Report of the Commissioner for Volume 29

Report of the Commissioner for Volume 29

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...and vicinity and a few tip-ups and spears were also employed. Quite a number of set lines were used, but the fish taken thus were consumed almost entirely by the fishermen themselves. As compared with the figures for 1895 the fisheries show a most gratifying increase so far as apparatus and shore and accessory property are concerned, while the total catch more than doubled and the value more than quintupled in the same time. The number of fishermen employed was 145, using 69 boats, valued at $2,795, and apparatus as follows: 57 haul seines, 10,594 yards in length, valued at $2,720; 30 gill nets, 2,475 yards in length, valued at $180; 85 tip-ups, $17; hand lines, $12; and spears, 5 in number, worth $3. With shore property valued at $3,690, the total investment in these fisheries was $9,417. In 1895 the catch amounted to 208,139 pounds, valued at $7,160, while in 1902 it was 528,682 pounds, which sold for $37,669, a gain of 320,543 pounds and $30,509. With the exception of lakes Erie and Huron, Lake Champlain leads all other bodies of fresh water in the United States in the catch of wall-eyed pike and pickerel. The table below shows the extent of the commercial fisheries on the Vermont side of the lake in 1902: Table showing by apparatus and species the yield of the fisheries on the Vermont side of Lake Champlain in 1902. Haul seines. Tip-ups. Gill nets. ' Species. Pounds. Value. Pounds. Value. Pounds. Value. Bullheads and cat-fish............. 54, 920 $1, 679 4, 700 $118...................... Eels................................ 4,100 206............................................ Lake herring................ 660 33............................................ ' Perch, yellow.............. 43, 917 2. 575...................................show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236847423
  • 9781236847423