Deep-Sea Demersal Fish and Fisheries

Nigel Merrett and Richard Haedrich

This book deals with the bottom-living fishes of the world's largest ecosystem, the deep-sea. After a brief review of the oceanographic setting, the diversity and ecology of this unique ichthyofauna are considered in detail.

978 0 412 39410 2
January 1997
234 x 156 mm
296 pp
Springer in association with the Natural History Museum


The book deals explicitly with slope fisheries, both developed and developing. The interaction of the ecology of the species involved (examples include orange roughy, grenadier, Greenland halibut and black scabbardfish) with fishing practices and management regimes is then discussed. 

An ecological framework for management is necessary for the resources to be sustainable it is argued, rather than simply extending approaches used on the Continental Shelf to the deep-sea.

Deep-Sea Demersal Fish and Fisheries is available to order from our co-publisher Springer Distribution Centre. For details of how to contact them, please visit Publishing partners.

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