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Brief Introduction to Fisheries
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Brief Introduction to Fisheries (Paperback)

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This book offers an introduction to aquaculture sciences and fisheries, discussing the concepts and basic characteristics of fisheries, fishery resources and the related industries, as well as the status of fisheries in various countries around the globe. The book also examines aquaculture, aquatic product processing and utilization, fishery information technology, and fishery economics and management, in addition to hot topics such as blue growth in fisheries, carbon sink fisheries, and global environmental changes in the context of fisheries. Given its scope, it is a valuable resource for undergraduate students in the field as well professional requiring a basic understanding of fisheries.

Xinjun Chen is a Professor and Dean of the College of Marine Science and Technology, Shanghai Fisheries University. He is associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and a member of the editorial boards of Fisheries and Aquaculture, China Fisheries, Fisheries and Aquaculture and the Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology. He holds a Master of Science in Fishery from Shanghai Fisheries University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resources Management from Nanjing Agricultural University. His research interests include fisheries biology, fisheries stock assessment and management, fisheries oceanography, fisheries economics, and oceanic squid fishery. He has published a number of books in Chinese, including Theory and Methods of Sustainable Use of Fisheries Resources, Bio-economics of Marine Fisheries Resource, Biology of Fisheries and Fisheries Oceanography, and Introduction to Fisheries. Yingqi Zhou is a Professor (retired) at Shanghai Ocean University, and former President of Shanghai Fisheries University. He is the Executive Director of the Fishery Development Strategy Study Centre of China, Chairman of the Chinese State Education Ministry's education steering committee for fisheries science, and an advisor to the Chinese Fisheries Association and the Deep Sea Fisheries Association of China. He is a member of the 7th, 8th and 9th Council of Asia Fisheries Forum; and the State Council of China's 5th committee for academic degrees. Further he is a member of the editorial boards of Fisheries Research, and the International Journal of Environment Biology of Fish. He holds a BSc. in Industrial Fishing from the Shanghai Fisheries College. His research interests include the mechanics of fishing gear and selectivity, fish behavior, and fisheries management. He has published three textbooks in Chinese: Application Fish Behaviour; Introduction to Fisheries; and Fishing Gear Mechanics. Jiahua Le is an Associate Professor at Shanghai Ocean University, and Executive Director of China Forestry, Animal Husbandry and Fishery Economic Society; as well as the China Recreational Fishing and Fishery Association. He is a member of the China Fisheries Society and Japan Regional Fisheries Society, and Director of the Research Center for Fisheries Development Strategy China. He holds master's degrees in Economics and in Law from the University of Shizuoka, Japan. His research interests include industrial development strategy, fishery economy and fishery management. He was deputy editor-in-chief of Introduction to Japanese Aquaculture.

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