WALTER H. RICH Representative, U . S . Bureau of FisheriesItemsIntro Acknowledgements Gulf of Maine Geographical and Historic Name Explanation Bay of FundyInner Reasons External Grounds Georges Area Overseas Banks Tables of Capture, 1927 Maps Indexto groundsPREFACE Towards The 1994 EDITIONMinn Kota Edge Reasons from the Gulf of Maine by Walter H. Rich first appeared in the Unitedstates Division of Business, Bureau of Fisheries, Report of the us Commissioner of Fisheries, for thefinancial year 1929.When Captain Robert McLellan of Boothbay Harbour died in 1981, the employees of the MaineDivision of Marine Sources offered cash to be utilized to purchase books in his recollection, for yourDepartment's Fishermen's Library. Captain McLellan's family members was requested what buysthey might recommend, and a main concern ended up being to somehow reprint this focus on thefishing reasons. This was a novel that had been useful to Captain McLellan in his profession, and onewhich his son, Captain Richard McLellan, found nevertheless useful and valid.Contributions from your employees of the Division of Sea Resources compensated to obtain thisproject began; film to reproduce the pages of the original text was contributed by the BigelowLaboratory for Sea Sciences; printing expenses had been paid from the Division.It is the wish from the Division and its employees that the anglers nowadays will take advantage of the details within this publication, and they will remember Captain Robert McLellan, a guy whoknew using publications to enhance his profession being a fisherman, who realized how to share hisknowledge using the technological neighborhood, and who had been broadly highly regarded byfishermen and scientists as well.INTRODUCTIONParalleling the northeastern coastline type of The United States is situated a lengthy chain of fishingbanks--a series of plateaus and ridges increasing from your ocean bed to create relatively shallowsoundings. From very earlier occasions these reasons have been known to and visited from theadventurers of the nations of traditional western Europe--Breton, Northman, Basque, Spaniard,Frenchman and Portuguese and Englishman. For centuries these fishing locations have played a bigpart in feeding the nations bordering on the Western Sea, and the development of their resourceshas been a excellent factor in the investigation from the New World.000,000 pounds of fishery products, which are landed in the United States; and, according to O,according to statistics collected by the Bureau of Fisheries. these banks annually produce over400. E. Sette, yearly about 1,000,000,000 pounds of cod are taken on these banks and landed inthe United France, Canada, States and Newfoundland and Portugal.