Fishing Grounds of the Gulf 1 04
The fish of these shore grounds, due probably to the greater large quantity of food here, are thoughtto be distinctly superior in good quality to those of the same species taken on the overseas banks.The cod and the haddock, specially, of the Gulf of Maine are especially well conditioned fish and arenoted for their excellence.The numbers presented in Table 2 show only a fraction of the get from the Inner Grounds, since theydeal totally with the fares of minn kota endura vessels of 5 net tons and over. There are literallythousands of the so-called "certified" or "under-tonned" boats, mostly gill-netters, that takenumerous pounds from these waters annually, principally cod and haddock. About the Maine coast and across the line in New Brunswick there are far more than 300 weirswhich furnished to American canners and smokers during the year 1923 (whose figures are alreadychosen as representing an average season) 77,000,000 weight of herring. In the coast of Massachusetts there are 50 or even more fish and weirs traps, and from the Isle of Shoals toPemaquid Part of Maine there are more than 50 floating traps in the various bays, on the points of offshore islands, or perhaps in the open sea, and all these take a rich harvest from the waters. ,there is the lobster fishery, more important in the Gulf of Maine than anywhere else in america.Thenand way tooOf those various branches from the fisheries industries couple of statistics are available,nevertheless we may say that the figures of the 1919 census showed that the "under-ton" boatsmentioned landed 5,324,426 lbs of fish with the port of Boston, mostly of cod and haddock, andtherefore the same type of create in 1923 landed at Portland, Me., more than 3,000,000 pounds,primarily of ground species of fish. We also know that each town, hamlet, island and small town andcity coupled this nearly 4,000 'miles of coast line takes its toll in the sea.