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Cover art was created by Alfredo M. Arreguin. Mr. Arreguin is an internationally recognized artist who lives in Seattle, Washington. For many years he has painted the world's endangered ecosystems—the jungles and wetlands, as well as the salmon of the Pacific Northwest. His work is displayed in numerous collections, including the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.

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Sustaining marine fisheries / Committee on Ecosystem Management for Sustainable Marine Fisheries, Ocean Studies Board, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-05526-1 (casebound)

1. Sustainable fisheries. 2. Fishery management. 3. Marine ecology. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Ecosystem Management for Sustainable Marine Fisheries.

SH329.S87 S87 1998

639.3′2—dc21

98-58059

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