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Biological Sciences


Fisheries Biology
A Study in Population Dynamics
D. H. Cushing

As human demand for food grows with multiplying population, the quality and extent of the world’s fisheries become an ever more important problem. More nations are developing deep-sea fishing industries, and an analysis of fisheries resources has become apparent. In this study, D. H. Cushing reviews some past achievements in the field of biology of fisheries, and explores some prospects for future development.

There are three main aspects, Dr. Cushing reveals, to fisheries biology. The biology of stocks is concerned with where the fish spawn, grow, and feed. The dynamics of fish populations studies the rates at which fish grow, die, and reproduce. The third branch—really a combination of the first two—describes individual fisheries in terms of their biology and their population dynamics.

D. H. Cushing is engaged in research at the Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food in Great Britain.

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May 1968
144 pp.   6 x 9
ISBN-10: 0-299-04740-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-04740-5   
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