Proceedings of the American Fisheries Society Volume 28

Proceedings of the American Fisheries Society Volume 28

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... feel proud of the grand fisheries which nature has lavished upon her with such a bountiful hand, but she should not rest satisfied until she greatly improves the vast opportunities she has by increasing these great resources to their utmost capacity, which we believe will be done in the very near future by the thrift and intelligence of her people. Never before were our people so much interested in this important matter as now. Never before has the public press given so much space to this great question as during the present year, and when the people fully realize the vast opportunities which they possess to increase their wealth by fully developing the tish industry, then it will not be long until our State makes very rapid progress in this direction and the fisheries of Maryland will become the most important in the country. The amount of money appropriated by our State for the artificial propagation of fish is not near so large as the importance of the work demands, especially when we consider the large returns made for the amount invested, but we are expecting great advancement along this line in the very near future. Prof. Baird, ex-Fnited States Fish Commissioner, has made the statement "than one acre of water properly cared for will produce five times as much as an acre of land." If this is correct (and we have no reason to believe that he who was so well versed in these matters made a mistake when he made the above statement) then what great possibilities lie before the people of Maryland for the increase of their wealth, for the employment of still larger numbers of her people and the furnishing of great quantities of the best food fishes at moderate prices. The thing that is needed to be done to bring this about is to...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236841999
  • 9781236841995