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Fish Bulletin No. 102. The Marine Fish Catch of California For The Years 1953 and 1954 with Jack Mackerel and Sardine Yield Per Area From California Waters 1946–47 Through 1954–55


This bulletin includes records of the pounds of fish landed in the different areas of the State and their value to the fishermen. It is prepared to meet the numerous requests for such data received throughout the year from members of the fishing industry, harbor commissions, scientists, and persons in other related fields for use in their studies and reports.

This is the sixteenth in the series of fish bulletins dealing with fish catch. The first, published in 1929, contained records of the State's commercial fish catch for 1926 and 1927. Data for subsequent years have been published annually or biennially. Due to the growth of and interest in the marine sport catch and the live bait fishery, additional tables on sport and live bait catches were included with the 1950 figures and these have appeared in succeeding bulletins. In 1947 all available records of commercial catch for the years 1916–1947 were summarized. Although this bulletin carries the title "Marine Fish Catch," small poundages of fresh water commercial landings are also included.

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