Report of Fish and Game Commissioners of the State of New Jersey

Report of Fish and Game Commissioners of the State of New Jersey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...its own but multiplied, taking as part of its food not only the spawn but also the young of the carp. In some carp-infested waters the introduction of the pike-perch has either materially reduced the number of carp or driven them away altogether. It being impracticable to obtain adult pike-perch on account of the late date when the appropriation became available, the Commission made arrangements for procuring a quantity of the fry from the Pennsylvania Commission. These fry, one million in number, were received about the middle of May and were distributed as follows: Satisfied that the introduction of adult pike-perch would have a better result than the planting of fry, the Commission made arrangements for procuring a number of adult fish from Lake Erie later in the season. This project has proven very successful, but does not properly come within the scope of this report, the work being done a few days after the closing of the year. SHAD. The United States Government has for a number of years taken excellent care of the Delaware river, as far as the propagation of shad is concerned, and little was left for the Commission to do, beyond the proper protection of the fish, and this has been attended to by the wardens residing along the river. For some reason the United States Fish Commissioner has of late years placed no shad in the tributaries of the Delaware, and it was hardly considered advisable to look after some of these, as the last Legislature removed all protection from them. The Rancocas creek, however, did not come in this category. Your Commission accordingly provided fry for that stream, and also for the Hackensack river, the only other shad water of importance in which residents of New Jersey are interested. The following table shows...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500954
  • 9781236500953