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Trout of the World
By James Prosek, Hardcover, 224 pages.

Trout of the WorldFrom the Oxus trout of eastern Afghanistan to the small golden brown trout of British chalk streams, James Prosek has dedicated his unique painting talent to bringing to life trout from around the world, several of which are the few remaining of their type. Prosek has a passion for trout and conveys their beauty with the stroke of his brush in this collection of nearly 100 gorgeous watercolors. The text provides a historical profile of each fish along with personal reflections by the author. Prosek savors the beauty of various fishing spots, along with the fate of the species, contemplating man's role in the extinction of animals. Both sensitive and informative, "Trout of the World" is a must for the library of the recreational fisherman as well as the ichthyologist.

Trout and Salmon of North America
By Robert J. Behnke, George Scott (Editor), Joseph R. Tomelleri (Illustrator),
and Thomas McGuane, Hardcover, 360 pages.

This new book is an authoritative, easy-to-use guide to all types of trout and salmon of North America. Chapters are arranged by type: Oncorhynchus (Pacific salmon, rainbow trout, and redband trout, Gila, Apache, and cutthroat trout); Salmo (Atlantic salmon and brown trout); and Salvelinus (brook trout, lake trout, bull trout, Arctic char, and Dolly Varden).
Behnke (Native Trout of Western North America), professor emeritus of fishery and wildlife biology, has brought his more than 50 years of studying, and fishing for salmon and trout, to wonderful effect. He provides readers with an authoritative compendium of the evolution, biology, ecology, habitats and behaviors of these prized game fish. A capsule legend that includes scientific name, common names, habitat, size, life span and diet accompanies each entry, amazingly illustrated by Tomelleri (Fishes of the Central United States), whose fish seem to shimmer on the pages. Habitat maps, which include coastal waters, rivers, streams and lakes, are detailed and specific enough to be taken on fishing excursions. The book includes a good deal of fishing lore, as in the notations that describe the best flies, bait and lures for specific types of fish and locales. Behnke also ponders some of the more philosophical aspects of ecology and human responsibility for the environment. Along with full and clearly written scientific explanations, statistics and analysis, the author provides anecdotal and historical details that make this not just a field guide, but a fascinating read for those interested in the natural world. For the last word on trout and salmon, look no further than this guide.

Salmon, Trout & Charr of the World: A Fisherman's Natural History
By Rupert Watson, Hardcover, 312 pages.

Rupert Watson has produced a book that is exquisite in illustration, impeccable in scholarship, and a delight to read. Previous books that seek to communicate the biology of these fishes to those who love them pale by comparison. Perhaps most importantly, the book that adequately communicates the science of salmonids to fisherman without a hint of condescension. The author has written for fishermen, environmentalists and all concerned with preserving the remarkable group of species that form the group. His language and explanations are easily understood by non-professionals.

Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation of the Charrs, Genus Salvelinus
By Pierre Magnan, Céline Audet, Hélène Glémet, Michel Legault, Marco A. Rodríguez, Eric B. Taylor (Eds.), Hardcover, 360 pages.

Salvelinus species are one of the most thoroughly studied groups of fishes. Many reasons explain this intense interest in charr biology. Charrs have a Holarctic distribution encompassing many Asian, North American, and European countries and occupy diverse marine and freshwater environments. Furthermore, the current distribution of charr includes areas that were directly influenced by climate and topographic change associated with the many Pleistocene glaciations. Undoubtedly, these conditions have promoted much of the tremendous morphological, ecological, and genetic variability and plasticity within Salvelinus species and they make charr very good models to study evolutionary processes 'in action'. Many charr species also exhibit demographic characteristics such as slow growth, late maturity, and life in extreme environments, that may increase their susceptibility to extinction from habitat changes and overexploitation, especially in depauperate aquatic habitats. This vulnerability makes understanding their biology of great relevance to biodiversity and conservation. Finally, charr are of great cultural, commercial, and recreational significance to many communities, and their intimate linkage with human societies has stimulated much interest in this enigmatic genus. This volume comprises a selection of papers presented at the fourth International Charr Symposium held in Trois-Rivières (Québec, Canada), from 26 June to 1 July 2000. It includes 31 papers on ecological interactions and behaviour, trophic polymorphism, movement and migration, ecophysiology and evolutionary genetics, ecological parasitology, environmental stress and conservation. These studies cannot cover all recent developments in the ecology, behaviour and conservation of Salvelinus species, but collecting them into a special volume should bring attention to current research on this important genus and stimulate further work on Salvelinus species.

