title Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries: A critical appraisal of catches and ecosystem impacts
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2016
Editors Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller
Publisher Island Press
URL https://islandpress.org/book/global-atlas-of-marine-fisheries

Title Socio-economic Impacts—Fisheries. In: North Sea Region Climate Change Assessment
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2016
Authors Pinnegar, J. K, Engelhard, G. H, Jones, M. C, Cheung, W. W L; Peck, M. A., Rijnsdorp, A. D., Brander, K. M.
Publisher SpringerLink
URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-39745-0_12

Title The Red Sea ecosystem and fisheries. Coral Reefs of the World 7
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2016
Editors Tesfamichael, Dawit, Daniel Pauly
Publisher Springer Verlag
Abstract This book is the first comprehensive coverage of Red Sea fisheries to inform researchers and decision makers. The Red Sea is a geologically young sea, but also an area with the oldest record of human sea food exploitation. Examining the fisheries of the Red Sea has become extremely important to understand the ecosystem and the direct human impact of fishing on Red Sea ecosystems. This volume gives extensive data on different fisheries sectors identified and described for each country bordering the Red Sea. Furthermore, its catch and specific composition is also described over the period 1950 to 2010. Combined with the ecosystem model this useful information can uniquely help managing fisheries and ecosystems of the Red Sea.
URL http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789401774338

2015

Title Economics of marine conservation
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2015
Editors Ussif Rashid Sumaila and K. I. Stergiou
Publisher Marine Ecology Progress Series - Special Issue
Volume and Number Vol. 530:177-279
URL http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v530/

Title On the Contributions of Colin Clark to Fisheries Economics
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2015
Authors Ussif Rashid Sumaila, Gordon R. Munro
Publisher Environmental and Resource Economics Special Issue
Volume and Number Volume 61, Number 1
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10640-015-9910-4

2014

Title Marine Policy: An Introduction to Governance and International Law of the Oceans
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2014
Authors Mark A. Zacharias
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This textbook provides the reader with a foundation in policy development and analysis and describes how policy, including legal mechanisms, is applied to marine environments around the world. It offers a systematic treatment of all aspects of marine policy, including environmental protection, fisheries, transportation, energy, mining and climate change
URL https://www.routledge.com/Marine-Policy-An-Introduction-to-Governance-and-International-Law-of-the/Zacharias/p/book/9780415633086

Title So long, and thanks for all the fish: the Sea Around Us, 1999-2014 – a fifteen-year retrospective
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2014
Editors Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller
Publisher Sea Around Us Report to the Pew Charitable Trusts
URL http://www.seaaroundus.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/small_SO_LONG_-_report_to_Pew-Dec-03-w-cover.pdf

Title The Ethics of Human Impacts and the Future of the Earth’s Ecosystem
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2014
Editors Daniel Pauly and a href="https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=k8hb4pIAAAAJ&hl=en" target="_blank">K. I. Stergiou
Publisher Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, Special Issue
Volume and Issue Volume 14, Issue 1
URL http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/esep/v14/n1/p1-5/

2013

Title Ecosystem Simulation Models of the Upper Gulf of California
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2013
Authors Hector Lozano-Montes, Tony Pitcher
Publisher Lambert
Abstract We humans like to define where we are going by defining where we are. This perspective represents an important problem in natural sciences because when we measure how much an ecosystem or area has changed, we generally compare it with its condition a few years ago. The risk is that each time that this is done, the baseline of our comparison may have drifted further and further away from the original starting point, impairing the true magnitude of past environmental changes. In this book, we present a multidisciplinary work to reconstruct for first time the past upper Gulf of California ecosystem (Mexico) for three key periods of time, 1900, 1940 & 2000 to determine the role of nutrients and sediments delivered by the Colorado River in the structure and function of this ecosystem. The reconstruction of the upper Gulf of California is based on mass-balance models (Ecopath with Ecosim) which include Local Environmental Knowledge from the fishing communities of this region in an attempt to quantify important losses of abundance and diversity over the past 50 years.
URL https://www.lap-publishing.com/catalog/details//store/gb/book/978-3-659-48811-5/ecosystem-simulation-models-of-the-upper-guf-of-california

Title Game Theory and Fisheries: Essays on the Tragedy of Free for All Fishing
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2013
Editors Sumaila, Ussif Rashid
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Today, there is a growing sense of urgency among fisheries scientists regarding the management of fish stocks, particularly among those who predict the imminent collapse of the fishing industry due to stock depletion. This book takes a game theoretic approach to discussing potential solutions to the problem of fish stock depletion. Acknowledging the classification of fish stocks as destructible renewable resources, these essays are concerned with the question of how much of the stock should be consumed today and how much should be left in place for the future.

