Inland Fisheries Management in North America, Third Edition

Wayne A. Hubert and Michael C. Quist, editors

736 pages, hardcover, index
Published by the American Fisheries Society
Publication date: October 2010
ISBN: 978-1-934874-16-5
$104.00 list price, $73.00 AFS members

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The book describes the conceptual basis and current management practices for freshwater fisheries of North America. This third edition is written by an array of new authors who bring novel and innovative perspectives. The book incorporates recent technological and social developments and uses pertinent literature to support the presented concepts and methods.

Covered topics include the process of fisheries management, fishery assessments, habitat and community manipulations, and the common practices for managing stream, river, lake, and reservoir fisheries. Chapters on history, population dynamics, assessing fisheries, regulation of fisheries, use of hatchery fish, and the process and legal framework of fisheries management are included along with innovative chapters on scales of fisheries management, communication and conflict resolution, managing undesired and invading species, ecological integrity, emerging multispecies approaches, and use of social and economic information.

The book is intended for use in fisheries management courses for undergraduate or graduate students, as well as for practicing fisheries managers.


Chapter 1.  History of Inland Fisheries Management in North America (Randy Jackson, Christine Moffitt, and Gary Whelan)

Chapter 2.  Stock Concept and Classic Population Dynamics (Mike Allen and Joseph Hightower)

Chapter 3.  Scales of Fisheries Management (James Peterson and Jason Dunham)

Chapter 4.  Legislation and Fisheries Management (Hal Schramm and Jeff Ballweber)

Chapter 5.  Process of Fisheries Management (Steve McMullin and Edward Pert)

Chapter 6.  Communication and Conflict Resolution in Fisheries Management (Scott Bonar and Michael Fraidenburg)

Chapter 7.  Regulating Harvest (Dan Isermann and Craig Paukert)

Chapter 8.  Managing Undesired or Invading Species (Cindy Kolar, Walter Courtenay, and Leo Nico)

Chapter 9.  Use of Hatchery Fish for Conservation, Restoration, and Enhancement of Fisheries (Jesse Trushenski, Chris Kohler, and Tom Flagg)

Chapter 10.  Habitat Mitigation and Enhancement of Altered Systems (Mark Pegg and John Chick)

Chapter 11.  Practical Methods for Assessing and Monitoring Fish Stocks (Kevin Pope, Steve Lochmann, and Michael Young)

Chapter 12.  Assessment of Ecological Integrity (Tom Kwak and Mary Freeman)

Chapter 13.  Emerging Multispecies and Multistock Approaches to Fisheries Assessment (Steve Chipps and Brian Graeb)

Chapter 14.  Using Social and Economic Information in Fisheries Assessments (Kevin Hunt)

Chapter 15.  Natural Lakes (Michael Hansen, Charles Krueger, and Nigel Lester)

Chapter 16.  Farm Ponds and Small Impoundments (David Willis, Robert Lusk, and Jeff Slipke)

Chapter 17.  Large Reservoirs (Steve Miranda and Phillip Bettoli)

Chapter 18.  Coldwater Streams (Robert Gresswell and Bruce Vondracek)

Chapter 19.  Coldwater Rivers (Darin Simpkins and Jessica Mistak)

Chapter 20.  Warmwater Streams (Dan Dauwalter, Frank Rahel, and Bill Fisher)

Chapter 21.  Warmwater Rivers (Craig Pauckert and David Galat)