Perlmutter, Alfred (1947) The blackback flounder and its fishery in New England and New York. Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection, 11(2), pp. 1-92.
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A decline in the abundance of blackback flounders, together with the withdrawal of vessels from this fishery, has resulted in a lowered catch in recent years compared to the peak period 1928 through 1931. Data obtained from U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Hatchery catch records and from fishermen's log book records show a drop in abundance of 63 per cent from the early 1930's to the present in the Boothbay Harbor region and of 31 to 40 per cent in the area south of Cape Cod. Information on the early life history and distribution of young blackback flounders and the size and age composition and distribution of fish subject to the commercial and sport fisheries indicates that the young are the product of local spawning and that the sport and commercial fisheries draw on a resident stock of primarily adult fish.
|Title:||The blackback flounder and its fishery in New England and New York|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-92|
|Publisher:||The Bingham Oceanographic Laboratory, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University|
|Place of Publication:||New Haven, CT|
|Issuing Agency:||United States Fish and Wildlife Service|
|Additional Information:||Public domain, work of the U.S. Federal Government. Scanned January 10, 2011 by Kit Johnston, Librarian, U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, Santa Cruz, California.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||fisheries; USFWS; FWS; blackback flounder; Pseudopleuronectes americanus; Maine; New Hampshire; Massachusetts; Rhode Island;Connecticut;New York|
|Depositing User:||Kit Johnston|
|Date Deposited:||14 Jan 2011 14:36|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2011 17:58|
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