Observations on the Fisheries of the West Coast of Ireland; Having Reference More Particularly to the Operations of the London and West of Ireland Fishing Company

Observations on the Fisheries of the West Coast of Ireland; Having Reference More Particularly to the Operations of the London and West of Ireland Fishing Company

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...brought me for many years in close contact with the fishermen of those localities; and the subject of turning to profitable account the vast riches of the waters of Ireland, has been the consequence of the knowledge I possessed of the extent of the resources, and the regret I have ever felt that some of the various projects for benefiting Ireland, by the application of capital to her fisheries, have not heretofore succeeded." There can be no doubt that any practicable scheme for developing the industrial resources of Ireland must commend itself to the notice alike of the philanthropist and the capitalist, and none would appear to offer greater advantages than her fisheries, which have been so long neglected from want of a proper market for their produce, and which steam navigation and railway facilities now appear to readily offer. THE BUILDER. Ang 25, 1855. We have repeatedly pointed attention to the rich mines of wealth on the west coast of Ireland, which are only waiting to be fairly broached, in order to enable them to yield a most abundant harvest, and to attract the attention and the capital of England, as well as the waste industrial energies of Ireland towards them. One great hinderance, we believe, to the opening up of these valuable fisheries has been the want of some such Limited Liability Act on Partnership as that just passed. Had it not been on this account, partly at least, a " London and West of Ireland Fishing Company" would have now doubtless been not only in existence, but in a highly flourishing condition, and conferring an immense benefit not only on the poor inhabitants of the west of Ireland, but on even those of the east of England and Ixndon itself, in showering on its shores a never-failing supply of cheap and wholesome...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659112
  • 9781236659118