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About this book
About this book
In the sixteen years since the last edition of Von Brant's classic work was published, fishing and fisheries have undergone vast changes. Not only has there been great progress in the development of new tools, materials and techniques, but the industry has seen an increasing need to address controversial issues such as declining fish stocks, enormous quantities of bycatch and discard and the impact of towed fishing gear on the environment. Fully revised and updated to reflect such changes.
Chapter one Catching methods in fisheries; an introduction Chapter two Fishing by gathering Chapter three Male and female divers Chapter four Animals as a help in fisheries Chapter five Fish harvesting after stupefying Chapter six Spearing, harpooning and shooting fish Chapter seven Fishing with clamps, tongs, rakes and wrenching gear Chapter eight Line fishing:basic implements Chapter nine Line fishing: gear and methods Chapter ten Fishing for sport and recreation Chapter eleven Attracting, concentrating and frightening fish Chapter twelve Pole-hooks and rippers Chapter thirteen Net material and the art of net-making Chapter fourteen Natural and artificial shelters Chapter fifteen Permanent and temporary barriers Chapter sixteen Trapping Chapter seventeen Fishing in the air Chapter eighteen Mechanical fishing gear: traps, lines and snares Chapter nineteen Gillnetting Chapter twenty Entangling nets Chapter twenty one The drive-in fishery Chapter twenty two Cover pots and cast nets Chapter twenty three Liftnets and fish wheels Chapter twenty four From the scoop basket to the stow net Chapter twenty five Dredges and beamtrawls Chapter twenty six Fishing with bottom trawls Chapter twenty seven Trawl fisheries in three dimensions (Fishing with pelagic trawls) Chapter twenty eight Seining in fresh and sea water Chapter twenty nine Fish shoals and surrounding nets Chapter thirty Fishing systems and harvesting machines Chapter thirty one Fishery and gear research Chapter thirty two Fishing effects on fish stocks and environment Appendix Classification of catching methods A.1 Principles of classification A.2 Main groups of catching methods A.3 Revised classification Bibliography Subject index Species and product index
521 pages, B/w photos, illus
For those not familiar with the incredible range of gear types and fishing methods being employed, the book should hold a great deal of fascination.Reviews in Fisheries Science, November 2006 "This is a classic and most comprehensive reference available in this very wide subject. It was first published in 1964 and this is the fourth edition...it is undoubtedly a useful book and the best available."Ausmarine, January 2007