Fishing Grounds of the Gulf 1 04
The fish of these shoreline grounds, due probably to the greater large quantity of food on this page,are thought to be distinctly superior in top quality to those of the same kinds taken on the offshorebanks. The cod and the haddock, especially, of the Gulf of Maine are particularly well conditionedspecies of fish and are noted for their excellence.The statistics presented in Dinner table 2 show only a fraction of the catch from the Inner Reasons,since they deal fully with the fares of minn kota endura vessels of 5 net lots and over. There arehuge amounts of the so-called "registered" or "under-tonned" boats, generally gill-netters, that takecountless pounds from these oceans annually, principally cod and haddock.In the Maine coast and across the line in New Brunswick there are many than 300 weirs whichfurnished to American smokers and canners during the year 1923 (whose figures have been chosenas which represents an average season) 77,000,000 weight of herring. In the coast of Massachusettsthere are 50 or maybe more weirs and sea food traps, and from your Isle of Shoals to Pemaquid Partof 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 go on a rich harvest from these waters. , there is thelobster fishery, more important within the Gulf of Maine than anywhere else in the states.Then andtooOf the various branches of the fisheries industries few statistics are available, however we may saythat the figures of the 1919 census showed that the "under-ton" vessels mentioned landed 5,324,426kilos of fish with the port of Boston, mostly of haddock and cod, and this the same type of craft in1923 landed at Portland, Me., more than 3,000,000 pounds, principally of ground seafood. We alsoknow that each hamlet, village, island and town and city together this nearly 4,000 'miles of coastline takes its toll in the sea.Lukes Rock. This rock is situated S. by E. 3 miles from Moosabec Light, circular in shape, and about1 mile in diameter. Depths are from 25 to 35 fathoms; the bottom ispea gravel and rocks, and mud.There is some vessel fishing, though this is certainly mainly a small-boat fishing terrain. Hake areundertaken here from June to September, inclusive; cod are present concerning the rocks the yearall around. Pollock are in fall and springtime, and haddock from December to February, inclusive.Minn Kota Endura is by trawl and hand line.Newfound Ground. A small rocky place about 1/4 mile over with an automatic buoy in the center forguidance into the Bay of Fundy. It is a small-motorboat ground having depths averaging 18 fathoms.It lies about 3 miles S. by W. from Moosabec Light. periods and Species are as on Lukes Rock. MinnKota Endura is actually by hand and trawl line.Henrys Rock and roll. Five miles SW. by S. from Moosabec Light. 1/4 distance in diameter, and 30fathoms across a level bottom. Angling is done by hand trawl and line. Cod are present the year allaround, a few haddock from the fall, hake during the summer but not in the tumble, and pollock inspring and slip.Handspike Ground. Seven miles SW. by S. from Moosabec Light, nearly spherical in form, and ? mileacross. It features a bottom of stones and depths of from 35 to 40 fathoms. Types and seasons arethe same as on Lukes Rock, but generally cod and pollock are taken in this article by hand and trawlline.