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The Quest for Rational Fishing

The Quest for Rational Fishing

Chapter:
(p.11) One The Quest for Rational Fishing
Source:
All the Fish in the Sea
Author(s):
Carmel Finley
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226249681.003.0002

This chapter discusses the decline of fish populations and the early attempts to manage fishing. It focuses on the International Fisheries Commission and the work of its director, William F. Thompson, one of the most widely known and respected fishery scientists in North America. The chapter also describes the publication of Thompson’s “Report No. 8,” which investigates the biology of halibut and effects of fishing in the halibut stocks.

Keywords:   fish populations, fishing, International Fisheries Commission, William F. Thompson, Report No. 8, halibut stocks

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