John E. Simmonds and David N. MacLennan, Fisheries Acoustics: Theory and Practice

John E. Simmonds and David N. MacLennan, Fisheries Acoustics: Theory and Practice 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, 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- Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Springer Journals

John E. Simmonds and David N. MacLennan, Fisheries Acoustics: Theory and Practice

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