The fishing industry - (1922) PDF by William Edward Gibbs

The fishing industry

The fishing industry
The fishing industry


In this little book I have tried to describe concisely, yet clearly and comprehensively, the great work of our sea fisheries. It is notoriously difficult to write a small book on a large subject, and I expect there are many who will detect sins of omission. 

The book is chiefly concerned with fisheries for edible fish. I have included a chapter on whale fisheries since whale oil is now used largely in the manufacture of such food substances as lard substitute and margarine. No account of seal " fishing " is included, as seals are not fished but are generally hunted onshore. I have not included fisheries for pearls, sponges, or seaweed. To its cost, the nation knows Uttle of the methods and organization, and achievements of the Fishing Industry. I sincerely hope that this little book may do something to stimulate a wider and deeper interest in this vitally important British industry.


Contents:

PREFACE V
I. INTRODUCTION 1
II. CHARACTERISTICS AND HABITS OF FISHES. 16
III. METHODS OF FISHING . . . .42
IV. THE HERRING FISHING INDUSTRY . . 54
V. THE NEWFOUNDLAND COD FISHERY. , 69
VI. TRAWL FISHERIES . . , . .77
VII. SHELLFISH 90
VIII. FISHERIES FOR WHALES . . . .99
IX. THE CURING AND PRESERVATION OF FISH. 107
X. THE FOOD VALUE OF FISH . . ,115
XI. FISH PRODUCTS 124
INDEX 133

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