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Classic Publications

The Jon A. Gibson Classics Page

This page, initiated by retired NEFSC editor Jon Gibson, features NEFSC publications from pre-computer days. Email suggestions for inclusion to the Editorial Office.

Allard DC. 1999. The origins and early history of the steamer Albatross, 1880-1887. (external site)

Anderson ED, editor. 2002. The Raymond J.H. Beverton Lectures at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Three lectures on fisheries science given May 2-3, 1994. (PDF)

Baird SF. 1872. Report on the condition of the sea fisheries of the south coast of New England (published as first section of First Report of the Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries)

Bigelow HB. 1924. Plankton of the offshore waters of the Gulf of Maine

Bigelow HB. 1928. Physical oceanography of the Gulf of Maine

Bigelow HB. 1931. Oceanography: its scope, problems, and economic importance (external site)

Bigelow HB, Schroeder WC. 1953. Fishes of the Gulf of Maine (external site)

Bowers GM. 1913. A Biological Survey of the Waters of Woods Hole and Vicinity (external site)

Bulletin of the US Fish Commission. 1881-1901. Selected reports. (external site)

Bureau of Commercial Fisheries. 1966. Marine Protein Concentrate: a summary of the development of a proposed commercial manufacturing process and on the properties of a test samples (PDF)

Burnett JM, Steimle FW, Theroux RB. 1995. A history of benthic research in the NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center (external site)

Calkins GN. 1901. Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole (external site)

Clark J, Smith WG, Kendall AW Jr, Fahay MP. 1969. Studies of estuarine dependence of Atlantic coastal fishes (PDF)

Clark SH, Brown BE. 1977. Changes in biomass of finfishes and squids from the Gulf of Maine to Cape Hatteras, 1963-74, as determined from research vessel survey data (PDF)

Cobb JN. 1899. The Lobster Fishery of Maine (external site)

Colton JB Jr, Marak RR. 1969. Guide for identifying common planktonic fish eggs and larvae of continental shelf waters, Cape Sable to Block Island (PDF)

Davis BM . A biological survey of the waters of Woods Hole and vicinity, part II. Botanical (external site; VERY LARGE PDF)

Davis BM. A biological survey of the waters of Woods Hole and vicinity, part IV. A catalogue of the marine flora (external site; VERY LARGE PDF)

Dickinson JJ, Wigley RL, Brodeur RD, Brown-Leger S. 1980. Distribution of gammaridean amphipoda (crustacea) in the Middle Atlantic Bight region (PDF)

Flescher DD. 1980. Guide to some trawl-caught marine fishes from Maine to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina (PDF)

Flint JM. 1899. Recent Foraminifera. A descriptive catalogue of specimens dredged by the U.S. Fish commission steamer Albatross (external site)

Frady T, editor. 1985. Proceedings of the Conference on Fisheries Management: Issues and Options. November 13-16, 1984. Univ of Alaska; Alaska Sea Grant Report 85-2.

Galtsoff PS. 1962. The story of the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Galtsoff PS. 1964. The American oyster, Crassostrea virginica Gmelin

Goode GB. 1884. The fisheries and fishery industries of the United States

Grosslein MD. 1969. Groundfish survey methods (PDF)

Hennemuth RC, Palmer JE, Brown BE. 1980. A statistical description of recruitment in eighteen selected fish stocks (PDF)

Herrington WC. 1935. Modifications in gear to curtail the destruction of undersized fish in otter trawling, Volume I (PDF)

Hildebrand SF, Schroeder WC. 1927. Fishes of Chesapeake Bay

Linton E. 1900. Fish parasites collected at Woods Hole in 1898 (external site; large PDF)

Linton E. 1890. Notes on Tozoa of marine fishes of New England: descriptions of several new species, Part II (external site; VERY large PDF)

Loosanoff VL, Davis HC. 1963. Rearing of bivalve mollusks

MacDonald RM. 1921. An analytical subject bibliography of the publications of the Bureau of Fisheries, 1871-1920

Marine Fisheries Review. 1999. Special Issue: The U.S. Fish Commission Steamer Albatross (external site)

NOAA/NMFS. 1976. US-USSR joint fisheries research in the northwest Atlantic, 1967-1976 (PDF)

O'Brien L, Burnett J, Mayo RK. 1993. Maturation of nineteen species of finfish off the northeast coast of the United States, 1985-1990 (PDF)

Palmer JE, Clark SE. 1979. Haddock: Traditional New England foodfish. Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission: Marine Resources of the Atlantic Coast, Leaflet Number 9, Second Edition.