The book targets both economists and students of economics who are familiar with the tools of their trade but not necessarily familiar with game theory in the context of fisheries management. Importantly, the goal is not to give a summary evaluation of the current views of the ‘appropriate’ response to immediate policy questions, but rather to describe the ways in which the problems at hand can be productively formulated and approached using game theory and couched on real world fisheries.

Game Theory and Fisheries consists of twelve previously published but updated articles in fisheries management, a number of which address a gap in the fisheries literature by modelling and analysing the exploitation of fishery resources in a two-agent fishery, in both cooperative and non-cooperative environments. The author’s work ultimately illustrates that the analysis of strategic interaction between those with access to shared fishery resources will be incomplete without the use of game theory.

URL https://www.routledge.com/Game-Theory-and-Fisheries-Essays-on-the-Tragedy-of-Free-for-All-Fishing/Sumaila/p/book/9781138224964

Title Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate: Sustainability and Economic Perspectives
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2013
Editors Noone, K.J., Sumaila, U.R., and Diaz, R.J.
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate summarizes the current state of several threats to the global oceans. What distinguishes this book most from previous works is that this book begins with a holistic, global-scale focus for the first several chapters and then provides an example of how this approach can be applied on a regional scale, for the Pacific region. Previous works usually have compiled local studies, which are essentially impossible to properly integrate to the global scale. The editors have engaged leading scientists in a number of areas, such as fisheries and marine ecosystems, ocean chemistry, marine biogeochemical cycling, oceans and climate change, and economics, to examine the threats to the oceans both individually and collectively, provide gross estimates of the economic and societal impacts of these threats, and deliver high-level recommendations.
URL https://www.elsevier.com/books/managing-ocean-environments-in-a-changing-climate/noone/978-0-12-407668-6

2012

Title The Economics and Management of World Fisheries
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2012
Authors Karen A. Bjorndal, and Gordon R. Munro
Publisher Oxford University Press
Abstract Over the past several decades there has been increasing interest in, and concern about, the economics of the world's capture fishery resources. Massive amounts of resource rent are being lost because of inadequate management and major rebuilding of fishery resources is called for. This book draws together the latest economic theory of the management of these resources, at both the national and the international levels, and highlights areas where further research is urgently required. The emphasis is on world capture fisheries, rather than fisheries of specific regions, and examples are drawn upon from both developed and developing countries. It combines economic theory and empirical testing with an examination and analysis of resource policy options, with particular emphasis on fisheries management polices at the international level, where some of the most difficult resource management problems are found. The authors maintain that capture fishery resources are properly viewed as a part of society's portfolio of natural capital assets. Consequently, a central theme of the book is that managing such resources should be viewed as asset management through time. Written by two leading authorities, this accessible textbook has been specially developed to meet the needs of students taking courses on fisheries management as well as professionals working in this area for governments and international organisations.
URL https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-economics-and-management-of-world-fisheries-9780199576753;jsessionid=7A907AF91DC3846DB9C63E3D474F484C?cc=ca&lang=en&

2011

Title Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries: A Global Perspective
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2011
Editors Christensen, Villy, and JL Maclean
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 9780521130226
Abstract Inspired by the work of the renowned fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly, this book provides a detailed overview of ecosystem-based management of fisheries. It explores the complex and interdisciplinary nature of the subject by bringing together contributions from some of the world's leading fisheries scientists, managers and conservationists. Combining both research reviews and opinion pieces, and reflecting the breadth of Pauly's influence within the field, the book illustrates the range of issues associated with the implementation of the ecosystem approach and the challenge of long-term sustainability. Topics covered include global biodiversity, the impact of human actions on marine life, the implications for economic and social systems and the role of science in communicating and shaping ocean policy to preserve resources for the future. This book provides a complete and essential overview for advanced researchers and those just entering the field.
URL http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item5738850/?site_locale=en_GB

Title Marine Conservation Ecology
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2011
Authors Roff, John, and Mark A. Zacharias
Publisher Earthscan from Routledge
ISBN 9781844078844
Abstract This major textbook provides a broad coverage of the ecological foundations of marine conservation, including the rationale, importance and practicalities of various approaches to marine conservation and management. The scope of the book encompasses an understanding of the elements of marine biodiversity - from global to local levels - threats to marine biodiversity, and the structure and function of marine environments as related to conservation issues.

