The physical removal of fish is, by far, the worlds most popular and, debatably, successful technique for managing fish populations. For the majority of fished stocks, those that inhabit the coastal or open oceans, physical removal via commercial and recreational fishing is, in fact, the only way the populations can usually be managed. For these reasons, there is a very large body of empirical and theoretical literature on the effects of fishing on fish population dynamics, and considerable expertise on the application of these principles to the sustainable management of fisheries.
|Author||Thresher, R. E.|
|Secondary title||Controlling carp: exploring the options for Australia|
|Publisher||CSIRO Land and Water|