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Title:
The most important fish in the sea : Menhaden and America
Author:
Franklin, H. Bruce (Howard Bruce), 1934-
Publication Information:
Washington : Island Press/Shearwater Books, [2007]

©2007
Physical Description:
265 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Now you see them, now you don't -- new world of fish -- fish they came for -- fish they found -- fish that's different -- Meeting menhaden : in our world and theirs -- Face to face -- Bait -- school -- world of the drifters and swimmers -- Survivors? -- Whales, menhaden, and industrialized fishing -- Fertilizer : from Indians to industry -- How Menhaden dwarfed the whales -- Pursing the seas -- death of fish and the birth of ecology -- Science wades in -- Food fish vs. factory fish -- What took the fish away? -- Political conflict and ecological consciousness -- At war with Menhaden -- Uncle Sam to the rescue -- War! -- Ecological catastrophes -- ruins of an industry -- Extracting the liver of the Chesapeake -- case of the sick stripers -- case of the murdered crabs -- case of the missing fish : shad and river herring -- case of the dead shellfish -- birds -- gulf -- Collision courses -- Recreation or industry -- Anglers and enviros, or, a marine Yellowstone? -- Anglers to the rescue -- ASMFC thinks the unthinkable -- On to Cockrell's Creek -- Challenges -- fish of the future? -- Does omega mean the last? -- Resurrection? -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
ISBN:
9781597261241
Format :
Book