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Lobsters: Biology, Management, Aquaculture & Fisheries, 2nd Edition

  • Lobsters: Biology, Management, Aquaculture & Fisheries, 2nd Edition

Lobsters: Biology, Management, Aquaculture & Fisheries, 2nd Edition

Edited by Bruce Phillips

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Author: Edited by Bruce Phillips

About The Book

This expanded and fully updated Second Edition of the most comprehensive and successful book on lobsters, comprises contributions from many of the world?s experts, each providing core information for all those working in lobster biology, fisheries research and management and lobster aquaculture.

Under the editorship of Bruce Phillips, the Second Edition of Lobsters: Biology, Management, Fisheries and Aquaculture delivers exhaustive coverage of these fascinating creatures, stretching from growth and development to management and conservation. A number of chapters from the First Edition covering Growth, Reproduction, Diseases, Behaviour, Nutrition, Larval and Post-Larval Ecology and Juvenile and Adult Ecology have been replaced by new chapters including Lobsters in Ecosystems, Genetics, Translocation, Climate Change, Ecolabelling of Lobsters, Casitas and Other Artificial Shelters, Systems to maximise Economic Benefits.

These new chapters reflect changes that are occurring in lobster management and new research developments brought on by social, climatic and economic changes.
As well as information from new research output, information in each chapter is also included on individual commercial Genera, including aspects of Species and distribution, Predators and diseases, Ecology and behaviour, Aquaculture and enhancement, Harvest of wild populations and their regulations, Management and conservation. The chapter on slipper lobsters has also been expanded to include Thenus and Ibacus species which are now subject to commercial fisheries. The changes that have occurred in some lobster fisheries, the new management arrangements in place, the status of stocks and the current economic and social situation of each fishery have also been covered and discussed in great detail.

Fisheries scientists, aquaculture personnel, aquatic and invertebrate biologists, physiologists, ecologists, marine biologists and environmental biologists will all find this a vital source of reference. Libraries in universities and research establishments where biological and life sciences and fisheries and aquaculture are studied and taught will find it a valuable addition to their shelves.

Additional Information

Author Edited by Bruce Phillips
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 488 pages
ISBN 9780470671139
Publication date April 2013
Book Type Hardcover


Contributors xi

Preface xiv

Chapter 1 Lobsters as Part of Marine Ecosystems – A Review 1
Bruce F. Phillips, Richard A. Wahle and Trevor J. Ward

Chapter 2 Genetics of Wild and Captive Lobster Populations 36
W. Jason Kennington, Roy Melville-Smith and Oliver Berry

Chapter 3 Enhancement of Lobster Fisheries to Improve Yield and Value 64
Bridget S. Green, Caleb Gardner and Gro I. van der Meeren

Chapter 4 The Impact of Climate Change on Exploited Lobster Stocks 84
Nick Caputi, Simon de Lestang, Stuart Frusher and Richard A. Wahle

Chapter 5 Systems to Maximize Economic Benefits in Lobster Fisheries 113
Caleb Gardner, Sherry Larkin and Juan Carlos Seijo

Chapter 6 Lobster Ecolabelling 139
Trevor J Ward and Bruce F Phillips

Chapter 7 Essential Habitats for Panulirus Spiny Lobsters 186
Patricia Briones-Fourzán and Enrique Lozano-Álvarez

Chapter 8 Homarus 221
Richard A. Wahle, Kathleen M. Castro, Oliver Tully and J. Stanley Cobb

Chapter 9 Jasus and Sagmariasus Species 259
Andrew G. Jeffs, Caleb Gardner and Andy Cockcroft

Chapter 10 Panulirus Species 289
Bruce F. Phillips, Roy Melville-Smith Matthew C. Kay and Armando Vega-Velázquez

Chapter 11 Palinurus Species 326
Johan C. Groeneveld, Raquel Goñi and David Díaz

Chapter 12 Nephrops Species 357
Mike Bell, Ian Tuck and Helen Dobby

Chapter 13 Commercial Scyllarids 414
Ehud Spanier and Kari L. Lavalli

References 456

Chapter 14 Conclusions 467
Bruce F. Phillips

References 468

Index 471

Colour plate section between pp. 130 and 131

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