New FCRR: Marine and Freshwater Miscellanea IV

Mekong Giant Catfish

Mekong giant catfish. Photo by Tambe, Wikimedia Commons.


The Sea Around Us principal investigator, Dr. Daniel Pauly, and research assistant Elaine Chu are the editors of a recent edition of the Fisheries Centre Research Reports titled “Marine and Freshwater Miscellanea IV.”

Like its predecessors, the fourth “Marine and Freshwater Miscellanea” is a grab-bag of contributions from Pauly and his associates of which a few could have been submitted to peer-reviewed journals but weren’t, and others that couldn’t, because of their subject matter or irreverent style.

It includes three contributions on sturgeon that were drafted in support of an international project that was not funded and thus could not get started.

Two other papers deal with aspects of fish respiration, in the giant Mekong catfish and in the writings of George Cuvier, while two others deal with the reconstruction of fisheries catches; one is about the freshwater fisheries of Quebec, the other about the global catch of sponge fisheries, both from 1950 to the near present.

The remaining contributions comprise three articles on sardinella in West Africa, basic traits in sharks and rays, and the “fishing down” phenomenon in the Bohai Sea in the Chinese Northeast, as well as three short accounts with observations by Daniel Pauly on a trip to India and on receiving science awards.

To read the full report follow this link.