Estuaries of the World

Fisheries Management of Mexican and Central American Estuaries

Editors: Amezcua, Felipe, Bellgraph, Brian (Eds.)

  • Provides understanding on the function and effects of human activities in Central American and Mexican estuarine systems
  • A great source of current information on estuaries for scientists around the globe
  • Serves as a strategic model for how and why to take the next step of pulling multiple studies into a single synthesis
  • Focuses on three major pillars dealing with physical/chemical considerations, ecological considerations and socioeconomic considerations
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About this book

The tropical estuarine systems of Mexico and Central America are an important part of the region´s coastlines; for example Mexico alone possesses more than 770 thousand hectares of mangroves, as well as the largest estuarine mangrove complex on the American Pacific (Marismas Nacionales), yet is one of the poorest studied areas in the world. This is the first book that deals extensively with fisheries management issues in this region from physical-chemistry, ecological and socioeconomic views, providing an understanding on the function and the effects of human activities on these areas, with works undertaken by local scientist.

About the authors

Felipe Amezcua is a research professor at the Institute of Marine Science and Limnology of the National University of Mexico and is based at a station of the Institute in Mazatlan. He specializes in the ecology of estuarine and coastal fish of the Gulf of California as well as small-scale fisheries. He completed his undergraduate studies in Biology at the Faculty of Science from the National University of Mexico and received his Ph.D. in Marine Biology from the University of Liverpool (UK).

Brian Bellgraph is a fisheries scientist for Battelle Memorial Institute at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), one of nine United States Department of Energy federal research laboratories. He primarily studies fish ecology and behavior and the impacts of energy production on fisheries sustainability, but has additional interests in artisanal and subsistence fisheries. Brian obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Fish and Wildlife Management from Montana State University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from Michigan State University.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction on Managing Fisheries in Estuarine Systems of Mexico and Central America

    Amezcua, Felipe

    Pages 1-28

  • Water Quality Effects on Fish Larvae in a Tropical Coastal Lagoon of the Gulf of Mexico

    Lanza-Espino, Guadalupe de la (et al.)

    Pages 31-38

  • Mercury in Fish, Crustaceans and Mollusks from Estuarine Areas in the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico Under Varying Human Impact

    Ruelas-Inzunza, Jorge R. (et al.)

    Pages 39-49

  • Establishing Management Strategies for Boca de Camichín Estuarine System Using Nutrient Carrying Capacity

    Calvario-Martínez, Omar (et al.)

    Pages 51-66

  • Trophic Relationships within a Subtropical Estuarine Food Web from the Southeast Gulf of California through Analysis of Stable Isotopes of Carbon and Nitrogen

    Jara-Marini, Martín E. (et al.)

    Pages 69-79

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8917-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8916-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0311-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fisheries Management of Mexican and Central American Estuaries
Editors
  • Felipe Amezcua
  • Brian Bellgraph
Series Title
Estuaries of the World
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8917-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8917-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8916-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0311-4
Series ISSN
2214-1553
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 213
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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