The authors describe the potential approaches, initiatives and various options for conservation, from the genetic to the species, community and ecosystem levels in marine environments. They explore methods for identifying the units of conservation, and the development of defensible frameworks for marine conservation. They describe planning of ecologically integrated conservation strategies, including decision-making on size, boundaries, numbers and connectivity of protected area networks. The book also addresses relationships between fisheries and biodiversity, novel methods for conservation planning in the coastal zone and the evaluation of conservation initiatives.

URL http://www.publish.csiro.au/book/6958

Title Understanding the socio-economic characteristics and perception of poverty in artisanal fisheries of Ghana. The Case of Kpong Reservoir
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2011
Authors Asiedu, Berchie, F. K. E. Nunoo, and Ussif Rashid Sumaila
Publisher GRIN Verlag
ISBN 978-3-640-82151-8
Abstract There is a worldwide perception that large number of small-scale fishers, especially in Africa, live in poverty. We applied a mixed-methods of interview, catch assessment and observation to understand the socio-economic characteristics and perception of poverty in artisanal fisheries of Kpong Reservoir of Ghana. Specifically, we asked the following questions: What are the socio-economic characteristics of the fishing communities in terms of age, education, household sizes and fishing experience? What is the distribution of fishing costs and household expenses? What is the perception of poverty in terms of understanding, nature and causes? Results of the study show that the socio-economic characteristics of the fishers around the reservoir are quite similar.

However, they differ in terms of income and household expenditures. Dominant gears used consist of purse seine and gill nets. This study also revealed that fishers have an in-depth perception and knowledge about poverty in the fishing communities; and that it is multi-dimensional in nature other than soley from lack of income. From the study, fishers were able to identify the most vulnerable groups to poverty in the communities.

URL http://www.grin.com/en/e-book/165448/understanding-the-socio-economic-characteristics-and-perception-of-poverty

Title World fisheries: a social-ecological analysis
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2011
Editors Ommer, Rosemary, Ian R. Perry, Kevern Cochrane, and Philippe Cury
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN (print / online) 9781444334678 / 9781444392241
Abstract This exciting new book grew out of an international symposium held at FAO, Rome in July 2008, but it is not just a collection of papers from that symposium. Rather, the publication brings together work on social-ecological marine research that cuts across disciplines, identifies key common elements and approaches that promote resilience of marine social-ecological systems in the face of global changes, and points to next steps.

The book comprises contributions on conceptual issues relating to social-ecological responses in marine systems to global changes; offers illustrative case studies of specific examples of social-ecological responses in marine systems to significant environmental changes manifested locally; develops a syntheses between natural and social scientists on the topic, and points the way forward with innovative approaches to the use of science and knowledge in management, policy and advice.

World Fisheries is part of Wiley-Blackwell's prestigious Fish and Aquatic Resources Series, and encompasses chapters from many scientists at the top of their fields worldwide. Carefully drawn together and edited by four world experts in the area, World Fisheries is a landmark publication which is an essential purchase for all fisheries managers worldwide.

URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781444392241

2010

Title Fisheries Governance
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2010
Editors Chuenpagdee, Ratana, and Ussif Rashid Sumaila
Publisher Fish and Fisheries, Special Issue
Volume and Number Volume 11, Number 3
URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/faf.2010.11.issue-3/issuetoc

Title Global Fisheries Economics
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2010
Editors Sumaila, Ussif Rashid, Ragnar Arnason, and G. M. Lange
Publisher Journal of Bioeconomics, Special Edition
Volume and Number Volume 12, Number 3
URL https://link.springer.com/journal/10818/12/3/page/1

