The Fisheries of Ireland

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W. Clowes and Sons, 1883 - Fisheries - 33 pages
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Page 33 - Saturn and Mars, in England held their full sway, and under these circumstances he could not help thinking that any attempt on the part of the Government to compel railway companies to carry these articles of food at a less rate than those they considered proper, would hardly meet with the sanction of Imperial Parliament. With regard to the interesting statement that Mr. Earll had made with regard to the inland fisheries of the United States, he thought there would be little difficulty in carrying...
Page 22 - ... importance when one considered the vast amount of fish consumed in the United States. He had taken great trouble to prepare a statement, which he would put before the House of Commons, showing the aggregate amount of fish consumed in the United States, and it amounted to the enormous quantity of 12 millions a year : that was chiefly sea fish, and was entirely independent of importations from Norway, Newfoundland, or elsewhere, in the preserved condition. Out of that total the amount captured...
Page 28 - ... and a number of the boats secured good catches; but the wind died out, and their fish were as worthless to them as though they had been swimming in the sea. They were, almost without exception, unable to make the harbour. A few were provided with salt, which enabled them to preserve their herrings, and to remain out for another night's fishing; but the next morning was as calm as before; and many of them again saw their catches lying comparatively worthless in their boats : for, even if salted,...
Page 33 - ... railway companies should be compelled, as he understood him, to carry articles of food at a less rate than was now charged. But he really did not see how the Government could carry out that suggestion, or how they could be expected to compel the two railway companies to carry these goods at a less rate than they chose to impose. The principles of political economy, although banished, as far as Ireland was concerned, to Saturn and Mars, in England held their full sway, and under these circumstances...
Page 20 - ... patronage of the fish salesmen. For example, the Scotch east coast fishermen, who fished on the Norway coast during the winter, came to the Kinsale and Howth fisheries for the month of April or May, and then in July they went to Peterhead, Aberdeen, and other places, as directed by the fish-curers. They were retained for this purpose, a subsidy being given them, and they remained there until they had secured a certain amount of fish ; if they did so within the time contracted for they were free...
Page 27 - ... size in the waters of Florida in eighteen months than they did in their native waters in four years. Thus it was found possible to introduce valuable food-fish into the inland waters of America—and under that term he included mill ponds, and the little ponds on the lands of the farmer—for many farmers were now clearing the rubbish out of their little ponds, and were sending to the Commission to obtain a supply of carp which was given them gratuitously, and many were now raising them successfully,...
Page 20 - ... they returned from there, following the direction of the fish salesmen, to other parts of the coast-line, chiefly to the east coast to prosecute their fisheries there, under the direction and stimulus of the fish-curers, and under the patronage of the fish salesmen. For example, the Scotch east coast fishermen, who fished on the Norway coast during the winter, came to the Kinsale and Howth fisheries for the month of April or May, and then in July they went to Peterhead, Aberdeen, and other places,...
Page 27 - Government to undertake the experiment of their introduction, for no private individual or company would feel justified in hazarding their funds on such an uncertain venture. He was happy to say that the efforts of Professor Baird had proved successful beyond expectation. The German carp were found to increase more in size in the waters of Florida in eighteen months than they did in their native waters in four years. Thus it was found possible to introduce valuable food-fish into the inland waters...
Page 11 - Civilized nations cannot abstain from this important aliment without detriment to themselves. Fish, even without any elaborate dressing, form a good and easily prepared meal for the labouring classes. Their flesh contains as large an amount of protein as pork ; 10o Ibs.
Page 19 - ... would be worth pursuing after they had lapsed for some years. Now the west coast was in exactly the same condition. Those who fished at Kinsale were chiefly from Scotland and the Isle of Man, and they returned from there, following the direction of the fish salesmen, to other parts of the coast-line, chiefly to the east coast to prosecute their fisheries there, under the direction and stimulus of the fish-curers, and under the patronage of the fish salesmen. For example, the Scotch east coast...

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