A history of the California live-bait fishing industry

Maxwell, William D. (1974) A history of the California live-bait fishing industry. Long Beach, CA, California Department of Fish and Game, (Marine Resources Technical Report, 27)

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Abstract

Fishing for live bait was originally introduced in 1910 by Japanese albacore fishermen employing "blanket" nets. The northern anchovy has always been the mainstay of the fishery providing 98 to 99% of the catch since 1957. Prior to that the Pacific sardine contributed 15 to 20% of the catch. In past years, when fishermen had difficulty locating fish, Los Angeles - Long Beach Harbor provided as much as 80% of the entire live-bait catch. A live-bait sampling program was initiated in 1955 by the Department of Fish and Game to maintain a closer check on the relative health of the anchovy resource. This sampling program provides the first visible indication of the yearly spawning success of northern anchovies and Pacific sardines. A brief summary of the fishing conditions from 1957 - 1973 are presented. (26pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: A history of the California live-bait fishing industry
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Maxwell, William D.
Series Name: Marine Resources Technical Report
Number: 27
Date: 1974
Publisher: California Department of Fish and Game
Place of Publication: Long Beach, CA
Issuing Agency: California Department of Fish and Game
Uncontrolled Keywords: California; Northern anchovy; Engraulis mordax; Pacific sardine; Sardinops sagax
Subjects: Fisheries
Biology
Item ID: 680
Depositing User: Joan Parker
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2008 23:14
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 21:41
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/680

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