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An Account of the Pearl Fisheries of Ceylon (Paperback) Loot Price: R382
Discovery Miles 3 820
An Account of the Pearl Fisheries of Ceylon (Paperback): James Stewart

An Account of the Pearl Fisheries of Ceylon (Paperback)

James Stewart

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Loot Price R382 Discovery Miles 3 820

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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. 1843 Excerpt: ... as a half crown piece, whilst those on the North of the Chival are the size of a six pence. Many of the dead shells found on the Bank intended to be next fished, are quite bright, (an evident proof of recent death) which induces me to believe the old oysters are dying very fast. I estimated the dead shells at nearly one third of the whole taken up. If we suppose a net to contain one parrah, 1 consider there wpuld be h, alf a. parrah of good oysters, and half a parrah of dead shells mixed with young oysters of the size of a six pence. The cause of the mortality maybe owing to the want of protection from the strength of the current during the S. W. Monsoon, as the ridge which appears to protect the Southern Banks does not extend sufficiently Northward. The extent of the ground from South to North, on which oysters are lying, agreeable to the sample brought dowais 2 miles instead of l miles as stated in the supervisor's diary. With due allowance for the havock of death, I have every hope of a fishery being completed to the extent reported by the Adapanars. Note. The. dirties of both the Supervisor and the Master Attendant or the Inspector, are clearly defined in the preceding letter. As the oldest oysters lie to the South.ward, near where the last fishery ceased, I would recommend that the fishing should commence at that extremity gradually advancing to the Northward, until the prescribed number of fishing days is completed, and then all fishing to cease for the season. As quantities of young oysters, which are mixed with older ones, must be taken up by the boats, it will cause great dissatisfaction to the renters, and render them clamorous for remission or compensation for the young oysters brought on shore mixed with the old ones. I earnestly beg leave...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: James Stewart
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 66
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-29052-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-130-29052-2
Barcode: 9781130290523

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