The production of freshwater fish for food

Macan, T.T. and Mortimer, C.H. and Worthington, E.B. (1942) The production of freshwater fish for food. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, 36pp. (FBA Scientific Publications,6)

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It has been estimated that in England and Wales fresh water covers some 340 square miles of which about one quarter is inhabited mainly by salmon and trout; in Scotland the lakes cover an area of 340 square miles. The principal object of this publication is to make available in handy form some of the methods, especially those involving the use of manures, by which crops of fish from water can be increased. The cultivation of water which this implies may be compared directly to the cultivation of farm land: the conditions for growth are made as favourable as possible, the seed is sown in the form of young fish, and after one or perhaps two growing seasons the crop is harvested. There are however many waters about the country where marketable fish are already available and can be removed without prejudice to, and indeed to the advantage of, sporting fisheries. In such cases it is necessary only to remove the fish and to rely on the natural processes of reproduction of those which are left to repopulate the water. Farming waters in the true sense is the concern of the greater part of this publication; the removal of crops of otherwise unwanted fish is considered in the last two sections on perch trapping and eel fisheries.

Item Type: Book
Title: The production of freshwater fish for food
Personal Creator/Author:
Macan, T.T.
Mortimer, C.H.
Worthington, E.B.
Title of Book: Assessing the biological quality of freswaters: RIVPACS and other techniques
Refereed: No
Series Name: FBA Scientific Publications
Number: 6
Number of Pages: 36
Page Range: pp. 315-322
Date: 1942
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Freshwater fish; Fish culture; Fish; Freshwater aquaculture; Pond construction; Fish ponds; Food consumption; Food fish; UK
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 5345
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 12 May 2011 12:00
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:02
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