Biennial Report Volume 13; Nos. 16-17

Biennial Report Volume 13; Nos. 16-17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... and the crabs are so thoroughly decimated that it will take a period of years before their increase will be very noticeable. It was thought that arrangements had been completed to purchase a number of barrels of sponge crabs from the south for liberation in bays suitable for them, but owing to difficulties in transportation whereby a large percentage of the packed crabs sent in an experimental shipment was lost, nothing definite in the way of introducing crabs has been accomplished; but the project has not been abandoned and it is hoped that methods of transportation will have been perfected by next Spring so that the Commission will feel warranted in making importations of a goodly number of sponge crabs, the eggs of which are carried upon the body and hatched off in a similar manner as the lobsterlings are hatched. An analysis of the statistics indicates that there is a slight increase in the number of persons employed, a little over 20 per cent increase in the number of licenses issued, and nearly 50 per cent increase in the number of' vessels, with a corresponding increase in value of equipment. It will also be observed that there was an increase of over 17 per cent in the number of pounds of' fish taken in the Inland District in 1925 over the catch for 1924, and also a 17 per cent increase in dollars received by the fisher men. SHAD The shad overshadows all of the other species, not only in its importance to the industry but also in the interest of the public. Efforts at conservation or methods of regulation of the shad fishery have been a subject of controversy for over sixty years. In the following treatment of the subject comparisons of catch are based upon statistics taken in 1925 and 1926 instead of following the calendar...
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965302
  • 9781236965301