Engineering Volume 36

Engineering Volume 36

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...of one mode of taking fish, there being several methods practised in America and unknown in English waters, with which it would be well to experiment. The Americans have a system of fishing with long lines which they call trawling. An English long-line smack will carryabout 180 lines, each forty fathoms long, and armed withas many as 4680 hooks. These lines are shot and hauled from the smack herself. A New England schooner will carry four to six small boats called dories, each of which will be manned by two hands who will handle almost as much gear as a. whole smack's crew will with us. Again there is a. distinct fishing carried on in American waters to which we have no exact parallel in England. This is the halibut fishing which is pursued principally by the schooners of Gloucester, Massachusetts, on the ocean banks of the north-western division of the Atlantic. This fishing supplies a very considerable item of the total fish food of New England, and it has been suggested that we might establish alike industry in England, supposing American methods of capturing, cleaning, and packing the fish were adopted. Altogether it would seem that there is much that we could profitably borrow from our brother fishermen on the other side of the Atlantic as no doubt t-here is much they could learn from us. The American fishermen have, however, a. great advantage over their fellow craftsmen here. The United States Fish Commission was established by a resolution of Congress rather more than twelve years ago, when Professor Spencer F. Baird was appointed to the honorary post of the head of the Commission. Since that time the Commission has been steadily labouring in the interests of the fishermen, and the fishing industry, and nothing of any degree...show more

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  • Paperback | 1096 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 55mm | 1,910g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236920627
  • 9781236920621