Fishing grounds: Defining a new era for American fisheries management

Fishing grounds: Defining a new era for American fisheries management Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 11: 169, 2002. 169 Book review Fishing grounds: Defining a new era for American fisheries management The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics such as inshore salmon, coastal crab, and oyster and the Environment, Island Press, Washington, DC fisheries, the heavy emphasis on MSFCMA tended to ISBN: 1-55963-803-6 Soft cover, 241pp. ignore similar plights in other fisheries. Lastly, there is very little mention of the ecological role of habitat, There is no doubt that many American commercial National Marine Fisheries Service’s responsibility to marine fisheries are in trouble, as are others around the protect habitat, or the fact that none of the existing world. This book admirably reviews the recent history, fishery management plans have met the requirements explores the various biological, social, economic, and of the National Environmental Policy Act. political constraints to achieving sustainability, and Those drawbacks aside, this book is a significant then offers a variety of suggestions and recommenda- contribution to the recovery process for American tions under which marine fisheries could once again marine fisheries. It should be required reading for flourish. A very thorough discussion of the Magnuson- all students of American fisheries science, espe- Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

Fishing grounds: Defining a new era for American fisheries management

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