Thirty-Firs Annual Report of the Fishery Board for Scotland: Being for the Year 1912 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Fishery Board For Scotland

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780365653097

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Excerpt from Thirty-Firs Annual Report of the Fishery Board for Scotland: Being for the Year 1912 The number of vessels engaged in that industry during 1912 was 9290, manned by crews amounting in the aggregate to persons. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Basking Shark in Scotland

Natural History, Fishery and Conservation

Author: Denis Fairfax

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781862320949

Category: Basking shark

Page: 206

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The Basking Shark in Scotland is based on archival sources, early historical works and interviews with surviving shark hunters. This 'gentle giant' of the seas, the largest fish in Scottish waters, is nowadays often in the news as conservationists press for its legal protection. Denis Fairfax provides a full history of the fishery for the shark, its anatomy and its biology. The basking shark's scientific history is treated extensively, including the Loch Ranza specimen featured by Thomas Pennant in his British Zoology. Shark incidents are recounted, including the famous Carradale incident of 1937 when an encounter with a basking shark led to the drowning of three people.

The Behaviour of Teleost Fishes

Author: Tony J. Pitcher

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468482610

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 553

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This book is about the behaviour of teleosts, a well-defined, highly successful, taxonomic group of vertebrate animals sharing a common body plan and forming the vast majority of living bony fishes. There are weH over 22000 living species of teleosts, including nearly all those of importance in com mercial fisheries and aquaculture. Teleosts are represented injust about every conceivable aquatic environment from temporary desert pools to the deep ocean, from soda lakes to sub-zero Antarctic waters. Behaviour is the primary interface between these effective survival machines and their environment: behavioural plasticity is one of the keys to their success. The study of animal behaviour has undergone revolutionary changes in the past decade under the dual impact of behavioural ecology and sociobiology. The modern body of theory provides quantitatively testable and experi mentaHy accessible hypotheses. Much current work in animal behaviour has concentrated on birds and mammals, animals with ostensibly more complex structure, physiology and behavioural capacity, but there is a growing body of information about the behaviour of fishes. There is now increasing awareness that the same ecological and evolutionary rules govern teleost fish, and that their behaviour is not just a simplified version of that seen in birds and mammals. The details of fish behaviour intimately reflect unique and efficient adaptations to their three-dimensional aquatic environment.


Biology and Exploitation

Author: Robin N. Gibson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140514338X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 708

Fascinating and instantly recognisable, flatfishes are unique in their asymmetric postlarval body form. With over 700 extant species recognised and a distribution stretching across the globe this group of fishes are of considerable research interest and provide a major contribution to recreational and commercial fisheries, and to aquaculture, worldwide. Flatfishes: Biology and exploitation is the only comprehensive and current book in the field and responds to the economic importance and growing body of research to produce an invaluable addition to the Fish and Aquatic Resources Series providing: Outlines of systematics, distribution, reproduction, recruitment, ecology and behaviour Descriptions of the major fisheries and their management Full coverage of recent advances in aquaculture and stock enhancement This book is essential reading for fish biologists; fisheries scientists; marine biologists; ecologists and environmental scientists; aquaculture personnel and government workers in fisheries and fish and wildlife departments. It should be found in all libraries of research establishments and universities where biology, fish biology, fisheries, aquaculture, marine sciences, oceanography, ecology and environmental sciences are studied or taught.

Parliamentary Papers


Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Ecology and Management of Atlantic Salmon

Author: D. Mills

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412460203

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 3376

From reviews of the hardback edition:- No matter how experienced a salmon man the reader is, I cannot believe he will study this extremely informative book without learning a great deal and gaining much enjoyment from doing so.The biology and life of the salmon . . .are all dealt with in a most interesting manner . . .Highly recommended. A book not to be read just once, but often to be consulted.; This book is dedicated to Salar the Salmon and what a tribute it is to this unique fish. Supporters of the Trust would be wise to purchase this book and to keep it on the shelf for future reference. - Atlantic Salmon Trust Progress Report

Manuel de sclérochronologie des poissons

Author: Jacques Panfili

Publisher: IRD Éditions

ISBN: 2709924846

Category: Nature

Page: 463

View: 8271

La sclérochronologie, discipline qui étudie les pièces calcifiées pour reconstruire l'histoire individuelle des organismes vivants, est essentielle pour la connaissance de la biologie des poissons et la gestion des pêches. Ce manuel présente une synthèse actualisée sur les aspects théoriques et pratiques des études de sclérochronologie. En donnant des informations sur la nature des pièces calcifiées (otolithe, écaille, squelette), leur utilisation dans les recherches en ichtyologie et les méthodes de préparation et d'observation, ce manuel constitue un guide détaille pour les chercheurs, techniciens et étudiants novices ou désirant étendre leurs domaines d'expertise. La version multimédia (DVD) incluse est enrichie de séquences vidéos et bénéficie d'un mode de navigation alternatif base sur des arbres d'aide à la décision.

The Zoological Record


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Insects

Page: N.A

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Pamphlets on Biology

Kofoid collection

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Journals of the House of Lords

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 5266

Appendices accompany vols. 64, 67-71.

Annual Report ...

Author: Scotland. Fishery Board

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fisheries

Page: N.A

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