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The Exploited SeasNew Directions for Marine Environmental History$
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Poul Holm, Tim D. Smith, and David J. Starkey

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780973007312

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973007312.001.0001

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The South African Fisheries: A Preliminary Survey of Historical Sources

The South African Fisheries: A Preliminary Survey of Historical Sources

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(p.167) The South African Fisheries: A Preliminary Survey of Historical Sources
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The Exploited Seas
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Lance van Sittert

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973007312.003.0008

Lance van Sittert explores the historical records concerning the exploitation of marine resources along the West Coast of Africa, using them to provide evidence of the commerical importance of the West Coast over the East or South. The date demonstrates a boom-bust cycle along the West Coast, pertaining to whales, snoek, guano, rock lobster, hake, and pilchard.

Keywords:   Benguela Ecosystem, Benguela Current, Cape Peninsula, South African Fishing, South African Marine Ecology

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