This comprehensive review includes much recent research material and is the only book exclusively devoted to the minke whale species.The scope of this book focuses on three main topics. The first emphasis is on the population biology of the minke whale. Then, it documents the historical and current exploitation by man. Finally, it evaluates the current size, status, and management of the many worldwide stocks of minke whales. It also includes a description of the birth and death processes that determine how and why the minke whale population varies from time to time. This is an excellent source for specialists in the fields of cetacean biology, population biology, and management of natural resources. Presented in an interesting manner, this work is also appreciated by students and technically interested lay-readers.... a group of four scientists to review the status of the Northeastern stock and the scientific basis for the hunting of minke whales by Norway. ... The validity of this general review can be judged only after the detailed character of the assessments are explained in the next chapter, but Holtaquot; concluded that the ... Arguments TABLE 8.7 International Whaling Commission (IWC) Catch Limit Regulations and 163.
|Title||:||Biology and Exploitation of the Minke Whale|
|Author||:||Joseph W. Horwood|
|Publisher||:||CRC Press - 1989-12-21|