Journal of the Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science (JNAFS)


The NAFO Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Science provides an international forum for the primary publication of original research papers, with emphasis on environmental, biological, ecological and fishery aspects of the living marine resources and ecosystems.

Early Stages of Fishes in the Western North Atlantic Ocean (Davis Strait, Southern Greenland and Flemish Cap to Cape Hatteras)

Michael. P. Fahay 








Volume 1: Acipenseriformes through Syngnathiformes. p. 1 - 931.
Volume 2: Scorpaeniformes through Tetraodontiformes. p. 932 - 1696.

This comprehensive scientific publication is the only up-to-date textbook providing detailed descriptions and accurate drawings of the early life-history stages of the fishes from the Northwest Atlantic Ocean north of 35°N and west of 40°W. The region covers the world’s most famous fishing grounds and includes the Davis Strait, southern Greenland, Flemish Cap, Georges Bank, northern Sargasso Sea and Middle Atlantic Bight to Cape Hatteras. 

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Coral, Sponge, and Other Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem Indicator Identification Guide, NAFO Area. 2015. Offers a comprehensive guide that is a follow-up to the Coral and Sponge Identification Guides listed below.

In 2009 a Coral Identification Guide was published to help those on-board commercial and research fishing vessels to identify and record the various species of coral likely to be commonly encountered in fishing trawls. This was followed up in 2010 with a Sponge Identification Guide.

Identification of Wolffish, Hake and Rockling in the Northwest Atlantic. 2007

These guides are a part of the NAFO Scientific Council Studies. 

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