Vladivostok: Dal'kraiotdelenie, 1931. Item #748
62 pp.: ill. In original illustrated wrappers. Covers repaired, small tears of the spine, some soiling, a part of upper outer blank corners cut, otherwise very good.
First and only edition. One of 5000 copies. Contrasting orange and black cover design is made in the constructivist style by the unknown artist.
This is the first book by the Soviet ichthyologist and limnologist Dmitri Taliev (1908-1952) who was well-known for his contribution to Baikal limnology. Until he dedicated himself to Baikal Lake in 1932, Taliev was a research assistant in the hydrobiological expedition in the Sea of Okhotsk. There the salmon fishery data were analyzed and, as a result, this edition was published. He observes life of the pink salmons, their sea migration, methods of fishing and principles of breeding. The book is illustrated with the schemes of nets and traps as well as few photographs of fishes.
The Far East salmon fishing was an important part of the Soviet economy oriented to the export. In particular, it was the permanent source of finance for the Far East industrialization.
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