New Zealand Fishes: Identification, Natural History and Fisheries

Author(s): Larry Paul

Natural History

New Zealand is fortunate in the rich variety of its sea life. In this illustrated guide to New Zealand fish and shellfish, emphasis is given to those of greatest interest to recreational and commercial fishermen. Arranged by family, the species are described, with notes on distribution, habitat, life history and - where known - population size. There are over 300 line drawings and colour photographs to aid with identification. As well as sea fishes, the book covers the more common and edible molluscs and crustaceans, and the fishes of our estuaries, rivers and lakes which are of interest to fishermen. But this is more than a natural history book. The author also covers the sporting qualities and suitable fishing methods for these aquatic animals, their edibility, commercial harvesting and conservation, drawing on the most recent scientific research in fisheries - much of which has not previously been available to the general reader. Larry Paul is a fisheries scientist at NIWA, Wellington. He has spent almost 40 years working on fish identification, fish biology, and recreational and commercial fishing issues.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780790006543
  • : Reed Books
  • : Reed Books
  • : November 1998
  • : 250mm X 190mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Larry Paul
  • : Hardback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : very good
  • : 261
  • : colour & b&w photographs