Title Mountains in the Sea
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2010
Author Staudigel, H., A. A. P. Koppers, J. W. Lavelle, Tony J. Pitcher, and T. Shank
Publisher Oceanography, Special Issue
Volume and Number Volume 23, Number 1
URL http://tos.org/oceanography/issue/volume-23-issue-01

2009

Title Game theoretic applications to environmental and natural resource problems
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2009
Editors Sumaila, Ussif Rashid, Ariel Dinar, and Jose Albiac
Publisher Environment and Development Economics, Special Issue
Volume and Number Volume 14, Number 1
Abstract Game theory has been useful as an analytical framework for assessing environmental and resource regulations and policies. The papers in this volume provide the latest methodological and applied works in game theory to a wide range of natural and environmental resource problems such as fishing, grazing, pollution, climate change, water allocation, and stochastic production processes. The findings in the papers suggest that game theory is an effective tool for the analysis of the efficient use of shared natural resources; it can be used to identify stable agreements between parties to a resource conflict, and show how non-cooperation over global public goods/bads has a high social cost tag.
URL http://journals.cambridge.org/article_S1355770X08004609

2008

Title Advances in fisheries economics: festschrift in honour of professor Gordon R. Munro
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2008
Editors Trond Bjørndal, Daniel V. Gordon, Ragnar Arnason, and Ussif Rashid Sumaila
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Abstract A true landmark publication, Advances in Fisheries Economics brings together many of the world's leading fisheries economists to authoritatively cover the many issues facing the field of fisheries economics and management today. Compiled in honour of the work and achievements of Professor Gordon Munro of the University of British Columbia, Canada, this exceptional volume of research serves as both a valuable reference tool and fitting tribute to a man whose work has shaped the discipline. Divided into four sections, the text includes coverage of:

  • Property Rights and Fisheries Management
  • Capital Theory and Natural Resources
  • Game Theory and International Fisheries
  • Applied Fisheries Economics and Management

The book is an important addition to the resources of all fisheries economists, managers, scientists and fish biologists. Libraries in universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should have copies on their shelves.

URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9780470751589
DOI 10.1002/9780470751589

Title Landing Native Fisheries: Indian Reserves and Fishing Rights in British Columbia, 1849-1925
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2008
Author Harris, Douglas C.
Publisher UBC Press
Abstract Landing Native Fisheries reveals the contradictions and consequences of an Indian land policy premised on access to fish, on one hand, and a program of fisheries management intended to open the resource to newcomers, on the other. Beginning with the first treaties signed on Vancouver Island between 1850 and 1854, Douglas Harris maps the connections between the colonial land policy and the law governing the fisheries. In so doing, Harris rewrites the history of colonial dispossession in British Columbia, offering a new and nuanced examination of the role of law in the consolidation of power within the colonial state.
URL http://www.ubcpress.ca/search/title_book.asp?BookID=5266

Title Seamounts: ecology, fisheries & conservation
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2008
Editors Pitcher, Tony J., Telmo Morato Gomes, Paul J. B. Hart, Malcolm R. Clark, Nigel Haggan, and Ricardo S. Santos
Publisher Land Economics, Special Issue
Volume Volume 12
Abstract Rationale: The ecological and oceanographic importance of seamounts for the status of marine food webs and biodiversity has only recently been recognized, yet seamounts world-wide have been so intensively exploited by fisheries that many of their biotic components have suffered serious depletion. Two especial problems are the overfishing and serial depletion of long-lived, late-maturing fishes and the destruction of coldwater corals and other benthic habitats by bottom trawling. Migratory fish and cetaceans rely on visiting seamount food webs, so that the impact of overfishing raises serious concerns. Controlling these activities is a major problem, especially since about half of all seamounts lie in international waters.

Many of the fundamental ecological processes that maintain seamount communities are poorly understood: the influences of local current patterns on recruitment to the seamount ecosystem; complex food web structure depending on advective food supplies; transient feeding by visitors like tuna and whales; and the integration of different environmental compartments stratified by depth. By bringing together international experts on seamount ecosystems and their fisheries to create a fresh synthesis, this book aims to address these issues and lead the way to an improved insight into seamount ecology and identify measures necessary to conserve their biodiversity and integrity.

