Rev Fish Biol Fisheries (2008) 18:451–452 DOI 10.1007/s11160-008-9090-1 BOOK REVIEW Michael King: Review of ‘‘Fisheries Biology, Assessment and Management, Second edition’’ Blackwell Publishing Oxford, UK, 382 pp, 2007, ISBN 978-1-4051-5831-2 E. Austin Æ S. Lucey Æ D. Stormer Æ F. Juanes Received: 7 June 2008 / Accepted: 11 June 2008 / Published online: 31 July 2008 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008 Michael King’s second edition of Fisheries Biology, to establish the foundation upon which the full text is Assessment and Management, builds on the previous built. In doing so, the importance of the ecosystem in version (King 1995) by expanding the discussion of ﬁsheries management is solidiﬁed as the basis of ﬁsheries management to include the ecosystem. The subsequent chapters. The reader is also introduced to continued decline of total catches from ﬁsheries King’s high-quality illustrations and supplementary around the world, compounded by other anthropo- information boxes that add detail and enhance the genic stressors, including habitat destruction, coastal main text. development, pollution, and eutrophication have Exploited species are the focus of the second prompted the view of ﬁsheries as part of broader chapter. Life histories of commercially and recrea- marine ecosystems that need to be considered in tionally
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