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SESSIONAL    PAPEES. 


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DOCUMENTS  OFFICIALS 
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SESSION  OF  THE  SIXTH  PARLIAMENT 


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DOMINION    OF    CANADA 


SESSION    1887 


VOLUME  XX. 


OTTAWA  : 
Printed  by  MacLean,  Roger  &  Co.,  Parliamentary  Printers,  Wellington  Street. 

1887. 


50  Victoria. 


Alphabetical  Index  to  Sessional  Papers. 


A.  188h 


See  also  Numerical  List,  page  4. 

ALPHABETICAL    INDEX 

TO   THE 

SESSIONAL    PAPERS 

OF    THE 

PARLIAMENT    OF    CANADA. 


FIRST  SESSION,  SIXTH   PARLIAMENT,    1887. 


A 

.     alteration  of  Food 8c 

Agriculture,  Annual  Report 12 

A1   erta  and  Athabasca  Railway  Co 74 

Aichives,  Canadian 126 

Auditor  General,  Annual  Report 3 

B 

Banff  Springs  Reservation 82 

Banks,  Shareholders  in 18 

Baptisms,  Marriages  and  Burials 26 

Board  of  Examiners,  Civil  Service,  Report 

of 5a 

Bonds  and  Securities 38 

Bossiere  Bros.  &  Co 72 

Bremner,  Mr.,  Report  of 39 

Bridge  across  Welland  Canal 42a 

British  American  Vessels,  Seizure  of 48,  48>i 

British  Canadian  Loan  and  Investment  Co..  27 

British  Columbia,  Defences  of 62 

British  Copyright  Works 36 

Brokovski.  Edward  73 

C 

Cadets,  Royal  Military  College 84 

Canadian  Archives 126 

Canadian  Pacific  Railway 34  to  34a7 

Correspondence  between  Interior  Depart- 
ment and  C.  P.  R 34 

Agreements  with  James  Leamy  and  Don- 
ald McGillivray 34a 

Reports  on  Work— Selection  or  Reserva- 
tion of  Land— Point  Douglas— Lands  at 
Donald — Lands  on  Indian  Reserve  at 
False  Creek— Payment  of  Moneys— New 
Westminster  Branch— Sudbury  and  Sto- 
bie  Mines  Branch— Extension  of  Algoma 
Branch-Rates  and    Tolls— Particulars 

under  Consolidated  Railway  Act 346 

Town  Site  of  Regina 34c 

Lands  sold  in  Manitoba 34<2 

1 


«1 
Canadian  Section,  Colonial  Exhibition,  Re- 
port on 12* 

Canals,  Expenditure  on 8c 

Canal  Statistics 8a 

Canal  Tolls 86 

Census  in  Manitoba 29 

Chambly  Canal  Superintendent 42 

Change  of  Names  of  Places Qda 

Chinese  Immigration 57,  57a 

Chippewa  Indians 20a 

Civil  Service  List 5& 

Civil  Service  Promotions  and  Appointments.  5c,  5e 

Civil  Service,  Report  of  Board  of  Examiners  5a 

Civil  Service  Superannuations 25 

Claim  of  Six  Nation  Indians 206 

Claims  in  the  DisDuted  Territory 19a 

Clerk  of  the  Crown  in  Chancery,  Returns 

from 53,  53a,  536 

Collings,  James.  M.D 32 

Colonial  Conference 45,  45a 

Commercial  Relations  with  France 88 

Commissioner;  Dominion  Police 28 

Commissioner,  North-West  Mounted  Police.       7a 

Consolidated  Fund 24 

Criminal  Statistics 12a 

» 

Defences  of  British  Columbia 62 

Deposits  in  P.  0.  Savings  Banks 37 

Disputed  Territory,  Claims  in  the 19a 

Dominion   Lands    granted    Railway    Com- 

pa   ies 74 

Dominiv.  >  Police  Commissioner 28 

Dynamite  imported  into  Halifax 61 

E 

Election  Returns,  1887 536 

Electoral  District  of  Kamouraska 47 

Elgin  County,  Junior  Judge  for 56 

E.?quimalt  and  Nanaimo  Railway 83 


50  Victoria. 


Alphabetical  Index  to  Sessional  Papers.  A.  1887 


Estimates,  1887-88 * 

Examinations  for  Promotion 

Exchange  Bank 

Expenditure  and  Receipts 

Expenditure  on  Canals 

Expenses,  Unforeseen 

Exports  and  Imports 

F 
Eabre,  Hon.  Mr.,  Report  of 

Final  Report  of  War  Claims  Commission .... 

Fisheries,  Annual  Report 

Fisheries  Protection  Service 16a 

Fisheries  Question,  Correspondence  relative 
to 

Fishing  Bounties 

Fishing  Rights  of  Indians ™ 

Food,  Adulteration  of 

Eranchise  Act 


33 
,24a, 246 

8c 

22 

31 


Ob 
1G 


166 
16c 


8c 
47a,  476 


G 


39 


Gauging  Molasses 

Giasson,  Napoleon,  Dismissal  of <* 

•Governor  General's  Warrants 21,  21a,  216 

Grain  and  Animal  Products 52 

-Grain  carried  on  Intercolonial  Railway 54 

-Gray,  John,  Appointment  of 23 

n 

Haldimand  Election  Recount 53 

Halifax,  Dynamite  imported  into 61 

Harbor  of  Pinette 30c 

Harbor  of  Refuge  at  Port  Rowan 306 

Harbor  of  Refuge  at  Wellington 30a 

65 
70 
156 


High  Commissioner 

Howe,  William  and  George,  Amounts  paid 
Hudson  Bay  Expedition • 


Ice-boats  owned  by  Government 49 

Imperial  Institute 79>  79a 

Indian  Affairs,  Administration  of 81 

Indian  Affairs,  Annual  Report 6 

Indian  Reserve  near  Georgian  Bay 20c 

Indians,  Fishing  Rights  of 20 

Inland  Revenue,  Annual  Report 

Inspection  of  Weights,  Measures  and  Gas- 
Insurance   Companies,   Abstract  of   State- 
ments of 

Insurance,      Reports     of     Superintendent 

1885  and  1886 

Intercolonial  Railway- 
Rolling  Stock 

Pullman  and  Parlor  Cars 


86 


14a 


15c 

16e? 


Jackson,  Lieut-Col.  W.  H.,  Report  of 9c 

Junior  Judge,  County  of  Elgin 56 

Justice,  Annual  Report 4 

K 

Kamouraska,  Electoral  District  of. 47 

Kamouraska,  Wharf  at 68 

Kingsport,  Railway  from ^ 

Kingston  and  Montreal  Forwarding  Co 85 

TL 

Langlois,  Polydore,  Wharf  of 68 

Lands  on  Vancouver  Island 83 

Lands  sold  in  Manitoba  by  C.P.R 34<2 

Laurie,  Major-General,  Report  of 9i 

Leamy,  James,  Agreement  with 34a 

Leeds  and  Grenville  Licensees 89 

Les  Fonds  Post  Office 35 

Library  of  Parliament,  Annual  Report 17 

Licenses  to  cut  Timber 

List  of  Shipping 

Lobster  Fishery 

M 

Main  Ducks  and  Yorkshire  Islands 71 

Manitoba  Census 29 

Marine,  Annual  Report l5 

Medicine  Hat  Railway  and  Coal  Co 74 

Metlakahtla  Indians 20^ 

Militia,  Annual  Report 

Militia  List 

Miscellaneous  Unforeseen  Expenses 22 

Montmorency  Voters'  List 53c 

Montreal  Cotton  Company 67 

Montreal  Flood  Commission 4G 

Mortuary  Statistics l2e 

Mounted  Police,  Report  of  Commissioner 

Murray  Canal 

Mc 

McDougall,  Michael lQa 

McGillivray,  Donald,  Agreement  with 34a 

McKay,  William,  Amounts  paid 

McLaren,  Inspector,  Report  of 


9a 


7a 
426 


39 


14,  146 

75 
75  a 


Oil  furnished ^6 

Capital  Expenditure 

Casualties  to  Trains 

Revenue  and  Expenditure ?5« 

Wire  and  other  Fencing ■•     75/ 

Grain  carried  on • 

Interior,  Annual  Report 

Interior  Department  and  C.P.  R 


Names  of  Places  changed QQa 

"Neptune,"  Steamer 41 

"Northern  Light,"  Steamer 40 

North  Shore  Railway 55 

Nova  Scotia  Central  Railway  Co 


69 


o 


ODonoghue,  M.  F 

Oxford  to  New  Glasgow,  Railway  from 


75  c 
75c? 


54 

7 

34 


Penitentiary,  St.  Vincent  d#  Paul  4a  to  Ap 

Permits  to  cut  Timber ••••     19 

Picette  Harbor 30c 

Port  Hood  Harbor 30 

Kf>ort  Moody,  Wharf  at Ma 

Port  Rowan,  Harbor  of  Refuge  at 306 


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A.  1887 


p 

Postmaster-General,  Annual  Report  10 

Post  Office  at  Les  Fonds 35 

Post  Office  Savings  Banks 37 

Preventive  Officers 50 

Prince  Edward  Count}-  Voters'  Lists 476 

Prince  Edward  Island,  Subsidy  to 00 

Prince  Edward  Island  Subway 63 

Promotion  Examinations..... 5c? 

Public  Accounts,  Annual  Report.. • 2 

Public  Works,  Annual  Report 11 

Public  Works  Expenditure 11a 

•Qu'Appelle,  Long  Lake  and  Saskatchewan 

Railway  Co 74 

R 

Railway  Commission 136 

Railway  Companies,  Subsidies  to 80 

Railway  from  Oxford  to  New  Glasgow 44 

Railways  and  Canals,  Annual  Report 13 

Railway  Statistics 13a 

Receipts  and  Expenditure ,24,  24a 

Recommendations  for  Scrip 59 

Regina  Town  Site 34c 

Report  of  Executive  Commissioner,  Colonial 

Exhibition 12* 

Representatives  at  Colonial  Conference 45 

Returning  Officers,  Particulars  concerning..  53a 

Revising  Officers,  Remuneration  to 47c 

Royal  Military  College  Cadets 84 

B 

Schooner  "  Ste.  Anne" 86 

Scrip,  Recommendations  for 59 

Secretary  of  State,  Annual  Report 5 

§eed  Grain  Advances 52a 

Seizure  of  British  American  Vessels 48,  48a 

Seymour,  M.  M.,  M.D 32 

Shareholders  of  Banks 18 

Shipping  List .-. 15c 

Six  Nation  Indians,  Claim  of 206 

Steamboat  Inspection 15a 

Steamship    Service    between    France    and 

Canada 72 

St.  Vincent  de  Paul  Penitentiary 4a  to  Aq 

Supplementary    Report    of   Inspector    of 

Penitentiaries 4a 

Report  of  Inspector  Moylan 46 

Escape  of  Fortier 4c 

Charge9  against  Roumald  Gadbois 4c? 

Memorandum  from  J.  G.  Baillairge 4c 

Escape  of  Dorion 4/ 


S 
St.  Vincent  de  Paul  Penitentiary — Continued. 

Addenda  for  Defence  ot  Warden 4g 

Defence  of  Warden 4k 

Letter  of  J.  B.  Desormeau 4j 

Reconciliation  between  Warden  and  As- 
sistants   4/ 

Letter  of  J.  E.Durocher 4k 

Escape  of  Herwood  and  Williams 41 

Complaints  by  Chief  Keeper  McCarthy....  4m 

Charges  by  "L'Etendard" 4n 

Evidence  of  Employees 4o 

Letter  of  J.  H.  Bellerose  and  others 4p 

Complaints  against  Adolphe  Lefaivre 4a 

Subsidies  to  Railway  Companies 80 

Subsidy  to  Prince  Edward  Island 60 

Subway,  Prince  Edward  Island 6$ 

Superannuations,  Civil  Service 25 

Superintendent  of  Chambly  Canal 42 

Supplementary  Estimates 2 

Swishvr,  Joseph 76 

T 

Tache,  Madame  V.,  Wharf  of 68 

Taylor,  Judge,  Report  of 56a 

Tea  imported <. 51 

Thunder  Bay  District,  Explorations  in 66 

Timber,  Licenses  and  Permits  to  cut 19 

Timber,  Sale  of 20c 

Tracadie  Harbor 58 

Trade  and  Navigation,  Annual  Report 1 

Trade  Relations  with  West  Indies 43 

Travis,  Hon.  Jeremiah,  Enquiry  respecting  56a 

Town  Sites  in  the  North-West 34c 

U 

Unforeseen  Expenses 22 

V 

Vancouver  Island,  Lands  on 83 

Voters'  Lists,  Prince  Edward  County 17a,  476 

W 

Walters,  John,  Charges  against 71 

War  Claims  Commission,  Final  Report  of...  96 

Warrants,  Governor  General's 21,21a,  216 

Weights,  Measures  and  Gas,  Inspection  of...  8k 

Welland  Canal,  Bridge  across  the 42a 

Wellington,  Harbor  of  Refuge  at 30a 

West  Indies,  Trade  Relations  with 43 

Wharf  at  Port  Moody 34a 

Windsor  and  Annapolis  Railway 87 

Wire  Fencing 75/ 

Wood,  A.  F 426 


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See  also  Alphabetical  Index,  page  1. 


LIST    OF    SESSIONAL   PAPERS 

Arranged  in  Numerical  Order,  with  their  Titles  at  full  length  ;  the  Dates 
when  Ordered  and  when  Presented  to  both  Houses  of  Parliament  ;  the 
Name  of  the  Member  who  moved  for  each  Sessional  Paper,  and  whether 
it  is  Ordered  to  be  Printed  or  Not  Printed, 

ERRATUM  FOR  LIST  OF  1886. 
On  page  6,  Return  No.  9a,  read  Printed/or  Distribution  only,  instead  of  Not  printed. 


CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  A. 

Census,  1886,  of  Province  of  Manitoba Printed/or  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  1. 

1.  Tables  of  the  Trade  and  Navigation  of  the  Dominion  of  Canada,  for  the  fiscal  year  ended  30th, 

June,  1886.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  15th  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  M.  Bowell— 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  2. 

2.  Public  Accounts  of  Canada,  for  the  fiscal  year  ended  30th  June,  1886.     Presented  to  the  House 

of  Commons,  15th  April,  1887,  by  Sir  Charles  Tupper.  Estimates  for  the  fiscal  year  ending  30th 
June,  1888  ;  presented  9th  May,  1887.  Supplementary  Estimates  of  Canada  for  the  fiscal  year 
ending  30th  June,  1887  ;  presented  14th  June,  1887.  Supplementary  Estimates  of  Canada  for 
the  fis°cal  year  ending  30th  June,  1888  ;  presented  14th  June,  1887.  Additional  Supplementary 
Estimates  for  the  year  expiring  30th  June,  1888  ;  presented  20th  June,  1887— 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  3. 

3.  Annual  Report  of  the  Auditor-General  on  Appropriation  Accounts,  for  the  year  ended 30th  June*,. 

1886.    Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  18th  April,  1887,  by  Sir  Charles  Tupper— 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  4. 

4.  Report  of  the  Minister  of  Justice  as  to  Penitentiaries  in  Canada,  for  the  year  ended  30th  June, 

1886.    Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  19th  April,  1887,  by  Sir  John  A.  Macdonald— 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

4a.  Supplementary  Report  of  the  Inspector  of  Penitentiaries,  for  the  year  ended  30th  June,  1886, 
Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  3rd  June,  1887,  by  Hon.  J.  S.  D.  Thompson— 

Printed  for  Department  of  Justice  only. 

46.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  21st  May, 
1886,  praying  His  Excellency  to  be  pleased  to  cause  to  be  laid  before  this  House,  a  copy  of  the 
report  of  Inspector  Moylan,  upon  the  complaints  made  in  1884  by  Deputy  Warden  Ouimet,  of 
St.  Vincent  de  Paul  Penitentiary,  against  J.  E.  Durocher,  ex-Guard  of  that  institution,  with 
copies  of  the  evidence  taken  at  the  time  of  the  enquiry  referred  to,  and  of  the  judgment  of  the 
Honorable  the  Minister  of  Justice  ;  also  copies  of  all  other  documents  relating  to  such 
complaints.     Presented  to  the  Senate,  27th  May,  1887.—  Hon.  Mr.  Bellerose See  4a. 

4c.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  12th  May, 
1886,  for  copies  of  the  reports  made  by  the  Inspector  of  Penitentiaries  upon  the  escape  of  one 
Fortier,  a  prisoner,  from  the  penitentiary  of  St,  Vincent  de  Paul,  on  or  about  the  1st  October, 

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1884  •  and  also  copies  of  the  evidence  taken  at  the  time  of  the  enquiries  referred  to,  and  of  all 
other  documents  forming  part  of  the  record  thereof.  Presented  to  the  Senate.  31st  May,  1887.— 
Hon.  Mr.  Belle  rose See  Aa. 

4d.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  14th  May, 
1886  for  a  copy  of  the  report  upon  the  enquiry  made  by  Inspector  Moylan  into  certain  complaints 
or  charges  against  Romuald  Gadbois,  one  of  the  employees  at  St.  Vincent  de  Paul  Penitentiary, 
at  the  end  of  the  year  1884,  or  the  commencement  of  the  year  1885,  together  with  copies  of  the 
evidence  taken,  and  of  all  other  documents  forming  part  of  the  record  thereof.  Presented  to  the 
Senate,  31st  May,  1887.— flow.  Mr.  Bellerose Sec  4a. 

4e.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  17th  May, 
1886,  for  a  copy  of  a  letter  or  memorandum  addressed  by  J.  G.  Baillairge,  Esquire,  one  of  the 
members  of  the  commission  appointed  to  make  an  investigation  into  the  management  of  the  St. 
Vincent  de  Paul  Penitentiary,  in  1884,  to  Godfroi  Laviolette,  Esquire,  Warden  of  that  peniten- 
tiary, requesting  the  latter  to  withdraw  from  his  reply  to  the  defence  of  Mr.  Telesphore  Ouimet 
all  that  might  be  considered  an  attack  upon,  or  complaint  against  the  inspector,  the  other  mem- 
ber of  the  commission  of  enquiry ;  also  a  copy  of  Mr.  Laviolette's  answer  to  this  demand  ;  also 
a  copy  of  the  report  upon  the  state  of  that  institution,  made  by  the  warden  of  the  aforesaid 
penitentiary  to  the  inspector  after  the  customary  visit  of  the  latter  at  the  beginning  of  the 
present  year  1886,  probably  in  February  last,  if  such  report  has  been  made  ;  also  a  copy  Of  the 
judgment  or  decision  of  the  Honorable  Minister  of  Justice  following  the  report  by  Messieurs 
Moylan  and  Baillairge  upon  the  enquiry  held  by  them  in  1884  into  the  management  of  St.  Vincent 
de  Paul  Penitentiary.     Presented  to  the  Senate,  31st  May,  1887.— Hon.  Mr.  Bellerose See 4a. 

Af.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  20th  May, 
1886.  for  a  copy  of  Inspector  Moylan's  report  on  the  enquiry  made  by  him  into  the  escape  of  one 
Dorion,  one  of  the  convicts  then  confined  in  St.  Vincent  de  Paul  Penitentiary,  with  copies  of 
the  evidence  and  of  all  other  documents  bearing  upon  that  escape,  including  the  decision  of  the 
Government  upon  the  said  report.     Presented  to  the  Senate,  31st  May,  1887.— Hon.  Mr.  Belle- 

See  4a. 

rose • 

4g.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor.  General,  dated  20 til  May, 
1886.  for  a  copy  of  the  addenda  for  the  written  defence  of  the  Warden  of  St.  Vincent  de  Paul 
Penitentiary,  filed  at  the  end  of  the  inquiry  of  1884;  also  a  copy  of  the  reply  of  the  said  warden 
to  the  answers  of  Deputy  Warden  Ouimet  to  the  charges  made  against  him  by  the  warden. 
Presented  to  the  Senate,  31st  May,  188T.— Hen.  Mr.  BelUrose See  4a. 

4k.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  10th  May} 
1886,  for  a  copy  of  the  plea  or  defence,  in  writing,  of  Warden  Laviolette,  filed  at  the  end  of  the 
enquiry,  made  in  1884,  into  the  administration  of  the  penitentiary  of  St.  Vincent  de  Paul,  by 
Messieurs  Moylan  and  Baillairge.     Presented  to  the  Senate,  31st  May,  1887  —lion.  Mr.    I  elle- 

See  4a. 

rose -••  

4i.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  30th  April, 
1886,  for  a  copy  of  a  letter  to  the  warden  of  the  penitentiary  of  St.  Vincent  de  Paul,  dated  31st 
July'  1885,  signed  by  ex-Keeper  J.  B.  Desormeau,  of  the  said  penitentiary,  against  his  dismissal, 
and  making  most  serious  charges  against  certain  officials,  and  asking  for  an  indemnity.  Pre- 
sented to  the  Senate,  31st  May,  1887.—  Hon.  Mr.  Bellerose See  4a. 

4j.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  20th  May, 
1886,  for  a  copy  of  the  report  made  by  the  warden  of  St.  Vincent  de  Paul  Penitentiary  upon  the 
fact  of  a  reconciliation  having  taken  place  between  that  officer  and  his  two  assistants— the 
deputy  warden  and  the  head  keeper-as  ordered  by  the  Minister  of  Justice,  and  as  also  mentioned 
in  the  annual  report  of  the  inspector  for  1884-85.  page  xxv,  lines  21,  22,  23,24.  Presented  to  the 
Senate,  31st  May,  1887.— Hon.  Mr.  Bellerose Sec  4a. 

4k.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  5th  May, 
1886,  for  the  copy  of  a  lettei  to  the  warden  of  the  penitentiary  of  St.  Vincent  de  Paul,  dated 
31st  July,  1885,  and  signed  by  ex-Guard  J.  E.  Durocher,  protesting  against  his  dismissal,  and 
making  serious  charges  against  certain  officials.  Presented  to  the  Senate,  81st  May,  1887.—  Hon. 
Mr.  BelUrose *«  4n' 

■41.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  14th  May, 
1886,  for  copies  of  all  reports  which  may  have  been  made  by  Inspector  Moylan,  or  by  any  other 
persona  appointed  by  the  Government  for  that  purpose,  on  and  upon  the  occasion  of  thcescapes, 

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in  1881,  of  certain  persons  named  Herwood  and  Williams,  then  prisoners  at  St.  Vincent  dePaul 
Penitentiary,  as  well  as  copies  of  all  evidence  taken  at  the  enquiries  which  preceded  these 
reports ;  and  also  copies  of  all  other  documents  forming  part  of  the  record  thereof.  Presented 
to  the  Senate,  31st  May,  1887.— Hon.  Mr.  Bellerose See  4a. 

4m.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  21st  May, 
1886,  for  a  copy  of  the  report  of  Inspector  Moylan  upon  the  complaints  made  in  1884  by  Chief 
Keeper  McCarthy,  of  St.  Vincent  de  Paul  Penitentiary,  against  Hector  Demers,  then  Guard  in 
that  institution,  with  copies  of  the  evidence  taken,  and  of  the  judgment  rendered  by  theHonor- 
ableHhe  Minister  of  Justice  ;  and  also  copies  of  all  other  documents  relating  to  such  complaints. 
Presented  to  the  Senate,  31st  May,  1887. — Hon.  Mr.  Bellerose See  4a. 

An.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  19th  May, 
1886,  praying  His  Excellency  to  be  pleased  to  cause  to  be  laid  before  this  House,  a  copy  of  a  letter 
from  the  Department  of  Justice,  Penitentiaries  Branch,  addressed,  on  or  about  the  18th  of  June, 
1883,  to  the  Warden  of  St.  Vincent  de  Paul  Penitentiary,  requesting  that  officer  to  draw  the 
attention  of  the  deputy  warden  of  that  institution  to  certain  charges  brought  against  the  latter 
by  "L'Etendard"  newspaper,  which  accused  him  of  having  unduly  interfered  in  the  elections 
for  the  county  of  Laval  in  1883  ;  also  a  copy  of  the  reply  of  the  said  deputy  warden  ;  also  a 
copy  of  a  second  letter  of  the  Department  of  Justice,  Penitentiaries  Branch,  to  the  said  warden 
on  the  subject  of  a  new  charge  brought  against  the  latter  officer  by  the  same  newspaper,  which 
complained  that  Deputy  Warden  Ouimet  made  use  of  convicts  to  carry  on  his  correspondence,  and 
particularly  to  prepare  the  reply  mentioned  in  the  first  place,  and  requiring  the  warden  to 
demand  an  explanation  from  his  deputy  on  this  subject,  with  the  reply  of  the  deputy  warden  ; 
also  copies  of  all  other  memoranda,  documents,  letters,  &c,  which  may  form  part  of  the  record, 
whether  they  be  dated  before  or  after  the  documents  herein  above  mentioned.  Presented  to  the 
Senate,  27th  May,  1887.— Hon.  Mr.  Bellerose See  4a. 

4o.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  19th  May, 

1886,  for  copies  of  the  evidence  of  Jean  Baptiste  Desormeau,  Jos.  E.  Durocher  aiid  Hector 
Demers,  formerly  employees  at  St.  Vincent  de  Paul  Penitentiary  ;  also  copies  of  the  evidence 
of  Felix  Lesage,  Guard;  Leandre  Mazuret,  Steward;  Noel  Beauparlant,  Instructor  of  Shoe- 
making;  Adolphe  Lefebvre,  Messenger;  George  B.  Lamarche,  Storekeeper,  and  Godfroi 
Laviolette,  Warden,  who  were  called  upon  to  give  evidence  in  1884,  at  the  time  of  the  enquiry 
into  the  management  of  the  aforesaid  penitentiary,  made  by  Messieurs  Moylan  and  Baillairge, 
the  commissioners  appointed  for  that  purpose.  Presented  to  the  Senate,  31st  May,  1887.—  Hon. 
Mr.  Bellerose „ See  4a, 

4p.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  27th  Mayr 

1887,  praying  that  His  Excellency  will  be  graciously  pleased  to  cause  to  be  laid  before  this 
House  a  copy  of  a  letter  dated  10th  September,  1886,  and  signed  by  Jos.  H.  Bellerose,  in  relatioa 
to  the  difficulties  at  the  St.  Vincent  de  Paul  Penitentiary,  together  with  a  copy  of  a  letter  from 
C.  A.  Nutting,  Esq.,  Advocate,  dated  28th  August,  1886,  upon  the  same  subject;  and  also  a 
copy  of  the  report  of  Mr.  Sherwood,  Superintendent  of  Government  Police,  charged  by  the 
Honorable  the  Minister  of  Justice  with  the  verification  of  the  facts  contained  in  the  last-men- 
tioned letter.     Presented  to  the  Senate,  3rd  June,  1887. — Hon.  Mr.  Bellerose  See  4a. 

4q.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  praying  that  Hi*  j 
Excellency  will  be  graciously  pleased  to  cause  to  be  laid  before  this  House,  copies  of  all  com- 
plaints which  may  have  been  made  by  the  authorities  of  the  St.  Vincent  de  Paul  Penitentiary, 
since  the  24th  April,  1886,  against  Adolphe  Lefaivre,  formerly  an  employee  of  the  penitentiary; 
as  also  of  all  reports  which  the  inspector  may  have  made  since  the  same  date  against  the  said 
Lefaivre,  together  with  copies  of  the  decisions  which  the  Honorable  the  Minister  of  Justice 
may  have  given  upon  these  reports  and  complaints.  Presented  to  the  Senate,  23rd  June,  1887. 
— H^n.  Mr.  Bellerose See  4a. 

5.  Report  of  the  Secretary  of  State  of  Canada,  for  the  year  ended  31st  December,"?1886.  Presented 
to  the  House  of  Commons,  21st  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  J.  A.  Chapleau— 

Printed/or  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

5a.  Report  of  the  Board  of  Examiners  for  the  Civil  Service  in  Canada,  for  the  year  ended 'L31st 
December,  1886.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  21st  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  J.  A. 
Ghapleau Fruited  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers*. 

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5b  The  Civil  Service  List  of  Canada,  on  the  1st  July,  1886,  pursuant  to  the  59th  section  of  the 
Civil  Service  Act.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  17th  May,  1887,  by  Hon.  J.  A. 
Ch     le.ul  .....Printed for  both  Distribution  and  Sessi  rial  Papers. 

5c  Return  of  the  names  and  salaries  of  all  persons  appointed  to  or  promoted  in  the  Civil  Service 
during  the  year  ending  1886,  in  terms  of  section  58,  sub-section  2,  of  "  The  Civil  Service  Act " 
(Revised  Statutes  17).  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  29th  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  J.  A. 
Clvipleau  Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

5d  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  11th  May,  1887,  for  statement  showing  names 
of  all  candidates  at  the  promotion  examinations  held  at  Ottawa,  beginning  on  1st  March,  past ; 
names  of  all  who  passed  such  examinations  and  copies  of  all  examination  papers  submitted  to 
such  candidates  ;  also  statement  showing  whether  any,  and,  if  so,  which  of  such  candidate* 
were  examined  at  such  examinations  later  than  the  said  1st  of  March,  and  what  questions  were 
submitted  to  such  candidate  or  candidates.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  25th  May, 
1981. -Mr.   Casey Not  printed. 

5e  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  20th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  showing: 
1  The  number  of  vacancies  in  the  Civil  Service  on  the  1st  day  of  January,  1887,  caused  by 
superannuation  during  the  year  1886.  2.  The  number  since  filled,  and  whether  filled  by  pro- 
motions  or  new  appointments.  3.  The  date  of  the  appointment,  the  names  of  the  party  pro- 
moted or  appointed,  and  the  salary  paid.  4.  The  names  of  all  new  appointments  to  the  Civil 
Service  since  the  1st  dav  of  January,  1886,  up  to  the  1st  April  instant,  the  position  to  which 
they  have  been  appointed  and  the  salary  paid ;  also  the  respective  ages  of  the  appointees  ;  also 
the  changes  and  new  appointments  in  the  Senate  and  House  of  Commons.  Presented  to  the 
House  of  Commons,  30th  May,  1887.- Mr.  McMullen NU  printed. 

CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  5. 

6  Annual  Report  of  the  Department  of  Indian   Affairs,  for  the  year  ended  31st  December,  1886. 

Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  15th  April,  1887,  by  Sir  John  A.  Macdonald- 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  6. 

7  Annual   Report  of  the  Department  of  the  Interior,   for  the   year  ended   31st  December,  1886. 

Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  18th  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  Thos.  White- 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

7a  Report  of  the  Commissioner  of  the  North-West  Mounted  Police  Force,  1886.  Presented  to  the 
House  of  Commons,  6th  June,  1887,  by  Sir  John  A.  Macdonald  - 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  1. 

8  Report,  Returns  and  Statistics  of  the  Inland  Revenues  of  the  Dominion  of  Canada,  for  the  fiscal 

year  ended  30th  June,  1886.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  15th  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  J. 

C0-ti<ran  Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

%a.  Canal  Statistics' for  season  of  navigation,  1885,  being  Supplement  No.  1  to  the  Inland  Revenue 

Report,  for  the  vear  ended  30th  June,  1886—  ,  „      .       ,  D 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

86.  Thirteenth  Report  on  Inspection  of  Weights,  Measures  and  Gas,  being  Supplement  No  2  to  the 
Report  of  the  Department  of  Inland  Revenue.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  20th  April, 
1887,  by  Hon.  J.  Costigan Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

8c.  Report  on  Adulteration  of  Food,  being  Supplement  No.  3  to  the  Report  of  the  Department  of 
Inland  Revenue Printedfor  bo'h  Distribution  and  Sessional  1  apers. 

%d.  Statement  showing  the  amount  of  tolls  accrued  on  all  the  canals  for  eleven  months  ended  31st 
May,  1887.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  20th  June,  1887,  by  Sir  Charles  Tupper- 
•>'  Jsol  printed. 

8,.  Statement  showing  comparatively  the  expenditure  on  eanll  for  the  eleven  months  ending ;  31 it 
May,  1886,  and  to  31st  May,  1887.  Presented  to  the  Ho.se  of  Commons,  20th  t™'™1'**^ 
Charles  Tupper •• 

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CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  8. 

9  Annual  Report  of  the  Department  of  Militia  and  Defence  of  the  Dominion  of  Canada,  for  the 
year  ended  31st  December,  1886.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  15th  April,  1887,  by  Sir 
Adolphe  Caron Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

9a.  The  Militia  List  of  the  Dominion  of  Canada.  Corrected  to  1st  January,  1887.  Presented  to 
the  House  of  Commons,  15th  April,  1887,  by  Sir  Adolphe  Caron— 

Printed  for  both  Distribu  ion  and  Sessional  Papers. 

■9b.  Final  Report  of  War  Claims  Commission  on  matters  in  connection  with  the  suppression  of  the 
rebellion  in  the  North-West  Territories  in  1885,  being  continuafon  of  Appendix  No.  4  to  the 
Report  of  18th  May,  1886,  of  the  Department  of  Militia  and  Defence.  Presented  to  the  House  of 
Commons,  4th  May,  1887,  by  Sir  Adolphe  Caro.i— 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

9c.  Report  of  Lieutenant-Colonel  W.  H.  Jackson,  Deputy  Adjutant-General,  Principal  Supply,  Pay 
and  Transport  Officer  to  the  North-West  Forces,  and  Chairman  of  War  Claims  Commission,  on 
matters  in  connection  Avith  the  suppression  of  the  rebellion  in  the  North-West  Territories  in 
1885.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  4th  May,  1887,  by  Sir  Adolphe  Caron — 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

-9i.$Report  of,)  Major  General  Laurie,  commanding  base  and  lines  of  communication,  upon  matters 
['?31T0  in  connection  with"the  suppression  of  the  rebellion  in  the  North-West  Territories  in  1885. 
Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  23rd  June,  1887,  by  Sir  Adolphe  Caron — 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sess'onal  Papers. 

CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  9. 

10,  Annual  Report  of  the  Postmaster  General,  for  the  year  ended  30th  June,  1886.  Presented  to  the 
House  of  Commons,  15th  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  A.  W.  McLelan — 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

H.  Annual  Report  of  the  Minister  of  Public  Works  of  Canada,  for  the  fiscal  year  1885-86,  on  the 
works  under Jiis^control.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  18th  April,  1887,  by  Sir  Hector 
Langevin ... Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

11a.  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  Public  Works  of  the  Dominion  of  Canada,  from  1st  July,  1867,  to 
30th  June,  1881 ;  also  Statement  of  Expenditure  prior  to  and  since  Confederation — 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  10. 

