Standing crop and condition of a fish population as an assessment tool of an aquatic ecosystem

by Randy Sandberg

Publisher: Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash

Written in English
Published: Pages: 40 Downloads: 127
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Subjects:

  • Fish populations.,
  • Aquatic ecology.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementRandy Sandberg.
SeriesProblem series - Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University, Problem series (Huxley College of Environmental Studies)
The Physical Object
Pagination40 leaves :
Number of Pages40
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