Our Fishery Rights in the North Atlantic

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byJoseph Ingersoll Doran

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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. 1888. Excerpt: ... entirely, conducted by the people of New England alone. In colonial days fish was the chief staple commodity of New England, as tobacco was in Virginia. The fishing towns were thriving and populous, and, so far as the people on this continent were concerned, the fisheries on the shores of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and on the banks were to all intents and purposes the fisheries of New England. The shores immediately adjacent to the fisheries were sparsely peopled, and were used only in connection with the fisheries. Halifax itself was settled for the prosecution of the fisheries. Instead of the fisheries being an appurtenant to the neighboring coasts, the coasts, on the contrary, were entirely subservient to the fisheries, and were only used as an accommodation to their prosecution. Sabine's Report on the Fisheries, pages 227, 237, 250, 261,303,390; Haliburton's Nova Scotia, vol. i., pages 243, 261, 265. Hon. Charles Levi Woodbury, in his "Headlands" pamphlet, in showing the distinct independence of the fisheries from the ownership of the soil of the coasts and the appurtenant subjection of the coast to the uses of the common fishery, says:--"This charter of William and Mary remained in force until the American Revolution, though Nova Scotia had soon passed under French rule. The appurtenant character of the British colonial coasts to these fisheries came in question after the Revolution, and the Treaty of 1783 evidently is based upon and recognizes this principle, that the fishery was not an appurtenant of the shore of the colonies remaining to Great Britain. It was not the main object of the treaty to give fishery rights to one not entitled previously thereto, but was to relieve the shores by contract of as much of these ...

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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. 1888. Excerpt: ... entirely, conducted by the people of New England alone. In colonial days fish was the chief staple commodity of New England, a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217243894

ISBN - 13:9780217243896

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