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Lobsters of the World: An Illustrated Guide.

Lobsters of the World: An Illustrated Guide. – book reviews Another outstanding book spawned by a Marine Fisheries Review article is “Lobsters of the World, an Illustrated Guidell by Austin B. Williams, and with additional materials prepared by publisher lan Dore. Williams’ initial article was “Lobsters-identification, world distribution, and U.S. trade,” published in issue number […]

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Effect of a Terrapin Excluder Device on Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Trap Catches

Effect of a Terrapin Excluder Device on Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, Trap Catches Vincent Guillory Introduction Bycatch considerations (perceived waste, mortality of rare or protected species, and inefficient use of available resources) have captured the attention and scrutiny of interest groups and the public in recent years (Murawski, 1996). The incidental catch of diamondback terrapins, […]

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Atlantic blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, and white marlin, Tetrapterus albidus, bycatch of the Japanese pelagic longline fishery, 1960-2000

Atlantic blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, and white marlin, Tetrapterus albidus, bycatch of the Japanese pelagic longline fishery, 1960-2000 Joseph E. Serafy Introduction Four billfish species (Family Istiophoridae) range the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent waters of the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico: sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus; blue marlin, Makaira nigricans; white marlin, Tetrapturus albidus; and longbill […]

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Hawaii’s pelagic fisheries

Hawaii’s pelagic fisheries Christofer H. Boggs Introduction Hawaii’s pelagic fisheries are small in comparison with other Pacific pelagic fisheries (NMFS, 1991), but they are the largest fisheries in the State (Pooley, 1993b), and much larger than other U.S. island-based fisheries in the western Pacific (Hamm et al. (1)). Stocks of tuna, billfish, and other tropical […]

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Marine Microbiology.

Marine Microbiology. – book reviews Publication of “Marine Microbiology” by B. Austin has been announced by Cambridge University Press, 32 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022. The author is with the academic staff of Heriot-Watt University’s Department of Brewing and Biological Sciences and has done specialized study at the Fish Diseases Laboratory in Weymouth, […]

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Japan’s “fugu” or puffer fish market

Japan’s “fugu” or puffer fish market Japan imported nearly 1,700 metric tons (t) of fugu commonly known as blowfish, globefish, puffer, or swellfish), valued at $9.7 million in 1987. Japanese imports of fugu have increased more than 140 percent since 1985. The fugu (puffer) gets its name from its ability to expand its body by […]

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A history of Marine Fish Culture in Europe and North America.

A history of Marine Fish Culture in Europe and North America. – book reviews Publication of “A History of Marine Fish Culture in Europe and North America” by R. Kirk has been announced by Fishing News Books, Ltd., 1 Long Garden Walk, Farnham, Surrey, England. The author is with the Fisheries Directorate General staff of […]

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Abundance of belugas, Delphinapterus leucas, in Cook Inlet, Alaska, 1994-2000

Abundance of belugas, Delphinapterus leucas, in Cook Inlet, Alaska, 1994-2000 Roderick C. Hobbs Introduction Beluga, Delphinapterus leucas, abundance in Cook Inlet has been estimated by several authors in the past three decades to be in the range of 300-1300 whales (reviewed in Rugh et al., 2000). In some cases, those were the sums of maximum […]

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A single-armed manta-board as a new diver-controlled planing board and its use for underwater surveys

A single-armed manta-board as a new diver-controlled planing board and its use for underwater surveys Kenneth D. Zimmerman Introduction The use of scuba techniques in observation, collection, and recording of marine data is now commonplace to the point of necessity. Towing divers has long since been incorporated in survey observations, and this paper addresses a […]

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Reducing Prawn-trawl Bycatch in Australia: An Overview and an Example from Queensland

Reducing Prawn-trawl Bycatch in Australia: An Overview and an Example from Queensland – Statistical Data Included J. B. Robins Introduction Australian prawn-trawl fisheries employ small-scale industrial fleets ranging from owner-operator vessels of 10 m in length to large company-based fleets with vessels up to 40 m in length. Fleet composition varies between fisheries. Otterboard trawling […]