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A Review of the Domestic Fisheries of Great Britain and Ireland ...
A Review of the Domestic Fisheries of Great Britain and Ireland Author:Robert Fraser Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: SECTION IV, Further proceedings regarding the best means of establishing a Fishery on the Nymph Bank, on an extensive scale, for the supply of the inhabitants... more » of London with the different kinds of Fish—Marine Society of [-ondon—Its benevolent objects—The Directors enter with great spirit into the views of the Reporter—Resolutions passed at a Meeting of the Society—Waterford Nymph Bank Company reject the overture of admitting farther subscriptions to increase their ca- pital—Marine Society bring in a bill into Parliament to enable them to raise £50,000 by subscription to carry on the Fishery—Opposed by petitions from Gravesend, Harwich, and Faversham— The bill put off on the 93th of March 1804 to that day six months—The fate of this bill much to be regretted—Ought to have been supported by Government, having for its immediate object the forming additional nurseries for seamen fit for the Navy—The Waterford Numph Bank Company continues to be conducted in the most absurd and ridiculous manner— The master of one of the well boats takes advan tage of their not renewing their prohibition against carrying his Fish to England, and proceeds with three several voyages of live Cod to Bristol—Sells them for a great price—The city give him a most liberal bounty on the Fish brought to market—The Directors, exasperated at his conduct, dissolve the Company, and send the wett- vessels to the Thames, without allowing them even to carry any Fish with them, and sell them. Your Reporter having now proved that fish can be brought in great perfection to the London market from the coast of Ireland, by their having been actually brought from thence, he considered it to be his further duty to endeavour to establish a Fishery, on an extensive scale, not only for cod, but also for turbot, soles, plaice...« less