The Book “An Introduction to Fish Biology and Fisheries” is a revised, enlarged and updated version of the book “An Introduction to Fishes”. Besides morphological and anatomical structures of fishes, the book covers chapters on special organs of fishes such as electric, sound producing and light producing, adaptations in the deep sea and hill stream fishes, fish pathology, fish culture, fishing craft and gear, fish farming, nutritive value of fish, genetics and biotechnology of fish. The emphasis is given on sewage fed fisheries, Prawn fishery, estuarine fisheries, marine fisheries and effect of water pollution on fisheries. The book in the present form would be more useful to the students, researchers and for competitive examinations all over the country. Dr. S. S. Khanna (b.1930). He obtained his Master's Degree in Zoology in 1950 from Agra University, now Dr. B. R. A. University, Agra. He was awarded Ph. D. Degree by Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in 1959, on his studies on Fishes. He has a long teaching and research experience. He has guided about two dozen scholars for their doctoral degree and has published more than 90 research papers in various National and International Journals. Besides his books on Fish and Fisheries, he is well known for his books on Genetics and Cell biology. He was Professor of Zoology at Udai Pratap College, Varanasi and D.S.B. Government College, Nainital; Principal, Government Postgraduate College, Pithoragarh and K. N. Government College, Gyanpur, U. P.; Joint Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh and retired as Director of Higher Education, U.P. He also served as Member, U.P. Higher Education Services Commission, Allahabad. Dr. Neerja Kapoor (b.1958-). She graduated and post graduated from Kumaun University, Nanital (now in Uttarakhand). She was awarded Gold Medal in M.Sc. for securing highest marks in the Science Faculty and obtained Ph.D. Degree on her studies on Fishes. Currently, she is Convener and Associate Professor in Zoology in CMP College, Allahabad (Constituent College of Central University of Allahabad). She has a teaching experience of about 23 years. She has published more than 20 papers in various National and International Journals and four books on Practical Zoology (Invertebrates and Vertebrates). She is a Fellow member and Life member of various academic bodies such as International Science Congress Association, Indian Science Congress Association, Biotech Research Society of India etc. She is delivering a number of talks in All India Radio.





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