Field Identification of Coastal Juvenile Salmonids
By W. R. Pollard, G. F. Hartman, C. Groot and Phil Edgell (Photographer), Paperback, 32 pages.

This booklet is an excellent resource for educators (elementary through college, families, and resource management/research groups) with need for a practical and easy to use guide to identify juvenile salmonids in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. This booklet is easily slipped into a daypack or coat pocket. The guide is printed on water resistant paper that will not fall apart even if it accompanies the user on an unexpected icy cold plunge into the stream. Mud and slime wipe clean from the pages with a moist cloth. Included are color illustrations and photographs of all the species described, including Atlantic salmon which are more and more often released into Pacific Northwest streams. Also included are drawings that help the user identify key diagnostic feature. Having the three views of each species is very helpful in arriving at a correct identification. In addition to information pertinent to any basic taxonomic key, the guide includes helpful clues about habitat usage, behavior and life history that direct users to the best locations for finding each species.

Field Guide to the Pacific Salmon
By Robert Steelquist, Paperback, 64 pages.

This informative field guide allows the reader to become familiar with the seven species of Pacific salmon and their habitats. It traces the life cycle of the salmon in their epic journey from stream to ocean and home again, and shows how pollution and human encroachment threaten the existence of this once-abundant fish.

Principles of Salmonid Culture
By William Pennell and Bruce A. Barton (Editors) et al., Hardcover, 1070 pages.

Synthesizes knowledge on the biology and culture of salmonids reaped from raising them in fisheries for the past century. The topics include the history and applications of salmonid culture, general biology, life histories, broodstock management, gamete removal, fertilization and incubation, early rearing, growth, smolt production, rearing fish to market size, nutrition, breeding and genetics, transportation and handling, disease management, ocean ranching, marketing, environmental aspects of salmonid culture, and uses of biotechnology. Addressed to student and practicing aquaculturists.

Manual of Salmonid Farming
By Stephen Willoughby, Hardcover, 330 pages.

This book describes salmon and trout farming, its growth and development, methods and equipment employed and the problems encountered along the way. It reflects the experiences achieved using Norway as an example, with an emphasis on the growing of high quality, marketable fish. Of all the species which have been introduced into fish farming, salmon and trout most clearly represent the outstanding achievements of modern, intensive aquaculture. The sucessfull farming of these species stands testimony to the results of thorough research and development, advances in technology, investment, and marketing. However, the very real dangers of uncontrolled and rapid expansion, unrestrained investment, and market saturation have also been revealed. This practical text is designed as a benchmark reference to the many technical aspects of salmon and trout farming, the varied issues of development, breeding, nutrition, growth, genetics, control ,and administration. The content includes the following chapters: culture history, life history, environmental requirements, production cycle, farming technology, feeding, diseases, harvesting, operational, domestication, and marketing.

Handbook of Salmon Farming
By Selina M. Stead and Lindsay Laird (Editors), Hardcover, 502 pages.

Over the past few years, there has been significant growth and development in the salmon farming industry. In order to be successful, practitioners not only need to know how the salmon lives and survives in the wild but, amongst other things have knowledge of disease, production processes, economics and marketing. The Handbook of Salmon Farming is a practical guide that covers everything the practitioner needs to know, and will also be of great use to academics and students of aquaculture and fish biology. The editors have invited contributions from experts in academia, the fish industry and government to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive handbook.

Wrasse: Biology and Use in Aquaculture
By M. D. J. Sayer, J. W. Treasurer and M. J. Costello (Editors), Hardcover, 296 pages.

Presents papers from the international symposium on wrasse biology and aquaculture applications, held in Scotland, detailing the use of the north European wrasse as an alternative treatment for sea lice infestation of caged salmon and exploring the wrasse species' biology, ecology, behavior, and physiology. Topics include seasonal, sexual, and geographical variation; observations of wrasse on artificial and natural reefs; capture techniques for wrasse; and the potential for viral problems related to the use of wrasse. Of interest to those in the scientific and fish farming communities.

Handbook of Trout and Salmon Diseases
By C. Jonathan Shepherd and Ronald J. Roberts, Hardcover, 216 pages.

