AFTER many years of devastation China is now, with the help of the United Nations, endeavouring to bring about the rehabilitation of her basic industries. Not least in importance is the fishing industry, and a Chinese Fisheries Research Institute has been formed for the purpose of carrying out investigations necessary to guide the Chinese fisheries industry during the difficult period of the immediate future and to provide data upon which to base enlightened fisheries administration. Implementation of this programme is severely hampered by lack of books and equipment, and an appeal has been launched for donations of any suitable books, journals and other periodicals that individuals or institutions may be able to spare. As the Institute possesses little more than a measuring-board in the way of equipment, donations of scientific apparatus will also be welcomed. All gifts and offers of help should be sent to the Director, Fisheries Research Institute, Room 402, National City Bank Building, 54 Kiukiang Road, Shanghai, China.