12.  Report  of  the  Minister  of  Agriculture  for  the  Dominion  of  Canada,  for  the  calendar  year  1886. 
Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  20th  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  J.  Carling — 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

£12*.  Report  of  Sir  Charles  Tupper,  G.C.M.G.,  C.B.,  Executive  Commissioner,  on  the  Canadian  Sec- 
tion of  the  Colonial  and  Indian  Exhibition  at  South  Kensington,  1886.  Presented  to  the  House 
of  Commons,  25th  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  J.  Carling — 

Printed  for  loth  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers* 

12a.  Criminal  Statistics  for  the  year  1885,  being  an  Appendix  to  the  Report  of  the  Minister  of  Agri- 
culture, for  the  year  1885.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  25th  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  J. 
Carling Printed/or  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  11. 

126.  Report  on  Canadian  Archives,  1886 Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  12. 

12c.  Abstracts  of  the  Returns  of  Mortuary  Statistics  for  the  year  1886 — 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

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riS.  Annual  Report  of  the  Minister  of  Railways  and  Canals,  for  the  past  fiscal  year,  from  the  1st  July, 
1885,  to  the  30th  June,  1886,  on  the  works  under  his  control.    Presented  to  the  House  of  Com- 
mons, 19th  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  J.  H.  Foipe..Printtdfor  both  Distributi  n  and  Sessional  Papers. 
13a.  Reports  and  Railway  Statistics  of  Canada,  and  capital,  traffic  and  working  expenditure  of  the 

*  railways  of  the  Dominion,  1885-86 Printed  for  b  th  Distribution  and  Sessi  nal  Papers. 

136.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  House  of  Commons  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General, 
'  dated  25th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  showing  names,  occupations  and  callings  of  the  gentlemen 
appointed  on'the  Railway  Commission,  showing  dates  of  their  appointments ;  also  copies  of  any 
instructions  given  to  the  Commission,  and  of  all  correspondence  between  the  Government  and 
any  member  of  the  Railway  Commission  touching  the  matters  to  be  enquired  into  by  the 
Commission,  and  of  the  proceedings  and  evidence  had  and  taken  before  the  Commission,  with 
statement  showing  (with  date)  the  places  where  the  sittings  of  the  Commission  have  been  held. 
Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons  22nd  June,  1887.— Mr.  Mulock Not  printed. 

CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  13. 

14.  Report  of  the  Superintendent  of  Insurance,  for  the  year  ended  31st  December,  1885— 

Printedfor  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

14a.  Abstract  of  Statements  of  Insurance  Companies  in  Canada,  for  year  ending  31st  December, 
1886.    Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  25th  April,  1887,  by  Sir  Charles  Tupper— 

Printed  for  loth  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

146.  Report  of  the  Superintendent  of  Insurance,  for  the  year  ended  31st  December,  1886— 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  14. 

1.1.  Nineteenth  Annual  Report  of  the   Department  of  Marine,  for  the  fiscal  year  ended  30th  June, 
1886.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  15th  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  G.  E.  Foster. 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

15a.  Report  of  the  Chairman  of  the  Board  of  Steamboat  Inspection,  for  calendar  year  ended  31st 
December.  1886 Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

156.  Report  of  the  Hudson  Bay  Expedition  of  1886,  under  the  command  of  Lieut.  A.  R.  Gordon,  R.N. 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

15c.  List  of  Shipping  issued  by  the  Department  of  Marine  and  Fisheries  ;  being  a  List  of  Vessels  on 
the  Registry  Books  of  the  Dominion  of  Canada,  on  the  31st  day  of  December,  1886— 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  ani  Sessional  Papers. 

CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  15. 

16  Annual  Report  of  the  Department  of  Fisheries,  Dominion  of  Canada,  for  the  year  1886.  Presented 
to  the  House  of  Commons,  2nd  June,  1887,  by  Hon.  G.  E.  Foster— 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

16a.  Special  Report  of  the  Fisheries  Protection  Service  of  Canada,  1886.  Presented  to  the  House  of 
Commons,  3rd  June,  1887,  by  Hon.  G.  E.  Foster — 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

166.  Correspondence  relative  to  the  Fisheries  Question,  1885-87.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Com- 
mons, 3rd  May,  1887,  by  Hon.  G.  E.  Foster— 

Printed  for    both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

16c.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  6th  June,  1887,  for  a  Return  showing  the 
names  of  all  persons  who  applied  for  fishing  bounties  for  the  year  1885,  for  the  district  of  Grand 
Narrows  and  Washabuck,  in  the  county  of  Victoria,  Nova  Scotia,  showing  too  the  names  of 
those  applicants  who,  for  that  year,  were  refused  ;  showing  too  if  the  claim  for  fishing  bounty 
of  Michael  McDougall  was  refused,  and  if  so,  why  ;  showing  too  if  said  McDougall  was  after- 
wards appointed  fishery  warden  for  the  said  district,  and,  if  he  was,  showing  who  was  hi3 
immediate  predecessor,  and  if  the  latter  resigned  or  was  dismissed,  and  if  dismissed  all  papers 
showing  why.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  22nd  June,  1887.—  Mr.  Earron..Not printed. 

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16d  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  Gth  May,  1887,  for  copies  of  correspond- 
ence in  connection  with  the  lobster  fishery  and  close  season  in  the  Provinces  of  Nova  Scotia 
and  Prince  Edward  Island.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  16th  June,  1881.— Mr.  Flynn. 

Not  printed. 

17.  Report  of  the  Joint  Librarians  of  Parliament  on  the  state  of  the  Library  of  Parliament.     Pre- 

sented to  the  House  of  Commons,  14th  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  Mr.  Speaker— 

Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  16. 

18.  Shareholders  in  the  Chartered  Banks  of  the  Dominion  of  Canada,  as  on  the  31st  December, 

1886.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  18th  April,  1887,  by  Sir  Charles  Tupper. 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

19.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  House  of  Commons  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated! 

8th  March,  1886,  for  a  Return  showing  :  1.  The  total  number  of  Orders  in  Council  or  Depart- 
mental Orders,  since  1870,  recommending  the  granting  of  licenses  or  permits  to  cut  timber  in 
the  Dominion  of  Canada,  with  the  total  area  (actual  or  approximate)  covered  by  such  orders. 
2.  For  each  separate  year^since  1870,  the  name  and  address  of  each  applicant  in  whose  favor 
such  order  was  made  ;  the  date  of  each  order  ;  the  area  covered  by  each  order  ;  the  location  of 
the  land  covered  by  each  such  order  ;  the  ground  rent  and  Crown  dues,  respectively,  paid  in  each 
case,  and  the  bonus,  if  any,  in  addition  to  the  cost  of  surveys,  in  each  case  required  ;  also 
the  whole  area  covered  by  such  orders  in  each  year.  3.  The  total  number  of  licenses  issued 
under  the  authority  of  the  several  Orders  in  Council  ;  the  total  area  covered  by  each  license, 
whether  the  area  consisted  of  detached  pieces  of  land  or  of  compact  blocks  ;  and  the  period 
of  time  in  each  case  during  which  the  license  was  operative  ;  and  in  the  case  of  permits,  the 
purpose  for  which  the  timber  was  required.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  18th  April, 
1887. — Mr  Charlton Not  printed. 

19a.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  House  of  Commons  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General, 
dated  6th  June,  1887,  for  copies  of  all  Orders  in  Council  and  of  all  correspondence  between  the 
Government  of  Canada  and  the  Government  of  the  Province  of  Ontario,  and  between  the  Gov- 
ernment of  Canada  and  any  person  or  persons,  respecting  timber  licenses  and  Crown  titles  to 
lands  affected  by  claims  of  settlers,  and  by  mining  claims,  within  the  so-called  Disputed  Ter- 
ritory.   Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  15th  June,  1887. —  Mr  Dawson— 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

SO.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  14th  April,  1886,  for  copies  of  petitions  or 
letters  from  the  Indians  on  the  North  Shore  of  Lake  Huron  or  Lake  Nipissing,  with  reference 
to  their  rights  of  fishing  in  those  "waters  ;  and  correspondence  on  the  same  subject  between 
the  Department  of  Indian  Affairs  and  the  local  superintendents.  Presented  to  the  House  of 
Commons,  18th  April,  1887.—  Mr    O'Brien Notprinted. 

BOa.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  11th  May,  1887,  for  a  Return  showing  the 
amount  of  arrears  now  due  to  the  Chippewa  Indians  of  Lakes  Huron  and  Superior,  on  the  sur- 
render of  lands  made  by  them  under  the  Robinson  Treaty,  and  all  correspondence  between  the 
Indian  Department  of  the  Dominion  Government  and  the  Provincial  Government  of  Ontario, 
relative  to  the  same,  since  the  3rd  day  of  May  last.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  1st 
June,  1887.—  Mr.   0' Bnen Wot  printed. 

206.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  2nd  May,  1887,  for  copies  of  all  title  deeds, 
patents,  correspondence,  and  all  documents  respecting  the  claim  of  the  Six  Nation  Indians,  as 
set  forth  in  their  petition  presented  to  this  House  on  the  18th  April,  1887.  Presented  to  the 
House  of  Commons,  16th  June,  1887. — Mr.  Paternon  (Brant) — 

Printed  for  bo'h  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

3©c.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  House  of  Commons  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated 
6th  June,  1887,  for  copies  of  all  papers,  letters,  documents,  maps,  &c,  in  any  way  relating  to 
the  action  of  the  Dominion  Government  in  setting  apart  an  Indian  reserve,  under  the  Robinson 
or  other  treaty,  between  White  Fish  and  Wanabtasch  Rivers,  several  miles  inland  from  the  north 
shore  of  Georgian  Bay  ;  for  copies  of  all  correspondence  had  between  the  Governments  of  the 

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Dominiou  of  Canada  and  the  Province  of  Ontario  on  the  subject ;  and  for  copies  of  all  corre- 
spondence and  other  documents  and  papers  with  the  Government  of  Canada  and  any  person  or 
persons,  regarding  the  sale  of  timber  upon  said  reserve,  if  any  such  sale  has  been  had.  Pre- 
sented to  the  House  of  Commons,  23rd  June,  1887.—  Vr.  Barron Sot  printed. 

2©rf.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  21st  April, 
1887,  praying  that  His  Excellency  will  cause  to  be  laid  before  this  House,  copies  of  the  reports 
of  the  Commander  of  Her  Majesty's  Ship  "  Cormorant,"  and  of  the  Superintendent  of  Indian 
Affairs  for  British  Columbia,  relative  to  the  agrarian  troubles  last  winter  at  the  Indian  Reserve 
of  Metlakahtla,  together  with  all  correspondence  during  the  years  1886  and  1887  between  the- 
Dominion  and  Provincial  Governments  on  the  same  subjects.  Presented  to  the  Senate,  23rd 
June,  1887.—  Hon.  Mr.  Macdonald &ot  printed. 

21.  Statement  of  Governor  General's  Warrants  issued  since  last  Session  of  Parliament,  on  account 

of  the  year  1885-86.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  19th  April,  1887,  by  Sir  Charles 
Tupper Not  printed. 

21a.  Statement  of  Governor  General's  Warrants  issued  since  last  Session  of  Parliament,  on  account 
of  the  year  1886-8*7.     Presented   to  the  House  of  Commons,  19th   April,  1887,  by  Sir  Charles - 
Tupper Not  printed. 

216.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  5th  May,  1887,  for  Return  showing  amounts 
(in  detail)  expended  under  Warrants  from  the  Governor  General  in  each  of  the  years  from  1873 
to  1886,  both  inclusive.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  1st  June,  1887.—  Sir  Richard 
Cartwright Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

22.  Statement  of  Miscellaneous  Unforeseen  Expenses.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  19th 

April,  1887,  by  Sir  Charles  Tupper Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

23.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Exoellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  28th  May, 

1886,  for  a  copy  of  the  Minute  of  the  Treasury  Board  and  Orders  in  Council  appointing  the  late 
John  Gray,  Deputy  Collector  of  Inland  Revenue  at  Prescott;  and  also  a  copy  of  the  Order  in 
Council  or  other  Order  cancelling  said  appointment,  with  their  respective  dates  Presented  to 
the  Senate,  18th  April,  1887.— Ron.  Mr.  0' Donohoe No',  printed. 

24.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  18th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  of  the  re- 

ceipts and  expenditure,  in  detail,  chargeable  to  the  Consolidated  Fund,  from  the  1st  day  of 
July,  1885,  to  the  10th  day  of  April,  1886,  and  from  the  1st  day  of  July,  1886,  to  the  10th  day  of 
April,  1887,  with  estimates  of  receipts  and  expenditure.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons, 
21st  April,  1887.— Sir  Richard  Cartwright Not  printed. 

24a.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  25th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  showing 
receipts  and  expenditure  from  1st  July  to  20th  April,  in  the  years  1886  and  1887  respectively, 
with  estimates  for  each  year.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  28th  April,  1887.— Sir 
Richard  Cartwright Not  printed. 

246.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  2nd  May,  1887,  for  a  Return  of  receipts 
and  expenditures  to  date  of  1st  May  in  the  years  1886  and  1887,  respectively,  together  with 
estimates  of  each  year.  Also  memorandum  of  interest  to  be  paid  on  the  1st  of  May.  Presented 
to  the  House  of  Commons,  5th  May,  1881.— Sir  Richard  Cartwright Not  printed. 

25.  Statement  of  all  superannuations  and  retiring  allowances  in  the  Civil  Service,  giving  the  name 

and  rank  of  each  person  superannuated,  or  retired;  his  salary,  age,  and  length  of  service  ;  his 
allowance,  and  cause  of  retirement,  and  whether  the  vacancy  has  been  filled  by  promotion  or 
new  appointment,  &c,  for  the  year  ended  31st  December,  1886.  Presented  to  the  House  of 
Commons,  21st  April,  1887,  by  Sir  Charles  Tupper Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

26.  General  statements  and  returns  of  baptisms,  marriages  and  burials  in  the  districts  of  Arthabaska, 

Chicoutimi,  Iberville,  Joliette,  Montmagny  and  Saguenay,  for  the  year  1886.  Presented  to  the 
House  of  Commons,  25th  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  Mr.  Speaker Not  printed. 

27.  Statement  of  the  affairs  of  the   British  Canadian  Loan  and  Investment  Company,  on  31st 

December,  1886.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  25th  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  Mr.  Speaker — J 

Not  printed. 

28.  Report  of  the   Commissioner,  Dominion  Police,  under  Revised  Statutes  of  Canada,  chapter  184,. 

section  5.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  25th  April,  1887,'J>y  Hon.  J.  S.  D.  Thompson— J 

Not  printed 

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29.  Report  on  Mauitoba  Census,  in  accordance  with  the  requirements  of  the  Census  Act.    Presented 

to  the  House  of  Commons,  27th  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  J.  Carling Not  printed. 

30.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  19th  April,  1886,  for  copies  of  all  corres- 

pondence relative  to  the  closing  of  the  northern  entrance  into  Port  Hood  Harbor,  with  copies  of 
reports  of  the  Chief  Engineer  of  the  Public  Works  Department  in  reference  to  the  matter  ;  also 
copy  of  plan,  specification  and  tenders  asked  for  by  the  late  Minister  of  Public  Works  in  1878. 
Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  27th  April,  1887. —  Mr.  Cameron  (Inverness). ..No* printed. 

SOa.  Ueturfl  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  10th  May,  1887,  for  a  Return  of  corres- 
pondence, petitions,  reports  of  the  Chief  Engineer  and  others,  relative  to  construction  of  harbor 
of  refuge  at  Wellington,  Ontario.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  10th  June,  1887 — Mr. 
Plati Not  printed. 

SOb.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  6th  May,  1887,  for  a  copy  of  the  report  of 
the  Chief  Engineer  on  the  construction  of  a  harbor  of  refuge  at  or  near  Port  Rowan,  Ontario  ; 
also  a  copy  of  a  memorial  signed  by  George  Stewart,  M.D.,  and  others,  upon  the  subject,  and 
also  copies  of  such  correspondence  between  other  parties  at  Port  Rowan  and  the  Government 
on  the  same  subject  as  has  not  already  been  brought  down.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Com- 
mons, 10th  June,  1887.—  Mr.  Charlton Not  printed. 

-30c.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  27th  April,  1887,  for  copies  of  all  corres- 
pondence, Departmental  orders,  reports  and  other  papers  relating  to  the  dredging  of  the 
harbor  of  Pinette,  Prince  Edward  Island.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  18th  June, 
1887.— Mr.  Welsh Not  printed. 

•31.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  18th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  in  the  form 
used  in  the  statements  usually  published  in  the  Gazette,  of  the  exports  and  imports  from  the  1st 
day  of  July.  1886,  to  the  1st  day  of  April,  1887,  distinguishing  the  products  of  Canada  and. those 
of  other  countries.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  27th  April,  1887.— Sir  Richard  Cart- 
wright Not  printed. 

32.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  11th  May,  1887,  for  vouchers,  papers  and 
correspondence  showing  the  appointment  of  James  Collings,  M.D.,  as  medical  attendant  of  the 
Indian  children  at  the  Industrial  School  for  Indian  children  at  Qu'Appelle,  under  the  care  of 
Rev.  Father  Hugonard,  the  length  of  such  service  as  medical  attendant,  and  the  amount  re- 
ceived for  the  same  ;  also  the  date  of  appointment  of  M.  M.  Seymour,  M.D.,  as  medical  attendant 
of  the  Indian  children  in  said  school,  the  length  of  time  during  which  he  has  served  as  medical 
attendant  for  the  children  of  said  school,  and  the  date  and  amount  of  payment  received  for  such 
service.    Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  22nd  June,  1887.—  Mr.  Charlton Not  printed. 

[33.  Return  |to  an  Order^of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  25th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  showing 

i  -°31'ii,  amount  owing  by  the  Exchange  Bank  to  the  Government  of  Canada  at  the  time  of  the  bank's 

failure,  and  statement  showing  all  sums  (with  dates  of  payment)  paid  on  account  of  such 

indebtedness.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  28th  April,  1887.— Mr.  \lulock..Not.  printed. 

34.  Return*(m  part)  under  Resolution  of  the  House  of  Commons,  passed  on  the  20th  February,  1882, 
onall  subjects  affecting  the  Canadian  Pacific  Railway,  respecting  details  as  to  :  1.  The  selection 
of  the  route.  2.  The  progress  of  the  work.  3.  The  selection  or  reservation  of  land.  4.  The 
payment  of  moneys.  5.  The  laying  out  of  branches.  6.  The  progress  thereon.  7.  The  rates  of 
tolls  for  passengers  and  freight.  8.  The  particulars  required  by  the  Consolidated  Railway  Act 
and'amendments  thereto,  up  to  the  end  of  the  previous  fiscal  year.  9.  Like  particulars  up  to 
the  latest  practicable  date  before  the  presentation  of  the  Return.  10.  Copies  of  all  Orders  in 
Council  and  of  all  correspondence  between  the  Government  and  the  railway  company,  or  any 
member  or  officer  of  either,  relating  to  the  affairs  of  the  company.  Presented  to  the  House  of 
Commons,  28th  April,  1887,  by  Hon.  Thos.  White Printed/or  Sessional  Papers  only. 

:34a.  Articles  of  agreement  entered  into  between  James  Leamy  and  Donald  McGillivray  and  Her 
Majesty'Queen  Victoria,  represented  by  the  Minister  of  Railways  and  Canals,  Canada,  for  -the 
removaljand  rebuilding  of  certain  portions  of  the  wharf  at  Port  Moody,  British  Columbia,  Cana- 
dian Pacific  Railway,  107th  Contract.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  11th  May,  1887,  by 

Hon.  J.  H.^Pope Not  printed. 

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34J.  Return  (inpart)  under  Resolution  of  the  House  of  Commons,  passed  on  the  20th  February, 
1882,  on  all  subjects  affecting  the  Canadian  Pacific  Railway,  respecting  details  as  to  :  1.  The 
selection  of  the  route.  2.  The  progress  of  the  work.  3.  The  selection  or  reservation  of  land. 
4.  The  payment  of  moneys.  5.  The  laying  out  of  branches.  6.  The  progress  thereon.  7.  The 
rates  of  tolls  for  passengers  and  freight,  8.  The  particulars  required  by  the  Consolidated 
Railway  Act  and  amendments  thereto,  up  to  the  end  of  the  previous  fiscal  year.  9.  Like  par- 
ticulars" up  to  the  latest  practicable  date  before  the  presentation  of  the  Return.  10.  Copies  of 
all  Orders  in  Council  and  of  all  correspondence  between  the  Government  and  the  railway  com- 
pany, or  any  member  or  officer  of  either,  relating  to  the  affairs  of  the  company.  Presented  to 
the  House  of  Commons,  13th  May,  1887,  by  Hon.  J.  H.  Pope— 

Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

34c.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  6th  June,  1887,  for  a  Return  showing  the 
nature  of  the  agreement  made  between  the  Government  and  the  Canadian  Pacific  Railway 
Company,  and  other  parties  (if  an}-),  respecting  the  town  site  of  Regina  and  other  town  sites 
in  which  the  Government  is  part  owner,  the  cost  to  the  Government  of  collecting  their  share  of 
the  payments  made  on  lots  sold  in  such  town  sites  up  to  the  30th  June,  1886  ;  also  the  amount 
realized  up  to  that  date  by  the  Government  on  the  sale  of  such  lots,  and  the  number  of  lots  in 
town  sites,  together  with  the  quantity  of  farm  lands  in  the  North- West  Territories,  to  which 
the  Canadian  Pacific  Railway  Company  is  entitled,  but  for  which  up  to  the  present  they  have 
not  received  patents  from  the  Government.    Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  17th  June,  1887. 

yr   J)avin Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

34<£  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  2nd  May,  1887,  for  a  Return  of  all  lands 
sold  in  the  Province  of  Manitoba  by  the  Canadian  Pacific  Railway  Company  up  to  the  1st  of 
April,  1887,  together  with  the  date  of  sale  and  the  name  of  purchaser.  Presented  to  the  House 
of  Commons.  22nd  June,  1887.— Mr.  Watson Not  printed. 

't35.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  19th  April,  1886,  for  copies  of  all  petitions 
correspondence  or  other  documents  relating  to  the  establishment  of  a  post  office  at  a  certain 
place  called  "  Les  Fonds,"  in  the  parish  of  St.  Antoine,  county  Lotbiniere.  Presented  to  the 
House  of  Commons,  29th  April,  1887.—  Wr.  Rinfret Not  printed. 

36.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  20th  April,  1887,  for  a  statement  showing 

all  sums  collected  since  1st  October,  1868,  under  the  provisions  of  Statutes  and  Orders  in  Council 
in  that  behalf,  as  duty  on  foreign  reprints  of  British  copyright  works,  giving  the  amounts  so 
collected  upon  each  copyright  work,  and  showing  amount  remitted  in  each  year  to  the  Imperial 
Government  for  payment  out  to  those  beneficially  interested  in  the  copyright  of  such  works. 
Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  29th  April,  1887.— Mr.  Edgar  Not  prin'ed. 

CONTENTS  OF  VOLUME  No.  11. 

37.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  29th  March,  1886,  for  a  statement  of  sums 

deposited  in  the  Post  Office  Savings  Bank  and  Government  Savings  Banks  on  the  1st  January, 
1886,  showing  :  Number  of  depositors  holding  amounts  over  $1,000  ;  number  of  depositors  hold- 
ing amounts  over  $500  and  under  $1,000 ;  number  of  depositors  holding  amounts  over  $300  and 
under  $500  ;  number  of  depositors  holding  amounts  below  $300,  with  total  amount  held  by  each 
class  respectively.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  29th  April,  1887.— Mr   Charlton— 

Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

38.  A  detailed  statement  of  all  bonds  and  securities  registered  in  the  Department  of  the  Secretary  of 

State  of  Canada,  submitted  to  the  Parliament  of  Canada  under  "the  Revised  Statutes  of 
Canada"  (chapter  19,  Section  23).  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  29th  April,  1887,  by 
Hon.  J.  A.  Chapleau Not  primed. 

39.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  House  of  Commons  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated 

20th  March,  1887,  for  a  Return  of  the  reports  of  Inspector  McLaren  and  Mr.  Bremner  of  the 
Customs  Department  to  the  Minister  of  Customs,  as  to  the  mode  of  gauging  molasses  at  the  port 
of  St.  Stephen,  N.B.,  and  also  any  reports  as  to  the  mode  used  at  the  port  of  St.  John,  N.B.,  and 
any  Orders  in  Council  issued  upon  these  reports  or  instructions  of  the  Department  of  Customs. 

Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  4th  May,  1887.— Mr.  Weldon  (St.  John) Notprinted. 

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40.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  27th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  showing  the 

date  at  which  the  steamer  "Northern  Light"  commenced  running  between  Prince  Edward  Island 
and  Pictou,  in  the  fall  of  1886,  how  many  trips  were  made  by  the  said  steamer,  the  date  of  each 
trip  up  to  15th  April  instant,  with  number  of  passengers.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons, 
5th  May,  1887.— Mr.  Perry Not  printed. 

41.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  27th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  showing  how 

many  trips  were  made  by  the  steamer  u  Neptune,"  last  winter,  from  Prince  Edward  Island  to  the 
mainland,  the  date  of  each  trip,  and  the  amount  paid  for  said  service  ;  also  the  number  of  passen- 
gers.    Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  5th  May,  1887. —  Mr.  Perry Not  printed. 

42.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  House  of  Commons  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated 

19th  April,  1887,  for  copies  of  all  applications  made  to  the  Government,  and  of  all  recommenda- 
tions made  in  relation  to  the  position  of  superintendent  of  the  Chambly  Canal ;  of  the  document 
appointing  the  present  incumbent  of  that  position  ;  with  a  statement  of  his  yearly  salary  and  of 
all  contingencies  allowed  him,  and  of  the  respective  salaries  paid  to  the  two  predecessors  of  the 
present  superintendent.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  5th  May,  1887. — Mr.  I  rtfon  aine — 

Not  prin  ed. 

42a.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  5th  May,  1887,  for  copies  of  all  petitions, 
memorials,  correspondence,  orders  and  reports,  whether  made  by  the  resident  engineer  or  by  Mr. 
Page,  in  connection  with  the  bridge  acros8  the  Weiland  Canal,  at  Welland,  lately  removed,  and 
the  construction  of  a  new  bridge  in  lieu  thereof.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  13th  June, 
1887.—  Mr.  blake Not  printed. 

426.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  for  copies  of  docu- 
ments in  reference  to  the  appointment  of  A.  F.  Wood,  Esquire,  of  Madoc,  as  auditor  or  arbitrator 
in  connection  with  the  Murray  Canal ;  the  sums  of  money  paid  the  said  A.  F.  Wood  from  time  to 
time  for  his  services,  together  with  the  vouchers  therefor,  and  more  especially  for  the  month  of 
November,  1886,  giving  the  number  of  days  of  actual  service,  and  the  amount  paid  to  him  or  to 
his  order  for  that  month.     Presented  to  the  Senate,  23rd  June,  1887. — Hon.  Mr.  Flin*.,.  Not  printed. 

43.  Report  on  Trade  Relations  between  Canada  and  the  West  Indies,  by  John  P.  Wylde,  Commercial 

Agent  of  Canada  to  the  West  Indies.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  6th  May,  1887,  by 
Sir  Charles  Tupper Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

44.  Certified  copy  of  a  Report  of  a  Committee  of  the  Honorable  the  Privy  Council,  approved  by  His 

Excellency  the  Governor  General  in  Council  on  the  31st  January,  1887,  respecting  the  railway 
from  Oxford  to  New  Glasgow,  Nova  Scotia.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  6th  May, 
1887,  by  Hon.  J.  H.  Pope Not  printed. 

45.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  House  of  Commons  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated 

27th  April,  1887,  for  a  copy  of  the  Commission  or  other  document  appointing  Sir  Alexander 
Campbell  and  Mr.  Sandford  Fleming  as  representatives  of  Canada  at  the  Colonial  Conference 
in  London,  and  of  any  instructions  given  to  them  in  such  capacity ;  and  all  papers  respecting 
said  Conference.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  9th  May,  1887.—  Mr.  Casey. .Not  printed. 

45a.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  House  of  Commons  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated 
2nd  May,  1887,  for  copies  of  all  communications  received  by  the  Canadian  Government  from  the 
Imperial  Government,  or  any  of  its  officers,  relative  to  the  Colonial  Conference  which  opened 
in  London  on  4th  April,  1887,  and  of  all  correspondence  connected  therewith,  and  of  the  instruc- 
tions furnished  to  the  Canadian  representatives  at  the  Conference.  Presented  to  the  House  of 
Commons,  15th  June,  1887.— Mr.  Edgar Not  printed. 

46.  Report  of  the  Montreal  Flood  Commission.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  11th  May, 

1887,  by  Sir  Hector  Langevin Not  printed, 

47.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  6th  May,  1887,  for  copies  of  the  accounts  of 

the  revising  officer  for  the  electoral  district  of  Kamouraska,  including  the  cost  of  printing  the 
electoral  lists,  the  account  of  the  revising  officer's  clerk  and  that  of  his  bailiff,  with  a  statement 
of  the  amount  paid  by  the  Government  to  each  of  the  said  officers.     Presented  to  the  House  of 

Commons,  11th  May,  1887.—  Mr.  Dessaint Notprinied. 

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4  fa.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  19th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  giving'  the 
total  cost  of  the  preparation  of  the  voters'  lists  under  the  Electoral  Franchise  Act  in  Canada; 
together  with  a  detailed  statement  of  the  cost  in  each  electoral  division  for  salaries  of  revising 
officer,  clerk  and  bailiff,  and  travelling  allowance  to  each,  if  any  ;  giving  also  amount  paid  for 
printing  lists,  and  showing  to  whom  paid  in  each  division  ;  the  amount  paid  for  advertising, 
rent  of  halls,  and  for  every  other  service  connected  therewith  in  each  electoral  division  in  the 
Dominion  of  Canada.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  11th  May,  1887.— Mr.  Landerkin— 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

47b.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  10th  May,  1887,  for  a  Return  showing  up 
to  date  the  several  sums  paid  in  respect  of  preparation  and  revision  of  voters'  lists  in  the  county 
of  Prince  Edward  for  1886,  viz.  :  Amounts  paid  revising  officer,  clerk,  bailiff,  and  for  printing. 
Also  amounts  claimed  for  said  revision  yet  unpaid.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  13th 
May,  1881.— Mr.  Piatt • Not  prin'ed. 

47c  Certified  copy  of  an  Order  in  Council  relating  to  the  remuneration  to  be  given  to  the  revising 
officers.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  22nd  June,  1887,  by  Hon.  J.  A.  Chapleau— 

1'rintedjor  Sessional  Papers  only. 

48.  Correspondence  relative  to  the  seizure  of  British  American  vessels  in  Behring  Sea  by  the  United 

States  authorities  in  1886.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  12th  May,  1887,  by  Hon.  G.  E. 
Foster Primed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

48a.  Additional  correspondence  relative  to  the  seizure  of  British  American  vessels  in  Behring  Sea  by 
the  United  States  authorities  in  1886.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  3rd  June,  1887,  by 
Hon.  G.  E.  Foster Printed for  both  Dis  ribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

49.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  2nd  May,  1887,  for  a  Return  showing  how 

many  ice-boats  are  owned  by  the  Government  for  crossing  at  the  capes,  the  number  of  men  em- 
ployed in  the  service  during  the  winter  of  1887,  the  number  of  trips  made  by  said  boats,  the 
date  of  each  trip,  and  the  number  of  passengers  who  crossed  in  said  boats.  Presented  to  the 
House  of  Commons,  13th  May,  1881.— Mr.  Perry Prin'ed  for  Distribution  only. 

50.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  2nd  May,  1887,  for  a  Return  of  the  number 

of  preventive  officers  appointed  on  our  frontier  since  the  1st  of  January,  1886,  giving  the  names 
of  the  several  parties  so  appointed,  with  their  residence  and  salaries.  Presented  to  the  House 
of  Commons,  16th  May,  1887.— Mr.  McMullen Notprinted. 

51.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  20th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  of  the  quan- 

tity and  value  of  tea  imported  from  China  and  Japan,  and  entered  at  ports  or  outports  of 
British  Columbia,  either  for  home  consumption  or  in  transit,  from  the  1st  July,  1885,  to  the  1st 
April,  1887.   Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  16th  May,  1887.  —  Mr.  Bowman Not  printed. 

•52.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  18th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  in  detail 
showing  the  description  and  values  of  grain  and  animal  products  exported  from  the  Dominion 
of  Canada,  from  1st  July,  1886,  to  1st  April,  1887.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  16th 
May.  1887.— Sir  Richard  Cartwriyht Notprinted. 

52a.  Memorandum  in  connection  with  the  seed  grain  advances.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Com- 
mons. 22nd  June,  1887,  by  Hon.  Thos.  White Printed/or  Sessional  Papers  only. 

53.  Return  from  the  Clerk  of  the  Crown  in  Chancery,  in  obedience  to  the  Order  of  the  House  of 
Commons,  dated  11th  May,  1887,  for  copies  of  Return,  if  any,  made  by  returning  officer  for 
Haldimand,  at  election  of  1887,  after  making  his  final  addition,  or  of  his  declaration,  if  no  such 
return  was  made,  and  of  his  return  made  after  the  recount  by  the  county  judge.  2.  Notice  of 
a  recount  or  other  proceedings  served  upon  such  returning  officer.  3.  Certificate  made  by  the 
county  judge  of  Haldimand,  as  to  result  of  said  recount.  4.  Any  judgment  delivered  by  said 
county  judge  during,  or  after  such  recount,  and  of  all  minutes  or  memoranda  made  by  said 
judge  or  his  clerk  containing  entries  or  memoranda  in  regard  to  any  of  the  ballots  in  dispute 
during  such  recount,  showing  what  decision  was  come  to  in  the  case  of  each  ballot,  which 
ballots  were  reserved,  and  what  judgment  was  delivered  in  regard  to  such  reserved  ballots, 
whether  such  minutes  and  other  papers  were  publicly  read  by  such  judge  or  clerk  or  not  dur- 
ing said  recount.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  18th  May,  1887.— Jfr.  Casey.  Notprinted. 

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53a.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  2nd  May,  1887,  giving  the  names,  occu- 
pations, residences  and  post  office  addresses  of  the  returning  officers  of  the  last  election  for 
the  Dominion  House  of  Commons,  with  their  respective  ridings.  Presented  to  the  House  of 
Commons,  30th  May,  1887.— Mr.  Somerville Notprinted. 

