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The History and Science of Fish and Fishing

ou may be thinking "Boring!" or you had enough history in school but this is different, you don't need to learn dates, although 1639 was an important for date in American fisheries history, and you don't need to remember names of people or events. This section also does not require a degree in marine biology, you won't need a PhD. It is our hope however that after reading one or more of the articles in this section that you come away with a greater understanding of our fisheries and an appreciation for the thousands of men and women, past and present, who have worked selflessly for over a century to improve them.

The articles here cover a wide spectrum of time and aspects of American fishing, both sport and commercial fishing as well as fisheries management. It is our hope that, over time this section of the web site will bring together "volumes" of information that is archived by various entities. What you will find here today are articles that will entertain as well as inform you of the major accomplishments that have been made since the earliest years.

 Fishes of the Gulf of Maine by Henry B. Bigelow and William C. Schroeder, 1953
    Bluefish Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus)
    Striped Bass Roccus saxatilis (Walbaum)
    Summer flounder (fluke) Paralichthys dentatus (Linnaeus)
    Weakfish Cynoscion regalis (Bloch and Schneider)

 An Historical Review of the Fish and Wildlife Resources of the San Francisco Bay Area
     by John E. Skinner, 1962
    Striped Bass - Commercial Fishery
    Striped Bass - Sport Fishery
    Striped Bass Life History Notes

 Glossary of Fish Terminology

 Atlantic Striped Bass Studies - 2005 Biennial Report to Congress Adobe PDF Format
    National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
 Striped Bass Habitat - Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commisssion

 The Fish Car Era of the National Fish Hatchery System by J. R. Leonard 
 Taking the Record Striped Bass of 1913 by Charles B. Church 
 Some Fish and Some Fishing by Frank Gray Griswold, 1921 

The New Bight

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