Reviews in Fisheries Science (REV FISH SCI )

Publisher: American Fisheries Society, Taylor & Francis


Reviews in Fisheries Science provides an important forum for the publication of up-to-date reviews, historical articles, and original research covering the broad range of subject areas in fisheries science. These areas include management, aquaculture, taxonomy, behavior, stock identification, genetics, nutrition, and physiology.

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  • Reviews in Fisheries Science 08/2014; 22(3):221-238.
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    ABSTRACT: The growth equation currently used for Atlantic bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus (L.), eastern stock (Lt = 318.85 [1-e^(-0.093*(t + 0.97)) is validated using several approaches. The first method involved a comparison of studies with von Bertalanffy parameter estimates in which, different methods for the age estimation are utilized, taking as references the maximum size of this species (Lmax = 319.93 +- 11.3 cm) and the growth equation of the western Atlantic stock (Lt = 314.90 [1-e ^(0.089* (t+1.13)). The result of this analysis showed that the growth equation used by ICCAT’s Standing Committee on Research and Statistics Atlantic bluefin tuna assessment group for the eastern stock perfectly fits Lmax. Second, an analysis was realized from first dorsal spine rings, 578 samples (age groups 0 to 3) of ABFT collected from the Bay of Biscay and the Mediterranean Sea, enabled the interpretation of the wide opaque bands (fast growth), formed during the boreal late spring and completed by autumn (June to November), and the translucent rings (hyaline rings, slow growth), formed during boreal autumn to late spring (November to May-June). In addition, first dorsal spine sections bands of two recovered fish that had carried conventional and electronic archival tags are also consistent. The chronological analysis of the opaque bands and hyaline rings of one fish tagged with an archival tag and recovered in the Bay of Biscay (the first time such a spine had been available for such analysis) revealed that transatlantic migrations may lead to double hyaline ring formation in the spine. Finally, the validation of the ABFT growth equation is made by superimposing tag-recovery data from tagging surveys in the Bay of Biscay, western Mediterranean and western Atlantic (N = 131) and spine readings (N = 299) to the eastern stock ABFT growth equation and analysing residuals. The coefficient of determination (R^2 = 97.98) and the residual’s distribution indicated good performance of the model. Although no important differences between the growth model of the eastern stock and that of the western stock are found, in all cases studied, the predictive accuracy indicators are better for the eastern model.
    Reviews in Fisheries Science 08/2014; 22(3):239-255.
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    ABSTRACT: Artisanal fisheries occur all over the tropics and provide an important source of protein and income for many coastal communities. However, varied types and magnitudes of anthropogenic impacts threaten the environmental, economic, and socio-cultural ...
    Reviews in Fisheries Science 01/2014; 22:1-15.
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    ABSTRACT: Acanthopagrus butcheri was restocked in an estuary in which it had become depleted. The restocked fish were cultured in 2001 and 2002 using broodstock from that estuary. These fish, whose otoliths had been stained with alizarin complex one, were released into the estuary and their biological performance tracked for seven to eight years. The 2002 cohort, introduced at circa four months old in autumn, survived far better than the 2001 cohort, introduced at circa seven months old in winter, when freshwater discharge peaks and temperatures are low. While restocked fish matured and grew nearly as fast as wild fish, the increase in density was accompanied by a reduced growth of wild fish. Genetic comparisons, using seven microsatellite loci, demonstrated that the expected heterozygosity and relatedness of restocked and wild A. butcheri, which is naturally characterized by low levels of genetic polymorphism, were similar. Although culturing did not demonstrably increase the level of inbreeding, it did result in the loss of some rare alleles. The biological and genetic results, together with the contribution of restocked A. butcheri to the commercial catch for this species in the estuary rising to 62–74% by 2007–2010, demonstrates the efficacy of using restocking to replenish depleted A. butcheri stocks.
    Reviews in Fisheries Science 11/2013; 21:441-453.