53&.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  25th  April,  1887,  for  a  statement  from  the 
records  of  the  elections  to  the  present  House  of  Commons,  showing  the  number  of  votes  polled 
for  the  respective  candidates  in  the  several  electoral  districts  and  in  the  various  sub-divisions 
thereof,  together  with  the  number  of  ballots  rejected  and  spoiled  in  each  sub-division  at  the 
last  general  election,  and  each  election  subsequently  held  up  to  date  ;  also  the  number  of  elec- 
tors on  the  voters'  lists,  together  with  the  population  as  shown  by  the  last  census  of  each, 
electoral  district  and  the  municipalities  thereof,  whether  there  was  an  election  by  acclamation 
or  a  poll;  and  a  separate  statement  in  each  case  in  which  a  recount  or  re-addition  was  made 
showing  the  changes  made  in  every  sub-division  on  such  recount,  with  the  number  of  ballots 
rejected  which  had  been  formerly  allowed  and  the  number  allowed  which  had  been  formerly 
rejected,  with  reason  so  far  as  obtainable  for  such  rejection  or  allowance.  Presented  to  the  House 
of  Commons,  10th  June,  1887. — Mr.  Mills. ..Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

53c.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  25th  May,  1887,  for  a  copy  of  the  final  list 
of  voters  for  the  county  of  Montmorency,  sent  by  J.  A.  Chaiiebois,  Esq.,  Revising  Officer  for 
the  said  county,  with  letter  of  the  said  Charlebois  accompanying  the  said  list;  also  the  other 
lists,  with  all  additions  thereto  subsequently  sent  to  the  Clerk  of  the  Crown  in  Chancery  by 
the  said  Charlebois,  with  copies  of  letters  of  Charlebois  accompanying  the  same  ;  also  the 
polling  books  of  the  parishes  of  L'Ange  Gardien  and  St.  Pierre,  in  the  said  county  of  Mont- 
morency. Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  27th  May,  1887.- Mr.  Langelier{  )bn  morency) — 

Not  printed. 

54.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  11th  May,  1887,  for  a  Return  showing  the 

quantity  of  grain  of  any  kind  in  bushels  carried  over  the  Intercolonial  Railway  from  Riviere 
du  Loup  to  Halifax  during  the  period  1st  July,  1885,  to  31st  March,  1887,  with  the  net  amount 
of  money  received  for  freight  thereon  and  passed  to  the  credit  of  the  same  railway.  Pre- 
sented to  the  House  of  Commons,  25th  May,  1887. —  tfr.  Ellis.  Prinied for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

55.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  2nd  May,  1887,  for  copies  of  the  bargains, 

agreements  or  contracts  (not  already  brought  down)  made  between  the  Government  and  the 
Grand  Trunk  Railway  Company,  respecting  the  purchase  of  the  North  Shore  Railway  between 
Montreal  and  Quebec,  or  between  St.  Martin's  and  Quebec  ;  and  also  for  copies  of  the  contracts 
between  the  Canadian  Pacific  Railway  Company  and  the  Grand  Trunk  Railway  Company  for 
the  purchase  or  transfer  of  the  said  portion  of  the  North  Shore  Railway.  Presented  to  the 
House  of  Commons,  25th  May,  1887.— Mr.  Gigault Notprinted. 

56.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  10th  May,  1887,  for  copies  of  all  memorials, 

petitions  and  correspondence  asking  for  the  appointment  of  a  junior  judge  for  the  county  of 
Elgin ;  also  the  names  of  all  applicants  for  the  said  position  since  1st  January,  1886.     Presented 

to  the  House  of  Commons,  25th  May,  1887 — Mr.  Hilson  {Elgin) Not  printed. 

56a.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  House  of  Commons  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General, 
dated  6th  June,  1887,  for  a  copy  of  the  report  of  Judge  Taylor,  made  under  the  provisions  of  the 
commission  issued  to  him  to  enquire  into  the  administration  of  justice  by  the  Hon.  Jeremiah 
Travis,  in  the  North- West.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  13th  June,  1887. —  Mr. 
Alulock Not  printed. 

57.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  25th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  giving  : — 

1.  The  total  number  of  Chinese  who  have  arrived  at  the  different  ports  in  the  Dominion,  from 
the  1st  of  January,  1886,  to  the  31st  March,  1887,  specifying  the  ports.  2.  The  amount  of  duty 
or  head  money  collected  from  Chinese  during  that  period.  3.  The  amount  paid  to  the 
provincial  Governments  under  the  Chinese  Restriction  Act  during  the  same  period.  4.  The 
number  of  Chinese  who  have  entered  the  Dominion  during  the  same  period  under  return 
certificates,  and  the  reports  (if  any)  of  any  Customs  officer  with  reference  thereto.  5.  The 
number  of  Chinese  who  have  entered  the  Dominion  during  the  same  period,  as  students,  men  of 
science,  or  travellers.  6.  The  cost  to  the  Dominion  of  administering  the  Chinese  Restriction 
Act  for  the  last  fiscal  year.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  26th  May,   1881. —Mr. 

Gordon Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers. 

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ota.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  18th  May, 
1887,  praying  that  His  Excellency  will  cause  to  be  laid  before  this  House,  a  full  Return  of  all 
Chinese  entering  and  leaving  Canadian  ports;  the  number  entering  and  leaving  each  port, 
and  for  each  month  since  the  passage  of  the  Chinese  Immigration  Restriction  Act  in  July,  1885, 
up  to  the  1st  January,  1887  ;  also  the  amount  of  revenue  derived  from  Chinese  immigration, 
and  the  cost  of  enforcing  the  Act  between  the  aforesaid  dates.  Presented  to  the  Senate,  21st 
June,  1887. — Hon.  Mr.  Mclnnes Not  printed. 

58.  Return  to  an  Order  pf  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  2nd  May,  1887,  for  copies  of  all  corres- 

pondence, departmental  orders,  reports  and  other  papers  relating  to  Tracadie  Harbor, 
Prince  Edward  island.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  27th  May,  1887. — Mr.  Welsh — 

Not  printed. 

59.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  19th  April,  1887,  for  a  return  of  the  names 

of  those  persons.,  outside  of  the  militia,  who  have  been  recommended  for  scrip,  for  services  of 
whatever  kind,  iii  the  late  rebellion.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  30th  May,  1887.— 

Mr.  Bavin Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

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60.  Certified  copy  of  a  Report  of  a  Committee  of  the  Honorable  the  Privy  Council,  approved  by  His 

Excellency  the  Governor  General,  granting  an  additional  annual  subsidy  of  $20,000  to  the 
Province  of  Prince  Edward  Island.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  18th  May,  1887,  by 
Sir  Charles  Tupper Not  printed. 

61.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  praying  that  he 

will  cause  to  be  laid  before  this  House  copies  of  all  communications  between  the  Dominion 
Government,  or  auy  Department  or  officer  thereof,  and  any  person  whomsoever,  respecting 
certain  dynamite  imported  into  Halifax,  Nova  Scotia,  during  the  year  1885,  by  Messieurs  H.  H. 
Fuller  &  Co.,  and  seized  by  the  Customs  authorities  for  alleged  under-valuation.  Presented 
to  the  Senate,  16th  May,  1887.— Hon.  Mr.  Power Not  printed. 

62.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  13th  May, 

1887,  for  copies  of  all  correspondence  between  the  Imperial  and  Dominion  Governments  relating 
to  the  defences  of  British  Columbia  during  the  years  1886  and  1887.  Presented  to  the  Senate, 
31st  May,   1887. — H  n.  Mr.  Macd.nald Not  printed. 

63.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  22nd  April, 

1887,  praying  that  His  Excellency  will  be  pleased  to  cause  to  be  laid  before  this  House  a  copy 
of  the  plans  and  reports  of  the  late  survey  concerning  the  proposed  subway  between  Cape 
Traverse,  Prince  Edward  Island,  and  Cape  Tormentine,  New  Brunswick.  Presented  to  the 
Senate,  25th  May,  1887. — Eon.  Mr.  Howlan Not  printed. 

64.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  11th  May,  1887,  for  copies  of  all  corres- 

pondence in  the  possession  of  the  Department  of  Indian  Affairs  respecting  the  dismissal  of  Mr. 
Napoleon  Giasson  from  his  position  as  measurer  of  stone,  at  Caughnawaga,  in  the  county  of 
Laprairie.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  1st  June,  1887.— Mr.  Doyen Not  printed. 

65.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  House  of  Commons  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated 

11th  May,  1887,  for  a  copy  of  the  letter  of  resignation  by  Sir  Charles  Tupper  of  the  office  of 
High  Commissioner,  showing  the  date  of  such  resignation;  also  a  statement  showing  the  date 
when  the  Government  House  (the  residence  of  the  High  Commissioner  in  London)  was  vacated, 
and  showing  in  whose  care  the  house  has  been  placed  since  its  vacation ;  also  a  copy  of  the 
Commission  now  in  force,  together  with  any  instructions  which  may  have  been  given  to  the 
present  Commissioner ;  also  all  correspondence  between  Sir  Charles  Tupper  while  High  Com- 
missioner and  the  Government,  relating  to  his  visit  to  this  country,  to  his  resignation  of  the 
office  of  High  Commissioner,  to  his  re-appointment,  if  he  has  been  re-appointed,  and  relating 
to  his  acceptance,  for  the  present,  of  an  office  in  the  Administration.  Presented  to  the  House 
of  Commons,  6th  June,  1887. — Mr.  Mills Not  printed. 

66.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  2nd  May,  1887,  for  a  Return  of  all  reports  of 

surveys  and  explorations  made  under  the  direction  of  the  Geological  Survey  Office,  within  the 
past  two  years,  in  the  Thunder  Bay  district,  to  the  westward  of  Port  Arthur.     Presented  to  the 

House  of  Commons,  7th  June,  1887.— Mr.  Dawson Not  printed. 

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66a  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  6th  June,  1887,  for  a  Return  of  all  reports 
and  correspondence  in  the  possession  of  the  Government  in  relation  to  the  substitution  of  new  and 
unknown  names  for  places  in  this  Dominion  which  have  been  from  time  immemorial  otherwise 
designated.  Also  all  instructions  showing  by  what  particular  authority  a  new  nomenclature  has 
been  adopted  in  the  reports  of  the  Geological  Survey  for  old  and  historic  places  having  French 
and  Indian  names,  commemorative  of  the  early  voyageurs  and  explorers.  Presented  to  the  House 
of  Commons,  17th  June,  1887.-  Mr.  Dawson Printed/or  Sessional  Papers  only. 

67.  Reports  and  other  papers  concerning  irregularities  committed  by  the  Montreal  Cotton  Company, 

&c     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  7th  June,  1887,  by  Hon,  Mr.  Bowell Not  printed. 

68.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  25th  April,  1887,  for  copies  of  all  accounts 

in  connection  with  the  construction  of  the  Government  wharf  at  Kamouraska,  showing  the 
amount  paid  to  Madame  V.  Tache  for  the  purchase  of  her  wharf,  and  of  the  contract  between  the 
Government  and  Madame  Tache  in  relation  thereto;  also  copies  of  the  contract  between  the 
Government  and  Polydore  Langlois,  Esquire,  respecting  the  sale  of  his  wharf  at  the  same  place, 
with  a  statement  of  the  amount  paid  to  him  by  the  Government,  Presented  to  the  House  of 
Commons,  10th  June,  1887.—  Mr.  Dessaint Notpnnted. 

69.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  2nd  May,  1887,  for  all   correspondence 

between  the  Government  and  Nova  Scotia  Central  Railway  Company,  relating  to  a  subsidy  for 
said  railway ;  also  the  report  of  the  Government  engineer  sent  to  examine  the  work.  Pre- 
sented to  the  House  of  Commons,  13th  June,  1887.- Mr.  Eisenhauer Not  printed. 

70.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  27th  April,  1887,  for  a  statement  showing  the 

various  amounts  paid  to  or  claimed  by  William  Howe  and  George  Howe,  or  any  other  person 
on  their  behalf,  for  painting  or  other  work  in  or  about  the  Parliament  and  Departmental  Build- 
ings, Ottawa,  since  the  1st  of  January,  1884.  Also  Return  to  an  Order,  dated  10th  May,  1887,  for 
a  statement  showing  the  various  amounts  paid  to  William  McKay,  or  any  other  person  on  his 
behalf,  for  painting  or  other  work  in  or  about  the  Parliament  and  Departmental  Buildings  at 
Ottawa,  from  the  1st  of  January,  1875,  to  the  31st  December,  1878.  Presented  to  the  House  of 
Commons,  13th  June,  1887.—  Messrs.  Holtan  and  Taylor Notpnnted. 

71.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  10th  May,  1887,  for  Return  of  correspon- 

dence from  1st  January,  1873,  to  the  present  time,  between  the  Department  of  Indian  Affairs 
and  John  Walters  and  others,  relative  to  purchase  or  lease  of  Main  Ducks  and  Yorkshire  Islands 
in  Lake  Ontario  ;  also  all  applications  for  purchase  or  lease  of  said  islands,  all  offers  made  to  or 
by  the  Government  as  to  purchase  or  sale,  reports  of  all  persons  at  any  time  appointed  to 
appraise  or  valuate  said  islands,  the  annual  rental  paid  by  present  lessee  and  date  of  expiration 
of  such  lease ;  also  all  charges  preferred  since  1st  January,  1878,  against  John  Walters  for  viola- 
tion of  terms  of  lease  or  regulations  of  Department,  together  with  names  of  parties  making 
such  charges  and  the  report  of  parties  commissioned  to  investigate  them.  Presented  to  the 
House  of  Commons,  15th  June,  1887— WV.  Piatt Not  printed. 

72.  Certified  copy  of  Order  in  Council  relating  to  the  arrangement  with  Messrs.  Bossiere  Bros.  &  Co. 
-Steamship  Service  between  France  and  Canada.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  15th 
May,  1887,  by  Sir  Charles  Tnpper Primed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

73.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  6th  June,  1887,  for  copies  of  all  correspon- 

dence had  between  the  Department  of  the  Interior  and  one  Peter  Gray,  of  Moose  Mountain, 
respecting  one  Edward  Brokovski,  an  employe  of  the  Department  at  Moosomm,  North-West 
Territories,  and  of  all  letters  and  communications  to  the  Department  from  any  and  all  other 
persons  bearing  upon  the  conduct  and  competency  in  office  of  the  said  Brokovski.  Presented 
to  the  House  of  Commons,  17th  June,  1887.— Mr.  Barron Not  printed. 

74  Copies  of  Orders  in  Council,  correspondence,  &c,  relating  to  grants  of  Dominion  Lands  to  the 

following  railway  companies  :  Alberta  and  Athabasca  Railway  Company ;  QuAppelle,  Long 
Lake  and  Saskatchewan  Railway  Company  ;  and  Medicine  Hat  Railway  and  Coal  Company. 
Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  17th  June,  1887,  by  Hon.  Thos.  White Notpnnted. 

75  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  20th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  showing  the 

quantity  of  rolling  stock  purchased  for  the  Intercolonial  Railway  during  the  last  six  months  ot 
the  year  ending  31st  December,  1886,  giving  each  kind  of  rolling  stock  and  whether  purchased 
under  contract  or  otherwise,  the  parties  from  whom  bought  and  the  cost  of  each  kind ;  also  a 
statement  showing  what  has  been  built  in  Government  workshops.     Presented  to  the  House  ot 

Commons,  17th  June,  1887-Jfr.  Weldon  (St.  John) Printedjor  Sessional  Papers  only. 

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75a.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  20th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  of  the 
number  of  Pullman  .and  parlour  cars  belonging  to  the  Intercolonial  Railway  and  used  thereon, 
the  cost  of  such  cars,  and  the  parties  from  whom  the  same  were  purchased,  or  by  whom  built  for 
the  railway.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  19th  June,  1887. — Mr.  Weldon  (St.  John) — 

Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

75b.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  20th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  of  the  quan- 
tity of  lubricating,  machinery,  car  or  other  oil,  furnished  or  delivered  to  the  Intercolonial  Rail- 
way during  -the  year  ending  31st  December,  1886  ;  the  contracts  under  which  the  same  were 
delivered ;  the  names  of  the  several  contractors,  and  the  several  amounts  paid  under  such  con- 
tracts.    Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  17th  June,  1887. — Mr.  Weldon  (St.  John) — 

Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

75c.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  25th  April,  1887,  for  a  detailed  statement 
of  the  sums  charged  to  capital  expenditure  on  the  Intercolonial  Railway  for  the  years  1873, 1874, 
1875,  1876,  1877,  1878,  1879,  1880,  1881,  1882,  1883,  1884,  1885,  and  1886.  Presented  to  the  House 
of  Commons,  17th  June,  1887. —  Mr.  Jones Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

75d.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  20th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  of  all  casu- 
alties to  trains  on  the  Intercolonial  Railway,  arising  from  collisions,  broken  rails,  or  any  other 
cause,  for  the  calendar  year  1886,  and  to  1st  April,  1887  ;  the  respective  causes  and  dates  ;  the 
names  of  conductors,  engine-drivers  or  other  officials  dismissed,  suspended  or  fined1  for  any  such 
collision  or  other  neglect  of  duty  ;  the  amount  of  damage  (if  any)  to  property  in  such  cases  ; 
the  amount  of  compensation  paid  to  owners  of  property  destroyed  or  damaged,  as  well  as 
amount  of  claims  for  loss,  or  damage  to  property  (if  any)  unsettled.  Presented  to  the  House  of 
Commons,  20th  June,  1887. —  Wr.  Weldon  (St.  John) Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

75e.  Comparative  Statement  of  revenue  and  expenditure,  Intercolonial  Railway.  Presented  to  the 
House  of  Commons,  22nd  June,  1887,  by  Sir  Charles  Tupper..  Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

75/.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  20th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  of  all  con- 
tracts made  during  the  calendar  year  1886  for  furnishing  wire  or  other  fencing  for  the  Intercol- 
onial Railway,  the  names  of  the  contractors  and  the  amount  paid  under  each  contract ;  also 
amount  of  purchases  of  wire  or  other  fencing  (if  any)  made  without  contract  during  the  same 
period,  and  the  amount  paid.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  23rd  June,  1887.— Mr. 
Weldon  (St.  John) Not  printed. 

76.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  House  of  Commons  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated 

10th  May,  1887,  for  copies  of  all  memorials,  petitions  and  applications  of  one  Joseph  Swisher,  a 
volunteer  of  the  Rebellion  of  1837,  asking  that  some  substantial  consideration  be, granted  him, 
on  account  of  his  health  having  been  greatly  impaired  while  serving  as  a  volunteer  during  said 
Rebellion.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  18th  June,  1887.—  Mr.  Wilson  (Elgin)— 

Not  printed. 

77.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  House  of  Commons  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated 

10th  May,  1887,  for  copies  of  any  and  all  letters  addressed  to  the  Government  or  any  member  of 
Cabinet  by  M.  F.  O'Donoghue,  or  any  other  person  in  his  behalf,  asking  for  compensation  for 
the  alleged  loss  or  confiscation  of  the  property  of  the  late  W.  B.  O'Donoghue,  who  was  con- 
cerned in  the  North- West  troubles  of  1869-70.  Also  for  copies  of  all  letters,  Orders  in  Council 
and  other  documents  in  the  possession  of  the  Government  relating  to  any  claims  made  by  the 
said  M.  P.  O'Donoghue.  Also  for  a  statement  showing  the  amounts  paid  to  M.  F.  O'Donoghue, 
or  any  other  person  on  his  behalf,  by  the  Government  for  services  rendered  or  on  any  other 
account.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  18th  June,  1887.— Mr.  Barron Not  printed. 

78.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  6th  June,  1887,  for  copies  of  surveys  of  a 

proposed  line  of  railway  from  Kingsport,  on  the  Basin  of  Minas,  to  connect  with  the  Windsor 
and  Annapolis  Railway,  together  with  the  instructions  issued  to  the  engineers,  and  the  corres- 
pondence and  telegrams  relating  to  the  survey,  or  a  Dominion  subsidy  in  aid  of  the  construc- 
tion of  the  railway,  between  any  member  of  the  Government,  or  any  officer  of  the  Department 
of  Railways,  and  any  other  persons.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  20th  June,  1887.— 
Mr.  Borden Not  printed. 

79.  Copies  of  Despatches,  &c,  in  relation  to  the  proposed  Imperial  Institute.     Presented  to  the 

House  of  Commons,  15th  June,  1887,  by  Sir  Charles  Tupper — 

Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 
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79a    Additional  papers  respecting  the  proposed  Imperial  Institute.     Presented  to  the  Honsc  of  Com- 
mons, 22nd  June,  1887,  by  Sir  Charles  Tupper Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 

80  Papers,  correspondence,  tc,  respecting  subsidies  to  certain  railway  companies,  and  towards 
the  construction  of  certain  railways,  as  follows  :  Saint  Catharines  and  Niagara  Central  Rail- 
way Company  ;  Vaudreuil  and  Prescott  Railway  Company  ;  Richmond  Hill  Junction  Railway 
Company;  Drummond  County  Railway  Company,  Joggins  Railway  Company,  Moncton  and^ 
Buctouche  Railway  Company  ;  Beauharnois  Junction  Railway  Company  ;  Harvey  Branch  Rail- 
way Company  ;  Brantford,  Waterloo  and  Lake  Erie  Railway  Company  ;  Guelph  Junction  Rail- 
way Company;  Massawippi  Railway  Company;  Napanee,  Tamworth  and  Quebec  Railway 
Company;  Arthabaska  and  Wolfe  Railway  Company;  South  Norfolk  Railway  Company; 
Jacques  Cartie'"  Union  Railway  Company  ;  Teeswater  and  Inverhuron  Railway  Company  ; 
Oshawa  Railway  and  Navigation  Company  ;  Chicoutimi  and  Lake  St.  John  Railway  Company  ; 
Great  Eastern  Railway  Company  ;  Ontario  and  Pacific  Railway  Company;  Caraquet  Railway 
Company  St.  Lawrence  and  Lower  Laurentian  Railway  Company;  St.  John  Valiey  and 
River  duLoup  Railway  Company;  Lake  Temiscamingue  Railway  Company;  Carillon  and 
Grenville  Railway  Company;  Lake  Temiscamingue  Colonization  and  Railway  Company; 
Leamington  and  St.  Claire  Railway  Company;  Cumberland  Railway  and  Coal  Company; 
Montreal  and  Champlaiu  Junction  Railway  Company ;  Quebec  and  Lake  St.  John  Railway 
Company;  Temiscouata  Railway  Company  ;  Cornwallis  Valley  Railway  Company ;  Nova  Scotia 
Central  Railway  Company ;  Tobiqae  Valley  Railway  Company  ;  Railway  from  Woodstock, 
N  B  towards  Centreville  ;  Railway  Bridge  over  St.  Lawrence  River  at  Coteau  Landing  ;  Lake 
Erie  '  Ess-x  and  Detroit  River  Railway  Company.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  21st 
June,  1887,  by  Hon.  J.  H.Pope < Notprinted. 

81  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  10th  May,  1887,  for  copies  of  all  correspond- 

ence between  Mr.  Vankoughnet,  or  any  other  officer  of  the  Department  of  Indian  Affairs,  and 
the  Rev.  James  Robertson  Superintendent  of  Presbyterian  Missions,  in  relation  to  the  adminis- 
tration of  Indian  Affairs  and  the  conduct  of  the  officers  of  the  Government  in  the  North-West, 
and  of  all  other  correspondence  relating  to  such  matter.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons, 
22nd  June,  1887.-ifr.-5. merville Not  printed. 

82  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  10th  May,  1887,  for  copy  of  report  of  W^ 

Pearce  D  L  S  ,  on  the  Banff  Springs  Reservation,  and  of  claims  made  to  the  possession  of  said 
Springs  or  to  indemnity  for  not  obtaining  possession  of  them,  and  all  correspondence  and 
papers  in  connection  with  such  claims  ;  also  a  detailed  statement  of  all  expenditure  in  connec- 
tion with  the  Banff  Reservation,  or  with  any  claims  to  said  Springs.  Also  a  detailed  statement 
of  all  licenses  or  allotments  for  mining,  residential  or  other  purposes  already  granted  on  the 
Reservation.     Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  22nd  June,  1887.-#r.  Casey.. ..Wot printed. 

83  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  25th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  of  copies  of 
all  correspondence  between  the  Department  of  the  Interior  and  the  Government  ol  British 
Columbia,  having  reference  to  the  lands  on  Vancouver  Island,  held  in  trust  by  the  Dominion 
Government  for  the  Esquimalt  and  Nanaimo  Railway  Company,  under  the  conditions  of  the 
Settlement  Act,  1884.  Also  copies  of  all  correspondence  between  the  Department  of  the 
Interior  and  the  Esquimalt  and  Nanaimo  Railway  Company,  or  with  any  person  acting  for  or 
in  their  behalf,  in  any  manner  referring  to  the  said  railway  lands.  Also  copies  of  all  corres- 
pondence with  any  settlers  or  squatters  upon  said  railway  lands,  or  with  any  other  person  or 
persons  with  reference  thereto.  Also  copies  of  all  references  to  the  Department  of  Justice  as  to 
the  rights  of  settlers  or  squatters  upon  said  railway  lands,  the  form  of  patent  issued  to  settlers, 
and  the  form  and  conditions  of  the  patents  issued,  or  to  be  issued,  to  the  railway  company; 
together  with  the  report  or  reports  of  the  Minister  of  Justice  thereon.  Also  the  number  of  patents 
that  have  been  issued  to  settlers  upon  the  said  railway  lands  by  the  Department  of  the  Interior 
up  to  this  date.  Also  copies  of  any  arrangement  with  or  security  from  the  company  for  the 
prompt  issue  by  them  up  to  the  19th  day  of  December  next,  of  pre-emption  records  to  persons 
desiring  to  settle  upon  said  lands  under  the  conditions  of  the  Settlement  Act.  Presented  to 
the  House  of  Commons,  22nd  June,  1887.— ^fr.  Gordon Not  printed. 

84.  Statement  showing  the  names  of  cadets  who  retired  from  the  Royal  Military  College  at  Kingston, 
before  completing  the  college  course  of  instruction  (four  years),  to  accept  special  commissions 
in  Her  Majesty's  army;  and  also  showing  the  names  of  those  who  left  the  college  on  payment 
of  $100,  and  those  who  left  without  paying.  Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  22nd  June, 
1887,  by  Sir  Adolphe  Caron Printed  for  Sessional  Papers  only. 


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85.  Papers  in  connection  with  tbe  claim  of  the  Kingston  and  Montreal  Forwarding  Company  for 
damages  by  sinking  of  the  barge  "Williams,"  near  the  entrance  of  the  Lachiue.  Canal. 
Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  22nd  June,  1887,  by  Hon.  J.  H.  Pope Nor  printed. 

88.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  6th  June,  1887,  for  copies  of  all  correspond- 
ence, telegrams,  &c,  between  the  Customs  Department  and  the  Collector  of  Customs  for  the 
port  of  Gaspe,  respecting  the  seizure  and  forfeiture  of  the  schooner  "  Ste.  Anne"  and  eight 
barrels  of  spirits  confiscated  for  infraction  of  the  Revenue  laws  of  the  Dominion,  together  with 
copies  of  accounts  paid  for  wages  and  other  expenses  of  the  said  schooner,  and  an  account  of 
the  proceeds  of  the  sale  of  the  said  spirits,  made  on  the  6th  July,  1885.  Presented  to  the  House 
of  Commons,  22nd  June,  1887.— Mr*  Langelier  (Montmorency) Not  printed 

87.  Return  to  an  Order  of  the  House  of  Commons,  dated  27th  April,  1887,  for  a  Return  of  corres- 

pondence between  the  Department  of  Railways  and  the  Chamberof  Commerce,  Halifax,  respect- 
ing the  right  of  the  Windsor  and  Annapolis  Railway  Company,  under  their  agreemeat  with  the 
Government  dated  September,  1872,  to  use  of  Intercolonial  Railway  extension  into  the  city  of 
Halifax.    Presented  to  the  House  of  Commons,  23rd  June,  1887.— Mr,  Jonzs Not  printed. 

88.  Report  of  the  Hon.  Mr.  Fabre,  Agent  at  Paris,  on  Commercial  Relations  with  France.  Presented 
to  the  House  of  Commons,  23rd  June,  1887,  by  Hon.  J.  A.  Chapleau— 

Printed  for  both  Distribution  and  Sessional  Papers 

*9.  Return  to  an  Address  of  the  Senate  to  His  Excellency  the  Governor  General,  dated  the  16th 
June  1887,  for  copy  of  the  returns  made  to  the  Commissioner  of  Inland  Revenue  by  the  several 
parties  licensed  to  sell  alcoholic  liquor  in  the  united  counties  of  Leeds  and  Grenville  since  the 
adoption  of  the  "Canada  Temperance  Act"  in  the  said  counties,  giving  the  names  of  the 
parties  authorizing  the  sale,  the  quantities  in  each  case,  and  the  names  of  the  parties  purchasing, 
Presented  to  the  Senate,  23rd  June,  1887.— Eon.  Mr.  Sullivan Not  printed. 


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A.  1887 


ANNUAL    REPORT 


OF    THE 


DEPARTMENT  OF  FISHERIES, 


DOMINION    OF    CANADA, 


FOR    THE    YE-A.IR 


1886. 


gtittM  Jnj  #tte  of  fartiamnrt. 


OTTAWA: 
PEINTEDi;BYjMACLEAN,  KOGER  &  CO.,  WELLINGTON  STREET* 

1887. 


• 


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INDEX 


TO  THE 

REPORTjON  THE  FISHERIES  OF  CANADA  FOR  THE  YEAR  1886 


PAGE. 

Produce  of  the  Fisheries v 

General  Remarks  on  the  result  of  the  Fisheries  in  the  different  Provinces.  vi 

Close  Seasons x 

Fish-ways , xj 

Statement  of  Yalue  of  Fishing  Material,  etc xiii 

General  Recapitulation  of  the  Yield  and  Yalue  of  the  Fisheries xiv 

Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  and  Yalue  of  the  Fisheries  in  the 

respective  Provinces  of  the  Dominion xvl 

Expenditure — Fisheries  and  Fish-breeding xxm 

Revenue  from  Fisheries , xxiv 

Fish  breeding xxv 

Fishing  Bounties ###-#  xxv 

Protection  of  Lobsters  and  Oysters , xxvi 

Protection  of  Canadian  Fisheries  against  Foreigners ,  xxvi 

Statement  of  Fines.,. xxviii 


PA.RT    1. 

APPENDICES. 


Appendix  No.  1.— List  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion 1 

Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fish- 
eries   24 

"        No.  2.—- Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties 58 

No.  3.— Nova  Scotia  :  Report  of  W.  H.  Rogers,  Esq.,  Inspector 

of  Fisheries,  with  Fishery  Statistics 83 

Cape  Breton  :  Report  of  A.  C.  Bertram,  Esq.,  Fishery 

Officer 96 

*        No.  4. — New  Brunswick  :    Report  of  W.  H.   Yenning,  Esq., 

Inspector  of  Fisheries,  with  Fishery  Statistics* 142 

No.  5. — Prince  Edward  Island:  Report  of  J.  Hunter-Duvar, 

Esq.,  inspector  of  Fisheries,  with  Fishery  Statistics        171 


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PAGE* 

Appendix  No.  6.— Quebec:  Keport  of  Wm.  Wakeman,  Esq.,  Officer   in 

charge  of  the  Fisheries  Protection  Service 
in  the  Gulf  and  Kiver  St .  Lawrence,  with 

Fishery  Statistics —         195 

"        Synopses  of  Fishery  Officers'  Keports  above 

Quebec 225 

"        Fishery  Statistics,  South    Shore,  Quebec  to 

CapeChatte 236 

"        Fishery    Statistics,  North  Shore,  Quebec  to 

Bersimis 238 

"        Fishery  Statistics,  above  Quebec 242 

"         Eecapitulation  of  the  Quebec  Divisions.. 244 

u        No.  7.— British  Columbia  :    Eeport  of  Thomas  Mowat,   Esq., 

Inspector  of  Fisheries,  with  Fishery  Statistics 247 

«        No.  8.— Ontario  :  Fishery  Statistics 280 

"         Synopses  of  Fishery  Overseers' Keport 295 

"        No.  9.— Manitoba  :  Eeport  of  Alex.  McQueen,  Esq.,  Inspector 

of  Fisheries  for  Manitoba 310 

"        No.' 10.— Hudson's  Bay  Fisheries  :  Eeport  of  A.  E.  Gordon,  Esq., 

Lieut.  E.  N.,  Commander  H.  B.  Expedition 320 


PAET    2. 
Fish-breeding.— Report  by  the  Superintendent. 


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THIRD  ANNUAL  REPORT 


OP     THE 


DEPUTY  MINISTER  OF  FISHERIES 

FOR  THE  YEAR  1886. 


To  the  Honorable 

George  B.  Foster, 

Minister  of  Marine  and  Fisheries. 

Sir, — I  have  the  honor  to  submit  the  third  annual  report  of  the  Fisheries  Depart- 
ment. The  financial  statements  are  for  the  year  ended  30th  June,  1886,  while  the 
fisheries  statistics  and  fishery  officers'  reports,  as  well  as  those  on  Fish  Breeding, 
Fishing  Bounties  and  Fisheries  Protection  Service  are  brought  down  to  the  31st  of 
Pecember. 

It  is  a  matter  for  congratulation  that  the  Canadian  fisheries  as  a  whole  are 
tteadily  improving  in  yield  and  value.  Compared  with  last  year's  returns,  the 
figures  show  an  increase  oi  $956,315  ;  the  total  value  being  set  down  at  $18,679,288. 

PKODUCE  OF  THE  FISHERIES. 

With  the  exception  of  Prince  Edward  Island,  where  a  decrease  of  over  $150,000 
fe?»oticeable  in  the  value  of  lobsters  alone,  it  is  satisfactory  to  note  that  this  great 
aoorce  if  wealth  is  in  a  flourishing  condition. 

The  following  figures  represent  the  total  value  of  the  fisheries  of  the  Dominion, 
Of  Canada  for  the  year  1886  :— 

Nova  Scotia     -----  $8,415,361 

New  Brunswick    -  4,180,227 

Quebec            -----  1,741,382 

Prince  Edward  Island            -                 -                -  1,141,991 

British  Columbia           -                -                -                -  1,577,348 

Ontario  -                -                -                .                -  1,435,998 

Manitoba  and  North- West  Territories          -                -  186,979 


Total 


$18,679,288 


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A.  1887 


This  is  exclusive  of  the  quantity  consumed  by  the  Indian  population  in  British 
Columbia  estimated  at  25,000,000  pounds,  and  also  of  the  total  yield  of  Manitoba 
and  the  North  West  Territories,  of  which  only  approximate  data  are  at  present 
available,  which  would  increase  the  total  value  to  fully  $22,000,000. 

DETAILS. 

