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"The definitive guide to the most important group of game (and food) fishes around the planet by two of the world's leading authorities—an essential reference for serious saltwater anglers."

"The first comprehensive guide this decade to describe these highly migratory and very valuable open-ocean species. The book is beautifully illustrated by Val Kells.""

"A must-have book not only for scientists and fishers but also for the general public, such as fish consumers, chefs, students, and managers—anyone who wants to educate themselves about these remarkable creatures and their biology, uses, and distribution. Each species account is illustrated by a distribution map and by exquisite artwork that truly does justice to the magnificence of these animals. This book shall be not only the first but also the most frequent stop for all whose lives are interrelated with tunas, bonitos, mackerels, billfishes, and swordfish, or who are simply curious about them."

"The dichotomous keys and illustrated field marking and diagnostic character notes will serve as the gold standard for identification of species for decades to come. The additional information on each species' biology, fisheries importance, and conservation status make this superbly illustrated guide a vital reference for ichthyologists, fisheries biologists, conservation biologists, and fisherpeople."

"The book is a vital contribution to our understanding of these two hugely important groups of fishes. It is a landmark publication and an essential reference which will be used by scientists, managers, and fishers, both commercial and recreational, for many years to come. The most comprehensive coverage yet published of two of the most important groups of fishes on the planet. Completely up to date with the taxonomy of all tuna and billfish species based on the latest phylogenetic and molecular techniques. Val Kells's artwork is both accurate and delightful, depicting true-to-life colors of even rarely seen juvenile and postlarval forms."

"Sport Fishing's Fish Facts expert on pelagic species, John Graves, has co-authored—with Bruce Collette—a new and definitive resource, Tunas and Billfishes of the World. With impressively detailed, precise color illustrations by Val Kells, the 352-page volume describes 61 species of mackerels, tunas, swordfish, sailfishes and marlins. The book is certain to become an essential addition to the library of any angler who is serious about bluewater gamefish."

Tunas and Billfishes of the World
Publication Date: 6 Aug 2019
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 8" x 10"
Page Count: 352 pages
Illustrations: 241 color illus., 61 maps
ISBN: 9781421431574
Subject: Life Sciences