Explains in detail how to identify the various species. Discusses fish habits & distribution, structure & biology, some principles of oceanography, & the impact of pollution on fish. Explains common angling methods & knot tying, & explores aspects of the commercial fishery & fish farming. Describes taxidermy & other techniques of recording the catch, as well as buying, storing, & preparing fish for food even how to make caviar. Includes information on books & periodicals, licenses & regulations, travel & maps, tides, charts, & weather reports, boats & deep-sea fishing, & scuba diving & snorkeling. Glossary of terms. Metric conversions.