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United States Congressional Serial Set Volume 3340 (Paperback) Loot Price: R618 Discovery Miles 6 180
United States Congressional Serial Set Volume 3340 (Paperback): Anonymous, United States Government
United States Congressional Serial Set Volume 3340 (Paperback): Anonymous, United States Government

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United States Congressional Serial Set Volume 3340 (Paperback)

Anonymous, United States Government

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...Until a few years ago the wonderful fishery resources of Alaska were little known except to the natives of the country. Attention was called to this distant portion of the United States by Dr. Tarleton H. Bean, of the United States Fish Commission, in the report of the Commission for 1880. This report was extensively copied and was read with great interest, and its accounts of the wonderful abundance of salmon and other fish were by many received with doubts similar to those entertained two hundred and fifty years before regarding the reports carried to Europe as to the abundance of fish off the New England coast. Time has proved that the statements of Dr. Bean were quite moderate and fully rebable. Notwithstanding the great abundance of fish in Alaskan waters, the total value of the fish utilized in 1880 by others than natives was shown to have been insignificant. Soon after attention had been called to Alaska and its resources by the United States Fish Commission, many persons engaged in the salmon business on the Columbia and other coast rivers gave the subject of Alaskan fisheries careful consideration. Although the fish were very abundant, the great distance of the grounds and the expense necessary to establish a plant there were considered to involve too great a risk to warrant the inauguration of fisheries. The first experiment having proven a financial success, the doubtful watchers, slowly at first and later with more eagerness, followed, until at the present time it will be seen that over half of the aggregate pack of salmon in the United States and nearly half of the pack of the entire world comes from Alaska. The large area, and the wide distances between inhabited stations of this vast domain, render the gathering of complete...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: Anonymous • United States Government
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 184
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-04541-8
Barcode: 9781234045418
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-234-04541-9

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