Richard O. Anderson

Problems and Solutions, Goals and Objectives of Fishery Management

This summary and discussion covers four papers on current fishery management problems and programs in small ponds and community lakes, reservoirs, streams, and coastal and estuarine environments. Problems are classified in four major categories: economic, political, social, and biological. Biological problems are subdivided as either environmental (physical-chemical) or biotic. In discussing the goals and objectives of fishery management, a distinction is made between the terms harvest, catch and yield, and the goals of maximum sustained harvest and optimum sustained yield. Discussion of...