The Fisheries of the Adriatic and the Fish Thereof; A Report of the Austro-Hungarian Sea-Fisheries, with a Detailed Description of the Marine Fauna of the Adriatic Gulf

The Fisheries of the Adriatic and the Fish Thereof; A Report of the Austro-Hungarian Sea-Fisheries, with a Detailed Description of the Marine Fauna of the Adriatic Gulf

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...of Fisheries at Chioggia. Fishermen employed in the valli, 1,000. Produce of the Campi (valli) of Comacchio from 1,000,000 to 1,500,000 kilogr. per annum. Bosega (Mugil chelo), a Grey Mullet species. Branzin, the Basse. Corbetto, the Umbrina. Caustelo (Mugil capito, Cuv.), a Grey Mullet species. Go, Goby species (G.jozo, L.). Dotregan (Mugil auratus), a Grey Mullet species. Lizza (Lichia amia, Cuv.). Lucerna, the Sapphirine Gurnard. Marsion, a Goby (G. elongatus, Can.). Menola bianca (Smaris vulgaris). Orada, the Gilt-head. Paganello, a Goby (G. paganellus, L.). Passarin, the Italian Flounder. Rombo, the Turbot. Sfoglio, the Sole. Soazo, the Brill. Triglia, the Striped Surmullet. Volpina, the common Grey Mullet (M. cephalus). Verzelata (Mugil saliens), a Grey Mullet species. 8. Snares. Nasse, or Verse, are basket-traps, made of willow withes in the shape of casks, with funnel-shaped entrances at either end, through which fish, cephalopods, and crabs enter, allured by means of bait. Once inside, the prey is prevented from escaping by the pointed ends of the willow switches. These traps are provided with an aperture closed by a lid, by which the captives are secured. Their size varies from 1-j to 6 feet in length and 8 to 30 inches in breadth; the width of the entrances varies according to the description of fish they are set to catch. Several of them, as many as a dozen, are generally laid together in 6 fathoms of water, well baited with produce of the sea, either living or dead, pieces of grilled or smoked fish, crabs and sea-spiders, pieces of cephalopods, small fish and sometimes a paste made of bread or flour and cheese, mixed with the refuse water of salted sardines. They are used chiefly for wrasses, gobies, red mullets, gilt-heads, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503023
  • 9781236503022