The  following  table  shows  the  value  of  the  principal   kinds  of  commercial 


Cod 

Lobsters 

Herring 

Mackerel 

Salmon 

Haddock 

Sardines 

Fish  Oils 

Whitefish 

Smelt 

Trout 

Seal  Skins 

Pollock 

Oysters 

Eels 

Pickerel 

Alewives 

Hake     - 

Sturgeon 

Shad      - 

Halibut 


$4,553,079 

2,638,394 

2,211,498 

1,556,424 

1,370,856 

747,685 

735,642 

505,771 

434,349 

432,213 

421,400 

419,546 

276,657 

183,915 

163,621 

159,684 

134,849 

138,179 

118,819 

109,896 

96,912 


GENEEAL  KEMAEKS. 

NOVA   SCOTIA. 

The  yield  in  the  fisheries  of  this  Province  shows  an  increased  value  of 
$131,438.  Although  a  slight  falling  off  occurred  in  salmon  fishing,  this  industry  is 
in  a  healthy  condition,  and  gives  fair  promise  of  better  results  next  year.  The 
catch  of  alewives  was  about  equal  to  that  of  last  year.  Mackerel  fishing  was  very 
fair,  and  prices  ruled  unusually  high  during  the  latter  part  of  the  season.  Herrings 
were  scarce.  Although  the  statistics  indicate  a  falling  off  in  the  number  of  ves- 
sels engaged  in  the  deep-sea  fishing,  the  total  yield  of  cod,  haddock,  pollock  and 
hake  shows  an  increase  in  value  over  last  year  of  nearly  $270,000  ;  hence  it  is 
apparent  that  this  industry  has  been  pursued  with  much  success  by  inshore  boat 

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fishermen.  Smelt  fishing  is  yet  in  its  infancy,  but  promises  to  assume  large  pro- 
portions  before  long.  In  order  to  protect  this  valuable  industry,  it  was  deemed 
advisable  to  extend  to  Nova  Scotia  the  fishery  regulations  which  prevail  in  the 
Province  of  New  Brunswick.  Lobsters,  although  still  abundant,  show  evident 
signs  of  being  overfished  in  several  localities,  and  it  will  soon  become  necessary 
to  adopt  more  stringent  measures  in  order  to  prevent  its  being  further  injured. 

NEW   BRUNSWICK. 

Taken  as  a  whole,  the  returns  of  the  year's  catch  in  this  Province  show  an 
increase  of  about  $175,000.  The  improvement  in  the  catch  of  salmon  which  marked 
last  year's  returns  was  not  sustained;  the  figures  standing  1,291,255  lbs.,  in  1886 
against  1,437,316  lbs.  in  1885.  This  unsatisfactory  result  is  attributable  to  excessive 
netting  in  the  tidal  estuaries,  which  prevents  the  salmon  from  reaching  their 
spawning  beds  in  the  upper  portions  of  rivers.  There  is  also  a  marked  falling  off 
in  the  catch  of  bass  attributable  to  the  same  causes.  Shad  and  alewives  exhibit  a 
steady  decrease.  In  smelt  fishing,  there  is  an  increase  of  nearly  one  million 
pounds  over  the  catch  of  last  year.  Frost  fish,  or  tommy  cod,  which  were  formerly 
used  for  manuring  purposes  only,  are  being  exported  at  remunerative  prices. 
Sturgeon  fishing  proved  a  total  failure.  Herring  show  a  large  increase ;  the  same 
can  be  said  of  mackerel.  Cod,  about  the  same  as  last  year.  The  steady  demand 
for  halibut  caused  considerable  increase  in  the  eatch.  The  catch  of  lobsters  was 
enormous;  the  returns  show  that  4,661,812  lbs.  were  canned  and  4,2^0  tons  sold 
fresh,  the  whole  quantity  representing  28,000,000  lobsters. 

The  fish  ways  at  St.  George,  on  the  Ste.  Croix  River,  which  were  opened  last 
spring,  are  reported  to  be  very  efiicient  structures.  A  first-class  fish  way  was  built 
in  the  dam  across  the  Linton  stream,  in  the  County  of  Charlotte  and  another  at  the 
foot  of  Magaguadavic  Lake.  The  fish  ways  on  the  Ste.  Croix  and  Dennis  Stream 
are  in  good  repairs,  and  a  new  one  has  been  built  at  Baring  which  will  give  the 
fish  free  access  to  the  whole  chain  of  lakes  on  that  branch  of  the  Ste.  Croix. 

PRINCE   EDWARD    ISLAND. 

The  fishery  statistics  of  this  Province  show  a  deficiency  in  value,  as  compared 
with  last  year,  of  $151,438 ;  there  being  a  falling  off  of  nearly  one  million  pounds 
in  the  item  of  lobsters  alone.  The  catch  of  mackerel  was  very  fair,  exceeding  that 
of  last  year  by  about  5,300  barrels.  An  increase  of  nearly  5,000  barrels  is  also 
noticeable  in  the  oyster  fishery. 

QUEBEC. 

The  yield  of  the  fisheries  in  this  Province  shows  an  increase  of  $21,922,  in 
spite  of  a  heavy  falling  off  in  the  value  of  fish  oils.  Seal  fishing  improved  con- 
siderably ;  the  number  of  skins  being  28,226  in  18S6,  against  9,195  in  1885.  Her- 
ring fishing  was  poor.    Cod  fishing,  about  equal  to  last  year.     Salmon  shows  a 

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slight  falling  off.    In  lobsters,  there  is  an   increase  of  77,225   pounds.     Mackerel 
fishing  was  a  total  failure. 

BRITISH   COLUMBIA. 

The  value  of  fish  caught  in  this  Province,  including  the  consumption  by 
Indians,  is  estimated  at  $4,834,848,  and  if  the  quantity  consumed  by  Indians  be 
deducted,  the  figures  would  stand  thus : — 

1886 $1,577,348 

1885 1,078,038 


Increase  ....  $499,310 


The  total  amount  of  capital  invested  in  the  salmon  fishery  is  estimated  at 
$872,445,  and  the  number  of  men  employed  at  6,211. 

There  were  20  vessels  and  459  men  engaged  in  the  fur  seal  fishery,  and  38,907 
seals  killed,  representing  a  value  of  $389,070. 

The  Inspector  of  Fisheries  claims  that  whitefish  and  speckled  trout  of  a  large 
Bize  abound  in  the  inlands  waters  of  British  Columbia. 

During  the  last  season  the  Inspector  was  instructed  to  visit  the  southern  coast 
of  Vancouver  Island  for  the  purpose  of  ascertaining  whether  cod  and  other  deep- 
sea  fish  were  to  be  found  in  paying  quantities.  The  result  of  his  operations  is 
fully  described  in  a  special  report,  which  contains  matters  of  great  interest  to 
persons  willing  to  engage  in  this  new  industry.  It  is  the  intention  of  the  Depart- 
ment to  continue  these  investigations  during  the  season  of  1887. 

IN  MANITOBA   AND    THE   NORTH-WEST   TERRITORIES 

the  value  of  the  fisheries  is  given  at  $186,979;   the  most  important  item  of  [pro- 
duction being  the  whitefish. 

Owing  to  the  pressure  brought  to  bear  upon  this  Department  by  local  residents, 
the  former  close  season  for  whitefish  which  comprised  the  whole  month  of  Novem- 
ber was  altered  so  as  to  read  from  5th  October  to  10th  November.  This  is  the 
regulation  now  in  force  and  it  appears  to  have  given  general  satisfaction.  A  staff 
of  efficient  fishery  guardians  was  employed  under  the  Inspector  and  rendered  good 
services. 

Several  fishways  were  built  at  places  most  needed,  and  others  will  be  put  up 
next  season. 

It  is  considered  that  the  experiment  of  breeding  fish  artificially  which  is  so 

successfully  pursued  in  the  other  Provinces  of  the  Dominion  might  advantageously 

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be  extended  to  Manitoba  and  the  North- West  Territories.  Whitefish  are  still  so 
abundant,  it  would  be  unnecessary  to  breed  them  artificially ;  the  prohibitions 
now  in  force,  if  strictly  carried  out  and  faithfully  complied  with,  being  considered 
sufficient  for  the  protection  of  the  breed.  But  there  are  several  species  of  eatable 
fishes,  such  as  bass  and  German  carp  which  might  advantageously  be  introduced 
into  the  waters  of  Manitoba  and  the  North- West  Territories. 

ONTARIO. 

It  is  with  sincere  gratification  that  reference  is  made  to  the  steady  improve- 
ment and  abundant  yield  of  the  fisheries  of  the  Province  of  Ontario  during  the 
present  year.  Their  general  condition  and  increasing  productiveness  are  most 
satisfactory.  In  several  instances  the  value  has  nearly  doubled  that  of  previous 
seasons.  These  satisfactory  results  are  justly  ascribed  in  a  great  measure  to  the 
excellent  fishery  laws  enacted  by  the  Dominion  Parliament  and  the  judicious  sys- 
tem of  protection  and  regulation  which  this  Department  has  carried  out  conform- 
ably with  such  enactments. 

FISHERY  OFFICERS*  REPORTS. 

Special  attention  is  called  to  the  tables  published  in  Appendix  No.  8  of  this 
report,  as  well  as  to  the  reports  of  the  large  staff  of  Fishery  Overseers  employed' 
under  this  Department. 


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A.  1887 


THE  FISHERY  LAWS  OP  THE  DOMINION". 

TABLE  OP  CLOSE  SEASONS,  1887. 


Kinds  oi  Fish. 


Salmon  (net  fishing) 

do       (angling) 

do  do        Ristigouche  River. 

Speckled  Trout  (Salvelinus  Fontin- 

alts). 
Large  Grey  Trout,  Lunge  and  Win- 

ninish. 
Pickerel  (Dore)  


Bass  and  Maskinonge 

Whitefish  and  Salmon  Trout 

Whitefish 

Sea  Bass 

Smelts 


Lob3ters 


Sturgeon. 
Oysters .. 


Ontario. 


Sept.  15  to 
May  1. 


April  15  to 
May  15. 

April  15  to 
June  15. 

Nov.  1  to 
Nov.  30. 


Quebec. 


Aug.   1  to 

May  1. 
Sept.  1  to 

May  1. 
Aug.  15  to 

May  1. 
Oct.    1  to 

Jan.  1. 
Oct.  15  to 

Dec.  1. 
April  15  to 

May  15. 

April  15  to 

June  15. 


Nov.  10  to 
Dec.  1. 


Nova 
Scotia. 


Aug.  15  to 
Mar.  I. 

Sept.  15  to 
Feb.  1. 


April  15  to 
May  15 


New 
Brun'wick 


Aug.  15  to 
Mar.  1. 

Sept  15  to 
Feb.  1. 

Aug.  15  to 
May  1. 


Mar.  1  to 
Oct.  1. 

April  15  to 
May  15. 


P.  E. 

Island. 


Oct.    1  to 
Dec.  1. 


Bag  net  fishing  prohibited,  except  under 
license. 


Aug.  20  to 
April  20. 


June   1  to 
Sept.  15. 


Aug.  1  to 
April   1. 

(W.  coast) 

Aug.  20  to 
April  20. 

(N.    coast) 


June   1  to 
Sept.  15. 


Aug.  1  to 
April  1. 
(S.  coast) 
Aug.  20  to 
April  20. 
(N.  coast) 
Aug.  31  to 

May  1. 

June  1   to 

Sept.  15. 


June  1   to 
Sept.  15. 


Manitoba 

and 
N.  W.  T. 


Oct.   1    to 
Jan.  1. 


April  15  to 
May  15. 


Oct.   5   to 
Nov.  10. 


May   1    to 
June  15. 


Notb.— Fishery  laws  only  partially  extended  to  British  Columbia.     Drifting  for  salmon  confined  to 
tidal  waters,  and  fishing  to  be  discontinued  from  Saturday  noon  till  6  p.m.  Sunday. 


SYNOPSIS   OP   FISHERY   LAWS. 

Net  fishing  of  any  kind  is  prohibited  in  public  waters,  except  under  leases  or 
licenses. 

The  size  of  nets  is  regulated  so  as  to  prevent  the   killing  of  young  fish.     Nets 
cannot  be  set  or  seines  used  so  as  to  bar  channels  or  bays. 

A  general  weekly  close  time  is  provided  in  addition  to  special  close  seasons. 

The  use  of  explosive  or  poisonous   substances  for  catching  or   killing  fish  is 
illegal. 

Mill  dams  must  be  provided  with  efficient  fish-passes.    Models  or  drawings 
will  be  furnished  by  the  Department  on  application. 


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The  above  enactments  and  close  seasons  are  supplemented  in  special  cases, 
under  authority  of  the  Fisheries  Act,  by  a  total  prohibition  of  fishing  for  stated 
periods. 

CLOSE    SEASON — REMARKS. 

In  order  to  comply  with  an  almost  general  desire,  the  regulation  of  20th  May, 
1886  fixing  the  close  season  for  whitcfish  in  the  Province  of  Manitoba  and  the 
North-West  Territories  from  1st  November  to  1st  February,  was  altered  so  as 
read  from  5th  October  to  10th  November.  It  is  claimed  that  the  latter  dates  fully 
cover  the  breeding  period  of  these  fish,  and  will  afford  sufficient  protection.  The 
Department  is  causing  experiments  to  be  made  in  order  to  fully  determine  that 
point. 

The  close  season  for  smelts,  already  in  force  in  the  Province  of  New  Bruns- 
wick, has  been  extended  to  that  of  Nova  Scotia,  and  fishing  by  means  of  bag  net* 
is  prohibited  except  under  licenses  from  this  Department. 

In  order  to  put  a  stop  to  the  waste  which  hitherto  occurred  in  oyster  fishing, 
the  close  season  has  been  extended  to  the  15th  September  instead  of  the  1st,  as 

formerly. 

BUILDING   OP   PISHWATS. 

Five  new  fishways  on  the  Rogers' patent  model  were  built  on  the  following 
streams  in  the  Province  of  Nova  Scotia  during  the  year  1886  :— 


County. 


Lunenburg 

do 
Halifax 
Guysboro' 

do 


Mill    Dam. 


Davison's 

Eaton's 

Boutillier's 

Fisher's 

McDonald's 


River, 


La  Have 
Gold 

NiDe  Mile 
St.  Mary's 
Sherbrooke 


A  large  fishway  on  McCallum's  dam,  Avon  Eiver,  Hants'  County  is  not  yet  in 
operation,  but  will  be  completed  during  the  season  of  1837. 

Three  fishways  were  built  at  Milltown  and  Baring,in  the  County  of  Charlotte, 
New  Brunswick.  A  first-class  Rogers'  ladder  has  also  been  placed  in  the  dam 
across  Linton  Stream,  which  will  enable  fish  to  ascend  to  the  lakes.  The  dam  at 
the  foot  of  Magaguadavic  Lake,  at  a  place  called  "The  Flame,"  has  also  been 
provided  with  a  fish-pass  cut  through  the  solid  rock,  at  a  large  expense.  The 
fishways  on  the  Ste.  Croix  and  that  on  Dennis  Stream  have  bean  kept  in  good 
repair,  and  their  beneficial  effects  are  seen  in  the  increasing  number  of  fish  tnat 
ascend  them. 

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Extension  op  the  leasing  and  licensing  system  to  Manitoba  and  the 
North- West  Territories. 

The  system  of  granting  leases  and  licenses  for  fishing  privileges  is  evidently 
contemplated  by  the  Fisheries  Act  as  a  basis  of  administration.  It  systematizes 
the  fishing  business  and  is  auxiliary  to  protective  measures  for  preserving  and 
increasing  the  fisheries.  It  also  promotes  investment  of  capital,  and  gives  perman- 
ence and  security  to  fishing  industries. 

This  system  which  is  already  in  operation  in  the  several  Provinces  of  the 
Dominion  will,  during  the  season  of  1887,  be  extended  to  Manitoba  and  the  North- 
West  Territories,  and  it  is  confidently  expected  that  the  most  beneficial  results 
will  accrue  from  the  adoption  of  this  measure. 


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GENERAL  RECAPITULATION 

Of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  the  Fisheries  in  the  Dominion  of  Canada,  for  the  years 

18s5  and  1886. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Cod , Owt. 

Boneless  Cod Lbs. 

Herring,  pickled Brls 

do       smoked Boxes 

do        frozen No. 

do        fresh Lbs. 

Lobsters,  preserved,  in  cans' " 

do        in  shell,  alive,  &c* Tons. 

Salmon,  pickled  Brls. 

do      fresh N0. 

do        do    in  iee] , Lbs. 

do       preserved,  in  cans " 

do      smoked " 

Mackerel,  preserved,  in  cans " 

do         fresh « 

do         pickled  Brls. 

Haddock C  wt. 

Hake " 

Pollock " 

Trout Lbs. 

do    pickled  ,  Brls. 

Whitefish,  pickled " 

do        fresh.  Lbs. 

Smelt « 

Sardines , Hhds. 

Oysters Brls. 

Hake  Sounds Lbs. 

Cod  Tongues  and  Sounds  Brls. 

Alewives <» 

Shad , No.  &  Lbs. 

do  pickled Brls. 

Eels      do     « 

do  Lbs. 

Halibut „     « 

Sturgeon' " 

Maskinonge , « 

Bass « « 

Pickerel « 

Pike „ « 

Winninish » 

Bar  and  Whitefish Dozen. 

Tom  Cod  or  Frost  Pish Lbs. 

Flounders ,..r « 

Squid Brls. 

Oolachans,  pickled.... « 

do  fresh Lbs. 

do  smoked « 

Clams 

Fur  Seal  Skins ......  No. 

Hair      do         « 

Sea  Otter  Skins " 

Porpoise  Skins. , « 


1885. 


Quantity. 


1,077,393 


477,262 

1,461,854 

15,800,150 

364,640 

17,303,038 

4,998 

7,826 

201,700 

2,391,365 

5,258,918 

404,365 

539,734 


No. 


145,752 

189,372 

55,644 

65,290 

5,545,449 

4,305 

5,355 

2,917,560 

5,982,358 

58,145 

57,132 

106,667 

4,142 

36,738 

143,320 

14,535 

4,600 

1,817,755 

1,735,917 

2,372,175 

679,220 

1,074,103 

2,120,003 

1,022,620 

118,750 

6,798 

641,260 

152,520 

3,487 

110 

31,350 

13,000 


Value. 


$     cts. 
4,537,727  75 


108 


1,997,901  00 

365,463  50 

94,800  90 

14,951  60 

2,463,780  03 

149,951  00 

103,744  00 

40,940  CO 

411,231  42 

552,459  70 

43,873  00 

61,287  00 


1,448,137  00 

663,145  86 

194,754  00 

228,515  00 

432,160  02 

42,772  00 

53,550  00 

233,404  80 

359,029  98 

355,731  00 

171,896  00 

106,667  00 

29,448  05 

158,513  50 

13,657  30 

135,517  60 

41,202  00 

91,940  25 

104,155  02 

118,871  15 

43,029  60 

69,189  22 

131,939  48 

51,978  00 

7,125  00 

8,497  50 

25,650  00 

9,150  12 

13,948  00 

1,860  00 

1,881  00 

1,300  00 

8,180  00 

159,214  00 


240  00 


Quantity. 


1,080,716 

69,790 

374,784 

1,129,305 

21,023,300 

5,767,554 

16,434,421 

8,662 

6,511 


Value. 


2,917,712 

7,762,321 

49,048 

772,592 

93,500 

147,962 

213,474 

40,841 

79,045 

5,052,413 

2,430 

4,903 

5,918,623 

7,209,888 

73,627 

62,905 

107,643 

1,856 

33,887 

LbB.  509,710 

8,520 

7,360 

1,635,296 

1,563,872 

2,373,133 

857,645 

867,204 

2,624,785 

1,438,664 

64,600 

7,372 

1,463,875 

49,920 

4,958 

80 

44.000 

1?900 


38,907 

31,226 

25 

177 


$     cts. 

4,549,571  60 

3,507  40 

1,518,022  00 

282,326  25 

126,139  80 

285,01®  70 

2,356,659  75 

281,734  40 

85,753  00 


433,552  70 

842,876  20 

8,674  60 

81,909  60 
4,895  00 
1,479,620  00 
747,685  26 
138,179  00 
276,657  50 
397,099  50 

24,300  00 

41,788  00 
392,561  93 
432,213  28 
735,642  00 
189,915  00 

99,411  00 

13.475  00 
134,849  60 

30,682  60 

79,314  00 

66,014  00 

97,607  31 

96,912  32 

118,819  29 

55,647  00 

56,560  74 

159,684  32 

59,394  62 

3,876  00 

9,215  00 

43,555  00 

2,995  20 

19,832  00 

800  00 

2,640  00 

380  00 

7,950  00 

389,370  00 

30.476  0O 
1,500  00 

668  00 


XIV 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1S87 


GENERAL  RECAPITULATION 
Of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  the  Fisheries  in  the  Dominion  of  Canada- Concluded. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Fish  Oils 

Cod  Liver  Oil 

Coarse  and  Mixed.  .. 

Fish  used  as  Bait 

do         Manure. 
Guano 


Galls 
K 

Brls. 


Tons. 


1885. 


Quantity, 


815,932 

2,220 

35,938 

273,901 

3,906 


Lbs. 


Crabs  and  Prawns,  in  B.C 

Fish,  assorted,  in  B.C 

Fish  sold  in  B.C.  markets 

do  Halifax  do      :"'7"j"i 

Fish  for  home  consumption,  not  included 
in  Returns •••• 


Total  value 


Value. 


59,400 


Increase  in  1886. 


%     cts. 

489,287  20 

2,220  00 

144,237  99 

242,650  75 

59,340  00 

2,090  00 

3,564  00 

120,000  00 

43,500  00 

246,632  25 


1886. 


Quantity. 


Value. 


899,363 

1,800 

25,176 

171,210 

171,769 

1,303 


17,722,973  18 


173,800 


%     cts. 

505,771  75 

1,800  00 

104,268  51 

198,937  00 

70,688  50 

21,045  00 

2,500  00 

8,690  00 

125,000  00 

39,500  00 

303,564  34 


18,679,288  57 
956,315  39 


XV 


60  Victoria. 


&e66H>nal  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


COMPARATIVE  STATEMENT 

Of  Production  in  each  Branch  of  the  Fisheries  in  the  respective  Provinces  of  the 
Dominion  of  Canada,  in  1885  and  1886. 

PROVINCE  OF  NOVA  SCOTIA. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Salmon  .. Brls. 

do      fresh .. .... Lbs. 

do      smoked " 

do      preserved  Cans. 

Mackerel.  Brls. 

do        preserved Cans. 

do        fresh Lbs. 

Herring Brls. 

do      smoked  Boxes. 

do      frozen  or  fresh Lbs. 

Alewives Brls. 

do        smoked No. 

Cod,  dried  Cwt. 

do    boneless Lbs. 

Cod  Tongues  and  Sounds Brls. 

Haddock Cwt. 

Pollock )      « 

Hake j 

Hake  Sounds Lbs. 

Finnan  Haddies " 

Halibut ' ' 

Shad Brls. 

Bass  Lbs. 

Trout " 

Squid Brls. 

Smelt  Lbs. 

Eels  Brls. 

Oysters    l< 

Lobsters,  preserved Cans. 

do       Tons. 

Fish  Oils . Gals. 

Cod  Liver  Oil " 

Guano Tons. 

Fish  used  as  bait    Brls. 

do       for  manure  " 

Mixed  Fish Lbs. 

Clams  Brls. 

Amount  sold  in  Halifax  Fish  Market 

Home  Consumption  of  various  counties, 
as  per  return 


Total  

Increase 


1885. 


Quantity. 


Value. 


3,428 

445,658 

27,465 

30,570 

108,1-^6 

10,656 


207,160 
116,080 
328,040 
17,591 
100,000 
806,426 


1,215 
185,575 

56,739 

58,090 

381,000 

1,491,987 

4,919 

14,636 

128,075 

3,139 

418,150 

2,979 

1,310 

6,805,340 


493,100 

2,220 

1,091 

51,676 

23,245 


1,136 


$      cts. 

61,704  00 

86,647  35 

5,493  00 

6,114  00 

1,081,360  00 

1,598  40 


828,640  00 

29,020  00 

13,121  60 

70,364  00 

800  00 

3,427,311  25 


8,505  00 
555,014  00 

198,588  00 

58,090  00 
15,240  00 
89,519  22 
39,357  60 
878  20 

7,684  50 
12,556  00 
25,089  00 
23,811  10 

3,930  00 
1,020,801  00 

56.621  00 
320,515  00 

2,220  00 
16,3^5  00 
51,676  00 

11.622  50 


5,680  00 
43,500  00 

100,281  25 


8,283,922  87 


1886. 


Quantity. 


2,584 

469,253 

8,150 

14,981 
101,947 

22,880 

93,500 
155,750 

36,761 
260,700 

17.122 
100,000 
827,371 

34,000 

1,571 

195,716 

71,332 

57,553 

121,544 

1,371,039 

2,943 

21,590 

131,562 

4,394 

600,243 

3,502 

1,397 

7,206,347 


492,585 

1.800 

588 

57,132 

26,139 

6,^00 

990 


Value. 


$      cts. 

46,512  00 

90,493  10 

1,630  00 

2,996  20 

1,019,470  00 

3,432  00 

4,895  00 

623,000  00 

9.190  25 
10,428  00 
68,489  60 

800  00 

3,516,330  35 

1,360  00 

11,002  00 

685,009  00 

249,662  50 

57.553  00 
4,861  76 

82,102  34 

23.554  00 
1,284  60 
7,89B  72 

17,576  00 
36,014  58 
31,518  00 

4.191  00 
1,080,952  05 

153,034  40 

320,021  25 

1,800  00 

8,820  00 

57,132  00 

13,069  50 

317  00 

4,930  00 

39,600  00 

124,526  25 


8,415,361  45 
131,438  58 


XVI 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1837 


COMPARATIVE  STATEMENT 

Of  Productions  in  each  Branch  of  Fisheries,  &c— Continued. 
PROVINCE  OP  NEW  BRUNSWICK. 


Kinds  of  Pish. 


Codfish O  f  • 

Herring Brls 

do      smoked. Boxes 

do      frozen No. 

Mackerel Brls. 

do       preserved Lbs. 

Haddock Owt 

Pollock 

Bake r  " 

Halibut    L^s. 

Salmon,  pickled       Brig. 

do      fresh,  in  ice Lbs 

do      preserved,  in  cans " 

do      smoked " 

Alewives Brls. 

Trout • Ld3 

Smelt " 

Shad Brls. 

Eels " 

Sturgeon  L.t>s. 

Sardines Bbds. 

Bass Lb3* 

Pickerel / 

Perch • * 

Oysters Brls. 

Lob9ters,  preserved Cans. 

do        Ton*. 

Cod  Tongues  and  Sounds. ..<. Brls. 

Hake  Sounds Lbs. 

Fish  Oil Galls 

Fieh  Guano Tons 

Fish  uaed  as  manure Brls. 

do         bait " 

Squid * 

Frost  Fish Lba. 

FlounderB ■•— 

Fish  Roes Brls. 


1885. 


Quantity. 


Total  .... 
Increase. 


83,298 
109,717 
1,313,535 
15,8(j0,150 
10,845 
135,66 
17,587 
16,192 
41,124 
47,360 
191 
1,356,498 
16,618 
6,900 
21,070 
70,930 
5,497,858 
9  616 
1,522 
26,240 
55,860 
185,150 
97,5C0 
13,350 
27,368 
5,236,252 
3,111 
138 
48,577 
98,142 
2,785 
20,890 
51,968 
348 
583,1*1 
152,502 
6 


Value. 


$  cts. 

354,016  50 
438,868  00 
328,383  75 
94,800  90 
108,450  00 
20,342  40 
61,554  50 
56,672  CO 
143,934  0O 
2,841  60 
3,438  00 
271,299  60 
3,323  60 
1,330  00 
84,280  00 
4,258  80 
329,871  4* 
96,160  00 
13,698  00 
1,574  40 
335,160  00 
11,1(9  00 
5,850  00 
801  00 
82,104  00 
785,437  80 
93,330  00 
966  00 
48,577  00 
58,885  20 
41,775  00 
10,445  00 
77,952  00 
1,392  00 
23,325  64 
9,150  12 
24  00 


Quantity. 


4,005,431  29 


79,445 
95,180 
1,081,384 
21,023,300 
17,868 
70,128 
13,321 
16,034 
22,990 
55,721 
224 
1,201,732 
4,125 
18,198 
15,865 
65,6"0 
6,484,145 
5,577 
3,745 
16,264 
73,291 
131,707 
134,200 
14,900 
28,083 
4,661,812 
4,290 
46 
29.510 
92,788 
655 
39,185 
55,  it  4 
5«4 
713,875 
49,920 


Value. 


$    cts. 

337,641  25 
330,720  00 
270,346  00 
126,139  80 
178,680  00 
10,519  20 
46,623  £0 
56,119  0O 
80,465  00 
3,343  26 
4,032  00 
240,316  40 
825  00 
3,639  60 
63,460  00 
3,939  00 
389,043  70 
55,770  00 
33,705  CO 
975  8* 
732,910  00 
7,90  J  4  J 
8,052  00 
891  00 
84,249  0O 
699,271  80 
128,700  00 
322  00 
29,510  00 
55,672  80 
9,825  00 
19,592  50 
83,181  CO 
2,25*  no 
28,555  00 
2,995  20 


4,180,227  27 
174,795  98 


16— B 


*V11 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16  ) 


A.  1887 


COMPARATIVE    STATEMENT. 

Of  Production  in  each  Branch  of  Fisheries,  &c. — Continued, 

PROVINCE   OF   PRINCE  EDWARD  ISLAND. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Cwt. 


Cod .... 

do  boneless 

Herring Brls. 

do       smoked Boxes 

Mackerel Brls. 

do        preserved Cans. 

Haddock Lbs. 

Hake Cwt. 

Salmon,  fresh ......  ...  ___«  Lbs. 

Alewives .- Brls. 

Halibut Lbs. 

Bass 

Trout 

Smelts » ^ 

Eels 

Shad 

Oy3ters Brls. 

Lobsters,  preserved,  in  cans Lbs. 

Cod  and  Hake  Sounds " 

Fish  Oil Galls. 

Manure — Tons. 

Fresh  fish,  local  consumption Lbs. 


Total 

Decrease  in  1886. 


1885. 


Quantity. 


22,891 


60 

24,424 

393,462 

83,306 

14,520 

8,455 

877 

6,770 

770 

71,120 

57,500 

105,250 

200 

28,204 

4,389,189 

2ft, 117 

19,220 

3,C56 

166,666 


Value. 


$     cts, 
97,288  00 


187,748  00 

15  00 

244,240  00 

39,346  20 

4,993  36 

50,820  00 

1,268  25 

3,069  50 

406  20 

46  20 

4,267  20 

3,450  00 

6,315  00 

12  00 

84,612  00 

526,702  68 

18,276  05 

12,493  0O 

3,056  00 

5,000  00 


1,293,429  64 


1886. 


Quantity. 


12,850 
35,790 
43,204 


27,534 

679,584 

71,550 

9,530 

2,440 

700 

9,680 

200 

75,195 

74,100 

150,650 

750 

33,125 

3,616,780 

20,580 

14,997 

3,315 


Value. 


cts. 


$. 

51,400  00 

2,147  40 

1 29,612  00 


275,340  00 

67,958  40 

4,29^  0O 

28,590  00 

366  0O 

2,100  00 

580  80 

13  00 

4,511  70 

4,446  On 

9,039  0O 

45  00 

99.375  00 

434,013  60 

n,348  00 

7,498  50 

3,315  00 

5,000  00 

1,141,991  40 
151,438  24 


XV111 


SO  Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


COMPARATIVE  STATEMENT 

Of  Production  in  each  Branch  of  Fisheries,  &c— Continued. 

PROVINCE  OF  QUEBEC 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Salmon,  pickled - Brls. 

do      fresh ~ Lbs. 

do      preserved,  in  cans " 

Cod 0wt 

Haddock " 

Halibut.... Lbs. 

Herring,  pickled Brls. 

do       smoked , -. Boxes. 

Shad  No- 
Eels  

do  pickled  - 

Mackerel 

Sardines  , « 

Sturgeon 

do        

Trout 

do    

Winainish  ~. 

Bar  and  Whitefish Doz. 

Whitefish Lpa. 

Maskinonge (f 

Bass tt 

Pickerel 

Pike -     " 

Tom  Cod , Brls« 

Cod,  Tongues  and  sounds " 

Lobsters,  canned Lb3. 

Small  and  mixed  Fish Brls. 

Seal  Skins No- 
Porpoise  skins „  ' 

Fish  Oils Galls 

Fish  used  as  bait  and  manure.. Brls. 

Guano Ton8 

Smelts L1>s- 

Fish  used  as  local  consumption Brls. 


Brls. 


Lbs, 
t< 

Brls. 
Lbs. 


1885. 


Quantity. 


Total 

Increase. 


739 
580,754 
2,914 
164,778 
694 
61,600 
53,542 
4,179 
143,200 
8i6,815 
99 
2,347 
6,857 
1,713 
361,100 
593,820 
139 
118,750 
6,798 
50,060 
113,820 
237,150 
265,009 
554,190 
1,550 
189 
872,257 
18,349 
9,195 
108 
142,740 
95,562 


8,850 
19,251 


Value. 


1886. 


Quantity. 


cts. 


7,390  00 

52,016  22 

437  10 

659,112  00 

2,776  00 

1,848  00 

244,115  00 

1,044  75 

13,645  30 

84,681  50 

693  00 

14,082  00 

20,571  00 

8,565  00 

18,055  00 

42,263  20 

1,112  00 

7,125  00 

8,497  50 

4,004  80 

9,105  60 

18,972  00 

20,639  84 

28,556  50 

2,325  00 

1,701  00 

130,838  55 

68,959  00 

9,195  00 

240  00 

71,370  00 

87,899  25 

Lbs. 


619  50 
77,004  00 


1,719,459  61 


647 
418,687 
2,255 
161,050 
1,037 
46,432 
40,820 
7,560 
508,960 
1,433,601 
113 
613 
744 
535 
795,800 
494,340 
152 
64,600 
7,372 
53,800 
209,415 
226,965 
479,852 
424,030 
10,000 
239 
949,482 
17,332 
28,226 
177 
253,053 
131,919 
60 
32,400 
21,142 


Value. 


$    cts. 

9,058  00 
44,555  20 
451  00 
644,200  00 
4,148  00 
2,785  92 
185,540  00 
1,890  00 
30,537  60 
86,016  06 
791  00 
6,130  00 
2,232  00 
2,675  00 
39,790  00 
37,286  80 
1,520  00 
3,876  00 
9,215  00 
4,304  00 
16,753  20 
18,157  20 
36,255  62 
21,201  50 
15,000  00 
2,151  00 
142,422  30 
59,215  10 
28,226  00 
668  00 
102,083  20 
93,335  50 
2,400  00 
1,944  00 
84,568  00 


1,741,382  20 
21,922  59 


16-Bj 


XIX 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  188? 


