William Francis Thompson (1888–1965) and His Pioneering Studies of the Pacific Halibut, Hippoglossus stenolepis

Dunn, J. Richard (2001) William Francis Thompson (1888–1965) and His Pioneering Studies of the Pacific Halibut, Hippoglossus stenolepis. Marine Fisheries Review, 63(2), pp. 5-14.

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Abstract

William Francis Thompson (1888–1965), as a temporary employee of the British Columbia Provincial Fisheries Department, was assigned in 1914 to under-take full-time studies of the Pacific halibut, Hippoglossus stenolepis. The fishery was showing signs of depletion, so Thompson undertook the inquiry into this resource, the first intensive study on the Pacific halibut. Three years later, Thompson, working alone, had provided a basic foundation of knowledge for the subsequent management of this resource. He published seven land-mark papers on this species, and this work marked the first phase of a career in fisheries science that was to last nearly 50 years.

Item Type: Article
Title: William Francis Thompson (1888–1965) and His Pioneering Studies of the Pacific Halibut, Hippoglossus stenolepis
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Dunn, J. Richard
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 63
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 5-14
Date: 2001
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Fisheries
Item ID: 9753
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 13:26
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 13:26
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9753

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