World Fisheries Resources provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of how this commodity is used. The author examines the various aspects of fishing resources from their biological basis through to marketing and consumption. The subject is set in context by tracing the historical development, from its archaeological origins to the industrial expansion of the 19th and 20th centuries. The work comes up-to-date to discuss the modern situation and current trends in both the developed and developing worlds and highlights how exploitation of the resource has increased in recent years.

Aknowledgements List of Figures List of Photographs 1. Introduction 2. Biological Basis 3. Historical Development 4. Economic Charateristics 5. Spatial Organisation 6. Trends in Production in Oceans, Continents and Countries 7. Recreational Fishing 8. Fisheries Management 9. Aquaculture 10. Fish Landings, First Sales and Processing 11. Marketing and Consumption of Fish and Fish Commodities 12. Conclusion Bibliography