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The Fishes of the Sea: Commercial and Sport Fishing in New England Hardcover – November 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Sheridan House; First edition (November 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574091328
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574091328
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,966,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Mailly on August 24, 2003
Format: Hardcover
As one with little experience with, but a fair amount of interest in, the sea and its denizens I found this book an engaging and enlightening introduction to the sea and the world of the fisherman, both commercial and recreational. The author hits the salient high points of many aspects of fishing: economic, biologic, philosophic and historic. I read the book while vacationing on Block Island, the scene of much of the book's action, which added to the flavor of the book. I encourage you to partake of both the book and the island.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Mailly on August 16, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book on the strength of a recommendation from a review in the Block Island, R.I. local paper (much of the book involves settings in the Block Island locale). As one with minimal experience with fishing and the sea, but a modest interest in both, I found the book provides a well-paced intro to all aspects of the world of the fisherman, both commercial and recreational. The author leavens the book with a number of human-interest stories, and his limited excursions into non-fishing matters (politics for example) are stimulating.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By baw on July 17, 2008
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I loved this book. It provides a fascinating look into the world of commercial New England fishermen.
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