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In the sixteen years since the last edition of Von Brant’sclassic work was published, fishing and fisheries have undergonevast changes. Not only has there been great progress in thedevelopment of new tools, materials and techniques, but theindustry has seen an increasing need to address controversialissues such as declining fish stocks, enormous quantities ofbycatch and discard and the impact of towed fishing gear on theenvironment. Fully revised and updated to reflect such changes, thefourth edition of this widely read and popular book offers:

A unique, comprehensive survey of the evolution of fishingmethods throughout the world
Approximately 750 illustrations showing the extensive range ofmethods, techniques and equipment used in fishing across theglobe
Fishing gear classified according to the FAO system
Additional chapters: Fishing Effects on Fish Stocks andEnvironment and Fishery and Gear Research

All researchers, fisheries scientists, fisheries students,administrators and libraries in universities and researchestablishments where fish and fisheries are studied and taught willfind this book a valuable addition to their shelves. Commercial andsports fishermen will also find Fish Catching Methods of the Worlda fascinating and vital reference.

Published: Wiley on Apr 15, 2008
ISBN: 9780470995631
List price: $288.95
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