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The State of Food and Agriculture 1971

Water Pollution and its Effects on Living Aquatic Resources and Fisheries

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In addition to the usual review of the recent world food and agriculture situation, each issue of The State of Food and Agriculture from 1957 has included one or more special studies of problems of longer-term interest. This year's edition focuses on water pollution and its effects on living aquatic resources and fisheries.

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Water pollution and its effects on living aquatic resources and fisheries

Before man settled in agricultural communities he depended upon hunting and fishing for his food, and fishing has remained an important activity. Although in developed countries man generally satisfies his requirements for food fish by buying it from the small number of men who still choose fishing for their life's vocation, he continues to fish for pleasure and his expenditures for this purpose are economically important.

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