|Author||: National Research Council Canada|
|Publisher||: NRC Research Press|
|Release Date||: 2000|
|ISBN 10||: 9780660182926|
|Pages||: 158 pages|
Annotation An international Workshop on Rebuilding Abalone Stocks in British Columbia was held during February 23-26, 1999, in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. The main goal of the workshop was to develop a realistic strategy to rehabilitate depleted northern (pinto) abalone, Haliotis kamtschatkana, stocks in British Columbia. The workshop was also meant to clarify the roles, expectations, and shared interests of many of the interest groups in British Columbia, emphasizing the key role in the rebuilding plan of local communities, including First Nations and non-native communities. There are 13 peer reviewed papers in the Proceedings.
|Author||: Yunus D. Mgaya|
|Publisher||: Food & Agriculture Org.|
|Release Date||: 1995|
|ISBN 10||: 9789251036945|
|Pages||: 28 pages|
For Native peoples of California, the abalone found along the state’s coast have remarkably complex significance as food, spirit, narrative symbol, tradable commodity, and material with which to make adornment and sacred regalia. The large mollusks also represent contemporary struggles surrounding cultural identity and political sovereignty. Abalone Tales, a collaborative ethnography, presents different perspectives on the multifaceted material and symbolic relationships between abalone and the Ohlone, Pomo, Karuk, Hupa, and Wiyot peoples of California. The research agenda, analyses, and writing strategies were determined through collaborative relationships between the anthropologist Les W. Field and Native individuals and communities. Several of these individuals contributed written texts or oral stories for inclusion in the book. Tales about abalone and their historical and contemporary meanings are related by Field and his coauthors, who include the chair and other members of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe; a Point Arena Pomo elder; the chair of the Wiyot tribe and her sister; several Hupa Indians; and a Karuk scholar, artist, and performer. Reflecting the divergent perspectives of various Native groups and people, the stories and analyses belie any presumption of a single, unified indigenous understanding of abalone. At the same time, they shed light on abalone’s role in cultural revitalization, struggles over territory, tribal appeals for federal recognition, and connections among California’s Native groups. While California’s abalone are in danger of extinction, their symbolic power appears to surpass even the environmental crises affecting the state’s vulnerable coastline.
|Author||: Tim Thomas|
|Publisher||: Arcadia Publishing|
|Release Date||: 2014-05-06|
|ISBN 10||: 1625840101|
|Pages||: 144 pages|
In 1908, "Pop" Ernest Doelter was crowned the Abalone King. In the kitchen of his Alvarado Street restaurant in Monterey, California, Pop transformed rubbery gastropods into an epicurean delight. Working with red abalone collected by Monterey's community of Japanese divers, Pop dipped the foot in egg wash, added a secret ingredient, rolled it in cracker crumbs and cooked it quickly in olive oil. Tourists and celebrities alike sat down at Pop's table to enjoy his famous recipe, and eventually, he shipped steaks on ice to hotels and restaurants throughout the state. Pull up a chair as historian Tim Thomas recounts the story of an innovative restaurateur and a group of pioneering fishermen who turned underappreciated mollusks into the talk of the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair.
The poet invites you on a visionary flight-yet touching down on a gritty reality that questions our preconceptions and asks, above all, for an Acceptance of the oneness of all with Mother Earth, and Love of all as one to heal our World.
This monograph by Peter C. Howorth tells the story of the American abalones. Many people marvel at the iridescent swirls gracing the interior of an abalone shell; others exclaim over their first bite of an abalone steak. Seldom do people realize what causes the lovely colors of the shell, or that this animal is really a huge, flattened snail. Identification keys, information on cleaning and preparing, plus plenty of recipes.
This comprehensive volume contains some sixty papers and reviews presented at the First International Symposium on Abalone Biology, Fisheries and Culture held in La Paz, Mexico. Introductory reviews in the book focus on the evolutionary origin, radiation and modern relationships of the genus Haliotis. Further papers review aspects of the reproductive process, larval energetics, mechanisms of larval settlement, and the ecology of settlement. Feeding deterrents and attractants, and the relation between food and growth are reviewed in a later section of authoritative papers. The natural mortality of abalone and its causes, predators and diseases are thoroughly reviewed. Several papers summarise information on the withering syndrome afflicting black abalone in California. A series of excellent papers and reviews then consider the problems of managing abalone fisheries. The models used are reviewed and examples given of the application of models to specific fisheries. Further papers provide new information on stock enhancement and the book concludes with case studies of the eight major abalone fisheries of the world with a review of the management of each. The book is divided into eight sections as follows: Part I - Evolution and distributuion. Part II - Physiology, genetics, reproduction. Part III - Larval ecology and settlement. Part IV - Feeding, growth. Part V - Marketing, disease and predators. Part VI - Fishery biology, modelling. Part VII - Case studies of fisheries. Part VIII - Culture.
Explores the natural history of the abalone and its imperiled future, focusing on a mix of issues, from the simple and expected (over-harvesting) to the more complex (fundamental scientific misunderstandings).
|Author||: B. Stobart,Stephen Mayfield,K. Heldt|
|Release Date||: 2018|
|Pages||: 101 pages|
Most Australians live in the southern half of their vast continent and within striking distance of the coast. While great recreational and commercial use is made of the reefs that fringe this enormous coastline, our understanding of the reefs is only fragmentary. In this full colour guide to our reefs, leading marine biologists look at our current understanding of the ecology of subtidal reefs and their fisheries.
|Release Date||: 1987|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
|Author||: Olivier Sigaud,Olivier Buffet|
|Publisher||: John Wiley & Sons|
|Release Date||: 2013-03-04|
|ISBN 10||: 1118620100|
|Pages||: 480 pages|
Markov Decision Processes (MDPs) are a mathematical framework for modeling sequential decision problems under uncertainty as well as Reinforcement Learning problems. Written by experts in the field, this book provides a global view of current research using MDPs in Artificial Intelligence. It starts with an introductory presentation of the fundamental aspects of MDPs (planning in MDPs, Reinforcement Learning, Partially Observable MDPs, Markov games and the use of non-classical criteria). Then it presents more advanced research trends in the domain and gives some concrete examples using illustrative applications.
|Author||: Judy Ann Berryman|
|Release Date||: 1995|
|Pages||: 734 pages|
|Release Date||: 2002|
|Pages||: 17 pages|
|Author||: Kristin Roxanne Carner|
|Release Date||: 1990|
|Pages||: 88 pages|
|Author||: Konstantin A. Karpov|
|Release Date||: 1991|
|Pages||: 67 pages|