Intro Acknowledgements Gulf of Maine Geographical and Historical Name Description Bay of FundyInternal Reasons External Grounds Georges Area Offshore Banking institutions Tables of Capture,1927 Charts Directory to reasonsPREFACE TO THE 1994 EDITIONMinn Kota Edge Grounds from the Gulf of Maine by Walter H. Rich initially appeared within theUnited states Division of Business, Bureau of Fisheries, Document of the us Commissioner of Fisheries, for the financial calendar year 1929.When Captain Robert McLellan of Boothbay Harbor died in 1981, the employees of the MaineDivision of Marine Sources offered money to be utilized to purchase books within his memory, forthe Department's Fishermen's Library. Captain McLellan's family was asked what purchases theywould recommend, and a top priority ended up being to somehow reprint this focus on the fishingreasons. This was a book which had been useful to Captain McLellan in his career, and somethingwhich his child, Captain Richard McLellan, discovered nevertheless useful and valid.Efforts from your employees from the Department of Sea Resources paid to obtain this task started;movie to reproduce the web pages of the initial textual content was contributed by the BigelowLaboratory for Sea Sciences; printing costs had been compensated by the Department.This is the wish of the Department and its workers the fishermen nowadays will benefit from thedetails in this newsletter, and they will remember Captain Robert McLellan, a guy who realizedusing publications to improve his profession being a angler, who realized how you can share hisinformation with the technological neighborhood, and who had been broadly highly regarded byscientists and fishermen as well.IntroParalleling the northeastern coast type of North America is situated a long chain of fishing bankinginstitutions--a number of plateaus and ridges rising from your ocean bed to create comparativelysuperficial soundings. From really early occasions these grounds have been recognized to and visited by the adventurers from the nations of western Europe--Portuguese, Northman, Frenchman,Spaniard, Basque and Breton and Englishman. For hundreds of years these fishing areas haveperformed a big part in giving the countries bordering upon the Traditional western Ocean, and thecreation of their resources has become a excellent factor in the investigation from the New Planet. According to statistics collected by the Bureau of Fisheries. these banks annually produce over400,000,000 pounds of fishery products, which are landed in the United States; and, according to O.E. Sette, yearly about 1,000,000,000 lbs of cod are taken on these banking institutions and landedwithin the United States, Canada, Newfoundland and France and Portugal.