King Herring: An Account of the World's Most Valuable Fish, the Industries it Supports, and the Part it Has Played in History

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Press of Judd & Detweiler, Incorporated, 1909 - Herring fisheries - 735 pages
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Page 733 - Man, in fact, is but one of a vast cooperative society of herringcatchers, and, the larger the share he takes, the less there is for the rest of the company. If man took none, the other shareholders would have a larger dividend, and would thrive and multiply in proportion, but it would come to pretty much the same thing to the herrings. As long as the records of history give us information, herrings appear to have abounded on the east coast of the British Islands, and there is nothing...
Page 710 - Lord Stafford mines for coal and salt, The Duke of Norfolk deals in malt, The Douglas in red herrings ; And noble name and cultured land, Palace, and park, and vassal band, Are powerless to the notes of hand Of Rothschild or the Barings.
Page 724 - He who knew the coast of Bohuslan twentyfive years ago and now sees it again will scarcely be able to refrain from tears. Then it presented an imposing appearance. From the sea itself rose massive walls and pillars supporting immense salting houses and oil refineries.
Page 709 - Digby and Clements should be the seat of the most extensive herring fishery in America. This fish, well smoked and of approved color, is a great luxury for the forenoon lunch and for the tea-table; and the time has been when a herring-box branded "Digby...
Page 730 - Governments to do in relation to the herring fisheries, is to let them alone, except in so far as the police of the sea is concerned. With this proviso, let people fish how they like, as they like, and when they like. At present, I must repeat the conviction we expressed so many years ago, that there is not a particle of evidence that anything man does has an appreciable influence on the stock of herrings.
Page 724 - The coast was crowded with a busy throng and the sea studded with sails. Every night it looked as if there were a grand illumination, many thousand lights shining from the windows and from the numerous lamps along the quays, and being reflected in the waves. Everything was life and bustle, and tons of gold changed hands. Now nothing is seen but ruins, only here and there a dilapidated fisherman's cottage, awakening melancholy thoughts in the heart of the visitor. Would that these glo-'ous times for...
Page 714 - A last represents about 1 tons of herring, or, theoretically, 10,000 fish; but, as a matter of fact, 13,200 fish of any size, as 132 fish are called 100 in counting. Herring are sold at public auction by lasts. The buyer puts his card or tag on the first basket of the tier, and his drayman comes shortly afterwards and takes the fish to the pickling-house or smoke-house. Sometimes, at the height of the fishery, 1,000 lasts (or 3,000,000 pounds) are landed and sold daily in Yarmouth, and the wharves...
Page 702 - ... means of a forked stick. The upper part of the weir is of loosely woven brush extending vertically two or three feet above high water.
Page 714 - Among the varieties of preserved herring none rank higher than the "kippered" fish, the essential characteristic of which is that before being salted and smoked they are split and eviscerated. "White-cured herring...
Page 707 - The efforts of the Newfoundland government to restrict and modify the rights enjoyed by our fishermen under the Treaty of 1818 have been the subject of diplomatic correspondence between the United States and Great Britain, with the result that pending the settlement of the matter the home government has taken charge and approved a modus vivendi which permits greater freedom of fishery than the colonial authorities were willing to accord. Happily the entire controversy will soon be adjudicated by...

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