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    ABSTRACT: This article synthesizes information on marine and estuarine release programs in Australia and evaluates potential opportunities for stock enhancement. In Australia, the scale of restocking and stock enhancement programs in marine environments has been low compared with other countries, particularly Japan, China, and the United States. However, since the early 1990s, a number of government and industry organizations have made significant investments in research and development for the release of a variety of species to evaluate the potential of releases to increase the productivity of fisheries. The scale of these research programs has varied from releases of tens of thousands of individuals (abalone Haliotis laevigata, barramundi Lates calcarifer, and mulloway Argyrosomos japonicus), hundreds of thousands (tiger prawns Penaeus esculentus and black bream Acanthopagrus butcheri), and millions (eastern king prawn Penaeus plebejus). These programs, which have shown a strong commitment to the responsible approach to enhancement sensu (Blankenship and Leber, 1995; Lorenzen et al., 2010), have resulted in increased knowledge on the population dynamics and ecology of released species and the development of bio-economic and energetic models to better plan and evaluate releases. Currently, research is continuing in New South Wales (A. japonicus, P. plebejus), Queensland (L. calcarifer), andWestern Australia (A. butcheri, H. laevigata). Furthermore, Victoria is developing a plan for releasing juveniles to enhance fisheries in estuarine and marine environments, and South Australia has developed a policy for marine and estuarine stock enhancement. Policies on stock enhancement are being considered for development in New South Wales and Western Australia. These developments in policy and the introduction of fishing license fees in some states have generated renewed interest in initiating release programs in Australia that follow the responsible approach to enhancement.
    Reviews in Fisheries Science 11/2013; 21(3-4):222-236.
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    ABSTRACT: Preliminary experiments that optimize release methods pave the way to larger-scale releases and proper evaluation methods. One evaluation method is before-after-control-impact, which requires that more animals remain at release areas (“site fidelity” to impact areas) than disperse to control areas. This study tested whether there are release methods that maximize fidelity to the release area and minimize dispersal to nearby areas, which might enable a before-after-control-impact experiment. Lingcod that were 17-months old at release showed greater fidelity to release areas (23% remaining one year after release) than lingcod that were 9- and 11-months old at release. None of the 17- and 21-month-old release groups were detected on more distant structured habitats 44 weeks after release, but 8% and 13% of lingcod from the 9- and 11-month-old release groups were detected at distant structured habitat. Thus, releasing 17-month-old lingcod maximized fidelity to the release area and minimized dispersal to other areas. Differences in fidelity and dispersal rates among release-age groups may reflect ontogenetic changes in dispersal and habitat use patterns that have also been reported for wild lingcod. These behavioral similarities with wild lingcod also suggest that hatchery lingcod have potential to interact and integrate with wild lingcod in nature.
    Reviews in Fisheries Science 10/2013; 21.
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    ABSTRACT: "Regional fisheries management organizations (RFMO) are often criticized for ineffectual management of high-seas fisheries" "resources. However, in the case of the two Atlantic swordfish stocks occurring in the North and South Atlantic, those stocks have rebuilt to the BMSY objective of the responsible RFMO, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). The relative contribution of the management actions of the RFMO and biological characteristics of swordfish stocks are evaluated in relation to the recovery of the stocks. It is concluded that while swordfish have characteristics that promote stock resilience (including relatively fast growth, and spatially- and temporally-dispersed spawning), positive management actions combined with a period of relatively good recruitment were essential to achieve the rebuilt outcome. The challenges that the RFMO faces to maintain the stocks in the rebuilt condition are described, and some possible additional measures discussed."
    Reviews in Fisheries Science 04/2013; 21(2):59-97.
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    ABSTRACT: In the last decade, the trade of marine ornamental species has experienced a significant expansion worldwide; however, this industry still relies on a large number of unsustainable practices (e.g., cyanide fishing, overexploitation of target species) and needs to shift its operations urgently to avoid collapsing. Under this scenario, traceability and certification emerge as important management tools that may help this industry to shift toward sustainability. This industry relies on the trade of thousands of small-sized species that are traded live on a unitary basis with high market value. These features, along with a fragmented and complex supply chain, make the traceability of marine ornamental species a challenging task. This study presents the most commonly used methods to trace aquatic organisms and discusses their suitability to trace marine ornamental species. The use of bacterial fingerprints appears to be the most promising method to successfully trace marine ornamentals, but it is most likely that a combination of two or more traceability methods need to be implemented to cover all the unique features displayed by the live trade of marine ornamental species.
    Reviews in Fisheries Science 01/2013; 21(2).