Economic Review of the Great Lakes Commercial Fisheries, 1940-59



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United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service Bureau of Commercial Fisheries


Economic developments in the Great Lakes commercial fisheries since 1940 are examined, and catch, principal types of gear, marketing, and recent developments in the fishery are reviewed. In a section on recommendations, the necessity for expanded research in fishing methods and marketing of the presently underutilized species is pointed out, consideration of fishermen's cooperatives is suggested, use of available species in new products is discussed, and cooperation among all research agencies is indicated to be a requirement if the fishing industry is to expand and strengthen its economic position.


28 pages; available for download at the link below.


commercial fisheries, Greak Lakes, fisheries -- economic aspects, fisheries management