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Small-scale capture fisheries in many less-developed countries are important both as labor-intensive sources of employment and as the major source of fish within these countries. Nonetheless, communities of such fishermen often are the most economically depressed. Geographic isolation and difficulties of transportation lead to inefficiency in marketing, while the relative inefficiency of their boats and gear compared to commercial fishermen limits their catch.

The book deals with the utility of information on behaviour and physiology in the management of fisheries. Papersin the book are grouped into 3 categories: 1) those that apply to the manipulation of fish behaviour essentially through the animals' senses; 2) those that apply to controlling or predicting the reproduction or recruitment of fish; and 3) those that apply to predicting the distribution of fish and their response to fishing gear.

Presents a review of the pathways in which aquatic macrophytes may be involved in the food production process, directly as human food, as livestock fodder, as fertilizer (mulch and manure, ash, green manure, compost, biogas slurry), and as food for aquatic herbivores, such as fish, turtles, rodents and manatees. Suggests research areas.