By Pedro Morais, Francoise Daverat

Since the e-book of The Migrations of Fish by Prof. Alexander Meek in 1916, a couple of books were released in this topic. despite the fact that, almost all these books merely disguise one form of migratory mechanisms. This booklet goals to beat this hindrance through featuring a accomplished assurance of all lifestyles heritage strategies―potadromy, anadromy, catadromy, amphidromy and oceanodromy in a single book.

The first element of this ebook reports the background of fish migration stories, the most definitions and ideas comparable with fish migration and the most traits and demanding situations of fish migration learn. the second one part describes the most techniques and styles linked to all migratory lifestyles historical past suggestions, in addition to the most difficulties linked to their conservation. eventually, the 3rd part offers examples of the most methodologies used to review fish migration.

This ebook used to be conceived with the target to supply undergraduate and graduate scholars and researchers with a accomplished ebook on which they can rely.

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2). Salmonid species are definitely the most studied species, namely the Pacific salmons and trouts Oncorhynchus spp. , Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus nerka), the Atlantic salmon Salmo salar and the brown trout Salmo trutta. Other species are also among the main keywords used, as the European eel Anguilla anguilla or the Atlantic cod Gadus morhua. Cyprinidae and Clupeidae are also among the most studied families of migratory fish species (Fig. 2). 2. WordleTM representation of the most commonly cited keywords in fish migration studies between 1980 and 2013, according to Scopus database.

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The same holds true for oceanodromous fishes, since it is only possible to ban or to put on halt certain targeted or non-targeted fisheries, to recover the stocks of over-exploited species, with the involvement of all parties, including the public and media (Tolotti et al. 2015). However, in some situations, economic pressure is so overwhelming that environmental awareness and conservation impetus are not sufficient to hinder the conservation impetus of migratory fish (Dugan et al. 2010; Tolotti et al.

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