Report of the United States Commissioner of Fisheries for the Fiscal Year with Appendixes

Report of the United States Commissioner of Fisheries for the Fiscal Year with Appendixes

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...the enactment of legislation by Congress to give the necessary protection to the American halibut fishery and particularly to retain for American ports the trade which they formerly enjoyed, and which is now seriously threatened and will undoubtedly be lost, very largely, and go to Prince Rupert and other Canadian towns. It is not only the loss of trade that American towns will suffer, which of itself is of sufficient importance to cause real concern, but it is the more important loss of Alaska citizens who will make their homes in Prince Rupert rather than in towns of southeastern Alaska, notably Ketchikan. This is a loss which Alaska should not be forced to sustain, and unless something is done soon to remedy the situation it will be a distinct setback to the development of that Territory. The situation is peculiar in that undoubtedly means can be devised whereby not only will the trade be retained to southeast Alaska, but at the same time Prince Rupert may continue to enjoy in considerable measure the benefits of the industry and particularly the Grand Trunk Railway can have the benefit of as much freight traffic as though the fish were landed exclusively in Canada. A simple means of accomplishing this seems to lie in merely requiring that before halibut taken from the waters of the Pacific may be shipped in bond to the United States through Canada they must first be landed at an American port. The adoption of this plan would likely result in the establishment of what might be termed a ferry service between Prince Rupert and Ketchikan. The cost of this probably would be borne largely by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, but it does not seem to be a matter of great expense. In fact, it is probable that the establishment of such a service...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939824
  • 9781236939821