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A History of Canadian Fisheries Research in the Georges Bank Area of the Northwestern Atlantic.

"A History of Canadian Fisheries Research in the Georges Bank Area of the Northwestern Atlantic" by R. G. Halliday, F. D. McCracken, A. W. H. Needler, and R. W. Trites has been published by the Marine Fish Division of the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 4A2 Canada as Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences No. 1550. Originally produced as a background paper for the International Court of Justice case regarding the maritime boundary issue in the Gulf of Maine area, it documents the nature and extent of Canadian fisheries research on Georges Bank up to 1980, listing research cruises, commercial vessels trips on which biological observers were aboard, physical oceanographic observations made by Canadian vessels, and research reports which carried the results of Canadian work relating to the region's fisheries resources. Included is material on the fisheries for the research on such species as scallops, groundfishes, small and large pelagic fishes, lobster, red crab, squid, as well as oceanographic studies, foreign fishing, and related work. Included is a short selected bibliography and an appended listing of research reports related to NAFO Subarea 5 and 6 published by Canadian research workers. Material is presented by species group, and includes data on fishery origins, development or progress of research studies, management information, the importance of the fisheries, foreign fishing and its impacts, etc. The 37-page paperbound report is available from the Institute.
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Publication:Marine Fisheries Review
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Date:Sep 22, 1988
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