Fisheries Overview

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This article serves to introduce the broad range of fishery-related topics covered in this online encyclopedia. The individual contributions within this theme area encompass overviews of global fisheries issues and trends, fishing practices and technology, fisheries for major taxonomic groups of fish and shellfish, exploitation of special habitats and ecosystems including coral reefs, deep-water environments and polar seas, dynamics of exploited marine systems at the population, community and ecosystem levels, the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems, fishery management practices, and the human dimension in fisheries including consideration of resource economics and social dynamics. We provide a context for interpreting developments in these areas and point to critical issues and emerging concerns in the development of more holistic ecosystem-based strategies for sustainable resource use. © 2009 Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences