Marine mammals: fisheries, tourism and management issues.

Marine mammals: fisheries, tourism and management issues. Nicholas Gales.

Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing, 2003. Quarto, laminated boards, illustrations.

This book brings together contributions from 68 leading scientists from 12 countries to provide an up-to-date review on the way we manage our interactions with whales, dolphins, seals and dugongs. The book examines how we have fared conserving the world's marine mammal populations, with a focus on the key issues of fisheries and tourism. The authors consider how science informs the culling debate, how aquaculture can develop within the domain of hungry predators, how we can measure the effects of whale and dolphin watching industries on their subjects, how ethics and marine mammal science interact, and how genetics can help ensure the survival of whale species.

From a strong Southern Hemisphere perspective, Marine Mammals discusses issues that contribute to a more global view of these concerns. It is an invaluable and accessible resource for all those involved with marine mammals, including scientists, managers, policy makers, industry representatives and students.

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