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Fish of the Ocean and Shore by J. M. Thomson

Fish of the Ocean and Shore by J. M. Thomson

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Fish of the Ocean and Shore

The Australian Naturalist Library

by J. M. Thomson

Book Club Associates., 1975, ISBN 0002114364, colour photographic plates, line drawings, hardcover with illustrated boards, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, ink stain on top corner of text block, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, chipping and small tears  (See photographs)

“Over 2,000 species of fish inhabit the seas around the Australian coastline, yet only a fraction of them are exploited commercially (in contrast Peru, with a much smaller seaboard, has an annual catch nearly a hundred times greater).  As a result, few people are aware of the great food resources which lie off the shores of this island continent.  For many years Australia has been one of the major producers of wheat and cattle and, possible because of this, its fisheries have been largely overlooked or neglected.  Now, when the world is faced with a great shortage of animal protein, the seas around Australia are being more closely investigated for their potential supplies of fish.”


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