A useful resource for general readers, upper-division undergraduates, and graduate students interested in fishery science or environmental studies. (CHOICE
Dave Preble has plied the sea as a charter skipper, a draggerman and a biologist, and in The Fishes of the Sea he provides a fascinating overview of history, nature, sociology and the marine ecosystem. His insights are born of experience, with opinions that are refreshing and voiced from the heart. He brings to life the glory days when fish were abundant, and he chronicles the devastation of overfishing. The result is a book that is hard to put down once you crack the first page. (Fisherman
About the Author
Captain Dave Preble once worked as a deckhand on commercial fishing vessels and now operates his own charterboat business.