Marine and Freshwater Miscellanea – FCRR 26(2)

This newly published Fisheries Centre Research Report (FCRR) represents, as IOF Director and Professor Evgeny Pakhomov puts it, “a vinegret* of contributions covering a variety of fish and fishery related topics.”

It presents older, but possibly still interesting, papers that remained unavailable, complemented by more recent pieces not suitable for peer-reviewed journals, but including data or views that some readers may find useful. The majority of chapters in this report are authored or coauthored by Daniel Pauly, and the only excuse that he thinks he has for this is that he is 72 years old and that he would not like to find, when he retires, too many manuscripts that he would have liked to share earlier.

It covers a wide range of topics, from the future of marine fisheries to the genetics of the Peruvian anchovy, and from the biomass of deep-sea benthos to fish respiration everywhere. Daniel’s views on the latter are different from those of mainstream physiologists, a contribution is presented on a topic that is rarely if ever, documented in details, i.e., the improvements to a paper that can result from thoughtful peer review.

Some of these articles may not have ‘made the cut’ for peer-reviewed literature, but do represent valuable pieces of research and an invaluable reference.

* Vinegret or Russian vinaigrette is a salad that includes diced cooked vegetables (beetroots, potatoes, carrots, peas), chopped onions, as well as sauerkraut and pickles, all sprinkled with vegetable oil.