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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... by auxiliary motor power employed in herring fishing, although most have steam capstans and use bush-ropes. At Cromarty, Balintore, and Portmahomack several of the older class of herring boats have become worn out and their registers cancelled. It is doubtful if the fishermen are able, or will try, to replace them. During a fierce gale in the beginning of February, while the fishery Casualty, cruiser "Minna" was towing several local boats from the fishing ground, the tow-rope of one boat broke owing to the heavy sea, and one of the crew was swept overboard, along with the sail, lines, &c.; fortunately the man was rescued, but the sail and all the lines were lost. Cromarty, 4th January 1905. E. Gray, Fishery Officer. Helmsdale District. The fisheries of Helmsdale district were attended during the year 1904 (jenerai with but little success. The summer herring fishing, for the fifth year in Remarks, succession, was a failure. The returns of line-fish and shell-fish each show a decrease when compared with those for the preceding year, the total decrease in the value of these fishings amounting to 1438. The decrease in the value of all fish landed amounts to 2634. Repeated failures of the herring fishing, together with continued scarcity of other fish off the coasts of the district, have gradually reduced a large number of the fishermen and their families to a poverty-stricken condition. To the fleet of steam fishing vessels belonging to Helmsdale six drifters Means of were added during the year 1904. These drifters were manned by men Capture, from other districts, a fact which accounts for an increase of 53 in the number of resident fishermen. In boats propelled by sails the returns, when contrasted with those more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 526g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236889622
  • 9781236889621