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Fishing with Traps and Pots

R. J. Slack-Smith has written and the FAO published a manual entitled Fishing with Traps and Pots. It describes the basic elements of fishing with traps and pots for small-scale fishermen. It presents the various types of traps and pots … Continue reading

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Marine Aquaculture: Opportunities for Growth

Marine Aquaculture: Opportunities for Growth (1992) is available, online as a free book (.pdfs), and also can be bought as a hard copy. The big advantage of the .pdf document, apart from the agreeable price, is the ability to search … Continue reading

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Catalog of Fishes

The Catalog of Fishes is searchable, for free, online; courtesy of the California Academy of Sciences. It is also available as three, hardbound books. The catalog covers more than 53,000 species and subspecies, over 10,000 genera and subgenera, and includes … Continue reading

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State of the world fisheries

Ichiro Nomura, Assistant Director-General, FAO Fisheries Department, notes in the forward of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2004 – Developments during the past two years confirm the trends already observed at the end of the 1990s: capture fisheries … Continue reading

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Rice–Fish Culture in China

Raising fish in rice paddies brings to farmers in Asia an important source of protein, as well as extra income. Rice–Fish Culture in China is an important addition to the English language literature in this area. Along with biological and … Continue reading

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