Catching methods in fisheries; an introduction.
Fishing by gathering.
Male and female divers.
Animals as a help in fisheries.
Fish harvesting after stupefying.
Spearing, harpooning and shooting fish.
Fishing with clamps, tongs, rakes and wrenching gear.
Line fishing:basic implements.
Line fishing: gear and methods.
Fishing for sport and recreation.
Attracting, concentrating and frightening fish.
Pole-hooks and rippers.
Net material and the art of net-making.
Natural and artificial shelters.
Permanent and temporary barriers.
Fishing in the air.
Mechanical fishing gear: traps, lines and snares.
Chapter twenty one.
The drive-in fishery.
Chapter twenty two.
Cover pots and cast nets.
Chapter twenty three.
Liftnets and fish wheels.
Chapter twenty four.
From the scoop basket to the stow net.
Chapter twenty five.
Dredges and beamtrawls.
Chapter twenty six.
Fishing with bottom trawls.
Chapter twenty seven.
Trawl fisheries in three dimensions.
(Fishing with pelagic trawls).
Chapter twenty eight.
Seining in fresh and sea water.
Chapter twenty nine.
Fish shoals and surrounding nets.
Fishing systems and harvesting machines.
Chapter thirty one.
Fishery and gear research.
Chapter thirty two.
Fishing effects on fish stocks and environment.
Classification of catching methods.
A.1 Principles of classification.
A.2 Main groups of catching methods.
A.3 Revised classification.
Species and product index
Reviews in Fisheries Science, November 2006
"This is a classic and most comprehensive reference available in this very wide subject. It was first published in 1964 and this is the fourth edition...it is undoubtedly a useful book and the best available."
Ausmarine, January 2007
- A unique, comprehensive survey of the evolution of fishing methods throughout the world
- Approximately 750 illustrations showing the extensive range of methods, techniques and equipment used in fishing across the globe
- Fishing gear classified according to the FAO system
- Additional chapters: Fishing Effects on Fish Stocks and Environment and Fishery and Gear Research