A Field Guide to Marine Food Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

P T Rajan, Zoological Survey of India, 2003, xiv, 260 p, plates, ISBN : 8185874964, $83.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

A Field Guide to Marine Food Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands/P.T. Rajan

Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Reef related fisheries. 3. Blast fishing and types of operations. 4. Management issues. 5. Recommendations. 6. Marine fisheries. 7. Fishing crafts and gear used in Andaman and Nicobar islands. 8. Fishery season. 9. Systematic index. 10. Pictorial guide and key to families. Glossary. References.

From the preface: "The present work is the result of consolidated information gathered since, 1990 from diverse habitats, and from the variety and variability one encounters in the fish market at Port Blair. The present work deals with 282 commercially important marine fish species of Andaman and Nicobar group of islands. The book intend to serve the needs of those working in field as well as in laboratories, besides development of fishery biology in this island. The author also feels that the present work will assist in resolving the difficulties of identification of this large group in the field and the baseline data together with pictorial illustration given in this book will assist one and all in the field of fishery biology."

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