COtfPABATIVE  STATEMENT 

Of  Productions  in  each  Branch  of  Fisheries,  &c. — Continued. 

PROVINCE   OF  BRITISH   COLUMBIA. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Salmon Brls. 

do      fresh No. 

do     preserved,  in  cans Lbs. 

do     smoked. " 

Herring,  fresh  " 

do      smoked. " 

Tront,  fresh " 

Sturgeon " 

Haddock I      u 

Whiting J 

Clams " 

Halibut,  fresh " 

Oysters Brls. 

Oolachans,  pickled Lbs. 

do         smoked " 

do         fresh " 

Fur  Seal  Skins 

Hair       do 

Sea  Otter  Skins " 

Fish  Oil Galls. 

Crab3  and  Prawns 

Sardines 

Smelts,  fresh , Lbs. 

Assorted  Fish , " 

Fresh  fish,  sold  in  local  markets 

Fish  for  home  consumption,  Chinese 

laborers 


No. 


Total 

Increase , 


1885. 


Quantity. 


3,4*58 

204,700 

5,208,816 

370,000 

36,600 

56,000 

83,000 

354,500 


159,000 

2f0 

22,500 

13,000 

31,350 


62,730 


59,400 


Value. 


$    cts. 

31,212  00 

40,940  00 
542,585  00 

37,000  00 
1,830  CO 
7,000  00 
5,810  00 

17,725  00 

12,058  00 

2,500  00 
9,540  00 
1,250  00 
1,800  00 
1,300  00 
1,881  00 

150,019  00 


26,024  00 
2,000  00 


3,564  00 
120,000  00 

62,000  00 


1,078,038  00 


1886. 


Quantity. 


3,056 

Lbs.  825.600 

7,740,960 

22,700 

38,000 

4,500 

30,750 

114,900 

£5,000 


81,000 

300 

16,000 

1,900 

44,000 

38,907 

3;000 

25 

45,9i0 


19,000 
173,800 


Value. 


$    eta. 

26,151  00 

57,792  00 

838,604  00 

3,405  00 

1,140  00 

900  00 

3,075  00 

5,745  00 

2,750  00 

3,000  00 

8,100  00 

2,100  00 

800  00 

380  00 

2,640  00 

389,070  00 

2,250  00 

1,500  00 

20,496  00 

2,500  00 

500  00 

760  00 

8,690  00 

125,000  00 

70,000  00 


1,577,348  00 
499,310  00 


Note.— The  consumption  by  Indians  is  not  included  in  the  above  figures. 


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A.  1S87 


COMPARATIVE  STATEMENT 

Of  Production  in  each  Branch  of  Fisheries,  &c— Continued. 

PROVINCE  OF  ONTARIO. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Lba. 


Whitefish Jrls. 

do       Lbs- 

Salmon  Tront Brlp. 

do  Lbs- 

Herring    B^ls- 

do      < 

Maskinonge 

Bass   

Pickerel 

Pike 

Sturgeon  

Eels ~ - 

Coarse  Fish 

Fish  for  Home  Consumption.... 


Total 

Increase. 


1885. 


Quantity. 


Value. 


1886. 


Quantity. 


5,355 
2,867,500 

4,166 

4,598,454 

59, 706 


565,400 

636,397 
1,757,494 

468,430 

1,459,035 

18,875 

1,646,933 

913,100 


$      cts. 

53,550  00 
229,400  00 

41,660  00 
367,876  32 
298,530  00 


33,924  00 
38,183  82 
105,449  64 
28,421  50 
72.951  75 
943  75 
49,407  99 
27,393  00 


1,342,691  77 


2,489 

3,167,226 

2,278 

4,254,916 

39,830 

5,468,854 

648,230 

486,742 

1,747,369 

387,705 

1,374,669 

51,045 

1,296,095 

649,003 


Value. 


$     cts. 

24,890  00 

253,378  08 

22,780  00 

340,393  28 

199,150  00 

273,442  70 

38,893  80 

29,204  52 

104,842  14 

19,385  25 

68,733  45 

2,552  25 

38,882  85 

19,470  09 

1,435,998  41 
93,306  64 


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A.  188T 


Approximate  yield  and  value  of  the  Fisheries  for  the  Year  1886. 
MANITOBA  AND  NORTH-WEST  TERRITORIES 


Kinds  of  Fish. 

1886. 

Quantity. 

Value. 

Whitefish,  fresh ., 

Lbs. 

2,697,597 

2,414 

263,364 

626,929 

18,000 

95,246 

440 

150,532 

$      cts. 

134,879  85^ 

16,898  00 

10,534  56 

18,807  87 

900  00 

do         salt 

Bbls. 

Pickerel,  (Dore) 

Pike  (Jackfish) 

Lbs. 

it 

Sturgeon 

(i 

Tullibee     ...  ... 

<( 

1,904  92 

Smoked  Fish 

ii 

44  00 

Mixed  Fish 

ii 

3,010  i-4- 

Total 

186,979  84 

.RECAPITULATION. 


Value. 

Decrease. 

Inciease. 

.         .         .                                           m 

1885, 

1886. 

$ 

8,415,361 
4,180,227 
1,741,382 
1,141,991 
1,577,348 
1,435,998 
186,979 

Nova  Scotia , , 

$ 

8,283,922 
4,005,431 
1,719,459 
1,293,429 
1,078,038 
1,342,691 
Not  given. 

$ 

$ 
131,438 
174,795 

New  Brcnswick 

Quebec 

21,922 

Prince  Edward  Island. 

151,428 

British  Columbia '. 

499,310 
93,306 

Ontario  , 

Manitoba  and  N.-W.  TEaRiTORiES  ~..~~ „.. 

186,979 

Totals. 

17,722,973 

18,679,288 

151,438 

1,107,753 
956,315 

Increase  in  1886... 

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A.  1S3T 


BXPENDITUEE. 
The  total  expenditure  for  the  Fisheries  Service  during  the  financial  year  ending 
30th  June,  1886,  amounted  to  $164,400.16,  as  follows  :— 

General  Service $82,748  06 

Fi*h  breeding 

Fisheries  Protection  Service 


44,038  80 
37,613  30 


This  Expenditure  is  sub-divided  as  follows : — 


Ontario. 

Fishery  officers'  salaries  and  disbursements. 
Fish  breeding - 


Quebec. 

Fishery  officers'  salaries  and  disbursements. 
Fish  breeding- • - 


Nova  Scotia. 


Fishery  officers'  salaries  and  disbursements. 
Fish  breeding 


New  Brunswick. 

Fishery  officers'  salaries  and  disbursements 

Fi9h  breeding - 


British  Columbia. 


Fishery  officers'  salaries  and  disbursements. 
Fish  breeding 


Prince  Edward  Island. 


Fishery  officers'  salaries  and  disbursements. 
Fish  breeding - 


Manitoba. 
Fishery  officers'  salaries  and  disbursements. 

Fisheries'  Protective  Service 


Miscellaneous. 


......«••  »..«  «••• < 


$     cts. 

17,900  74 
9,696  54 


13,938  21 
9,197  89 


17,852  33 
7,478  23 


15,719  36 
2,852  02 


1,878  53 
5.405  87 


3,187  73 
687  17 


Legal  and  incidental  expenses •    - .*.... 

Canadian  exhibits,  &c -.... • • - 

Expenditure  in  connection  with  the  distribution  of  fishing  bounty  .... ^... 
General  account,  fish  breeding,  including  Superintendent's  salary,  disburse- 


$     cts. 


27,597  28 


23,136  10 


25,330  56 


18,571  38 


7,284  40 


3,874  90 


37,613  30 


ments,  building  fishways,  &c 


767  11 
1,653  56 
7,929  76 

8,721  08 


19,071  51 
164,400  16 


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A.  1SS7 


FISH-BREEDING  EXPENDITURE. 

The  expenditure  incurred  for  fish  culture  is  also  sub-divided  as  fo  lows,  amDng 
twelve  fish  hatcheries  : — 


Ontario. 


Newcastle  Hatchery. 
Sandwich        do 


Quebec. 


Tadoussac  Hatchery 

Oaspc  B.isin       do       

Mageg  do 

Ristigouche       do      (Quebec  and  New  Brunswick). 


Nova  Scotia. 


Bedford  Basin  Hatchery. 
Sydney  do 


New  Brunswick. 


Miramichi  Hatchery  

St.  John  River  Hatchery... 


Prince  Edward  Island. 


Dunk  River  Hatchery 


Fraser  River  Hatchery. 


British  Columbia. 


General  Disbursements. 


Salary  of  Superintendent  of  fish  culture. 
Building  of  fi.h-ways,  etc «*.... 


$     cts 

4,997  97 
4,698  57 


1,800  72 
1,759  03 
1,246  88 
4,391  26 


$      Cts. 


4,855  84 
2,622  39 


1,339  08 
1,512  94 


9,696  54 


9,197  89 


2,000  00 
6,721  08 


7,478  23 


2,852  02 


687  17 


5,405  87 


8,721  08 
44,038  80 


EECEIPTS. 

The  collections  made  during  the  fiscal  year,  ending  30th   June,   1886,  areas 
follows : — 


Ontario — 

ii.i  M„  Rents,  license  fees  and  fines   .. 
New^Brunswick — 

Rents,  taxes  on  nets  and  fines. 
Quebec- 
Rents,  license  fees  and  fines... 
Nova  Scotia — 

,„  Fishery  licenses  and  fines 

British  Columbia— 
.      ;  Salmon  fishery  licenses  ........ 

Prince  Edward   Island — 

License  fees 


Total. 


$       cts. 

15,917  62 

4,078  10 

2,963  75 

2,166  53 

922  50 

40  00 


26  088  50 


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FISHING  BOUNTIES. 
The    total   number  of  claimB  received   by  tbe   Department    in   1885,  was 
U  315  against  12,652  in  1884.    Of  this  number,  110  were  rejected  for  noncomph- 
an'ce  with  the  regulation,  and  81  withheld  for  further  enquiry. 

The  total  number  of  claims  paid,  in  1885,  was  14,124,  an  increase  of  1,657  as 
compared  with  1884. 

The  total  amount  of  money  distributed  as  fishing  bounties  among  vessels 
and  boats,  was  8161,597.39  ;  an  increase  of  85,878  41  over  18o4. 

The  number  of  vessels  entitled  to  the  bounty  in  1885,  was  831,  with  a  tonnage 
of  32,217  tons,  a  decrease  of  80  vessels  and  of  a  tonnage  of  2,447  tons  as  compared 
with  1884. 

The  number  of  boats  which  received  bounty  in  1885,  was  13  293  against 
11,556  in  1884,  and  the  number  of  fishermen  26,741;  an  increase  of  1,737  boats  and 
2,805  fishermen  over  the  previous  year. 

For  details  of  payments  to  vessels  and  boats  see  Appendix  No.  2,  page  58. 

FISH  BREEDING. 
There  are  twelve  hatcheries  under  the  control  of  the  Dominion  Government 

located  as  follows : — 

^  "New  Brunswick- 

Ontario— 


Newcastle, 
Sandwich. 


Miramichi, 
St.  John  River. 


Quebec — 

Magog, 

Tadoussac, 

Gaspe, 

Ristigouche.  I  Fraser  River. 


Nova  Scotia— 

Bedford, 
Sydney. 
Prince  Edward  Island — 

Dunk  River. 
British  Columbia— 


No  new  hatcheries  were  built  during  the  past  year,  but  considerable  repairs 
were  made  in  the  hatcheries  at  Sydney,  Dunk  River,  St.  John  River,  and  Fraser 
River,  and  all  are  now  in  good  working  ordor. 

The  total  number  of  young  fish  of  various  kinds  etched  at  and  distributed 
from,  the  several  hatcheries  of  the  Dominion  during  the  season  of  1886  from  the 
crop  of  1885,  amounted"*,  76,724,000,  and  the  total  quantity  of  ova  lard  down  m 
all  the  hatcheries,  during  the  fall  of  1886,  was  93,224,900. 

The  kinds  of  fish  at  present  hatched  out  in  these  hatcheries  include  the  Atlant.o 
and  Pacific  salmon,  the  whitefish  and  salmon-trout  of  the  great  lakes  or  Ontario. 
the  pickerel  (dori),  and  the  speckled  or  brook  trout. 


50  Victoria.  Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.)  A.  188T 


Largo   shipments  of  semi-hatched  ova  of  whitefish  and   salmon  trout  were 
made  to  Newfoundland  and  to  the  Colonial  and  Indian  Exhibition  at  London. 

Complete   details   and  statements   connected   with  fish-breeding  operations,, 
during  the  season  of  1886,  will  bo  found  at  Part  II  of  the  present  report. 

.REGULATION"  AND    PROTECTION    OF  THE   LOBSTER   AND  OYSTER: 

FISHERIES. 

The  lobster  fishery  shows  unmistakeable  evidence  of  being  overfished.  Ener- 
getic action  cannot  longer  be  deferred  for  the  protection  of  this  industry ;  either 
the  catch  must  be  prohibited  for  a  few  years,  a  limit  placed  thereon,  or  the  fishery 
regulated  by  means  of  licenses.  The  same  may  be  said  of  the  oyster  fishery.  An 
exhaustive  enquiry  cairied  on  during  the  fishing  season,  and  including  an  inspec- 
tion of  the  fishing  grounds  and  factories  is  very  desirable,  to  ascertain  how  tha 
needed  protection  can  best  be  extended. 

DEPARTMENTAL  STAFF. 
Reference  to  the  appendices  annexed  to  the  present  report  shows  that  the 
number  of  persons  employed  on  the  outside  staff  of  thislDepartment  during  the- 
present  year,  including  the  officers  and  crews  of  fisheries  protection  cruisers,  was 
863.  To  this  number  must  bo  added  about  25  special  fishery  guardians  employed* 
for  short  periods  during  the  close  seasons,  making  a  total  of  888  persons  engaged 
in  the  protection  of  the  deep  sea  and  inland  fisheries  of  the  Dominion. 

PROTECTION    OF    CANADIAN    FISHING    GROUNDS    AGAINST 

FOREIGNERS. 
The  United  States  Government  having,  in  1883,  notified  Her  Majesty's  Gov- 
ernment that  the  fishery  articles  of  the  Treaty  of  Washington  would  terminate  on 
lbe  1st  of  July,  1885,  in  order  to  avoid  all  misunderstandings  and  difficulties 
which  might  otherwise  have  arisen  from  an  abrupt  termination  of  fishing  opera- 
tions during  the  middle  of  the  fishing  season,  a  temporary  arrangement  was 
entered  into  between  the  United  States  and  Great  Britain  by  which  the  privilege 
of  fishing  in  Canadian  waters  was  continued  to  United  States  citizens  until  the 
close  of  the  year  1885. 

As  a  part  of  this  agreement,  the  President  of  the  United  States  was  to  bring 
the  whole  fishery  question  before  Congress  at  its  coming  session  in  December,  and 
recommend  the  appointment  of  a  joint  commission  for  the  settlement  of  the  whole 
fishery  question,  as  well  as  for  the  extension  and  development  of  trade  relations 
between  the  United  States  and  British  North  America. 

The  President's  recommendation  was  rejected  by  the  Senate. 


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No  other  coarse  was  then  left  the  Canadian  Government  hut  to  adopt  measures 
for  the  protection  of  its  rights,  and  the  following  vessels  were  employed  as  cruisers 
during  the  season  of  1836  : — 

Str.  "Lansdowne"        ....        Capt.  P.  A.  Scott,  R.N. 

(Subsequently  replaced  by  the  str.  "  Acadia.") 

»    "LaCanadienno"      ....      Capt.  W.  Wakeham. 

Scb.'<L.Houlett" "     C.M.Lorway. 

«    "Terror"    .....•"     Thos.  Quigley. 
«    "General  Middleton "    .        .        .        •    "     Jas.  McLean. 
«     "F.B.  Conrod"         .         .        •        •         "      M.  Smeltzer. 

<•     "Critic" "     Wm.  McLaren. 

«    "Lizzie  Lindsay"      ....         "     L.  Pouliot. 

The  following  United  States  fishing  vessels  were  seized  during  the  season  of 
1886  for  violations  of  the  Treaty  rights  :— 

"D.J.Adams"        ....         Jesse  Lewis,        owner. 
"EllaM.  Doughty"      .        .        .        •      W.  A.  Doughty       " 
"Highland  Light"     ....         Jno.  H.  Ryder 

This  latter  vessel  was  condemned  before  the  Vice-Admiralty  Court  of  Char- 
lottetown,  PAL,  and  purchased  by  the  Canadian  Government,  to  be  subsequently 
employed  in  tho  fisheries  protection  service. 

CANADIAN  FISHERIES  EXHIBITS. 
The  fisheries  exhibits  loaned  for  the  London   Colonial  and  Indian  exhibition,. 
during  the  spring  of  1886,  were  returned  last  March,  and  are  again  opened  to  pub- 
lie  inspection  in  tho  Victoria  Hall,  O'Conner  Sireet,  Ottawa. 

The  purchase  of  this  building  having  been  arranged  for  it  is  proposed  to  in- 
crease  the  uSefulness  an«l  add  to  the  attractions  of  the  exhibition  by  fitting  up  a 
fish  hatchery  in  the  basement  of  the  building  referred  to,  which  is  admirably 
adapted  for  the  purpose. 

A  Blue  Book  relating  to  the  so-called  "Fishery  question,"  from  its  inception 
to  the  present  fame,  together  with  a  record  of  the  operations  of  the  protection 
vessels  ie  in  course  of  publication,  and  will  be  available  for  submission^  Parha- 
ment  at  an  early  date. 

I  have  the  honor  to  be,  Sir, 

Your  obedient  servant, 

JOHN  TILTON, 

Deputy  Minister  of  Fisheries, 


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Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  188^ 


Statement  of  Fines  imposed  and  Amounts  received  by  the  Department  of  Fisheries 
lor  violations  of  the  Fisheries  Act  and  .Regulation?,  during  the  Year  1886. 


Name. 


T.  Depuy  

James  Jeratt 

John  Bromley 

H.  J.  Church 

James  Dempster , 

Stephen  Johnston...., 

D.  Fisher , 

Joseph  Maurice 

C.  Kilmaster 

John  A.  Reid 

A.  Gordon  , 

Hsnry  Matice  

Forrence  McFarland 

John  Hughston.. ...... 

Laurence  Hartman.., 

L.  Bedard 

J.  D.  Moore  

Jabez  31.  Barnard...., 

Charles  H.  Perrin...., 
Jabez  M.  Barnard...., 

Harry  | Davison    &) 

Wm.  Hamilton...  J 

Simon  Allcock 

Abraham  Shaver  

George  Lansing   

John  Milligan      

Jonathan  Biong  

William  His  cock  .... 

Arthur  Lazier 

George  Hines 

Ben  Lebarre 

John  Sadler 

Herbert  Wendt 

Will: am  Sanguine  ... 

John  Varcoe  

Hugh  Foster 

William  Stimson 

William  Savigny 

Corney  Burr 

Arthur  Sawyer 

Anthony  Benson 


Nature  and  Place  of  Offence. 


Allowing  sawdust  and  mill  rubbish  to 
escape  into  Pine  River,  Co.  Simcoe 

Allowing  sawdust  and  mill  rubbish  to 
escape  into  branch  of  Saugeen  River, 
Co.  Bruce 

Allowing  sawdust  to  escape    into   Indian 

River,  Co.  Renfrew 

do  do 

Allowing  sawdust  to  escape  into  Petawawa 
Rive-,  Co.  Renfrew 

Fishing  with  a  net  during  close  season  in 
the  Ottawa  River,  Co.  Renfrew 

Allowing  sawdust  to  escape  into  Saugeen 
River,  Co  Bruce 

Fishing  during  close  season  at  Georgian 
Bay 

Catching  bass  during  close  season  at  Long 
Point,  Lake  Erie 

Fishing  with  a  seine  without  license  in  Sul- 
phur Creek,  Co.  Haldimand 

do  do 

Fishing  during  close  season,  Co.  Leeds 

Allowing  sawdust  to  escape  into  Nottawa- 
saga  River,  Co.  Cardwell  

Allowing  sawdust  to  escape  into  River 
Credit,  Co.  Cardwell 

Fishing  illegally  in  Bob's  Lake,  Co.  Fron- 

tenac  

do  do 

Neglecting  to  put  fishway  in  his  mill-dam, 
Thames  River  

Killing  bass  during    close  season  on  the 

Thtmes  River 

do  do 

Neglecting  to  keep  the  fishway  in  his  mill- 
dam  on  the  Thames  River  "open 

Spearing  at  Lake  Scugog J 

Catching  maskinonge  during  close  season 

in  Lake  dcugog 

do  do 

do  do  

do  do  

do  do  

do  do  

do  do  

do  do  

do  do  

do  do  

do  do 

do  do  

do  do  

do  do  

do  do 

do  do  

do  do 

do  do  

do  do  

Carried  forward 

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1 

0 
<D 

eu 

O 

is 

a  * 
< 

is 

I* 

$cts. 

$  cts. 

20  00 

10  00 

5  00 

2  50 

20  00 

20  00 

20  CO 

20  00 

20  00 

20  00 

2  00 

2  00 

20  00 

20  00 

1  00 

1  00 

2  00 

2  00 

5  00 

2  50 

5  00 

2  50 

10  00 

10  00 

15  00 

7  60 

10  00 

10  00 

13  00 

9  00 

4  00 

4  00 

2  50 

2  50 

4  00 

2  00 

4  CO 

2  00 

4  00 

4  00 

5  00 

5  00 

5  00 

5  00 

I  50 

1  50 

1  50 

1  50 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 
1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

4  00 

4  00 

4  00 

4  00 

4  00 

4  00 

1  00 

1  00 

225  50 

191  50 

Remarks. 


Fine  still  unpaid. 


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A.  1887 


Statement  of  Fines  imposed  and   Amounts  received   by   the  Department  of 

Fisheries,  &o.— Continued. 


Name. 


Nature  and  Place  of  Offence. 


%  cts 
Brought  forward * 225  50 


a  * 


Henry  Billings 

"William  Murdock  .  ... 

Kly  Jones 

James  Davison  

.Joseph  Fetch er 

John  Vickery 

Geo.  H.  Clements.... 


G.  P.  Mcintosh 


Catching  Maskino  ge  during  close  season 

in  Lake  Superior 

do  do  

do  do  

do  do  

do  do  

do  do  

Having  fish  illegally  caught  in  his  posses- 
sion   ••  -.-..». — •• 

Having  saimon-trout  caught  during  close 
season,  at  Georgian  Bay,  in  his  posses 
sion ♦••• 


Benjamin  Be att/'."..  Allowing  sawdust   to  escape    into    Credit 
River,  Co  Wellington ~ 


A.  Allbright  . 
John  McLeod 


Mathew  Vanorder.... 


John  Pettit 


Bernard  Swazie. 
Albert  Swazie  .. 
John  Bolton 


John  Fletcher 


T.  Moffatt 

Thomas  Ness 

Lewis  Wheeler 

Richard  Shepherd- 
Walter  Adamson 

— r-  Doolittle  

Keilley ... 

Leonard  Barker  

Samuel  Wrightman. 

R   M.  Vomery  

Kaliff  Mann  

William  Haffie 

Richard  Maines 

Joel  King ..... 

John  Warner 

Robert  Rittle 

Richard  Boyd 

William  Rae 

John  Saunds 

Francis  Brophy 

Adolphe  Trembly— 
William  Johnston . . 

John  Oattle 

John  Mellroy  ........ 

James  King 

W*  H.  Rose.- 


do  do 

Allowing  sawdust  to  escape  into  Bayfield 
River,  Co.  Huron «• 

Fishing  with  nets  without  a  license  in  Cat- 
araqui  Bay .*""**.*■ 

Fishing  with  nets  without  a  license  in  Big 

Creek,  Burlington  Bay - 

do  do 

do  do 

Fishing  with  nets  on  Sunday  in  Lake  On- 
tario   

Allowing  sawdust  to    escape   into    Boyne 
River,  Co.  Simcoe : 

Having  speared  herring  in  his  possession.... 

Spearing  fish  without  license  at  Lake  Simcoe 


do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

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do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

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Carried  forward  . 

1  00 
1  00 
1  00 
I  00 
1  00 
1  00 

1  00 


5  00 
25  00 

5  00 
5  00 

10  00 

10  00 

5  00 
5  00 
5  00 

2  00 

20  00 
20  00 
5  70 
5  70 
2  95 
5  70 
2  95 
2  95 
10  00 
15  00 
2  95 
2  95 
2  95 
2  95 
2  95 
2  95 
2  95 
2  95 
2  95 
2  95 


8a 


Remarks. 


$  cts 
191  50 


1  00 

i  oo 

1  00 
1  00 
1  00 

1  00 


5  00 
25  00 

2  50 
2  50 

10  00 

10  00 

2  50 
2  50 
2  50 

2  00 

10  00 

10  00 

2  85 

2  85 

1  48 

2  85 
1  48 
1  48 
5  00 


Fine  still  unpaid. 


Fine  remitted. 


1  48 
1  48 
1  48 
1  48 
1  48 
1  48 
1  48 
1  48 
1  48 
1  48 


Unpaid.  30  days  in 
jail. 


2  95 

1  48 

2  95 

1  48 

2  95 

1  48 

2  95 

1  48 

2  95 

1  48 

1  95 

98 

2  00 

2  00 

448  65 

325  17 

XS1X 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Statement  of  Fines  imposed  and  Amounts  received   by 

Fisheries,  &c. — Continued. 

the  Department  of 

Name. 

Nature  and  Place  of  Offence. 

1 

a 

<o 

a, 
«♦-. 
o 

a    . 

S3    t>» 

a  « 
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$  cts. 
448  65 

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2  00 
2  00 
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2  00 
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2  00 
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2  00 
2  00 

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1  00 
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1  00 
1  00 
1  00 
1  00 

1  00 

5  00 
5  00 

5  00 

2  50 
2  50 
1  25 
5  00 

Remarks. 

Brought  forward 

G.  Ford 

W.  A.  Sheppard 

Joha  Connell. 

R.  Tillett 

Spearing  fish  without  license  at  Lake  Simcoe 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                            do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 
do                           do 

do                            do 

do                           do 

do                           do 

do                           do 

do                           do 

do                           do 

do                           do 

do                           do 

do                           do 

do                           do 

do                           do 

do                           do 

do                           do 

do                           do 

do                           do 

do                            do 

do                           do 

do                           do 
Allowing  sawdust  to  escape  from  his  mill 

into  Beaver  River,  Co.  Simcoe 

Spearing  fish  without  license  at  Lake  Mem- 
phremagog „ 

do                                   do 
Seining  on  Sunday,  Yamaska  River 

W   W.  Adamson 

L.  Wheeler 

T.  Ness.-. 

G.  Nesbitt 

H.  A.  Sager 

John  Cromir 

James  Barry 

John  Taylor 

C.  T.  Noble , 

J.  Pavkes,  sr 

\ 

J.  Pavkes,  jun 

J.  Cameron 

G.  Thayer 

Philip  Pringle 

John  Smith 

Edmund  Corner 

Chs.  Massington,sen 

Robert  Chapelle  

€   T.  Noble 

Charles   Massington, 
jun 

James  Cleary 

John  Reii 

Josiah  Ledore 

James  Nelson 

William  Johnson 

Francis  Irons 

Chs  Irons 

Thomas  Welsh 

John  Hales 

William  Doty 

Christopher  Lepard. 
William  Sheppard.... 
Arthur  Ennes 

George  Ford. 

Wm.  R.  Young 

Duncan  King 

Elisha  Rhyndress 

C.  S.  Young 

C.  C.  Blake 

William  Kimplon  .... 
Pierre  Champigney .. 
Stanislas  Girouard... 

do                           do          

Pierre  Lamothe 

do                           do , 

E.  J.  Stewart 

Fishing  on  Sunday,  Ristigouche  River 

Killing  baas  during  close  season,  Chateau- 
guay  River 

Mr.  Cyr 

1  Fines     withheld 

JMr.  Perrot 

do                                  do 
do                                  do 
do                                  do 

Carried  forward  « 

!   by  Police  Magis- 
i   trate. 

Mr.  Bourdon 

Mr.  Descaries 

J 

• 

577  15 

406  42 

XXX 

$0  Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Statement  of  Fines  imposed  and  Amounts  received  by  the  Department  of 
Fisheries,  &o. — Continued. 


Name. 


Etienne  Couillard.... 

Delphi8  Couillard 

Charles  Lalumiere ... 
C.  Beaitie 


Nature  and  Place  of  Offence. 


Brought  forward. 


a* 


$  cts. 
577  15 


W  Pitts 

H.  Borden 

F.  Lamoureux  ........ 

Napoleon  Blais 

Joseph  Couturier.  ... 

Abraham  Coffia  

Michel  Bourque 

J.  B.  Boileau ... 

Kegis  Latour 

Aiexis  Latour 

fclarie  Leblanc 

Napoleon  Lajeunesse 

Thaddee  Berard  

Richard  L.  Carter... 
Boward  Honeyman  .. 
jKdson  R.  Stevens.. 
Jame3  Morash 


Jas.  Noonan  and  Jas. 

Dorey 

Jamea  Grey  

John  Croft - 


Thomas  Croft  .... 
"William  Cross  .... 
John  Penall,  jun. 
William  Walsh  . 


Albert  Stewart 


do  

Frederick  White 

Adam  Hamilton 

Abram  L.  Hatfield  .. 

E.  Crosby 

J.  M.  Shand 


E.  Homans 


David  Richardson. 
-Ed.  Graham 


Alex.  McDonald 


D.  McRae  

John  Doyle 


Killing  bass  during  close  season,  Chateau- 

guay  River  

do  do 

do  do  r. 

Killing  bass  during  close  season  at  Missis- 

quoi  Bay •• » 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do  ... 

Seining  during  close  season,  Yamaska  River 
do  do 

Fishing  salmon  illegally  at  Gaspe  Basin  .... 

Vetting  trout,  Co   Wolfe •  ...  .•;•••• 

Fishing  during  close  season,  Richelieu  River 

Fishing  during  close  season  at  Sorel 

do  do  ......... 

Fishing  during  close  season  in  Brome  Lake 
do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

Catching  undersized  lobsters  at  North- West 
Cove,  Co.  Lunenburg 


do  do  ... 

Catching  undersized  lobsters   at  TancooK 

Island '"A'""t 

Dipping  for  salmon  in  Gold  River,  Co.  Lun 

enburg 

do  do 

Having  undersized  lobsters  in  possession.  ... 
Barring  channel  of  Gold  Kiver  with  nets.  ... 
Barring  channel  of  "  Tittle  "  with  nets,  Co. 

Guysboro' • 7— 

Having  undersized  lobsters  in  possession. 

Co.  Shelburne 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do  .. 

Having  undersized  lobsters  in  possession 

Co.  Yarmouth 

Shipping  lobsters  during  close  season 

Having  undersized  lobstera  in  possession  at 

Clarke's  Harbor,  Co.  SheVburne 

Packing    lobsters  during    close  season   at 

Clam  Harbor,  Co.  Halifax 

do  do 

Netting  salmon  during  close  season  in  East 

River,  Co.  Pictou .  ••••—•»• 

Fishing  salmon  illegally  at  Middle   River, 

Co.  Victoria ~ 

do  do  ... 

Barring  channel  of  Clybnrne's   Brook,  Co. 

Victoria 


•a 

Is 


$cts. 
406  42 


Carried  forward I  792  65  1  587  12 


1  00 
1  00  ) 

1  00 

2  00 

2  00 
2  00 
2  00 
5  00 
5  00 
1  00 
5  00 
1  00 
1  00 
1  00 
1  00 

1  00 

1  00 

2  00 
2  00 

2  00 

5  00 
5  00 
5  00 

8  00 

1  00 

3  00 
5  00 

2  00 

15  00 
15  00 
15  00 
15  00 

2  00 
5  00 

15  00 

20  00 
25  00 

10  00 

3  00 
1  50 

1  00 


Remarks. 


}  Fines 


2  00 
2  00 
2  00 
2  00 
2  50 
2  50 

1  00 

2  50 
1  00 
1  00 
1  00 


withheld 
,  by  Police  Magis- 
j   trate. 


5  00 
5  00 
5  00 

8  00  , 

1  00  I 
3  00  j 
5  00 

2  00 


44  80 


2  00 
5  00 

14  90 

20  00 
25  00 

10  00 

3  00 
1  50 


1  00 


One  half  these- 
fines  paid  to 
complainant,  & 
the  other  half  to 
Clerk  of  Court. 


XXXI 


50  Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1S87 


Statement  of  Fines  imposed  and  Amounts  received  by  the  Department  of 


Fisheries,  &c. — Continued. 


a 

§  a 

Name. 

Nature  and  Place  of  Offence. 

Cm 

o 

a    . 

"5  & 

Remarks. 

a« 
< 

** 

$  cts. 

$  cts. 

792  65 

587  12 

Martin  Seward 

CatchiDg  alewives  during  close  season  at 

2  00 

2  00 

do                                  do 

2  00 

2  00 

James  Murray,  jun... 

do                                  do 

1  00 

1  00 

Edward   Seward 

do                                  do 

2  00 

2  00 

John  McKinley 

Catching  alewives    during  clo^e  season  at 

Muiquodoboit  Haibor,  Co.  Halifax 

2  00 

2  00 

Michael  Myers- 

Barring  channel  of  Little  River,  Co.  Inver- 

ness, with  nets   

6  00 

6  00 

Laurent  Cormier.... 

Catching    alewives    during  close   time    at 

Margaree,  Co.  Inverness... 

4  00 

4  00 

Pepin  Chiassoa 

do                                    do 

4  00 

4  00 

John  Chiasson 

do                                  do 

4  00 

4  00 

Mederick  White 

do                                    do 

4  00 

4  00 

Sylvester  Chiasson.. 

do                                    do 

3  00 

3  00 

O   Doucette  

do                                    do 
do                                   do 

3  00 
2  00 

3  00 
2  00 

Wurdock  Cameron... 

Allan  Gillis 

do                                    do 
do                                   do 

Havine  lob3ters  in  possession  during  close 
season  at  Ferguson's  Cove,  Co.  Halifax. 