It is now ten years since the last edition of this classic text appeared, since when the growth of salmon and trout culture around the world has led to the emergence of many new and distinctive problems. This new third edition is greatly revised, with considerable use of colour illustrations, and provides a wealth of information hitherto unavailable to the farmer on new diseases and on new problems with older ones. It also addresses the newer production technologies and their diseases problems and the new treatments such as vaccines which were merely promising research topics when the last edition was produced. This text is the product of fifty years' combined experience of the salmon farming industry by two veterinarians who have been involved from the very start.

A Colour Atlas of Salmonid Diseases
By David W. Bruno and Trygve T. Poppe (Editors), Hardcover, 280 pages.

This atlas is one of the best atlas on fish diseases. It contains excellent color photographs regarding every crutial aspect of the described diseases. It is very friendly to use and shows/describes all relevant differences between diseases that may seem alike. This book will be of great help to any fish pathologist and salmonid farmer.

Smoking Salmon & Trout; Plus Pickling, Salting, Sausaging & Care
By S. Whelan, Jack Whelan, Ringbound, 240 pages.cover

 The classic, definitive guide to smoking salmon and trout. Professional food scientist Jack Whelan provides authoritative information and over 400 how-to drawings and photographs. This book is the result of the author's years of research into commercial preserving and processing of fish and years of adapting proven methods for easy home use.

Salmonid Fishes: Population Biology, Genetics, and Management
By Yuri P. Altukhov, Elena A. Salmenkova, Vladimir T. Omelchenko, Iu P. Altukhov, Hardcover, 354 pages.

This important title encompasses features of genetic processes in complexly organised population systems of salmonids, one of the most commercially valuable families of fish worldwide. Translated from the original work in Russian, the authors have taken the opportunity to update and revise the work, much of it appearing in the English language for the first time. Covering such important concepts as optimal gene diversity and the unfavourable influence of fishery and hatchery reproduction on the genetic structure of salmon populations, the authors have drawn together a huge wealth of information that will form the cornerstone of much new work in the future. The authors of Salmonid Fishes have between them many years of research experience and practical knowledge in the area and the English translation of this important work, which has been edited by Professor John Thorpe and Professor Gary Carvalho, provides vital information for all those involved in salmonid management, exploitation and conservation, including fish biologists, fisheries managers, conservation and population biologists, ecologists and geneticists.

Genetic Conservation of Salmonid Fishes
By Joseph G. Cloud and Gary H. Thorgaard (Editors), Hardcover, 314 pages.

The problem is that, with the continuing degradation of water and habitat quality, selective harvesting, genetic enhancement programs, and the introduction of hatchery fish into wild populations, the genetic makeup of fish is changing radically. In papers from a workshop held in Moscow, Idaho, and Pullman, Washington, scientists address the problem. They focus on the salmonids, not only one of the most commercially important groups of fish, but one that must be dealt with on an international level, because they live parts of their lives in different territorial waters. Among the topics are the spatial organization of Pacific salmon, genetic resources banks and reproductive technology, the cryopreservation of fish spermatozoa, and a data base for trout brood stocks.

The Atlantic Salmon: Natural History, Exploitation and Future Management
By W. M. Shearer, Hardcover, 244 pages.

An internationally-renowned biologist describes the life history of the Atlantic salmon in light of intensive research over the last 30 years. Provides an authoritative and detailed appraisal of the fisheries that exploit this valuable resource. The salmon's conflict with the environment is examined in the context of changes in land use, water abstraction and acidification. A complete analysis of the author's North Esk investigation is given and the effects of fish farming on wild stocks and the salmon's future are discussed.

Atlantic Salmon: Planning for the Future
By Derek Mills and David Piggins (Editors), Hardcover, 587 pages.

The Atlantic Salmon is a fish of major interest to fish biologists and the fisheries industries of countries bordering the North Atlantic. Particularly eastern Canada, the north-eastern maritime states of the USA, the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, France and Spain. This book presents a major international review of the Atlantic Salmon, its biology, management and conservation. Papers are based on the Third International Atlantic Salmon symposium held in Biarritz in October 1986.

Salmon without Rivers: A History of the Pacific Salmon Crisis
By Jim Lichatowich, Hardcover, 352 pages.

The author, a fisheries scientist who has spent the greater part of 30 years working in Oregon and Washington in salmon management, provides an account of the roots and evolution of the salmon crisis in the Pacific Northwest. He examines the failure of restoration efforts and insists that hatcheries are not the solution to the problem. As much a history as a scientific study, this book examines the indigenous fishing cultures, as well as the story of salmon extinction over the last few decades. Lichatowich argues broadly that society's world view must change, allowing for more connection between humans and the natural world, yet he also provides some more practical measures to help solve the salmon crisis.

