Production Trends in Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture has been written to grasp the reader with the knowledge of current temporal and spatial trends in populations and harvest of common marine and inland fish species. It answers various important questions concerning fishery stocks and catches, such as-How much is being wished in the world's Oceans and seas? What are the trends in open sea catches? How much is being fished in inland waters? How much is produced by aquaculture? The answering of these and more such questions will provide not just an understanding of the need for increased marine ecosystem conservation and aquaculture but also an insight into the market forces of demand and supply, how it is currently being sustained and what implications it projects for the future.
Henceforth, this book is not a mere compilation of statistics but also identifies and presents key issues facing the fishery industry.