An ecosystem approach to management of seamounts in the Southern Indian Ocean : volume 1 : overview of seamount ecosystems and biodiversity

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An ecosystem approach to management of seamounts in the Southern Indian Ocean : volume 1 : overview of seamount ecosystems and biodiversity
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Seamounts are topographic rises of the seabed with a limited extent across the summit. There is evidence that seamounts form hotspots of biological activity in the oceans. Why seamounts host abundant populations of fish and other pelagic and aquatic predators is still uncertain. This publication examines seamounts in general and specifically those in the Southern Indian Ocean, focusing on the biodiversity of these ecosystems and management of deep-sea fisheries on seamounts and surrounding high seas.

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Gland : IUCN, 2012
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ii, 18p. : ill.
Publication Year: 
2012
ISBN: 
978-2-8317-1561-2
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Includes bibliographic references. This publication is to be read in conjunction with three others in this series: one on threats to seamount ecosystems (Volume 2), one on a legal and instituional gap analysis (Volume 3), and a road map towards sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity (Volume 4).

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Number of copies: 
2
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English
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http://www.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/2012-078-1.pdf
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