Rev Fish Biol Fisheries (2007) 17:633–634 DOI 10.1007/s11160-007-9052-z BOOK REVIEW John E. Simmonds and David N. MacLennan, Fisheries Acoustics: Theory and Practice Blackwell Science, 2005, ISBN-10:0-632-05994-X, ISBN-13:978-0-632-05994-2, www.blackwellpublishing.com Debby Burwen Published online: 27 March 2007 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007 Hydroacoustic techniques are becoming widely examples and illustrations drawn from actual established as valuable ﬁsheries assessment and acoustic surveys on commercially important ﬁsh management tools. Often acoustic survey tech- species. Both strengths and limitations of acoustic niques are the only way to inventory the ocean’s assessment techniques are discussed. vast ﬁshery resources in a cost-effective manner. Although primarily written (as stated in the Hydroacoustic techniques are also being used preface) for post graduate students, professional increasingly in the riverine and lacustrine envi- scientists active in ﬁshery research, and adminis- ronments because they work in turbid waters trators concerned with ﬁshery management, this where video or visual observations are severely book will be an invaluable tool for any practi- limited. They also have advantages over other tioner or researcher requiring an understanding assessment methods (e.g. hooks, nets, traps) as of the fundamentals of ﬁsheries acoustics. Those hydroacoustic techniques are generally noninva- who are new to the ﬁeld will particularly appre-
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