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The Fishes of the Sea: Commercial and Sport Fishing in New England

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In this wide-ranging book Dave Preble, who has spent a lifetime fishing the waters of the East Coast, provides a fascinating overview of the history and nature of both commercial and sport fishing in New England waters. He brings to life the glory days when fish were plentiful and new technology made huge catches commonplace. He hauntingly describes the havoc wrought by overfishing in the 1980's, and finally expresses the hope that a new ethical approach to nature and strict adherence to quotas will combine with the fortuitous resurgence of species believed near extinction. The scientific and technical discourse about the major species???cod, stripers, bluefish, tuna, sharks, etc.???is interspersed with exciting tales reminiscent of The Perfect Storm. Through it all, we experience firsthand a unique, highly dangerous lifestyle, always at the brink of disaster.

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Charterboat captain Preble gives an overview of the history of commercial and sport fishing in New England. Coverage includes, for example, descriptions of the major species, the disastrous overfishing of the 1980s, groundfishing legislation, and catch-and- release fishing. Stories of Preble's own fishing experiences are interspersed throughout the text. Preble is the New England editor of Salt Water Sportsman magazine.
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presents an overview of the history and nature of both commercial and sport fishing in New England waters. It brings to life the glory days when fish were plentiful and also describes the havoc wrought by overfishing. The scientific and technical discourse is interspersed with exciting tales, reminiscent of The Perfect Storm. The book contains much practical advice.

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A fascinating overview of the history and practice of fishing in New England waters. Preble brings to life the glory days when fish were plentiful and new technology made huge catches commonplace, then hauntingly reports the havoc wrought by overfishing in the 80's, and finally expresses hope that renewed ethicism and strict adherence to quotas will eventuate a resurgence of species believed near extinction. Scientific and technical discourse concerning major species is interspersed with exciting tales recalling The Perfect Storm. Throughout, he exposes a unique, highly dangerous lifestyle always on the brink of disaster.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781574091328
Author:
Preble, Dave
Publisher:
Sheridan House
Location:
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Subject:
Fishing
Subject:
Fisheries & Aquaculture
Subject:
Fisheries
Subject:
Industries - Agribusiness
Subject:
Fishing - General
Subject:
Fishing -- New England.
Subject:
Fisheries -- New England.
Subject:
Business - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-232).
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
241
Dimensions:
9.30x6.18x.98 in. 1.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , presents an overview of the history and nature of both commercial and sport fishing in New England waters. It brings to life the glory days when fish were plentiful and also describes the havoc wrought by overfishing. The scientific and technical discourse is interspersed with exciting tales, reminiscent of The Perfect Storm. The book contains much practical advice.
"Synopsis" by , A fascinating overview of the history and practice of fishing in New England waters. Preble brings to life the glory days when fish were plentiful and new technology made huge catches commonplace, then hauntingly reports the havoc wrought by overfishing in the 80's, and finally expresses hope that renewed ethicism and strict adherence to quotas will eventuate a resurgence of species believed near extinction. Scientific and technical discourse concerning major species is interspersed with exciting tales recalling The Perfect Storm. Throughout, he exposes a unique, highly dangerous lifestyle always on the brink of disaster.
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