Fisheries Research in Australia


SINCE the ill-fated trawler Endeavour, under Dr. Dannevig, was lost at sea in 1914, fisheries exploration has rather languished in Australia. This is scarcely pardonable in a country with 12,000 miles of coastline, a relatively poor fish supply, especially in the inland areas, and a definite need for quantities of fish meal on its stock farms. During the past two years, a vigorous effort has been made to improve matters under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research working in co-operation with universities (particularly that of Sydney) and State Departments.


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RIVETT, D. Fisheries Research in Australia. Nature 144, 312–313 (1939).

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