The major purpose of this publication is to present an annotated bibliography of papers resulting from Federal investigations on the Great Lakes fish and fisheries since the formal initiation of a continuing research program by the Fish and Wildlife Service. It is believed that this purpose can be served best by prefacing that bibliography with a brief account of the origins of Great Lakes Fishery Investigations, of the circumstances that have guided their course. The present article is a revision and expansion of the author's earlier publication: 25 years of Federal Fishery Research on the Great Lakes (Special Scientific Report-Fisheries No. 85, 1952). Two circumstances made a revision desirable at this time. First, publications since 1952 have added greatly to the literature based on Federal studies on the Great Lakes. Second, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, established by treaty with Canada, was organized in Ottowa in April 1956 and held its first annual meeting in Ann Arbor in November 1956. The entry of the Commission on the scene marks the start of an era of further expansion and heightens in past activities.
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Federal Government Series
U.S. Federal fishery research on the Great Lakes through 1956