Sustainable Fisheries Management: Pacific Salmon
By E. Eric Knudsen (Editor), Donald MacDonald, Hardcover, 752 pages.

This collection of papers examines the state of the salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest. They cover existing methods and supply model approaches for alternative solutions. The editors stress the importance of input from and cooperation with all parties involved to create a viable solution. Grass roots education and participation is the key to public support - and ultimately the success - of whatever management solutions are developed.A unique and valuable scientific publication, Sustainable Fisheries Management: Pacific Salmon clearly articulates the current state of the Pacific salmon resource, describes the key features of its management, and provides important guidance on how we can make the transition towards sustainable fisheries. The solutions presented in this book provide the basis of a strategy for sustainable fisheries, requiring society and governmental agencies to establish a shared vision, common policies, and a process for collaborative management.

Making Salmon: Environmental History of the Northwest Fisheries
By Joseph E., III Taylor, William Cronon, Hardcover, 488 pages.

The authors examine the social, cultural, economic, and environmental contexts of the decline of salmon in the Pacific Northwest from the aboriginal fisheries through the advent of industrial fishing and the rise of hatcheries all the way down to the current crisis of the salmon fisheries as they face the threat of collapse today. He argues that solutions to the problem are frustrated by the inability of commercial and sport fishers, fish culturalist, environmentalists, smelters, irrigators, bargers, and dam agencies to find common ground.

A Master's Guide to Atlantic Salmon Fishing
By Bill Cummings, Lefty Kreh, Hardcover, 248 pages.

Here for the first time is a disciplined, scientific alternative to the standard "chuck-it-and-chance-it'" approach to fishing for Atlantic salmon. By matching fly choice and technique to climatic and stream conditions, anglers can dramatically improve their chances of success. This book's detailed, fully illustrated angling scenarios help readers adapt techniques to their own day on their own river. In addition, a comprehensive where-to-go section covers major Atlantic salmon rivers worldwide.

Atlantic Salmon Flies and Fishing 
By Joseph D., Jr Bates, Hardcover, 416 pages.

This book is brimming over with information for anyone interested in the history of fishing for salmon, tying Atlantic Salmon flies and in all the related "arts" of fishing for Salmon. The color plates of flies are vivid and clear and the lighthearted yet informative text is easy and enjoyable to read.

Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout: New Techniques, Tactics, and Patterns
By Bob Linsenman, Kelly Galloup, Jerry Dennis, Hardcover, 176 pages.

coverThis first modern, all-encompassing manual on the art of streamer fishing teaches new techniques for catching trophy-sized trout on a fly. Streamers are the most effective of all fly patterns for the seduction of large trout, because they imitate the look and behavior of the smaller fish these trophies feed on. Sooner or later, every angler seeking the thrill of landing a trout over 20 inches--a dream fish for most--will need to understand the particular art of streamer fishing. This is the first book written about streamers in over 50 years. Despite streamer fishing's perennial popularity, it has been eclipsed in recent years by the sport's long love affair with dry flies. Revealed here in this indispensable, knowledgeable book are dozens of new streamer patterns and many proven advanced techniques for hooking huge trout, making it a must-buy for the dedicated fly-fisherman at any level of experience.

Orvis Guide to Reading Trout Streams
By Tom Rosenbauer, James Sulham and Nick Lyons, Paperback, 272 pages.

coverThe Orvis Guide to Reading Trout Streams is a complete guide to where trout live and feed in a stream. Graced with dozens of helpful schematic drawings by J. Sulham and more than seventy-five revealing photographs, this book will give all trout fishermen a more coherent understanding of the waters they fish.

The Eurasian Huchen (Hucho hucho): Largest Salmon of the World
By J. Holcik, K. Hensel, J. Nieslanik and L. Skacel, Hardcover, 296 pages.

A highly recommend book for those interested in salmonids, for zoologists involved with the specialized areas of the  book, and for libraries. It delivers a sound message - to save the huchen - and serves a valuable function in bringing together the extensive literature of this species of superlatives.

Biology Exploitation, Rearing and Propagation of Coregonid Fishes
By K. Dabrowski and A. Champigneulle (Editors), Paperback, 386 pages.

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