To Till the Water—A History of Ideas in Fisheries Conservation

@inproceedings{Bottom1997ToTT,
  title={To Till the Water—A History of Ideas in Fisheries Conservation},
  author={Daniel L. Bottom},
  year={1997}
}
Ideas about fisheries conservation in the United States (US) have been shaped by social and ecological changes that accompanied rapid economic development and westward expansion in the 19th century. The first major conservation movement in the country occurred after the Civil War as a result of severe fishery depletion in New England and the development of new technology for propagating fish in hatcheries. Fish culture offered a means to restore eastern US fisheries, to provide an income for… CONTINUE READING

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