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Effects of Fishing on Non-Target Species and Habitats
Biological, Conservation and Socio-Economic Issues
by Michel J. Kaiser

Effects of Fishing on Non-Target Species and Habitats studies the ecological implications of the wider effects of fishing activities on marine organisms and their habitats.

Contents

Distribution of Fishing Effort and Physical Interaction with the Seabed

  • Spatial and Temporal Patterns in North Sea Fishing Effort
  • Physical Impact of Beam Trawls on Seabed Sediments
  • Is Bottom Trawling Partly Responsible for the Regression of Posidonia oceanica Meadows in the Mediterranean Sea?

Effects of Fishing on Benthic Fauna and Habitats

  • Fishing Mortality of Populations of Megafauna in Sandy Sediments
  • Effects of Otter Trawling on the Benthos and Environment in Muddy Sediments
  • The Effects of Scallop Dredging on Gravelly Seabed Communities
  • Impact of Scallop Dredging on Maerl Grounds

Fishing as a Source of Energy Subsides

  • The Behavioural Response of Benthic Scavengers to Otter-Trawling Disturbance in the Mediterranean
  • Food Subsidies Generated by the Beam-Trawl Fishery in the Southern North Sea
  • Impact of Trawling on Populations of the Invertebrate Scavenger
  • Seabirds and Commercial Fisheries: Population Trends of Piscivorous Seabirds Explained?

Long-Term Changes Associated With Fishing

  • Distribution of Meacrofauna in Relation to the Micro-Distribution of Trawling Effort
  • Long-Term Changes on Non-Target Fish Species
  • Impacts of Fishing on Diversity: From Pattern to Process

Conservation Methods, Issues and Implications for Biodiversity

  • Technical Modifications to Reduce the By-Catches and Impacts of Bottom-Fishing Gears
  • Fishing and Cetacean By-Catches
  • Effects of Fishing on Non-Target Species and Habitats: Identifying Key Nature Conservation Issues
  • The Need for Closed Areas as Conservation Tools
  • No-Take Zones: A Management Context

Socio-Economic Implications and Mechanisms For Reducing the Impacts of Fishing

  • Economic Incentives to Discard By-Catch in Unregulated and Individual Transferable Quotas Fisheries
  • Options for the Reduction of By-Catches of Harbour Porpoises
  • Economic and Sociocultural Priorities for Marine Conservation
  • Integrated Management: The Implications of an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management

Workshop Conclusions

  • The Implications of the Effects of Fishing on Non-Target Species and Habitats

Index

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Biological, Conservation and Socio-Economic Issues
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