Apart from being commercially and socially significant, anchovies and sardines populations occupy crucial positions in the oceans’ ecosystems. Low in the food chain, clupeoids tend towards abundance, as if their purpose in life was to be eaten and fuel the upper levels of marine trophic chains. The present book covers a broad spectrum of topics on the biology (sytematics, phylogeography, reproduction, feeding) and ecology (habitat characterization, recruitment variability) of anchovies and sardines. It also puts together important information on the state of their fisheries, exploitation and management.
Systematics and Phylogeography
Progress in Clupeiform Systematics, Sébastien Lavoué, Peter Konstantinidis, and Wei-Jen Chen
Phylogeography and Population Genetics, Panagiotis Kasapidis
Life History and Ecology
Reproductive Potential, Kostas Ganias, Stylianos Somarakis and Cristina Nunes
Feeding Biology and Ecology, Susana Garrido and Carl David van der Lingen
Habitat Characterization and Migrations, Marianna Giannoulaki, Eudoxia Schismenou, Maria-Myrto Pyrounaki and Konstantinos Tsagarakis
Recruitment Variability, Isidora Katara
Exploitation and Management
Role of Anchovies and Sardines as Reduction Fisheries in the World Fish Meal Production: Overview of the Interaction between the Resource and Environmental and Socioeconomic Drivers, Gorka Merino, Manuel Barange, and Christian Mullon
Stock Assessment through Egg Production Methods in the U.S., Nancy C. H. Lo and Benjamin E. Fissel
Socioeconomics and Management, Cristina Pita, Alexandra Silva, Raul Prellezo, Marga Andrés and Andrés Uriarte
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