The Propagation of the Salmonidae, by T. Andrews

The Propagation of the Salmonidae, by T. Andrews

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...fisher folk are not possessed, in most instances, of the necessary fishing. 0 gear with which to catch them; at some places the boats and machinery of capture are of the most fragile description, and if improved vessels were to be provided there are no fitting harbours in which they could be received, whilst the distance of many of the seats of fishing from a profitable market is another serious drawback to the advancement of fishing enterprise in Ireland. Thus the fisher folks of Ireland are heavily handicapped in every way they desire to turn themselves. As an instance of how the men are held down we may state, on the authority of the inspectors, that in June I881, two consignments, consisting of I9 and 30 boxes of mackerel respectively, each containing I20 fish, were sent up from the county of Cork to Dublin at a charge of 5l. 2s. Id and 7l. I4.Y. i'SpCCtlV6ly, and the balances remitted to the senders were IIs. Ild in one case and Il. 6s. in the other, making a total of Il. I 7s. Ird for 5,880 fish, or about three of these fine fish for a farthing. The value of the cod fish caught by the Irish fishermen, and exported to England during the year I882, amounted, in round figures, to 389,24ol. Ios. The Irish Salmon Fisheries afford employment to many persons, the total yield of these fine fish being considerable, far in advance even of Scotland. The estimated money value of the salmon captured in Irish waters has been set down of late years (I882 excepted) as being considerably above half a million sterling, a fact which, we think, is not generally known. There is one branch of fishing which might, we think, afford remunerative employment to a large number of persons, namely, that for crabs, which might be carried on in such a way as...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793854
  • 9781236793850