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Population Studies in Fisheries Biology

Nature volume 159, pages 714715 (24 May 1947) | Download Citation



G. L. KESTEVEN has stressed1 the need for a dynamic approach to the study of fish populations. It has been possible recently to develop a mathematical treatment having certain features in common with that of Baronov2, which bears this necessity in mind, and which we feel will be of value in further consideration of fisheries problems, and in particular has immediate application in the assessment of remedies for overfishing.

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  1. 1.

    Nature, 159, 10 (1947).

  2. 2.

    , "On the Question of the BiologicaBasis of Fisheries" (Moscow, 1918).

  3. 3.

    J. Cons., 6 (1), 3 (1931).

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  1. Air Ministry and Fisheries Laboratory, Lowestoft.

    • H. R. HULME
    • , R. J. H. BEVERTON
    •  & S. J. HOLT


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