The Herring Its Natural, And National Importance

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byJohn M. Mitchell

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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. 1864. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. FROM THE APPOINTMENT OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE BRITISH FISHERIES IN 1808 TO THE PRESENT TIME. For some years previously the commissioners for manufactures and fisheries in Scotland, who had been appointed in 1726, had endeavoured to promote order in the fisheries, and had appointed officers, called fishing bailies, at different localities, who were of some use in this capacity; but until the passing of the Act 48 G-eo. III. c. 110, which took effect from 23d June 1808, little had been done to ensure success. The substance of said Act is as follows--1. Every vesssel employed in the British white herringfishery, from 60 to 100 tons, to be entitled to a bounty of L.3 per ton, and L.l per ton additional to be allowed for the first thirty vessels fitted out the first year. 2. Bounties to the amount of L.3000 to be allowed by the commissioners for the herring-fishery to persons who shall employ boats of not less than 15 tons, and cure and pack the herrings according to the regulations of the commissioners. 3. The larger vessels were to rendezvous at Bressa Sound on or before the 22d of June, on which day they were to be inspected; but no nets were to be set before the 26th of June, and the fishing to cease on the 15th of September. 4. A vessel of 60 tons was to have ten men; above 60 and under 70 tons, eleven men; and in proportion for every additional 10 tons; and of the crew two might be experienced foreigners. Each vessel to have on board, in new barrels, sixteen bushels of salt for every last of herrings the vessel was capable of containing, and 300 square yards of netting for every ton of admeasurement; every mesh of the net to be one inch from knot to knot, under a penalty of L.40 and forfeiture of the net. The master had to state what port ...

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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. 1864. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. FROM THE APPOINTMENT OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE BRITISH FISHERIES IN 1808 TO THE PRESENT TIME. For some years pre...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217586457

ISBN - 13:9780217586450

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