Otter-Trawl Fishery Volume 816-817

Otter-Trawl Fishery Volume 816-817

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: receives at the hands of the Government is to that end. The consideration of broad subjects of social welfare should be divorced from special application, and we do not regard them as germane or peculiar to the investigation with which we are charged. % It should be indicated, however, that the changes enumerated would have, in addition to a great reduction in the number of men employed on the fishing fleet, certain collateral results of wide reaching effect. The men employed in catching baita would lose their calling; the cold-storage plants preserving food fish and bait at various places on the coasts would lose a material part of their business; shipbuilders, manufacturers, and artisans employed in supplying the sailing fleet would find their business destroyed or seriously curtailed; and a wide economic readjustment would be obligatory in many communities. On the other hand, the general substitution of otter trawls for lines will result in the stimulation of steel shipbuilding and related industries and furnish additional markets for coal, oil, and engineering supplies. The trawl nets are now purchased in Great Britain. A canning establishment which recently began utilizing the bank fishes now depends largely on the otter trawls for its raw material. Whether its continuance is contingent on the permanence of the otter-trawl fishery is not known to us. EFFECTS OF OTTER TRAWLING ON THE PRICE OF FISH. An important element in the case of lines versus otter trawls is whether the introduction of the admittedly more efficient apparatus will result in a reduction in the cost of fish. The consumer, who is the factor of paramount economic importance, rarely is heard when industrial legislation is being considered, and for that reason we more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236808657
  • 9781236808653