2  50 
2  50 

2  50 
2  50 

A   Gillis   

10  00 

10  00 

William  Viennen 

Fishing  during   prohibited    hours,    British 

Columbia 

5  CO 

5  CO 

Frederick  Kaye 

Fishing  with  nets  without  license  at   New 

Westminster,  BC 

20  00 

20  00 

James  Stewart 

Having   lobsters  in  his  posse=sion   during 

close  season,  Co  Queen,  P.E.I 

1  00 

1  00 

Roderick  McRae 

do                                    do 

1  00 

1  00 

Theodore  Lantz 

do                                   do 

50  00 

50  <0 

Obeciah  Heuneberey 

do                                   do 

75  00 

75  00 

Duncan  Mann 

do                                   do 

1  00 

1  CO 

do           

Having    lobsters   in  his    possession  during 
close  season,  King's  Co.,  P.E  I 

50  00 

Held    for     collec- 

William McWilliams 

Canning  lobsters  during  close  season,  King's 

tion. 

Co.,  P.E. I 

400  00 

Left  the  country  to 

Alfred  Higginbotham 

Canning    lobsters    during  close  season  at 

avoid  arrest. 

Murray  River,  King's  Co  ,  P.E.I 

200  00 

Committed  to  jail 

for  one  month  in 

default. 

David  Dauphine 

Fishing  illegally  at  Herring  Bank,   Little 

3  00 

3  00 

W.  Falconer 

Fishing  for  smelts  illegally  at  Chatham,  N.  B. 

5  00 

5  00 

Bruneau  Gogain 

Taking  oysiera  during  close  season  at  Co- 

cagne  Bay 

5  00 

5  00 

Philip  Hebert 

Catching  lobsters  during  close  season  at 
Cocagne  Bay 

10  00 

10  00 

Charles  Lucas 

do                 do       at  Casey  Cape... 

Fishing  for  salmon  during  close  teason  in 

Shediac  River  

20  00 

Fine  unpaid.  Party 

gone  to  U.S. 
A.  sum  of  $20  was 

William  Booth 

10  00 

\ 

do           

Selling  illegally  caught  salmon  .., 

20  00 

paid  for  profes- 

Pascal Hebert 

Fishing  for  smelts  without  license  at  Shediac 

30  00 

sional  assistance 

River 

10  00 
10  00 

) 

out  of  the  fiaes} 

Baptiste  Poirier 

do                                  do 

imposed. 

Total 

1,742  65 

847  12 

XXi.ll 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


APPENDIX  No.  i. 


SCHEDULE 

OP 

FISHERY   OFFICERS 


DOMINION    OF   OA3ST.AJD.A. 


Name. 


James  Dickson... 
Joseph  Wilson  . 

D.  A.  Cameron  . 
Solomon  James 
F.M.  O.  Fraser. 


Samuel  Frazer 


Geo.  S.  Stiller. 
J.  Shackleton. 


R  H.  Murray. 


A.  G.  McKinnon. 
David  Mcliaster . 
C.  W.  Raymond . 


PROVISOS  OF  ONTARIO. 


District. 


Lake  Superior,  from  Pigeon  River  to 
Slate  Island  ..-. 

Lakes  Superior  and  Huron,  from  Slate 
Island  to  Collin's  Inlet,  Georgian 


Post  Office  Address. 


Port  Arthur. 


Bay 

Lake  Huron,  from  foot  of  Lake  George 
to  Little  Current,  including  at 
Joseph's,  Cockburn,  Manitoulinand 
adjacent  islands 

Georgian  Bay,  from  Waddell's  Mill, 
Collin' 8  Inlet,  to  Parry  Sound,  in- 
cluding the  mouths  of  Maganeta- 
wan  and  French  Rivers 

Georgian  Bay,  from  Parry  Sound  to 
Victoria  Qarbor,  including  Prince 
William  Henry  Island  to  the  mouths 
of  Severn  and  Muskoka  Rivers 

Georgian  Bay,  from  Victoria  Harbor 
to  Allenwood,  including  Christian 
Hope,  Beckwith  and  Giant's  Tomb 
islands 

Georgian  Bay,  from  Allenwood  to 
Colpoy's  Ray 

Georgian]  Bay,  from  Colpoy's  Bay  to 
Cape  Hurd,  and  Lake  Haron.  from 
Cape  Hurd  to  S'oke's  Bay,  includ- 
ing the  inland  waters  of  the  Town- 
ships of  Albemarle,  Eastnor,  Lind- 
say and  it.  Edmund's,  in  the  County 
of  Bruce , 

Lake  Huron,  from  Stoke's  Bay  to  Pt 
Clark,  including  the  inland  watere 
of  the  County  of  Bruce  as  far  north 
as  the  division  line  between  the 
Townships  of  Amabel  and  Albe- 
marle  

Lake  Huron,  from  Point  Clark  to 
Kettle  Point ..... 

From  Kettle  Point,  on  Lake  Huron,  to 
Baby's  Point,  on  ;\iver  St.  Olair.... 

Little  Lake,  toot  of  St.  Ann's  Island, 
to  upper  part  Lake  St.  Ulair 


Sault  Ste.  Marie. 


do 


Rank. 


Overseer. 


do 


do 


Shawanaga,  Parry  S.  I     do 


Victoria  Harbor. 


Midland 


Owen  Sound. 


Colpoy's  Bay. 


Carried  forward 


Allenford., 


Goderich , 

Sarnia  

Mitchell's  Bay 


do 

do 

do 


do 


do 
do 
do 
do 


Salary* 

$  cts. 
100  00 

200  00 

2C0  0* 

100  00 

100  00 

1C0  0O 
100  0O 


100  oo 


100  00 

100  00 

200  00 

50  0O 


1,450  0O 


16—1 


60  Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No.16) 


A.  1887 


Schedule  of  the  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  &o.—Conthued. 


PROVINCE  OP  ONTARIO— Continued. 


Name. 


District. 


Broaght  forward 


Wm.  Prosser,. 


James  Cummins 
John  McMichael. 
Alex,  McBride... 
Dav.  Sharp 


Post  Office  Address. 


Leamington.-. 

KingavLle 

Blenheim 

St.  Thomas.... 


Port  Ryerse. 


Dunnville  .... 
St.  Williams. 


A  Quenneville Lake  St.  Clair,  from  division  line  be- 

tween    Dover,    East  and    West,  to 
Stony  Point,   including  mouth  of 

Thames  River ^onj  p°int  •• 

E.  Boismier Lake  St.  Clair,  from  Baptiste  Creek  to 

mouth  of  Detroit  River Sandwich. 

Lake    Erie,   from    mouth  of   Detroit 

River  to  Point  Pelce ■ 

Point  Pelee  Island,  Lake  Erie 

Lake  Erie  frontage,  County  of  Kent, 
do  do  Elgin 

Lake  Erie,  comprising  frontage  Coun 
ties  of  Norfolk  and  Haldimand,  and 
extending  from  division  line  be- 
tween Counties  of  Norfolk  and 
Elgin  to  division  line  between 
Townships  of  Rainham  and  South 

Cayuga - 

W.  A.  McOrae Lake  Erie,  from  division  line  between 

Townships   of  South   Cayuga  and 
Rainham  toMoulton  Bay,and  Grand 

River,  from  mouth  to  Caledonia 

Peter  Price, Long  Point,  Lake  Krie.... ;;••;•;— 

J.  W.  Kerr Lakes  Erie  and  Ontario,  f:om  Moulton 

Bay    through     Niagara     River    to 

Whitby  Harbor • 

Wm.  Johnson Toronto  and  Ashbrige's  Bays 

Wm.  Helliwell Lake  Ontario,  fronting  on  County  of 

York Highland  Creek. 

Ohas.  Gilchrist Lake  Ontario,  fronting  on  County  of 

Northumberland,  and  Rice  Lake Port  Hope. 

Charles  Wilkins Bay  of  Quint6,  fronting  on  County  of 

Hastings,  and  from  Carrying  Place 
eastward  to  Mill  Point,  fronting  on 

the  County  of  Prince  Edward 

Jos.  Redmond Lake  Ontario,  fiontingon  County  of 

Prince  Edward ... 

A.  D.  Sills Lake  Ontario,  fronting  on  Counties  of 

Lennox  and  Addington,  including 
inland  waters  and  upper  portion  of 

Amherst  Island 

E.  R.  Finkle Lake  Ontario,  fronting  the  Township 

of  Ernestown,   in  the    County    of 
Lennox  and  Addington,  and  lower 

portion  Amherst  Island 

Peter  Kiel Lake  Ontario  waters  around  Wolfe, 

Simcoe,  Horseshoe  and  Pigeon  Is- 
lands  

Thos.  Merritt Lake  Ontario,  fronting  on  Townships 

ofStorrington,  Pittsburg  and  King- 


Rank. 


Guardian. 
Overseer. . 

do  ... 
Guardian . 
Overseer.- 

do 


Hamilton. 
Toronto  .. 


do 


do      .. 
Overseer. 


do      .. 
Guardian 

Overteer . 

do      .. 


Belleville.. 


Picton. 


do 

do 


Napanee I     do 


John  Cox., 


Nassau  Acton., 


ston,  County  of  Frontenac,  includ- 
ing part  of  Bay  Quinte  and  River 
St.  Lawrence 

Lake  Ontario  and  River  St.  Lawrence 
waters  around  Howe  Island 

River  St.  Lawrence,  from  Howe  Is- 
land to  Jackstraw  Lighthouse,  in- 
cluding Gananoque  to  River  .. 


Canied  forward., 


Bath.... 


Wolfe  Island. 


Kingston 

Howe  Island. 


Gananoque. 


do 


do 


do 
do 


do 


Salary. 

$  cts. 
1,450  00 


20  06 

300  00 

100  00 
50  00 

50  00 
50  00 


200  00 


100  00 
50  00 


600  00 
100  00 

100  00 

400  00 

500  GO 
300  00 

150  00 

50  00 
200  00 

100  M 
50  00 

100  00 


5,020  00 


§0  Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No,  16.) 


A.  1887 


Schedule  of  the  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  &c— Continued. 


PROVINCE  OF  ONTARIO—  Continutd. 


Name. 


J.  G.  Wallace  . 
Henry  Hunt  ... 
Joshua  Legge.. 
William  Pool.. 


District. 


Brought  forward. 


Sydney  Pattison, 

John  Mooney 

T.  McGarity 


Pierre  St.  Pierre. 

Olivier  Miron 

W.  W.  Boucher  .. 
John  Grant 


River  St.  Lawrence,  from  Gananoqne 

to  Rockport ~ 

River  St.    Lawrence,  around  Larue's 

Island 

River  St.   Lawrence,   from   Sheriff's 

Point  to  head  of  Grenadier  Island... 
River  St.  Lawreuce,  from  Rockport 

to  Prescott. ... * 


River  St.  Lawrence,  from  Gananoque 
to  Brockville  

River  St.  Lawrence,  from  Brockville 
to  Cornwall 

River  St.  Lawrence,  fronting  on 
Counties    of   Storm ont  and   Glen- 


Post  Office  Address. 


Lansdowne. 
Rockport.... 
Gananoque. 


Rank. 


Grenadier   Island, 
Rockport , 


Arch'd  Acheson 
John  McLeod  .... 


Benj.  Sweezy. 


Rockport. 


Prescott. 


Salary. 


B.  C.  Roper 


45eo.  R.  Steele, 


J.  G,  Rumsey. 


garry • 

Ottawa  River,  from  Point  Fortune  to 

Wendover,  County  of  Prescott 

South  Nation  River,  County  of  Pres- 
cott  

Ottawa  River,  fronting  on  the  Coun- 
ties of  Russell  and  Carleton 

Ottawa  River,  fronting  on  the  County 
of  Renfrew,  from  division  line, 
County  Carleton,  to  Des  Joachims; 

including  inland  waters 

Ottawa  River,  comprising  Lower  Al 

lumette  and  Coulonge  Lakes 

North  shore  Lake  Nipissing,  from 
northern  boundary  of  Township  of 
Ferris  to  outlet  French  River,  in- 
cluding Mattawan  River 

South  shore  Lake  Nipissing  to  north- 
ern boundary  of  Township  of  Hims- 
worth  and  other  townships  border- 
ing on  said  waters,  including  French 

River  

The  waters  east  of  Lakes  Muskoka 
and  Rosseau,  and  south  of  southern 
boundary  of  Townships  of  Cardwell, 
Stisted,  Chtffey  and  Sinclair,  in- 
cluding Townships  of  Morrison  and 

Ryde,  in  Muskoka 

The  waters  of  the  Townships  of  Cow- 
per,  Foley,  Christie,  McDougall 
McKellar,  Ferguson,  Carling,  Shaw- 
anaga,  Burpee,  Hagermaa,  Harri- 
son, Burton,  McKenzie,  Wallbridge, 
Brown  and  Wilson,  in  Muskoka  and 

Parry  8ound *A,""V 

The  waters  of  the  Townships  of  Chaf- 
fey,  Cardwell,  Stisted,  Sinclair,  Be- 
tbune,  Monteith,  McMurnch,  Perry, 
Spence,  Ryerson,  Armour  and  Proud- 
foot,  in  Muskoka  and  Parry  Sound- 


Cornwall 


Point  Fortune  . 


Alfred 


South  March 


Forester's  Falls.. 
Westmeath-. ...... 


Sturgeon  Falls. 


Nipissing . . 


Bracebridge., 


Guardian, 
do  .. 
do      .. 

Overseer  . 
Guardian.. 
Overseer . 

do      ... 
Overseer., 
do      ... 
do      .. 

do      .. 
do      .. 

do      .. 
do     .. 


do 


Carried  forward 


McKellar.. 


Huntsville. 


%    eta. 

6.020  0O 


50  00 
20  00 
50  00 

50  00 

50  00 
200  00 

50  00 

50  00 

30  00 

100  00 

100  00 
25  GO 

100  00 

100  00 

108  00 


do     ... 

100  00 

do     ... 

50  00 

6,245  00 

16— li 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.16.) 


A.  1857 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  &o.~  Continued, 


PROVINCE  OF  ONTARIO— Continued. 


Name. 


Wm.  Lockhart , 


A.  H.  Smith 


L.  S.  Sanders. 


District. 


Brought  forward , 


Wm.  Hastings  ... 
Wm.  McDermot. 
H.  McFayden... 


Patrick  McCarron 
J.  B.  Moody 


Peter  McCann 

John  Grotty 

Timothy  McQueen 

W.  P.  Croome 

W.  B.  Jelly 

Andrew  Hughson. 


Robert  Stewart . , 
Wellington  Hull, 


Alex.  Blakely 

Nelson  Simmons. 
J.  R.  Graham 


O.  B.  McDermot  ., 
George  Cochrane. 


Post  Office  Address. 


Alport 


Barrie 


Roach's  Point. 


Beeton. 


Durham 

Wallaceburg 

Waubuno 


London 


The  waters  of  the  Townships  of  Croft, 
Chapman,  Strong,  Jolly,  Ferries, 
Lount,  Machar,  Laurier,  Mills,  Prin- 
gle,  Gurd  and  Himsworth,  in  Mus- 

kokaand  Parry  Sound   -. Denville. 

Lakes  Joseph,  Rosseau  and  Muskoka, 
and  all  waters  west  of  said  lakes  to 
Georgian  Bay,  and  from  River 
Severn,  inclusive,  to  northern  boun 
dary  of  Townships  of  Humphrey  and 
Conger,  in  the  County  of  Simcoe, 
and  Districts  of  Muskoka  and  Parry 

Sound  .«**-. ♦ 

North  chore,  Lake  Simcoe  and  its  tri 
butaries,including  Couchiching  and 

Holland  River 

South  shore,  L eke  Simcoe, from  Cook's 

Bay  to  Beaverton    

Inland  waters,  South  Riding,  County 

of  Simcoe :- 

Head  waters,  Saugeen  River  and  tri- 
butaries  

Sydenham  River  and  tributaries 

North  Branch,  Sydenham  River,  from 
junction  with  main  river  at  Wallace- 
burg to  source 

Thames  River,  from  Thamesville  to 

London ....- 

Thames    River,    from  Lewisville    to 

Cashmere ;•• 

Thames  River,  from  mouth  to  Lewis- 
ville  

Grand    River    and  tributaries,   from 

Brantford  upwards 

Inland  waters,  North  Riding,  County 

Wellington. — 

River  Credit,  from  Orangeville  to 
Norval,  together  with  inland  waters 
in  Mono,  EastGarafraxa,  Amaranth, 
Albion   and  Luther,    to    Church's 

Mills  Cataract 

Inland  waters,  County  Cardwell 

Rivers  Credit  and  Speed  and  their 

tributaries,   in   Townships  of  Era 

mosa,  Erin,  Caledonand  Esquessing 

River  Credit,  from  mouth  to  Norval, 

County  Halton 

Trent  River,  Counties  Northumber- 
land and  Hastings 

Inland  waters,  North  Riding,  County 
Victoria,  north  of  Sturgeon  Lake, 

and  above  Fenelon  Falls ,.. 

Lake  Scugog,  including  Lindsay  or 
Scugog  River  to  its  mouth,  in  Coun- 
ties Durham,  Victoria  and  Ontario. 
Inland  waters,  County  Peterborough, 
including  Pigeon,  Deer,  Salmon 
Trout,  Stony,  Sturgeon  and  Che- 
mong  Lakes •• 


Bothwell ., 
Chatham  . 
Brantford. 


Bowling  Green 


Orangeville 
Claude 


Erin 


Port  Credit  . 
Meyersburg . . 


Carried  orward 


Victoria  Road 


Port  Perry. 


Lakefield 


Rank. 


Salary. 


Overseer 


do 


do 

do 

do 

do 
do 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


do 
do 


do 
do 
do 


do 


Overseer. 


do 


$      CIS, 

6,245  00 


50  ©0 


50  OO 

150  CO 
50  CO 

70  OO 

40  00 
100  00 


100  00 

250  00 

40  OO 

150  CO 

100  0O' 

40  GO 

50  00' 
50  0O' 

50  00* 

100  OO' 
100  OO 
200  00 

250  CO 
8,235  00 


©0  Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.)    ** 


A.  188T 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  &o.— Continued. 


PROVINCE  OF  ONTARIO— Concluded. 


Name. 


J.  Dauncey. 


B.  H.  Sweet. . 


H.  R.  Purcell 


Robert  Gilbert. 


Geo.  Lake. 


W.  H.  Johnston. 


Jas.  Greer. 


Wm.  Hicks . 
Geo.  Jeacle. 


A.  B.  Mills. 


John  Murphy. 


Eph.  Deacon... 
Jas.  McFadden. 


<Juy  Reid... 


A.  Telfer. 


M.  L.  Russel. 


J.  R.  McDonald. 


Thos.  McKibbon 


Geo.  Douglas. 
Joa.  Belanger. 


District. 


Brought  forward. 


Post  Office  Address. 


Inland  waters,  East  Riding  County 
Peterborough,  comprising  Gull  and 
Burnt  Rivers  and  tributaries,  to- 
gether with  Drag,  Eagle,  Moose, 
Redstone,  Crooked  and  other  lakes. 

Inland  waters,  County  Bastings, 
north  of  Townships  Lake,  Tudcr 
and  Grimsthorp  :"•"":"' 

Inland  waters,  Townships  of  Camden 
Portland,  Louohboro',  bheffieldand 
Kennebec,  in  Addington  and  From 

Inland  waters,  Townships  Palmer6ton 

Clarendon,    North  and  South  Ca- 

nonto  and  Miller,  County  Frontenac 

Inland  waters,   Townships  Bedford, 

Hinchinbrooke,    Olden    and     Oso, 

County  Frontenac •  •••• 

Charleston  Lake,    Gananoque    Lake 

and  River,  County  Leeds ........ 

From  outlet  of  Charleston  Lake 
through  Woolsy  Creek  and  Gana- 
noque River,  and  South  Lake  and 
River  to  Lynd hurst    at    outlet    of 

Beverley  Lake,  County  Leeds 

Upper  and   Lower    Beverley    Lakes, 

(Jounty  Leeds. ; 

Rideau,  Upper  Rideau,  Opemcon, 
Otty  and  neighboring  lakes,  County 

of  Leeds • ■  • 

Rideau  River  and  Canal,  from  Poona- 
malee  Locks  to  Black  Rapids.  ....... 

South  Riding,  County  Lanark,  from 
the  narrows  between  Upper  and 
Lower   Rideau    Lakes    to    Smiths 

Kails  on  Rideau  Canal. •"«":, 

River  Tay   and  tributaries  and  Fall 

Kay  River,  County  Lanark  .....  

Mississippi  River  and  Lake,   County 

Lanark  ;  •••••• 

Rideau  River  and   tributaries,   from 

Ottawa  to  Burritt's  Rapids,  includ 

ing  River  Jock,  County  Carleton.. 

Bonnechere  River  and  Lakes,  County 

Renfrew -•••  —•••••• 

Bonnechere    River    and    tributaries 

County  Russell ............ 

Inland  waters  of  Sebastopool,  Brude- 
nell,  Radcliffe,  Lyndoch  and  Grat- 

tan,  County  Renfrew..... •• 

Mink  and  Dore  Lakes,  County  Ren- 
frew   _••• 

Muskrat    Lake    and    Snake    River, 

County  Renfrew • 

Calabogie  Lake  and  inland   waters, 
Township  of  Bagot, County  Renfrew 

Total 


Minden 


Bancroft.... 


Colebrook\ 


Ompah 


Tichborne.... 
Farmers  ville. 


Warburton  . . 
Farmers  ville. 


Westport 

Smith's  Falls. 


Burgess,  Perth.. 

Bolingbroke 

Carleton  Place. 


Ottawa,. 
Braeside 
Renfrew , 


Clontarf. 


Eganville 


Snake  River 


High  Falls 


Rank. 


do 


do 


do 


do 


do 
do 


do 
do 


do 
do 


do 
do 
do 


do 
do 
do 


do 
do 
do 
do 


Salary. 


$  cts. 
8,235  00 


100  00 
50  00 

100  0O 
100  00 

50  00 

75  00 

40  00 
50  OO 

100  00 
50  0O 

50  QO 

100  00 

30  60 

100  00 
50  (O 
25  00 

50  00 
25  OO 
25  OO 
25  OO 


9,430  OO 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  18S7 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  &c. — Continued. 


PROVINCE  OF  QUEBEC. 


Name. 


Wm.  Wakeham 


L.  P.  Huot 
U.  Bhereur 


Henri  Cote 

Edouprd  Martin... 
Jos.  Simard  ........ 

Antoine  Filion 

L.  N.  Catellier  — 
Bomnald  Maltais.. 

*Chas.  Potvin  .. 

Job  Bilodeau 


Joseph  Boily.... 
J.  O.  Belanger. 


McLeod , 


L.  Duguay 

Mathurin ... 


T.  Mignanlt . 
J.  Legouve . , 


W.  H.  Whitely  . 

Ant.  Chevrier  ... 

Chas.  Asrah 

J.  A.  Verge 

Mich.  Archibald 


John  Cullen... 
John  Phelan... 
P.  Vibert,  jun. 


J.  J.  Letournean. 


J.  B.  Saucier  . 

1m.  E.  Grondin 
H,  Martin 


District. 


Lower  St.  Lawrence  River  and  Gulf. 


Lakes  Philippe,  Gagne,  and  adjacent 
lakes,  and  the  Island  of  Orleans  .... 

River  du  Gouffre  to  Canard  River, 
County  Charlevoix 


Lakes  in  rear  of  Murray  Bay  and 
Bay  St.  Paul 

Counties  of  Chicoutimi  and  Saguenay 

Lake  St.  John «... 

do  

Lake  St.  John  and  tributaries,  Upper 
Saguenay  

Escouroaina  to  Bersimis 

North  Shore  River  St.  Lawrence,  from 
Pointe  des  Monts  to  Baie  des  Roch 
ers,  including  Trinity  and  Pentecost 
Rivers 

Western  Division  Natashquan,  includ- 
ing Rivers  Agwanus,  Nabissippi 
and  Natashquan 


Post  Office  Address. 


Gaspe  Basin 


St.  Roch,  Quebec . 


\Iurray  Bay  

Bay  St.  Paul 

do  

St.  Agnes 

Bay  St.  Paul 

Tadoussac 

Alma,  Chicoutimi 
Roberval 


Metabetchouan 
Mille  Vaches... 


Rank. 


o«.2S 

bOO  ©  O  g 


ShT3      t-, 


K 


.«~iJ 


Esquimaux  Point  to  Sheldrake  River. 

Wa8heecootai  Division,  comprising 
the  Rivers  Kegascba,  MuEquarro, 
Washeecootai  aad  Olomanosfieeboo 

Moisie  District,  from  Point  Jambon  to 
Point  St.  Charles,  including  Moisie 
River 

St.  Augnstine  Division,  from  Cape 
Whittle  to  Checatica 

Bonne  Esperance  Division,  from  Che- 
catica to  Blanc  Sablon  

Magdalen  Islands , 

Anticosti  Island 

Estuary  division,  Ristigouche  River. 

Fluvial  division,  Ristigouche  River, 
and  its  tributaries 

Paspebiac  Point  to  Maguasha  Point... 

Point  Maquereau  to  Paspebiac  Point.. 

York,  Dartmouth  and  St.  John  Rivers, 
Gaspe  Basin  to  Point  Maquereau  ... 

Cape  Chatte  to  River  Ste.  Anne  des 
Monts 

From  River  Blanche  to  Cape  Chatte, 
including  Matane  River 

Rimouski  to  River  Blanche  

Pointe  a  la  Loupe,  Green  Ieland,  to 
Rimouski  River  (3ame  included).... 

Carried  forward 


L'Islet 


g  .2  o  =>  +,* 
Sg  &h  '£  O  OQ 
O 

Overseer . 

do  ... 
Guardian. 

do      ... 

do      .. 

do  .. 
Overseer . 
Guardian 

do 

do      .. 
do      .. 


do 


Ste  Catherine, Coun- 
ty Portneuf 

Murray  Bay 


Montmagny 


do 

Gaspe  Basin. 


Bonne  Esperance  ... 

Amherst 

Becscie 

Cross  Point  


Matspedia .... 

Carleton 

Port  Daniel   , 

Gaspe  Basin., 


Ste.  Anne  des  Monts 


Matane . ., 
Rimouski 

do 


do 
do 


do  .. 

Warden .. 

do  .. 

do  .. 

Overseer. 

do  .. 

do  .. 

do  .. 

do  .. 

do  .. 

do  .. 

do  .. 

do  .. 

do  ., 

do  ., 


100  00 


4,605  00 


50  Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  1 6.) 


A.  1SS7 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  ^.-Continued. 


PROVINCE  OF  QUEBEC— Continued. 


Name. 


Xavier  Pelletier 


Brought  forward 

Division   line    between    Counties 
L'lslet  and  Kamouraska  to  Pointe 
a  la  Loupe,  Green  Island.... 


F.  C.  Caron 


George  Gagnon 
PhiliasDube  .., 


Alfred  Blais  ... 


Ste.  Anne  de  la  Po- 
catiere 


Pierre  Latraverse. 


J.  W.  Hanson 


J.  O.  Dion. 


J.  B.  Chevalier 


Point  Levis  to  division  line  between 

Counties  of  L' Islet  and  Kamouraska 

Inland  waters,  County  Temiscouata .. 

Lake  Temiscouata    and  neighboring 

waters,  County  Temiscouata .... 

Lake  Matapedia  and  River  Matapedia 

to  Causapscal •• 

That  part  of  the  River  St.  Lawrence 
bordering  on  the  Counties  of  Kicn- 
elieu,  Yamaska  and  Berthier,  inclu- 
ding Sorel  and  adjoining  islands  ... 
River  St.   Lawrence,  fronting  on  the 
County  of  Berthier...-. ...... ...»••;•••■ 

Richelieu  River,  from  Sorel  to  Rich 

elieu  Village  ••••  •»•••"••"■■ 

Richelieu  River,   from  St.    John    to 

Lake  Champlain 

St.  Francis  River   .—  •« •  — -y 

Lake  Memphremagog,  in  the  Counties 

of  Stanstead  and  Brome 

Brome  Lake ••- •• 

Inland  waters,  County  Megantic....... 

River  Chateauguay,   from  mouth  to 

village \ 

That  part  of  River  St.  Lawrence  and 
Lake  St.  Francis  fronting  on  Coun- 
ties Beauh&rnois  and  Huntingdon... 
Missisquoi  Bay,  in  Lake  Champlain, 

and  Pike  River •  — •• ••• 

P  W  Nagle The  town  of  Sherbrooke  and  County 

Stanstead • 


L'Islet  .  ... 
St.  Hubert. 


Notre  Dame  du  Lac 
Causapscal 


Sorel 


Ber 


Overseer. . 

do      ... 
Warden  ... 

do      ... 

Overseer. 


Warden .. 
Overseer . 


$      Ct3. 

4,605  OO 


100  00 


J  F.  Picotin 
N.  A.  Beach . 


Trefle  Marchessault. . 

P.  C.  Bourk 

J.  Laberge 

John  Kelly 


P.  E.  Luke 


ier  (en  haut) 
Chambly I     do 


Iberville 

Drummondville 


Georgeville. 
Knowlton  .. 
Somerset ... 


Chateauguay  Basin  .. 


Joel  Shurtleff |  County  of  Common 

A.  L.  Darche 

J.  B.  McDonald 

V.  Veilleux 

Odilon  Lacoursiere. 


Jos.  Desaulniers  .... 

Jos.  Lambert..  ..... 

Wm.  Ritchie 

J.  L.Martel 

Joseph  Gingras  .... 
Joseph  Hurteau. ... 
S.  A.  Grant 


Joseph  Boivin. 


Ju'ien  Monpetit.. 


do      ... 
Warden  ... 

Overseer.. 
Warden ... 
Overseer.. 

do 


Beauharnois |      do 

Philipsburg  


St.  Maurice 


Counties  of  Richmond  and  Wolfe 

Lake  Megantic ••». 

Inland  waters,  County  of  Beauce.  .... 
inland    waters,    County    of    Cham 

plain 

Inland  waters,  Counties 

and  Mapkinonge -.  ••• 

St.    Lawrence     River,     fronting 
County  St.  Maurice........  ........ 

Inland  waters,  County  Montcalm 
Inland  waters,  County  Johette... 

Yamaska  River - 

7ercheres  and  L'  Assomption  Counties 
That  part  of  St.  Lawrence  River  front- 
ing on  Counties  of  Berthier    and 

Maekinonge '~"""V, 

St.  Lawrence  River,  front  Point  Beau- 
det  to  C6teau  Landing,  including 

I    River  Beaudet 

John  Morris ,  ....  River  St.  Lawrence,  around  Island  of 

Montreal .......... 

River    St.    Lawrence,     around    Isle 
Perrot - 


Sherbrooke 

Compton... 

Sherbrooke 

Echo  Vale, ■ 

St.  Ephrem  de  Tring 


do 


St.  Tite 


Shawenegan. 


Three  Rivers  . 
(Jhilton 

St.  Alphonse... 
Riyi&re  David. 
Contrecoeur  ... 


do 
do 
do 
do 
Warden  ... 

Overseer 


Louise  ville 


River  Beaudet 


do      ... 

Guardian 
Overseer 

do      .. 

do      .. 

do      .. 


Guardian. 


Overseer  . 


Carried  forward 


St.  Lambert 


Isle  Perrot. 


do 
do 


200  0® 
30  00 

75  00 

100  00 

100  00 

250  00 

150  00 

150  0O 
150  0O 

100  00 
50  00 
75  00 

100  OO 


100  OO 

50  00 

50  0O 
50  00 
50  00 
300  00 
40  00 

75  OO 

75  00 

50  00 
75  00 
75  00 
25  00 
50  00 


40  00 

50  00 

200  00 

50  00 

7,440  00 


60  Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion — Continued. 


PROVINCE  OF  QUEBEC- Concluded. 


Name. 

District. 

Post  Office  Address. 

Rank. 

Salary. 

Brought  forward t 

$  cts. 
7,440  00 

150  00 

Joseph  Lauzon 

Rivers  Jesus  and  Des  Prairies 

Inland  waters  of  Terrebonne,  and  part 

Terrebonne 

Overseer  . 
do      ... 

do      ... 

do      ... 

do      ... 

do      ... 

Guardian. 

Overseer  . 

do      ... 

ToussaiDt  Cloutier... 

100  00 

Alexander  Beaton.... 
E.  W*.  Jones 

Inland  waters  in   rear  of  County  of 
Argenteuil 

Ottawa  River,  from  Oka  to  Carillon, 
north  side.. 

Lost  River  P.O.,  Har- 
rington  

St.  Andrews 

30  00 

40  00 

Ottawa  River,  from  Oka  to  Carillon, 

Rigaud , 

Hull.. 

100  00 

Jos.  Marion 

County  of  Ottawa — 

Lake  Bernard,  County  cf  Ottawa 

The  waters  of  the  County  of  Poniiac, 
from  Ottawa  County  line  west  to 

300  00 

Robert  Joynt 

Joynt  P.O 

50  00 

James  Mohr 

Onslow „ 

Waltham 

40  00 

J.  T.  Coghlan.. 

The  waters  of  the  County  of  Pontiac, 
from  River  Coulonge  west  to  Des 
Joachims 

50  00 

Total..., 

8,300  00 

PROVINCE  OF  NOVA  SCOTIA. 


W.  H.  Rogers.. 
A.  C.  Bertram, 


W.  T.  Carty 

A.  F.  Morton ..  .. 

<Jeo.  Vroom 

Wm.  Croscup  ... 

W.  A.  Rice.." 

W.  M.  Bailey..  ., 

M.  Riordan 

T.  R.  Ilsley  

Albert  Barteaux 


John  McDonald 

Angus  McDonald  ..., 


Nova  Scotia 

Cape  Breton  Island 


Annapolis  County. 

Annapolis  County 

Annapolis  County 

Bear  River,  south  side 

Bear  River,  north  side 

Annapolis  River 

Lovett's  Brook 

Annapolis  and  Langille  Rivers  .. 
From  Lawrence  to  County  Line. 
Nictaux  River 


Antigonish  County. 


Antigonish  County 

From  mouth  cf  Harbor  to  foot  of 
March,  thence  up  Tracadie  stream  to 
lake,  from  Marsh  up  to  Monastery 
Brook,  including  French  Settlement 
Brook  and  Tarbitts 

Carried  forward  


Amherst 

North  Sydney. 


Annapolis 

Wilmot  , 

Bear  River 

Granville 

Bridgetown  ,.., 

Round  am 

Annapolis  — . 
Lawrencetown 
Nictaux  Falls- 


Doctor's  Brook. 


Tracadie 


Inspect  o  r 
of  Fisher- 


Fishery 
Officer. 


Overseer 
Warden  ., 

do      ., 

do      . 

do      . 

do      .. 

do      . 

do      . 

do      . 


Overseer. . 