PENTTILA J., and L.M. DERY, eds. 1988. Age determination methods for Northwest Atlantic species

Rich WH. Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine (external site)

Rolt-Wheeler F. 1912. The boy with the US Fisheries (external site)

Rounsefell GA. 1948. Development of fishery statistics in the North Atlantic (PDF)

Royce WF. 1988. Centennial lecture IV: the historical development of fishery science and management. William F. Royce's speech: The Woods Hole Laboratory, 1885-1985: A Century of Service (transcript) (external site)

Royce WF, Schuck HA. 1954. Studies of Georges Bank haddock. Part II: Prediction of the catch (PDF)

Schuck HA. 1951. Studies of Georges Bank haddock. Part I: Landings by pounds, numbers, and sizes of fish (PDF)

Schuck HA. 1952. Offshore grounds important to the United States haddock fishery (PDF)

Sette OE. 1943. Biology of the Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) of North America. Part I -- Early life history, including the growth, drift, and mortality of the egg and larval populations

Sette OE. 1950. Biology of the Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus) of North America. Part II -- Migrations and habits

Smith HM. 1898. The fishes found in the vicinity of Woods Hole. US Fish Commission Bulletin.

Smith HM. 1898. The salmon fishery of Penobscot Bay and River in 1895-96 (external site)

Smith KA. 1963. Exploratory fishing for Maine herring (PDF)

Stock Assessment Workshop (SAW) #1. 1985. Rapporteur's Summary, First Northeast Fisheries Stock Assessment Workshop, 8-12 July 1985, Falmouth, Massachusetts (PDF)

Sumner FB. A biological survey of the waters of Woods Hole and vicinity, part III. A catalogue of the marine fauna (external site; VERY LARGE PDF)

Sumner FB, Osburn RC, Cole LJ. A biological survey of the waters of Woods Hole and vicinity, part I. Physical and zoological (external site; VERY LARGE PDF)

Sumner FB. 1904. The summer's work at the Woods Hole Laboratory of the Bureau of Fisheries (PDF)

Theroux RB. 1984. Photographic systems utilized in the study of sea-bottom populations (PDF)

Theroux RB, Wigley RL. 1998. Quantitative composition and distribution of the macrobenthic invertebrate fauna of the continental shelf ecosystems of the northeastern United States

US Commission of Fish and Fisheries. 1871-1903. Annual reports. (external site)

US Fish Commissioner. 1881. New England salmon hatcheries and salmon fisheries in the late 19th century: a collection of articles from the Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission (external site)

Verrill AE. 1874. Report upon the invertebrate animals of Vineyard Sound and adjacent waters, with an account of the physical features of the region

Verrill AE. 1881. The cephalopods of the northeastern coast of America, part II: the smaller cephalopods, including the squids and the octopi, with other allied forms

Verrill AE. 1882. The cephalopods of the northeastern coast of America, part I: the gigantic squids (Architeuthis) and their allies; with observations on similar large species from foreign localities

Verrill AE. 1883. Results of the explorations made by the steamer Albatross off the north coast of the United States

Verrill AE. 1902. The Bermuda Islands: an account of their scenery, climate, productions, physiography, natural history and geology, with sketches of their discovery and early history, and the changes in their flora and fauna due to man

Verrill AE, Bush KJ. 1898. Revision of the deep water mollusca of the Atlantic coast of North America, with descriptions of new genera and species (VERY LARGE PDF -- also try here.)

Walford LA. 1932. The California barracuda (Sphyraena argentea). (external site; VERY LARGE PDF)

Walford LA. 1938. Effect of currents on distribution and survival of the eggs and larvae of the haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) on Georges Bank (PDF)

Walford LA, editor. 1945. Fishery resources of the United States of America. Washington, DC. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Office of War Information, Bureau of Graphics; 135 p. (PDF)

Walford LA. 1958. Living resources of the sea: opportunities for research and expansion

Wigley RL. 1968. Benthic invertebrates of the New England fishing banks (PDF)

Wigley RL, Theroux RB. 1976. Macrobenthic invertebrate fauna of the Middle Atlantic Bight Region: Part II. Faunal composition and quantitative distribution. Natl. Mar. Fish. Serv., Northeast Fish. Ctr., Woods Hole, Mass. 02543, 395 p. Submitted to: MESA, New York Bight Program Office, Stonybrook, New York.

Wigley RL, Theroux RB. 1981. Atlantic continental shelf and slope of the United States -- macrobenthic invertebrate fauna of the Middle Atlantic Bight region -- faunal composition and quantitative distribution

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