URL http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405133430.html

2007

Title Recent Developments in Fisheries Economics
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2007
Editors Ussif Rashid Sumaila, Gordon R. Munro, and J. Sutinen
Publisher Land Economics, Special Issue
Volume and Number Volume 83, Number 1
URL http://le.uwpress.org/content/83/1.toc/

2006

Title Topical problems in fishery economics: an introduction
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2006
Editors Ussif Rashid Sumaila, Anthony Charles, and Gil Sylvia
Publisher Marine Resource Economics, Special Issue
Volume and Issue Volume 21, Issue 4
URL http://www.jstor.org/stable/42629519

2004

Title Fisheries Ecology and Management
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2004
Authors Walters, Carl J., and SJD Martell
Publisher Princeton University Press
ISBN 9780691115450
Abstract Quantitative modeling methods have become a central tool in the management of harvested fish populations. This book examines how these modeling methods work, why they sometimes fail, and how they might be improved by incorporating larger ecological interactions. Fisheries Ecology and Management provides a broad introduction to the concepts and quantitative models needed to successfully manage fisheries. Walters and Martell develop models that account for key ecological dynamics such as trophic interactions, food webs, multi-species dynamics, risk-avoidance behavior, habitat selection and density-dependence. They treat fisheries policy development as a two-stage process, first identifying strategies for varying harvest in relation to changes in abundance, then finding ways to implement such strategies in terms of monitoring and regulatory procedures. This book provides a general framework for developing assessment models in terms of state-observation dynamics hypotheses, and points out that most fisheries assessment failures have been due to inappropriate observation model hypotheses rather than faulty models for ecological dynamics.
URL http://press.princeton.edu/titles/7913.html

Title Namibia's Fisheries: Ecological, Economic, and Social Aspects
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2004
Author Ussif Rashid Sumaila, D. Boyer, M. Skog, and S. I. Steinshamm
Publisher Eburon Academic Publishers
URL http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/N/bo3705140.html

Title The conservation and management of shared fish stocks: legal and economic aspects
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2004
Editor Munro, Gordon R.
Publisher FAO Fisheries Technical Paper
URL http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/y5438e/y5438e00.htm

2003

Title Policies and governance structures in woodlands of Southern Africa
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2003
Editors Kowero, Godwin S., Bruce Morgan Campbell, and Ussif Rashid Sumaila
Publisher CIFOR Press
URL http://www.cifor.org/library/1408/policies-and-governance-structures-in-woodlands-of-southern-africa/

2002

Title Economics of marine protected areas
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2002
Editors Ussif Rashid Sumaila and Anthony Charles
Series Title Natural Resource Modeling, Special Issue
Volume and Number Volume 15, Number 3 and 4
URL Economics of marine protected areas

Title Social and economic aspects of protected marine areas implementation
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2002
Editors Ussif Rashid Sumaila, and Jackie Alder
Publisher Coastal Management, Special Issue
Volume and Issue Volume 30, Issue 2
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ucmg20/30/2

2001

Title Fish, Law, and Colonialism: The legal capture of salmon in British Columbia
Publication type Book
Year of Publication 2001
Editors Douglas C. Harris
Publisher University of Toronto Press
ISBN 9780802084538
Abstract An engrossing history, Fish, Law, and Colonialism recounts the human conflict over fish and fishing in British Columbia and of how that conflict was shaped by law. Pacific salmon fisheries, owned and managed by Aboriginal peoples, were transformed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by commercial and sport fisheries backed by the Canadian state and its law. Through detailed case studies of the conflicts over fish weirs on the Cowichan and Babine rivers, Douglas Harris describes the evolving legal apparatus that dispossessed Aboriginal peoples of their fisheries. Building upon themes developed in literatures on state law and local custom, and law and colonialism, he examines the contested nature of the colonial encounter on the scale of a river. In doing so, Harris reveals the many divisions both within and between government departments, local settler societies, and Aboriginal communities. Drawing on government records, statute books, case reports, newspapers, missionary papers and a secondary anthropological literature to explore the roots of the continuing conflict over the salmon fishery, Harris has produced a superb, and timely, legal and historical study of law as contested terrain in the legal capture of Aboriginal salmon fisheries in British Columbia.
URL http://www.utppublishing.com/Fish-Law-and-Colonialism-The-Legal-Capture-of-Salmon-in-British-Columbia.html