With coastal fisheries in decline around the world, there is mounting concern about how long current sources of seafood can supply world needs. Governments, resource managers and those who make livelihood on fishing are seeking better ways to improve fishing yields. Many seek greater emphasis on restocking and aquaculture based stock enhancement as a way to rapidly replenish depleted fish stocks and increase fishery holdings, the most widely sought way to revive the industry.
This book presents case studies that represent various scenarios and situations in using sea ranching and marine hatchery enhancement to generate income re-establish fisheries and conserve aquatic biodiversity. It presents a global overview of the fishery industry, providing numerous integrated programmes for marine stocking, stock enhancement for recreational fisheries, restocking of depleted reserves etc.