Warden 


1,800  00 
500  00 


120  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 


150  00 


25  00 


2,795  00 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  .Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  ke.—Continved. 


PROVINCE  OP  NOVA  SCOTIA— Continued. 


Name. 


-J.  R.  Aymer. 


Albert  Randall  . 
Colin  Chisholm. 


District. 


Brought  forward. 


Antigonish  County— Continued. 

From  mouth  of  Harbor  to  Forks,  from 
thence  on  the  Pomquet  River  to  V. 
Chisholm's  Mills,  and  from  Forks  on 
the  Black  River  to  Falls 


Pest  Office  Address. 


Rank. 


Lauchlin  Cameron. 

John  Gumming 

John  Dexter 


Donald  Chisholm  .. 
Alex.  Macadam 


Duncan  Fraser.... 
James  Chisholm. 


Arch.  McDougall 


Alex.  McDonald 


Francis  Quinan.. 


Wm.  Burke. 


John  McEachen.... 
Donald  McDonald. 

Alex.  McLean , 

York  Barrington... 


From  shore  to  lake 

From   Antigonish  Harbor  to  McWil- 
liams  or  &t.  Andrew's  Bridge 


From  McWilliam's  Bridge  to  Fraser' s 
Bridge,  including  Big  Brook 


Pomquet  Forks, 

tigonish 

Bayfield 


An- 


Lower  South  River, 
Antigonish 


From  Fraser's  Bridge  to  County  line 
at  head  of  lake 


From  Antigonish  Harbor  (foot  of 
March)  to  Trotter's  Mill  Brook, 
thence  up  said  Brook  to  Trotter's 
Mills,  including  both  branches  ot 
West  River  and  Bailey's  Brook  ...  . 

From  Trotter's  Mill  Brook  to  W 
Thompson's  Dam 


From  Thompson' 8  Dam  to  Addington 
Forks  Bridge- . 


Upper  South  River, 
Antigonish 


Warden 
do 


do 


Upper  South  River, 
Antigonish 


Antigonish  .... 

Salt    Springs, 
gonish 


Anti- 


From  Pinkeytown  Bridge  to  Stewart's 
Mills.. 

From  Campbell's  Rock,  on  Pomquet 
River,  to  V.  Chisholm's  Mill  on  the 
Eastern  Branch  and  to  Alexander 
McDonald's  Mill  on  the  Western 
Branch  

From  John  McDonald  (Bun's)  Cove, 
north  side  of  Cape  George,  to  Crob- 
bing  Head,  St.  George's  Bay 


West  River,  Adding- 
ton Forks,  Anti- 
gonish   


St.  Joseph, 


St.  Andrew's.. 


West  River,  from  Fork3  Bridge  to 
Pinkeytown  Bridge. includingJones' 
River  and  Beaver  River 


McNair's  Cove,  Cape 
George 


Cape  Breton  County. 

From  Low  Point  to  South  Head  ot 
Cow  Bay,  and  north  side  of  Mira 
Bay,  including  Salmon  and  Sydney 
Rivers 

Mira  Bridge  and  Trout  Brook 


Salmon  River 

SydDey  River  and  Forks 

Mill  Brook •-- 

North  and  East  Bay  to  Head  of  Sydney 
River,  including  pait  of  Boularderie 
Island — « 


Addington  Forks 


do 


do 


do 


do 


do 
do 


do 


do 


do 


Salary. 


Sydney Overseer 

Burke's  Bridge,  Mira 

River 

Grand  Mira,  Arichat 

Sydney  Forks 

Boisdale 


Sydney  Mines. 


Carried  forward. 


Warden .. 
do  .. 
do  .. 
do      .. 


Overseer. 


$    cts. 
2,795  00 


25  oa 
15  00 


25  00 
30  00 
20  00 

30  00 

25  00 

25  00 

20  00 

25  OQ 

25  00 
25  00 

120  00 

25  00 
25  00 
45  00 
20  00 

120  0« 
3,440  oa 


50  Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion— Continued. 


PROVINCE  OP  NOVA  SCOTIA— Continued. 


Name. 


M.  Fleming 

Alex.  McDonald... . 

Allan  McAdam 

Angus  Morrison 

M.  McLellan 

P.  £eefe «... 


Donald  McCormack. 

D.  J.  McNeil 

Arch.  Mc  Donald , 

James  P.  Burke , 


R.  J.  Pollock... 

T.  Johnson 

George  Fulton. 


H.  Gas3 


J.  W.  Davison 

Daniel  McKay   ..  .. 
Robert  K.  Fulton... 

Oeorge  Moore 

JWat.  G    Murray 

Henry  Blair ... 

Henry  Urquhart. ... 

Samuel  Frame 

Bdw.  Rutherford... 
Hibbert  Oorbett. ... 

Jes  e  Fulmer 

A.  O.  B.  Johnston. 
Henry  W.  Fulton. 


Q.  W.  Gilroy 


Thos.  R.  Smith 
Elijah  Fowler  . 


District. 


Brought  forward. 


Cape  Breton  County— Continued. 


Little  Bras  d'Or  District 

South  of  East  Bay  to  Salmon  River.... 

Eskasoni • 

Marrion  Bridge,  Mira 

Rory  Brack's  Brook 

North- West  Brook,  Grand   Lake  and 

tributaries 

Leitche's  Creek  and  George's  River 

Benacadie  River  and  lake 

Bell's  Creek 

Main  a  Dieu  and  Mira  Bay 


Post  Office  Address. 


Little  Bras  d'Or... 

East  Bay 

Eskasoni 

Marrion  Bridge,  Mira 
Rory  Brack's  Brook. 


Lingan 

Leitche's  Creek... 
Benacadie  River. 

Ball's  Creek, 

Main  a  Dieu 


Colchester  County. 

Stewiacke  River  (lower  portion). 

Salmon  River.  

Stewiacke  River  (upper  portion).. 


Northern  Division, County  Colchester, 
comprising  Tatamagouche  Bay, 
French  and  Waugh's  Rivers.. 

Colchester  County,   Western  Division 

Waugh's  River 

De  Bert  River 

Economy  River 

Salmon  River 

Eastern  Division,  County  Colchester. 

Folly  River 

Shubenacadie  River  and  Gay's  River. 

Stewiake  River , 

Harrington  and  North  River 

East  and  Bass  Rivers 

Lower  Stewiacke  River.- 

Portapique  River -. 


Isaac  Logan 

Hoses  Harrison 

Jos.  Porter 

Francis  L.  Jenks 

¥m.  Murpby.. 

Samuel  McPherson ... 

Sydney  Smith 

A.  W.  Wills 


Rank. 


Lower  Stewiacke 

Salmon  River,  Truro 

Stewiacke    River, 

Brookfield 


Warden  ... 
Overseer. . 
Warden ... 

do      ... 

do      ... 

do      ... 
do      ... 
do      ... 
do 
Overseer.. 


Overseer. 
Warden .. 


Salary. 


$  cts. 
3,440  00 


Tatamagouche 

Upper  Economy.  .. 
Tatamagouche  River 

"Folly  Village , 

Economy 

Truro. 

North  River 

Folly  Village 

Shubenacadia  River. 

Stewiacke 

Five  Islands.. 

do  

Middle  Stewiacke 

Portapique  River 


do 


Overseer., 
do      .. 

Warden .. 
do  .. 
do  .. 
do      .. 

Overseer. 

Warden .. 
do  .. 
do  ., 
do  ., 
do  .. 
do  ., 
do      ., 


Cumberland   County. 

Cumberland  County,  Eastern  Division 
embracing  all  streams  emptying 
into  the  Straits  of  Northumberland. 

Shinimicas  River 

Cumberland  County,  Western  Divi- 
sion, including  all  streams  flowing 
into  the  Bay  of  Fundy„ ..... 

Laplanche  and  Nappan  Rivers 

Maccan  River .'. 

River  Hebert .. 

Parreboro'  Head 

Wallace  River 

Pugwash  River 

Apple  River 

Smelt  and  Oypter,  at  Pugwash 


Oxford.. 

Shinimicas  River. 


Parrsboro' 

Amherst 

Maccan  

River  Hebert 

Parrsboro' 

Wallace 

Pugwash  River.... 
Advocate  Harbor. 
Pugwash 


Carried  forward. 


Overseer. 
Warden  „ 


Overseer. . 

130  00 

Warden ... 

25  00 

do      ... 

25  00 

do      ... 

25  00 

do      ... 

25  00 

do      ... 

30  00 

do      ... 

25  00 

do      ... 

26  00 

Overseer. . 

100  00 

5,115  00 

10 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1S87- 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion— Continued. 


PROVINCE  OF  NOVA  SCOTIA— Continued. 


Name, 


Wm.  Hanley 

Abraham  L.  Qavil. 

Lochlin  McKay 

Robert  Journey  .... 
Jas.  A.  Collins 


District. 


James  A.  Tory 
James  Cook ..... 


James  McEllum.. 


€haxles  Kenny. 


Donald  Gunn., 


William  Pride.. 


Thomas  McKeen. 


J.  L.  Smyth... 
«obert  McKay 


James  R.  Bruce. 


D.  A.  McDonald . 

Allan  McQuarrie. 
Adam  Kirk 


Wm-  McDonald.. 
D.  McC.  Sinclair. 
Alex.  Manson 


D.  Cameron,  sen. 
Frederick  Mattie. 


Brought  forward.. 
Digby  County. 


Digby  County 

Joggins  River 

St.  Mary's  Bay 

Sissaboo  River ••• 

Western   Division  of  Digby  County, 
Long  and  Brier  Islands , 


Post  Office  Address. 


Rank. 


Salary. 


Digby 

do    

St.  Mary's  Bay 
Weymouth 


Guy  thorough  County. 


Gra- 


Guysborough  County 

Salmon  River,  from  mouth  to 
ham's  West  Line.  

From  Graham's  West  Line  to  foot  oi 
Neil's  Lake,  including  North  Branch 
and  Lake ; •• 

From  foot  of  Neil's  Lake  to  Beaver 
Dam  Lake,  inclusive,  and  all  the 
lakes  through  which  it  passes 


Westport. 


Guysborough  . 
Salmon  River 


Overseer. 
Warden .. 

do      .. 

do      ., 

Overseer. 


do 

Warden 


do 


From  mouth  of  Scott's  Place  to 
Country  Harbor  Lake,  including 
Gunn's  Brook,  frcm  Main  River  to 
Hurley's  Lake 

From  mouth  ot  St.  Mary's  River  to 
Sinclair  Point,  including  stream 
from  Wine  Harbor  to  Lake ■ 

From  Forks  to  County  Line,  includ- 
ing McQueen's  Mill  and  Brook,  to 
Lake. • 

From  Forks  to  Indian  Man's  Brook.... 

From  head  of  tide  to  head  of  Inter- 
vale, on  the  North  Branch,  and  to 
Cameron's  Mill,  on  the  Valley 
Branch - 

From  mouth  of  Clam  Harbor   River 

to  Upper  Falls 

St.  Mary's  River 


Salmon  River,  West 
Branch,  Guysboro' 


Cross  Roads 


Sh'rbrooke,  St.  Mary's 


Melrose , 

West  River .. 


Guysborough,  Inter- 
vale  


District  of  St.  Mary's ••■• 

St.  Mary's  River,  extending  from  Alex 
Ross'  (above  still  waters)  to  Hugh 
Halters',  on  the  West  River 

St.  Mary's  River 

From  Sinclair  to  Headwaters 

St.  Mary's  River,  from  Wallace's  Lake 
to  Fieher's  Mill  Dam 

West  River,  St.  Mary's,  from  Wallace 
Bridge  to  head  of  river 

Tracadie  River,  to  Counties  of  Guys- 
borough and  Antigonish 


East  River,  St.  Mary's 


Guysborough 

St.     Mary's     River, 

Sherbroke  

Sherbrooke * 


Glenelg 

Stillwater 

Goshen-... 


Angus  Cameron 

John  Jones Mouth  of  Salmon  River 


It.  Mary's  River  . 
Upper  Caledonia. 


Tracadie,  County  of 
Antigonish 

East  River 

Mouth  of  Salmon 
River  


Carried  forward. . 


do 


do 


do 


do 


do 
do 


do      .. 

do      .. 

do      .. 
Overseer. 


Warden .. 
do  .. 
do      .. 

do      .. 

Warden .. 


do 
do 

do 


$    cts. 
5,115  OO 


120  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  OO 

120  00 


150  CO 
25  00 

25  OO 
15  00 


30  00 

30  00 

30  00 
25  00 

15  0O 

10  00 

40  00 
100  OO 

30  00 
25  00 
20  00 

25  00 

20  OO 

15  00 
25  00 

25  OO 

6,110  OO 


11 


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Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  &c. — Continued. 


PROVINCE  OF  NOVA  SCOTIA—  Continued. 


Name. 


District. 


James  Henderson  . 
Samuel    Hudson 
(Lewis'  son) 


Geo.  Rawlings. 
James  Blakely. 


Nathaniel  McKiel ... 
Joha  Fitzgerald  ..... 


Archibald  Kidston. 
Nathaniel  Mason.... 


Daniel  Mosher 

Donald  McCleam  ... 
James  E.  Whitman 

Geo.  McLeod 

P.  Hughes 

Henry  A.  Shatford.. 

Robt.  Stevens 

Wm,  Burris 


Chas.  G.  Henry 
John  Fraser 


Geo.  Keizer  

Wm.  Geo.  Walker. 


John  Macdonald 


f .  G.  Tolson.. 
Chas.  Conrad 
O.  P.  Fraser .. 


P.  S.  Burnham. 

John  B.  Colter, 
James  Mosher. . 


T.  B.  O'Brien. 

Noah  Mosher 

James  M.  O'Brien. 


Brought  forward. 


Gvysborough  County — Concluded. 
Isaac  Harbor  and  River 


Country  Harbor  River,   from  Bridge 
at  Narrows  to  mouth..... 


Halifax  County. 

Halifax  County,  East  Division,  Dart- 
mouth to  Ecum  Secum 

From  Ship  Harbor  to  Chezzetcook, 
inclusive 

Sheet  Harbor 

Halifax  Harbor  to  Margaret  Bay, 
Portuguese  Cove 


From  Peggy's  Cove  to  Terrence  Bay, 
Nine  Mile  and  Prospect  Rivers 


From  Hubert's  to  Peggy's  Cove,  Mar- 
garet Bay,  Ingraham  and  Indian 
Rivers , 

Cow  Bay  Run  ^ 

Chezzetcook  River , 

Salmon  River ,  ..,> 

Middle  Musquodoboit  River 

Tangier  River „  „ 

Pennant  River 

Musquodoboit  Harbor ... 

Little  Musquodoboit  River 


Upper  Musquobodoit  River 

Moser's  River  and  Ecum  Secum  and 

Smith's  Brook 

Lake  Porter  and  streams 

Little  Salmon  River , 

Big  Salmon  River,  or  Lawrencetown 

River 

Sackville  River 

Cole  Harbor 

Ecum  Secum  River 


Hants  County. 

Hants  County,  Western  Division,  from 
Western  County  Line  to  Walton  ... 

Shubenacadie  River 

Rivera  Meander  and  Hebert,  from 
mouth  to  source 

East  Division,  from  Walton  to  Col- 
chester Line, 

Kennetcook  River,  from  mouth  to 
head  of  tide 

Walton  and  Kennetcook  Rivers......... 


Carried  forward 


Post  Office  Address. 


Isaac  Harbor  .  ... 
Country  Harbor 


MusquodoboitHarbor 


Ship  Harbor .. 
Sheet  Harbor. 


Portuguese  Cove , 

N.  W.  Arm,  Halifax. 


Peggy's  Cove  

Cow  Bay,  Dartmouth 
Chezzetcook  River... 

Salmon  River 

Little  Musquodoboit. 

Taggier  River    

Hubbard's  Cove 

Musquodoboit  Harbor 
Little   Musquodoboit 

River  

Upper  Musquodoboit 

Moser's  River. 

Lake  Porter 

Little  Salmon  River, 
Preston  Road 


Lawrencetown  

Sackville  River 

Cole  Harbor 

Ecum  Secum,  County 
Guygboro' 


Windsor. 
Milford  .. 


Brooklyn. 
Maitland. 


Mosherville. 
Maitland.... 


Rank. 


Warden .. 
do      .. 

Overseer 

Warden .. 
do      .. 

Overseer , 

Warden .. 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

do 
do 

do 

do 

do 

do 
do 
do 

do 


Overseer 
Overseer 

Warden .. 

Overseer. 

Warden  .. 
do 


12 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  18&7 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  be.— Continued. 


PROVINCE  OF  NOVA  SCOTIA.— Continued. 


Name. 


District. 


James  Coady 

David  Ross 

Miles  McDaniel  . 


Brought  forward 


Post  Office  Address 


Neil  McKay 


D.  F.  McLean 

Peter  Benvie 

M.  B.  McDonald  . 
David  Dowling... 
Peter  McEachern 

John  McLean 

Peter  Gillies 

Moses  Murphy. 


to 


Inverness  County. 


Inverness  County,  East  Division. . 

do  do 

From  mouth  of  Margaree  River 

South-west  Chapel .....* •«••• 

Upper  waters  and  tributaries,   Mar 

earee  River  "VV" 

Inverness  County,  Western  Division. 

Mabou  River 

River  Dennis 

River  Inhabitants... 
do 

Big  River 

do       

Ainslie  Lake 

Crowdis  Bridge  to  head  of  nver- 


S.  W.  Margaree. 
N.  E.  Margaree. 


Rank. 


Salary. 


S£&1  mSS:^  Big  Inter 

Cr0Wdis I  From*  BridgeTo"  Forks','  'North-east 


Forks,  Margaree... 

N.W.  Margaree  River 

Port  Hood 

Mabou, Brook  Village 

River  Dennis 

Riverside 

Glendale 

Strathlorn......  ..... 

S.  W.  Mabou 

N.  E.  Margaree  .... 
do 


do 


Mark 


William  Hart,  jun 

Daniel  McLennan 
(Blacksmith's  Son) 

Angus  McFarlane 
(Angus'  Son).... 


Margaree  River 
From    Crowdis    Bridge    to    Warden 
McDermid's  residence 

River  Dennis  and  Basin »• 

Upper  South-west  Margaree  Rivers- 


John  P.  McFarlane.. 

Stephen  Graham 

Murdock  McDougall. 


James S.  Miller.... 

W.  Mclntyre 

R.  F.  Reid 

O.  E.  Bishop 

Joseph  Angus 

Philip  Brown 

J.  W.  Thorpe 


Big  Intervale .. .. 
N.  E.  Margaree 
River  Dennis  . . 


Overseer 
do      . 

Warden ... 

do  .. 
Overseer. 
Warden .. 

do      ., 

do  ., 
Overseer. 
Warden . 

do      . 

do      . 

do      . 

do  . 
do  . 
do      . 


$  cts. 
7,460  00- 


100  00 
100  00 

25  CO 


Upper  S.W.  Margaree 

River. 
Margaree  . 


Margaree  Harbor 

Long  Point  and  Judique  Rivers Long  Point. 

Trout  River..... Lake  Ainslie 


King's  County. 

King's  County 

Annapolis  River 

King's  County 

Gaspereaux  River 

do  

Blomidon 

Hall's  Point  to  Cape  Split. 


Canning... 

Aylesford 

Wolfville 

Horton 

Wolfville 

Blomidon 

Hall's  Harbor. 


David  Evans... . 

Jacob  Meisener. 
Ieaiah  Besancon 
David  Demon.... 

John  Hutt 

Edward  Boy  Ian 
Jas.  Langille.... 
Hy.  St  Jost 


Lunenburg  County. 

Lunenburg  County,  East  Division, 
Middle,  Gold,  Martin's  and  Musha^ 
mush  Rivers ■ 

Eastern  River - 

Middle  River 

Lower  Gold  River • 

Middle  Gol  I  River 

Gold  River,  Upper 

Martin's  River •-•":-'': ':". 

Lunenburg  County,  West  Division... 


Carried  forward 


Chester 

do      

Chester  Basin 

Lower  Gold  River... 
Beacn  Hill,  Chester. 

New  Ross 

Chester 

Lunenburg .... 


do 


do 
do 
do 
do 


Overseer. 
Warden  .. 
Overseer. 
Warden  . 

do      . 

do      . 

do      . 


Overseer. 
Warden .. 

do      .. 

do      .. 

do      .. 

do      .. 

do  .. 
Overseer. 


25  00 

150  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

100  00 

25  CO 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

20  0G 

125  00 

50  00 

125  00 

30  00 

30  00 

30  00 

30  GO 

100  oo 
25  CO 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 

100  00 


9,100  00' 


13 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion — Continued. 


PROVINCE  OF  NOVA  SOOT  I  A-  Continued. 


Name. 


Chas.  Pernette.. 

•O.  E   Godard.... 

<3Fas.  Mossman.... 

<Geo.  Burns 

John  Andrews... 
Geo.  A.  Nesbitt. 
ElieHebb 

William  Croft... 

J.  H.  Keddy 

Patrick  Cooney. 


D.  G.  McDonald 


William  Tnrner 

Donald  McDonald.... 

Donald  McLean 

Robt.  Sutherland  . ... 

Wm.  McDonald 

Peter  Campbell 

Alex.  Douglas 

Thos.  Cameron 

John  McKay   

Geo.  McKenzie 

D.  A.  Murray 

Samuel  Frazer 

Donald  Fraser 

Chas.  Macdougall .... 

Thos.  Fraser 

Allan  Cameron 

A.  0.  Pritchard 

A.  F.  Campbell 


District. 


Brought  forward, 


Lunenburg  County — Concluded. 


From    mouth    of  La  Have  River  to 
Wilkie's  Cove 

La  Have  River 

From  Henry  Koch's  to  Knock's 

Knock's  to  source  of  La  Have  River.. 

Mushamush  River 

Petite  River  mouth  to  Wallace  Brook 

do         from  Wallace  Brook  to 

source , 


Post  Ofice  Address. 


East  Gold  River.from  Bongard's  Point 
to  Gold  River  Branch,  thence  to 
Clarke's,  Clinton's  and  Henry's 
Lakes 

Larder's  River 

East  Branch  Middle  River , 


Pictou  County. 

Pictou  County,  East  Division,  includ- 
ing Sutherland's,  French  and  Bar- 
ney's Rivers,  Bailey's  Brook  and 
Shore  Fishery,  from  Pictou  Harbor 
eastward  to  County  Line 

Barney's  River 

Sutherland's  River ,. 

Bailey's  Brook 

Pictou  County,  West  Division,  includ- 
ing Middle,  East.  West,  Cariboo 
Toney  and  John  Rivers... , 

French  River 

East  River , , 

Middle  River , 

West  River , 

River  John , 

Cariboo  River , 

Barney's  River,  from  McDonald's 
Bridge  to  Head 

Grant's  Factory  to  East  Branch  Lake 

Fork  and  West  Branch  Lake 

East  River  of  St.  Mary's  and  Garden 
Lake 

East  River,  from  Tide  Head  to  Grant's 
Factory 

East  Branch  Barney's  River,  from 
Sutherland's  Marghy  Hope  to  Bar- 
ney's River 


Lunenburg 

Sridgewater 

Lunenburg 

Bridgewater 

Mahone  Bay 

Petite  River 

Hebb's  Cross,   West 
Conquerall 

Chester  Basin 

New  Ross 

East  Branch,  Middle 
River  


Rank. 


Warden .. 
Overseer. 
Warden .. 

do      .. 

do      .. 

do      .. 


do 


do 
do 

do 


Lismore 

Avondale 

New  Glasgow. 
Bailey's  Brook 


Central    Pictou    County,    including 

Middle,  East  and  West  Rivers 

Pictou  Island 


Carried  forward  „. 


14 


River  John 

French  River 

New  Glasgow 

Alma 

Middle  River , 

River  John , . ... 

Lower  Cariboo  River 


Avondale  ... 
Bridge  ville . 
Hopewell.,.. 


Garden  of  Eden. 
Island  Hopewell 


Kenzeeville,  Barney's 
River  


New  Glasgow 
Pictou  Island . 


Overseer.. 
Warden .. 

do      .. 

do      .. 


Overseer. 
Warden . 

do      .. 

do      .. 

do      .. 

do      .. 

do      .. 

do  .. 
do  .. 
do      .. 

do      .. 

Warden .. 


do      .., 

Overseer., 
Warden ... 


25  00 
25  00 

20  00 

25  00 

25  00 

150  00 

25  00 

10,285  00 

60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Schedule^  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  ko.— Continued. 


PROVINCE  OF  NOVA  SCOTIA.— Continued. 


Name. 


S.T.N.  Sellon.... 
Theodosius  Ford. 

John  Fitzgerald  , 

Barnabas  Miles . . 


District. 


Brought  forward 


Queen's  County. 


Address. 


Rank. 


Queen's  County  .............. 

Milton   Bridge  up  to  Port  Liverpool 

From  Steam  Mills  to  Salter's  Falls  on 
Port  Medway  River •••  •• 

Salter's  Falls  to  Pawn  Hook,  on  Port 
Medway  River 


Duncan  Cameron  ... 


Liverpool  ... 

Milton 

Mill  Village 
Greenfield .,. 


Salary. 


JohnMurchison... 
Francis  Marmeau 


P.  W.  Grouchy 

John  Procter,  sen.... 
Abraham  Sampson... 
Justinian  Sampson- 
Charles  Grant 

Allan  McRae 

Farquhar  McPherson 


Richmond  County. 

Eastern  Division,  from  River  Bour- 
geois to  east  boundary  of  County, 
including  said  river 

Grand  River •••; •■ 

Western  Division,  from  River  tfour- 
geois  to  west  boundary  of  County.., 

Descousse  River 

Inhabitants  River ■ 

Petit  de  Grat  Inlet 

L'Ardoise - - 

River  Inhabitants   - 

West  Bay,  Black  River 

River  Moulin — '••• 


St.  Peter's.  ... 
Grand  River. 


Overseer., 
Warden .. 
Overseer. 
Warden  .. 


Overseer , 
Warden .. 


Patrick  Kyte  .- 
Felix  Gerroir  . . 
William  Kenoe 


Win.  Jchn  Me  Gill 
M.  Greenwood  .... 
Timothy  Acker.... 

George  Ryer 

C,  A.  Holden 

Michael  Kehoe  ... 

P.  Crowell 

■P.  G.  Nichol 

E.  S.  Goudey 


River  Tier 

Grand  Ruisseau  ,—•"•"  "• 

False  Bay  and  Breen's  Brook 

Shelburne  County. 


Arichat - 

do 

Port  Hawkesbury  .... 

Petit  de  Grat - 

L'Ardoise 

River  Inhabitants.... 

West  Bay  

River  Moulin,  Gran- 
digue  Ferry  

River  Tier,  St.  Peters 

Arichat I      do 

River  Bourgeois do 


Overseer 
Warden .. 

do      ., 

do      .. 

do      . 

do      . 

do      . 


Shelburne  County  «...;•••-; "••*;"' 

Round  Bay  River  and  Indian  Brook 

Birchtown  River 

Roseway  River ..  .•••■—• '-;  

Ogden's  Brook  and  Indian  River  ... 
Green  Harbor .«..•••  - 

1  do         to  Yarmouth  County  Line  Barnngton 


Shelburne 

Clyde  River  .... 

Birchtown . 

Shelburne 

Jordan  River  . 

Lockeport 

Barrington 


Victoria  County. 

Victoria  County,  North  Division,from 

Smoky  Head  to  Bay  St.  Lawrence  . 

Victoria  County,  South  Division 


Malcolm  Mcintosh  ... 

Donald  McRae,  jun . 

Donald  McLeod '.River  St  Ann  s  ... 

John  McLellan |  Middle  River 

John  McRae  (Rory's 

son) 

Donald  McQuarrie  ... 
Chris.  McKenzie 


Aspy  Bay 

Baddeck 

St.  Ann's  River 
Middle  River 


Middle  River,  Upper  Settlement 

do  

do  - 


Carried  forward 


McLeod , 

Baddeck. 

do      . 


Overseer . 

Warden .. 
do  .. 
do  .. 
do  .. 
do  ., 
do  ., 
do      . 

Overseer 


Overseer . 

do      .. 
Warden .. 

do      .. 

do  .. 
do  .. 
do      ., 


$    cts. 
10,285  00 


225  00 
60  00 

100  00 
30  00 


125  00 
30  00 

125  00 
30  00 
20  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 

30  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 


125  00 
20  00 
30  00 
50  00 
50  00 
20  00 
20  00 
20  00 

100  00 


120  00 

120  OO 

30  OO 

25  00 

25  00 
25  00 
25  00 

12,060  OO 


15 


SO  Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No,  16.) 


A.  1837 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  &o. — Continued. 


PROVINCE  OF  NO 7 A  SCOTIA—  Concluded. 


Archd.  McDonald 

Donald  McMillan... 
Donald  McAuley.... 

Donald  McRae  „ 

George  Ingraham.... 
Francis  McGregor  ... 
Michael  McDougall  . 

Kenneth  McRae 

Koderick  Beaton 

William  Foyle 

Donald  Finlayson 

Donald  Bochaman... 

Malcolm  Mclver 

Archd.  McDonald  ... 

Tbos.  Capstick  

Robert  Hellen 

John  McPherson 

Donald  MeRae 

Andrew  Watson 

Thos.  Donovan 

JohnS.  McNeil 


Enos  Gardner 

J.  A.  Hatfield 

William  Kavanagh. 
Enstache  Nickerson 

Jerdme  Doucet. 

Vital  Miu8 

Joseph  M.  White  .... 
Wm.  Thurston,  sen 

J.  1.  Brand 

Geo.  H.  Robertson ., 

James  Jeffery 

Z.  Porter- 

John  McOharles 

John  McRae 

John  Campbell 

Wm.  Bingham , 


District. 


Post  Office  Address. 


Rank. 


Brought  forward. 


Victor  ialCounty — Concluded. 

South  Branch,  Middle  River 

Baddeck  River 

do  

Baddeck  River  and  tributaries 

From  Baddeck  to  Head  of  Long  Point 

Entrance  of  Baddeck  River. 

Washabuck  River  

Indian  Brook.... „ 

Hume's  River 

Peter's  Brook................ 

Middle  River 

Barachois  River 

Indian  Brook 

North  Harbor 

Salmon  River,  Bay  St.  Lawrence 

Cape  North 

A.spy  Bay 

Red  Head,  Baddeck.. 

Baddeck  River 

Colyburn  Brook 

From  Grand  Narrows  to  McKay  Point 


Yarmouth  County 


Yarmouth  County 

From  Lower  Narrows,  Tusket  River, 

to  County  Line 

Gnrill's  Bridge  to  Coldstream 

Salmon  River 

Tusket  River „ 

Tusket  Forks *. 

Sel  Lake , 

Chegoggin  River 

Pubnico  and  Argyle 

Sea  shore  from  Chebogue    Point  to 

Digby  County  Line 

Fnm  Chebogue  Point  to  Chegoggin 

Point 

Beaver  River 


AspyBay 

Baddeck  , 

do        

do        

do        ~ 

Hunter's  Mountain... 

Washabuck  River 

Middle  River  .  

St.Patrick'g  Channel 

Baddeck  River. « 

Middle  River M 

Barachois  River  

Indian  Brook 

North  Harbor 

Bay  St  Lawrence 

Cape  North.. 

Aspy  B»j. 

Red  Head,  Baddeck. 

Baddeck  

Ingonish 

Grand  Narrows. ...... 


Tusket . 


South  Gut,  Ste.  Ann's % 

tiold  Diggings,  Middle  River 


North  River,  Aspy  Bay ., 

Englishtown  and  Ingonish  Division... 


Total 


do      

do      

Yarmouth 

Tusket 

Tusket  Forks  .  ... 

Eel  Lake 

Chegoggin  

West  Pubnico  ... 


Yarmouth 


Overton   

Beaver  River 

S.  Gut,  Ste.  Ann's... 
Gold  Diggings,  Mid- 
dle River 

V.  River,  Aspy  Bay.. 
Englishtown 


Warden 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do      . 


Overseer 

Warden., 

do  .. 

do  .. 

do  .. 

do  .. 
do 

do  .. 

do  .. 

Overseer 

Warden .. 
do  .. 
do      .. 

do      ... 

do      .. 

Overseer. , 


Salary. 

$    cts. 
12,060  00 


25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  0O 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
25  0O 
30  00 
30  00 
25  00 
25  00 
30  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 


150  0© 

80  00 
25  00 
25  00 
30  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 

100  00 

25  00 
25  00 
25  00 

25  00 
25  00 
50  00 

13,305  00 


It) 


50  Victoria 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16  ) 


A.  188T 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  &c. — Continued. 


PROVINCE  OF  NEW  BRUNSWICK. 


Name. 


W.  H.  Venning. 


Sutherland  Stewart. 

Wallace  Taylor 

Jno.  W.  Dryden 


J.  E.  Kinne  ... 
Bartlet  Oliver. 


Alex.  G.  Lindsay. 

Geo.  R.  Burt 

J.  W.  Scott 


D.  F.  Campbell 

Bartholomew  Brown, 


Frank  Todd  

W.  B.  McLaughlin. 


Samuel  Dick 

Robert  Dixon 

Wm.  Ash 

J.  M.  Lord 

Andrew  Gilmour 
Edward  Carroll.. 

Thos.  Holmes 

Thos.  Barry 


District. 


New  Brunswick. 


Albert  County. 


County  of  Albert.. 

Petitcodiac  River 

Mouih  of  Petitcodiac  River  and  Dor 

Chester  Bay  

Germantown  Lake  and  Shepody  River 
Rocher  Bay 


Carleton  County. 


Miramichi  River  (S.W.)  from  Head 

Waters  to  Forks Foreston 

St.  John  River  and  tributaries,  from 

Long's  Creek  to  Tobique  River Upper  Woodstock. 

t    John   River,  from  Eel   River  to 

Woodstock Canterbury , 


Post  Office  Address 


St.  John,  N.B. 


Alma 

Coverdale 


Hillsboro'  

Hopewell 

Harvey,  Little  Rocher 


Charlotte  County. 


Inner  Bay  of  Passamaquoddy. 

Campo  Bello  and   West  Isles,  with 

coasts  and  streams  in  Oharlotte  Co. 

St   Croix  River  and  tributaries 

Grand   Manan  Island  and  spawning 

grounds  . . ..    - 

St.  George  to  Beaver  Harbor  ......... 

Seely's  Cove  to  Lepreaux.. 

East  District  of  Co  Charlotte 

Deer  Island 

Northern  Head,  Grand  Manan..,...., 

Whitehead  Island , 

West  side  Deer  Island  , 

Lower  Falls,  Magaguadavic  River.., 


Robt.  Jo  ha  son, 


James  Hickson 

Juste  Hache 

J.  Mauzerolles 

James  Walsh 

Frederic  Comeau  . 

