Report of the Commissioner - United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries Volume 17

Report of the Commissioner - United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries Volume 17

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...and it might be that the oyster of the Gulf of California, which failed to live in the cold water of San Francisco Bay, would be a success in San Diego Bay. The greater part of this bay is shallow and there are extensive mudflats. There are no constant streams flowing into it, though False Bay, immediately north of it, receives San Diego River, a stream Which disappears in midsummer. Humboldt Hay, 200 miles north of San Francisco, is a large and shallow bay that may be found available for oyster-growing when the question of temperature has been studied. By far the greater area of this bay consists of tide lands, exposed at low water. My personal recollection of Humboldt mudflats, visited in 1SS3, is that they are altogether iirmer than those of San Francisco, the bottom being more sandy. Ballona Bay, near Santa Monica, in southern California, is a small bay where, I am informed, oysters have been placed and found to grow well, but it is not known whether they breed there. A report upon the small bays about Wilmington, near Los Angeles, has already been published by the Fish Commission. Heport upon certain investigations relating to the planting of oysters in southern California. By Charles H. (iill.ert. Hull. U. S. F. C, 1889, p. 95-98. LAWS OF CALIFORNIA RELATIVE TO OYSTERS. Chaiter XVII.--An act to encourage the planting and cultivation of oysters. Approved March 30, 1874; Stat, Civl. 1874, p. 940. Sec. 1. Any citizen of tho United States may lay down and plant oysters in any of the bays, rivers, or public waters of this State, and the ownership of and tho eiclnsive right to take up and carry off tho same shall bo continued and remain hi such person or persons who shall have laid down and planted tho same. Skc. 2. Any person or persons...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 522g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894030
  • 9781236894038