Ideal for professionals and general readers alike, this book covers a large number of scientific terms in fisheries, their particular meanings an explanations in a succinct and lucid manner. The subject of fisheries is enormous and multidisciplinary. The terms have been selected to represent most of these disciplines. The encyclopaedia contains terms covering: Marine biology, Limnology, Ecology, Pathology, Oceanography, Meteorology, Aquaculture, Fishing gear and gear materials, fishing methods, fish processing and products, processing machines, Microbiology. Only those terms which are frequently used, or which are though to be helpful to different kinds of users are included. It is an encyclopaedia of fish and fisheries, written by specialists, partly for other specialists but more particularly for laymen, and for students and interested workers of all kinds and ages.