Miles  Dempsey 


16—2 


Upper  Falls 


do 


Gloucester  County. 

River  Nepissiguit  and  tributaries,with 
sea  coast  and  streams  from  Belle 
dune  River  to  Grindstone  Point , 

Oyster  beds  in  County,  Caraquet  and 
Shippegan 

Coast  from  County  line  to  Green 
Point,  including  Big  and  Tracadie 
Rivers 

Pokemouche 

Petit  Rocher,  from  Belledune  to  Mill 
Stream 

Salmon  Beach,  from  Bass  River  to 
Grindstone  Point 


St.  Andrew's. 

Campo  Bello. 
St.  Stephen.., 


Rank. 


Inspct'r.of 
Fisheries. 


Overseer. 
Warden  .. 


Grand  Manan  

La  Te"te 

Lepreaux 

Heaver  Harbor 

Deer  Island 

Grand  Manan  , 

do  

Deer  Island  

Lower  Falls,  Maga- 
guadavic  

Upper  Falls,  Maga- 
guadavic  


do 
do 
do 


Overseer. 

do     .. 

Warden .. 

Overseer . 

do     .. 
do     .. 

do  .. 
Warden  .. 

do  .. 
Overseer. 

do  .. 
Warden .. 

do     .. 

do      .. 

do     .. 


Bathurst. 
Caraquet. 


Carried  forward. 


Tracadie 

Pokemouche. 


Petit  Rocher. 


Salmon  Beach. 


do 


Overseer, 
do     ., 

Warden  . 
do     . 

do     . 

do     . 


17 


Salary. 

$    cts. 
1,800  00 


100  00 
40  00 

40  00 
40  00 
40  00 


150  00 

100  00 

30  00 

120  00 

100  00 
120  00 

240  00 
30  00 
30  00 

100  0O 
70  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 

50  00 

50  00 


350  00 
100  00 

30  00 
30  00 

100  00 

30  00 

3,980  00 


60  Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16  ) 


A.  188T 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  &c. — Continued. 


PROVINCE  OP  NEW  BRUNSWICK— Continued. 


Name. 


Tim  Coughlan. 
Adolphe  Ache 
W.  Rogers 


John  Calhan,  jun. 


Joseph  Sewell  ... 
Gustave  Cormier. 
Joseph  Poirier.... 


Alex.  Boyd. 


Charles  Cormier  ... 

W.  F.  Hannah 

F.  B.  Leger 

M.  A.   Girouird.  ... 
James  Harnett 


Lazare  Guimon 

Nicho.  Mauzerolles. 


A.  L.  Collet  ... 
A.  T.  Leblanc. 


Samuel  Gosline. . 

Samuel  P.  Ryan  . 
James  A.  Belyea. 

Isaac  R.  Pearson. 


Z.  S  Spragg. 
Jonah  Keith  , 


District. 


Brought  forward  ........ 


Gloucester  County— Concluded. 


Grindstone  Point  to  Grand  Anse. 

Shippegan 

TSte  a  Gauche  River 


That  part  of  River  T6te  a  Gauche  from 
a  mile  above  the  Mill  Dam  to  the 
source  of  said  river 

Pokemouche  River 

Oaraquet  Herring  Banks 

Bay  Uhaleurs,  between  Grand  Anse 
and  Point  Mizzenette 

Little  Shippegan  to  Miscou 


Kent  County. 


Post  Office  Address. 


Rank. 


Grand  Anse 

Shippegan    

Tete  a  Gauche,  Bath- 
urst 


Kinsale  . 

Pokemouche 
Caraquet 


Grand  Anse 

Little  Shippegan. 


Cocagne  River 

Richibucto  River 

Little  Buctouche  River 

Big  do 

From  the  mouth  of  Nicholas  River,  on 

the  Buctouche,  upwards,  including 

Nicholas  River 

From  Kouchibouquacis  to  Chockfish 

River - 

From  Ko  ichibouquacis  River  to  Point 

Sspin     .   ,.lKouchibouquac  . 

Buctouche  Bay 'Buctouche 

Uanaau  River Legerville 


Cocagne 

Richibucto  

Little  Buctouche  Riv. 
Buctouche  


W'eldford. 
3t.  Louis . 


Prudent  Robichaud., 

John  Stymast 

William  Wyse... 


King's  County. 

Fr->m  mouth  of  Smith's  Creek,  up- 
wards  

Mill  Stream  

St.  Johu  River  and  Belle  Isle  Bay  and 
streams  running  thereinto 

Wash^demoak  Lake  and  its  tributaries 
in  Kind's  and  Queen' a  Counties 

Belle  Isle  Bay  

North  and  Canaan  River 


Northumberland  County. 

Burnt  Church  River  and  tributaries 

and  Upper  Tabusintac  River 

Lower  Tabusintac  River 


Smith's  Creek , 

Studholm,  Apohaqui 


Weatfield 


English  Settlement. 

Belle  Isle 

Havelock. «. 


Warden 
do 

do 


do^    ., 

Overseer. 

do      . 

do 
Warden . 


Overseer., 

do      .. 

Warden  .. 

Overseer. 


Warden .. 

do      ., 

do      . 

do      . 

Overseer. 


do      ... 
Warden ... 

Overseer. . 

Warden .. 
do  .. 
do      . 


Salary. 


Thomas  Parker. 


Herring  fisheries,  Miramichi  Bay,  and 
Bass  fishing  in  Napan  Bay  and  Black 
Rivers  

Miramichi  River  aod  tributaries,  from 
Beaubair's  Island  to  Blackville 


Upper  Neguac  . 

Stymast    Road, 

guac 


Ne- 


Carried  forward 


18 


Chatham . 
Newcastle 


Overseer, 
do   .. 

do   ., 
do   .. 


$  eta. 

an 
3,980  00 


30  00 
100  00 


25  00 


25  00 
50  00 
50  00 

100  00 
75  00 


100  00 
75  00 
80  00 
75  0© 


80  00 

80  00 

50  00 
80  00 
75  00 


100  00 
30  00 

50  00 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  &c. — Continued. 


PROVINCE  OF  NEW  BRUNSWICK—  Continued. 


Name. 

District. 

Post  Office  Address. 

Rank, 

Salary. 

$  cts. 
5,980  00 

Samuel  Holt 

Northumberland  County— Continued. 

From  lower  line  of  Blackville  to  Bliss- 
field 

Miramichi    River  (N.W.)   and   tribu- 
taries,   from   Chatham    Ferry,   up- 
wards     

Miramichi   River  (3.  W.)   and   tribu- 
taries, from   Nelson's  to    head    of 

Overseer.. 

do      ... 
Warden ... 

do      ... 

do     ... 

do     ... 

Overseer.. 
Warden... 

do      ... 

do     ... 

do     ... 

do     ... 

Overseer. . 

do     ... 

Warden ... 

Overseer.. 

Warden ... 

do      ... 

do     ... 
do      ... 
do     ... 

do     ... 

do     ... 

do     ... 

do      ... 
do      ... 
do      ... 

160  00 

400  00 

Percy  Hovey ......... ... 

Boiestown ••»•< 

30  00 

George  Eryanton  .... 

From  Elm  Tree  Brook  to  Squire  Un- 
derbill 's,  on  the   S.    W.   miramichi 
River 

From   Underbill's   to  Stephen  Mitch- 
ell's, on  S.  W.  Miramichi 

30  00 

Patrick  Bergin 

Dumphey,      W.    0., 
Blackville 

North  Esk,Red  Bank 

do              do 
do              do 

Renous  Bridge,  W.O. 
do           

Sevogle  

Napan,  Chatham 

Thomas  Smith 

From  lower  end  of  Fingley's  Island, 
on  N.    W.  Miramichi,  upwards  and 
the  Big  Sevogle - 

From  lower  end  of  Ox  Bow,  on  the 
Little  South  West,  upwards...- 

Little  S.  W.  River  and  tributaries. 

Renou.s  River  and  tributaries 

do 

Big  Sev<  gle  to  Square  Forks ..... 

Napan   aud   Black  Rivers  and  tribu- 
taries.... 

In    Miramichi    Bay,    from    Black    to 
French    River,    including     du   Vin 
and  E^g  Islands ... 

Miramichi   Bay,  from   Fox  Island  to 
Escurninac, 

South  West  Miramichi,  within  Parish 
of  Blissfield 

From  Doaktown  to  Hovey  Islands,  in 
the  Parish  of  Blissfield, on  the  South 
We3t  Miramichi  River. 

From  lower  side  of  Ox  Bow,  on  Little 
South  West  Miramichi,  upwatda.... 

Arbo  Settlement.  Parish  of  Blackville, 
South  West  Miramich' 

Goughlau  Settlement, Parish  of  Black- 
ville, South  West  Miramichi 

Tabu3intac  and  Bartibog  Rivers 

WhitDey  Settlement,  N.W.  Miramichi. 

Miramichi  Kiver  and  tributaries,  from 
Middle  Island  to  Newcastle  Ferry... 

Black   River  and    tributaries  in    the 

30  00 

Jared  Blackmore 

Patrick  Gillis. 

30  00 

50  00 
30  00 
30  00 

Michael  Donavan 

John  Shaddick - 

F.  McDairmid 

30  00 
50  00 

JohnG.  Williston.... 

30  00 
100  00 

John  Noble 

Miramichi  Bay 

100  00 

Enoch  A.  Bamford... 

Blissfield 

50  00 

Samuel  Freeze 

D  o  akto  wn,  Miramichi 

Little    South     West 
Miramichi .,.. 

Da,niel  Mathews 

100  00 
30  00 

Arbo  Settlement. 

CoughlanSettlement 

J.  Underhill 

30  00 

30  00 

30  00 

George  Hubbard 

Angus  Mcintosh 

Tabul  Watling 

North  Esk. 

Chatham  Head 

Black  Rive" 

50  00 
30  00 
30  00 

Samuel  Kingston 

Jno.  Coleman .... 

Upper  waters,  N.W.  Miramichi  River, 

from  Rolph's  Crossing,  upwards 

Point    aux    Carr    to   Middle   Islaud, 

N.  W.  Miramichi 

Chatham 

50  00 

70  00 

James  Fitzpatrick. ... 

Black  River 

North-West  Miramichi 

30  00 

North  Esk 

30  0O 

Carried  forward 

7,640  Qi 

19 


16— 2£ 


(0  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  188T 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  &c— Continued. 


PROVINCE  OF  NEW  BRUNSWICK— Con  tinned. 


Name. 


M.  Hayes 

Alex.  Martin 

J.  K.  McMahon  ., 
Wm.  Irving , 


District. 


Brought  forward 

Northumberland  County— Concluded 


Dungarvon  River  .  

Grand  Dune  Island  to  Tabusintac 
Chatham  Ferry  to  Grand  Dune  Island 


Post  Office  Address. 


Rank. 


do 


do 


...  Lower  Newcastle 


I.  T.  Hetherington. 

Isaiah  Langan 

Robert  Philips 


A.  McPherson  . 

G.  W.  Hoben . 
W.  E.  Taylor., 


Queen's  County. 


From  Cole's  Island  to  foot  of  Washa- 
demoak  Lake 


Salmon  River .... 

Head  waters,  Washademoak  Lake. 

Ristigouche  County. 
From  Belledune  to  Dalhousie 


Renous  River . . 

Neguac  

Barbibog 


Jenkins,  W.O.  John 
son  

Chipman,  W.O.  Gas- 
psreaux  .... 

Canaan  Rapids  ... 


Salary. 


do 
do 
do 

do 


Overseer. . 

Warden ... 
do      ... 


River  Charlo. Overseer 


Joseph  O'Brien... 
Wm.  E.  Skillen  . 


Sunbury  County. 

St.  John  River,  Indiantown  to  County 

Line  of  York  

do  do 


St.  John  County. 


Thos.  D.  Ryan.... 
Jno.McDougall. 


Jno.  C,  McOloskey. 

Donald  Fraser 

Thos.  Edgar -.. 

J.  McNab  Cameron. 

Magloire  Caron 

RomainLong,  sen.. 
Ohas.  Roberts,  jun. 


St.  John  County • 

Eastern  part  of  St.  John  County,  from 
Quaco  Head  to  Goose  River 


Burton  .. 
Sheffield. 


Carleton,  St.  John. 
St.  Martin's 


Victoria  County. 


County  ofVictoria 

Three    Brooks,    Branch 
River 


of   Tobique 


Salmon  River 

Tobique  River . 

Middle  Division,  Tobique  River 

Tobique  River 

Baker's  Lake  and  adjoining  streams. 

Above  Fish  River  Rapids 

Lower  Division,  Tobique  River 


W.  B.  Deacon  . 
D.  T.  Cormier  . 
Kobt.  Goodwin 


Grand  Falls 


Rockv  Brook,  Parish 
cf 

Ana>  

Arthui         

Three  fta     rs 

Tobiqus  l-.ver 

Carou  Brook 

St.  Francis... 

Andover 


Westmoreland  County. 


Shediac  Harbor  and  River 

Dorchester  Bay r 

The  Parishes  of  Sackville  and  West- 
moreland  ..... 


Carried  forward 


Shediac .....  .... 

Pre-d'en-haut,, 


Bay  Verte. 


Overseer. 
Warden . 


Overseer. 
do      . 

Overseer .. 


Warden .. 

do  .. 

do  .. 

do  .. 

do  .. 

do  .. 

do  .. 

do  .. 


Overseer, 
do      ., 

do      ., 


$     cts. 
7,640  00 


30  00 
50  00 
50  00 
50  00 


1G0  00 

30  00 
25  00 


100  00 


100  00 
30  00 


150  00 
100  00 

150  00 


50  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 


200  00 
60  00 

100  00 


9,225  00 


20 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Schedule  of  Fi8hery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  &c-  Continued. 


PROVINCE  OF  NEW  BRUNSWICK—  Concluded. 


Name. 


Robert  Orr 

J.  A.  Campbell 


District. 


Brought  forward.. 
York  County. 


County  of  York 

Grand  Pass,  on  St  John  River,  up- 
wards, from  Crock's  Point  to  Lower 
Line  of  York  County,  including 
Nashwaak  River 


Post  Office  Address. 


Rank. 


Fredericton 


A.  B.  Cronkhite 

A.  Moir.. c 

A.  Cunningham...... 

Lanson  McNelly 

David  Glendenning 


St.  John  River,  from  Upper  Line  of 
York  County  to  Crock's  Poiot,  on 
River  St.  John — » 

From  Price's  Bend  to  Burnt  Hill, 
S   W.  Miraraichi 

Skiff  and  Palfry  and  other  Lfike3 

From  Burgoyne's  Ferry  to  NackawacA 

Magaguadavic  Stream  and  Lake 
Oromocto  and  other  Lakes 


Total. 


Kings  clear, 
ricton 


Frede 


Southampton 

Bloomfield ....- 

Canterbury  Station. 
Lower  Queenstown- 


Harvey  Station. 


Overseer. 


Warden 


do      .. 

Overseer. 

do      .. 

Warden .. 

do      .. 


Salary. 


$    eta. 
9,225  00 


300  00 


60  00 


60  00 

150  00 

100  00 

60  00 

60  00 


10,015  00 


PROVINCE  OF  PRINCE  EDWARD  ISLAND. 


J.  H.  Duvar -. 


Michael  Ready 

Lionel  Garnum 

Geo.  Stephenson 

James  Power 

Jonathan  Delauey.... 

Finlay  McKeDzie. 

Francis  Stanley 


Prince  Edward  Island... 


Queen's   County. 


Alberton 


Wm.  Whitehead.. 
Thomas  Murphy.. 
Jas.  Traynor 


Jno.  Loughrin 

George  F.  Beers.... 

James  Howatt , 

Dominique  Buotte. 

Alex.  C.  Shaw 

Jos.  Murphy  ,„ 


Winter  River 

do  

New  Glasgow  River. .... 

HuntUy  and  Wheatley  Rivers 

New  London 

Lots  60  and  62 — — 

Oharlottetown,  including  East,  Weal 

and  North  Rivers 

South-West  Rivers 

Trout  River 

Johnston's    River,    including  Oyster 

Fishery  at  its  mouth 

Orwell  and  Newton  Rivers   

Pownal  Bay  and  ?eal  River 

Crapaud   ••• 

District  of  Rustico 

do     of  West  River. 

do      of  Pownal  Bay  and  Seal  River 


Prince  County. 


Tracadie  

Winter  River 

New  Glasgow 

Hunter  River 

New  London 

Pinette  River 


Henry  Clark. 
D.  L.  Bryant. 


Charlottetown. 
S  W.  River  .... 
Stanley  Bridge. 


Johnston's  River 

Orwell 

Cherry  Valley 

Crapaud    

Rustico    *•♦•• 

West  River . 

China  Point,  Lot  50. 


Dunk  River  and  Eguiont  Bay 

From  western  bank  of  Big  Pierre  Jac 
ques  River  to  the  point  where  the 
North  Line  of  Lot  15  touches  the 
shore  of  Egmont  Bay 


Summerside 


Inspect  o  r 
of  Fish- 


Warden 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

do 
do 
do 

do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


Overseer. 


1,000  00 


Carried  forward. 


Enmore  River. 


Warden 


40  00 
50  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
50  00 

50  00 
30  00 
30  00 

30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 


200  00 


30  00 


1,780  00 


21 


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A.  1887 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  &o. — Continued. 


PROVINCE  OP  PRINCK  EDWARD  ISLAND -Concluded. 


Name. 


District. 


Brought  forward. 


Prince  County—  Concluded. 


Calvin  Howat 

John  Rix 

James  Ramsay 

Jas,  A.  McDonald  ... 

John  Tucker....*. 

Patrick  McBride 

William  Burna 

James  Nelligan 

John  Beaton 

Geo.  A.  Sharpe 

John  A.  Sharpe 

Jno.Ohiasson  Chapel 


Peter  Aylward 

Alex.  McDonald 

Thos.  Drummond  ... 

V.  8.  Gillis 

Lawrence  Dojle 

J.  K.  Ramsay 

J   A.  Arsenault.  .... 
J.  P.  B.  Holland 

J.  A.  Ramsay , 


Henry  Morrow , 

Allan  McDonald 

Malcolm  Mathewson 
Ronald  McDonald  .. 
Daniel  Reilly 

John  Lowe 

Peter  Duffy.., 

James  Mitchell 

John  O'Brien 

Patrick  McCullogh.. 

J.  H.  Dingwell 

Henry  Griffin 

Robert  Quinn.  «......„ 

John  Conaghan 


Tryon  River  

Miminigash 

Lot  13,  Trout  River 

Grand  River 

Dunk  River  

do         

do  

Nail  Pond  and  Skinner's  Pond. 
Lot  5,  6  and  10. 


Summerside,  including  Bedeque  Bay 
and  South  part  of  Richmond  Bay  ... 

Tignish,  from  line  of  Lot  No.  2,  north- 
ward, to  include  Little  and  Big 
Tigmsb,  and  westward  to  Railway. 

Skinner's  Pond,  southward,  from 
south  end  of  Nail  Pond  to  Black 
Pond,  inclusive,  and  East  to  Rail- 
way  

Oascumpeque  Bay  and  Inlet,  from  the 
Narrows  to  Kildare  Capes 

Dunk  River 

Richmond  Bay  and  Malpeque 

From  Little  Miminigash  to  Cape  Wolfe 

From  Cape  Wolfe  to  Brae  River. ... 

Lot  15,  Egmont  Bay , 

From  Graham  Head,  Lot  26,  to  Cape 
Traverse 

Oyster  Cove,  Richmond  Bay 


King's  County. 


Post  Office  Address. 


Tryon  River 

Mminigaeh 

Tyne  V  alley. .c 

Grand  River ,. 

Dunk  River 

Central  Bedeque.. 

Freetown, 

Norway  , 

Lot  6,  Western  R 
Lot  12 


Summerside 


Tignish 


do 


Alberton 

Freetown 

Indian  River,  Lot  18, 
Lot  3 

West  Cape  , 

Abram's  Village 


Bedeque 

Hamilton,  Lot  18. 


Souris  River 

North  Lake  

Grand  River 

Naufrage  River • 

Montague,  from  Georgetown  Road  to 

Whim  Road,  and  from  County  Line 

to  the  Coast 

Murray  Harbor  and  River,  including 

Lots  63  and  64 ,. 

St.  Peter's  and  Morell 

First  District  of  Morell 

Second  do  

Third  do  

Fourth  do  

Cardigan  Bay  and  Montague  River  ... 

Brudenell  River 

Bay  Fortune,    from    Little    River  to 

Rollo  Bay 


Souris  River , 

North  Lake , 

Grand  River , 

Nauf'rage  River. 


Total. 


Montague  River  . 

Murray  Harbor  . 

St.  Peter's: , 

Peake's  Road.  .., 

Morell  River , 

Peake's  Road...., 

Morell  River 

Georgetown , 

Cardigan.. 


Bay  Fortune. 


Rank. 


Warden, 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

do 


do 


do 

do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

do 
do 


do 
do 
do 
do 


do 

do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

do 


22 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


.    A.  1887 


Schedule  of  Fishery  Officers  in  the  Dominion,  &c— Concluded. 


Alex.  McQueen  . , 
P.  C.  Gilchrist... 


PROVINCE  OP  BRITISH  COLUMBIA. 


Name. 

District. 

Post  Office  Address . 

Rank. 

Salary. 

British  Columbia • •• 

New  Westminster.... 

Acting  In- 
spector 
of  Fish- 

$    cts. 

PROVINCE  OP  MANITOBA. 


Province  of  Manitoba 

Qn'Appelle  River  and  adjoining  lakes 


Winnipeg 

Fort  Qn'Appelle. 


Inspect  o  r 
of  Fish- 
eries  

Overseer . 


900  00 
300  00 


23 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  188T 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,   for  the 
Fiscal  Year  ended  30th  June,  1886. 

SALARIES  OF  FISHERY  OVERSEERS  AND  WA.RDENS. 


Acheson,  Arch 

Acton,  Nateau 

Belanger,  Jos 

Boismier,  Ed 

Boucher,  Wm , 

Cameron,  l>.  A 

Cochrane,  Geo 

Cox,  John 

Oroome,  W.  P 

Crotty,  John 

Cummins,  Jas > 

Dalton,  R   G 

Dauncey,  Jno 

Deacon,  Eph 

Dickson,  Jas 

Douglas,  Geo 

Pinkie,  R  R 

Foote,  W.  E 

Frazer,  Saml 

Fraaer,  F.  M.  G 

Gilchrist,  Chas 

Gilbert,  Robt 

Graham,  J.  R 

Grant,  John 

Greer,  James 

Hastings,  Wm 

Helliwell,  Wm , 

Hicks,  Wm. 

Hunt,  Hecry 

Hull,  Wm 

Hughson,  A 

Jamts,  Sol 

Jeaole,  Geo 

Jelly,  W.  B 

Johaston,  W.  H 

Johnson,  Wm 

Kerr,  J.  W 

Kiel,  Peter 

Lake,  Geo  

Legge,  Joshna „ 

Merritt,  T 

Miller,  Geo.  S 

Mills,  A.  E  

Miron,  0., 

Moody,  J.  B  

Mooney,  John 

Muir,  Jas 

Murphy,  Jno 

McBride,  Alex  .„ ,.. 

McCann,  Peter 

McCarron,  Pat 

McCrae,  W.  A 

McDermott,  G.  B 

McDermott,  Wm  

McDonald,  J.  R 

McFadden,  Jas 


Ontario. 

For   12   months   salary  as  Fishery  Officer, 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

9       do  do 

12        do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

9       do  do 

12       do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

15       do  do 

12       do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

24       do  do 

12       do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

Carried  forward 

24 


$  eta 

25  00 

100  00 

25  00 

300  00 

250  00 

200  00 

250  00 

50  CO 

100  00 

40  00 

50  00 

37  50 

100  00 

100  00 

100  00 

25  00 

50  00 

93  75 

100  00 

100  00 

400  00 

100  00 

100  00 

100  00 

40  00 

50  00 

100  00 

50  00 

20  00 

50  00 

50  00 

100  00 

100  00 

40  00 

75  00 

100  00 

550  00 

200  00 

50  00 

62  50 

100  00 

100  00 

50  00 

30  00 

50  00 

200  00 

200  00 

50  00 

50  00 

250  00 

100  00 

100  00 

200  00 

50  00 

50  00 

30  00 

6,043  75 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  acconnt  of  Fisheries,  etc.-Om. 

SAL  ARIES—  Continued. 


McFayden,  Hugh.  ... 

McGarity,  T 

McKibbon,  Thos 

McKinnon,  A.  0 

McMaster,  David ~ 

McMichael,  John 

McMullan,  John 

McQueeD,  T 

Poole,  Wm 

Pollock,  W.  D 

Price,  Peter.. 

Prosser,  Wm 

Purcell,  H.  R 

Quenneville,  A. . - 

Raymond,  Chas.  W... 

Redmond,  Jos .«• 

Roper,  K.  C 

Ramsey,  J.  G 

Russell,  XL.  L 

Sanders,  L.  S 

Sharp,  David .... 

Sills,  A.  D -.. 

Simmons,  N 

Smith,  A.  H 

Steele,  G.  R 

Stewart,  Robt 

8weet,  B   H 

Sweesy,  Beoj 

Telfer,  Andrew 

Wallace,  J   G 

Wilkins,  Chas 

Wilson,  Jos-... 

Young,  John 


Ontario — Continued. 

For  12  months  salary  as  Fishery 
do 


do 

do 

do 

do 

7 

do 

12 

do 

do 

9 

do 

12 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

1 

do 

12 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

1 

do 

12 

do 

9 

do 

do 

1 

do 

12 

do 

do 

do 

do 

1 

do 

Officer. 
do 
co 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


Total 


FISHERY  GUARDIANS. 


Bowen,  Chas Wage.  «  special  Guardian,  gg™——; 

Maganetawan  River. 


Cameron,  D 

Gordon,  DoDald 

Morrow,  A.  J 

•Pattisoa,  Sydney.... 

Siddall,  Benj 

Slemmont,  Andrew 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


Madawaska  River. 

Brockville 

Pt.  Pelee  

Muskoka  District. 


Total, 


40  00 
60  00 
25  00 
100  00 
200  00 
50  00 
116  66 
125  00 
50  00 
22  50 
50  00 
100  00 
1C0  00 
50  00 
20  00 
3C0  00 
100  00 
4  16 
25  00 
150  00 
200  00 
150  00 
100  00 
4  16 
100  00 
37  50 
37  50 
8  33 
50  00 
50  00 
466  65 
200  00 
4  16 


20  00 
45  00 
15  00 
30  00 
50  00 
60  00 
25  00 


235  00 


9,130  3T 


9,365  3T 


555 


60  Victoria. 


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A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc.— Con. 

DISBURSEMENTS  OP  FISHERY  OVERSEERS. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Service. 


Acheson,  Arch..  ,. 

Acton  Nassau 

Boismier,  Ed , 

Boucher,  Wm 

Cameron,  L>.  A.- 

Cochrane,  Geo 

Cox,  John .. 

Croome,  W.  P 

Cmnmins,  Jas 

Dalton,  R  G 

Dauncey,  Jno 

Deacon,  Eph 

Dickson,  Jas 

Douglas,  Geo 

Finkle,  R.  R 

Foote,  W.  E M 

Frazer,  Saml | 

Fraser,  F.  M.  G. .., 
Glichrist,  Chas.  .., 

Gilbert,  Robt 

Graham,  J.  R 

Grant,  John 

HaBtings,  Wm 

Helliwell,  Wm 

Hicks,  Wm 

Hunt,  Henry 

Hull,  Wellington.. 

Hughson,  A 

James,  Sol, 

Jeacle,  (reo 

Jelly,  W.B 

Johnston,  W.  H...„ 

Kerr  J   W ... 

Kiel,  PHer _, 

Lake,  Geo.  ...„ , 

Marion,  Jos. 

*lferritt,  T , 

Miron.  O 


Brought  forward., 


Ontabio—  Continued. 


Miller,  Geo.  S 

Mills,  A.  E 

*Mooney,  John 

Mnir,  Jas 

Murphy,  John 

McCann,  Peter 

McOrae,  W.  A 

McDermot,  G.  B 

Mc  Dei  mot,  Wm 

McFayden,  H 

McKadden,  Jas 

McGarity,  T 

McKibbon,  Thos , 

JicKinnon,  A.  C , 

McMaster,  David , 

McMichael,  Jno 

McMuilen,  Jno 


For  12  months 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
da 


Amount. 


$    cts. 


disbursements  to  30th  June,  1886.  .. 

41  75 

do 

1  50 

do 

24  50 

do 

109  00 

do 

221  50 

do 

341  33 

do 

58  65 

do 

108  13 

do 

10  30 

do 

135  72 

do 

20  00 

do 

35  50 

do 

105  70 

do 

45  50 

do 

56  45 

do 

85  99 

do 

263  82 

do 

526  00 

do 

314  75 

do 

77  50 

do 

107  25 

do 

79  65 

do 

100  30 

do 

63  40 

do 

41  60 

do 

13  00 

do 

47  75 

do 

76  50 

do 

102  22 

do 

127  00 

do 

24  00 

do 

133  50 

do 

943  31 

do 

31  50 

do 

15  30 

do 

75  00 

do 

174  25 

do 

22  50 

do 

165  50 

do 

24  75 

do 

198  00 

do 

70  70 

do 

28  25 

do 

59  25 

do 

48  00 

do 

289  05 

do 

31  50 

do 

3  95 

do 

16  00 

do 

14  CO 

do 

5  00 

do 

298  i5 

do 

6  25 

do 

125  00 

do 

88  20 

Carried  forward ......... 

6,233  17 

26 


Total. 


$    cts. 
9,365  37 


9,365  37 


0  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc—Cm. 

DISBURSEMENTS—  Continued. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Service. 


McQueen,   T 

Poole,  Wm 

Price,  Peter. 

Prosser,  Wm...-  ... 

Purcell,  H.  R 

Quenneville,  A — 

Redmond,  Jos 

Roper,  E.  C  

Sanders,  L.  S 

Sharp,  David 

Sills,  A.  D 

Simmons,  N 

Steele,  G-  R 

Telfer,  Andrew- 
Wallace,  J.  G.... 
Wilkins,  Oiias.  .. 
"Wilson,  Jos 


Brought  forward » 

Ontabio — Continued. 
For  12  months  disbursements  to  30th  June,  1886. 

d0  do  : 

do 
do 


Amount. 


Total. 


do 
do 
do 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


do 
do 
do 
do 
dc 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


$    cts. 
6,233  17 


51  25 
33  40 
24  00 

163  30 
65  50 

237  65 
13  35 

181  33 
67  94 

103  02 

104  75 
160  00 

32  60 

25  00 

45  50 

449  00 

294  70 


Total 


Clark,  W.  A 
Crotty,  John 
Miles,  G.  F.. 


Miscellaneous. 

Hire  of  tug •••»•; • 

Balance  of  late  A.  Bradry's  salary. 


Surveying  fishing  berths. 

Total  for  Ontario. 


198  00 
31  91 
20  00 

219  91 


$    cts. 


8,285  46 


17,900  74 


SALARIES  OF  FISHERY  OVERSEERS,  WARDENS  AND  GUARDIANS. 


Archibald,  M 

Ascah,  Cbas 

Austin,  W.  H 

Beach,  N.   A 

Beaton,  Alex 

Belanger,  J.  O 

Bhereur,  U.  ... 

Bilodeau,  Job 

Blais,  Alfred. 

Boily,  Jos 

Boivin,  Jos 

Bourk.P.  C 

Caron,  Clovis  F.... 

Catellier,  L.  N 

Chevalier,  J.  B 

Ohevrier,  A.  fi 


Quebec. 
For  12  months  salary  as  Fishery  Officer 


do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 


do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

Carried  forward... 
27 


200  00 
50  00 

333  33 

100  00 
30  00 

150  00 
50  00 
50  00 

100  00 
50  00 
50  00 
75  00 

200  00 
133  33 
150  CO 
100  00 


I        1,821  66 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Paperg  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc.— Cow. 

SALARIES—  Continued. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Service. 


Cloutier,  T , 

Clyde,   Wm 

Comeau,  N.  A.  ... 

C6te,  Henri 

Coghlan,  J.  T 

Cullen,  John 

Darche,  A.  L 

Desaulniers,  J..... 

Dube,  Phileas 

Duguay,  G    L...., 

Filion,  Ant 

Gagnon,  Geo 

Gauvreau,  J 

Gingra3,  Jos ,. 

Girard,  Jacques..,. 

Grant,  S.  A. 

Grondin,  L.  E 

Hanson,  J    W 

Huot,  L  P , 

Hurteau,  AT 

Jones,   R.  W 

Joynt;  Robt 

Kelly,  John.  , 

Laberge,  Joachim. 

Lacoureieu'e,  0 

Lambert,  Jos. 

Latraverse,  P , 

Lauzon,  Jos 

Legouv6,  J 

Letourneau,  J.  J... 

Luke,  P.  E. 

Maltais,  R 

Marion,  Jos 

Martel,  J.  L 

Martin,  H. 

Martin,  Ed 

Marchessault,  T.  ... 

Mathurin,  G. 

Migneault,  T 

Mohr,  James 

Monpetit,  J 

Morris,  John 

McDonald.  J.  B 

McLeod,  W 

Nagle,  Parker  W... 

Phelan,  John 

Picotin,  J  F  

Potvin,   Chas 

Radford,  Jos. , 

Ritchie,  Wm , 

Sabourin,  T„ 

Saucier,  J.  B 

Shurtleff,  Joel .' 

Simard,  Jos 


For  12  months 
6  do 


18  do 
12  do 
do 
do 
3  do 
12  do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
6  do 
12  do 
do 
2  do 
12  do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
3  do 
do 
do 
do 
3  do 
12  do 
do 
do 
3  do 
12  do 


12 


Bronght  forward 


Quebec— Continued. 

salary  as  Fishery  Officer. 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


Amount. 


Oarriedsforward , 
28 


$  cts. 

I,fc21  66 

100  00 

25  00 

112  50 

30  00 

50  00 

200  00 

12  50 

75  00 

75  00 

200  00 

30  00 

30  00 

100  00 

25  00 

50  00 

40  00 

100  00 

41  66 

100  00 

50  00 

40  00 

50  00 

100  00 

100  00 

75  00 

50  00 

100  00 

125  00 

150  00 

100  00 

50  00 

50  00 

300  00 

75  00 

100  00 

30  00 

50  00 

200  00 

200  00 

40   00 

50  00 

200  00 

100  00 

100  00 

12  50 

50  00 

100  00 

50  00 

50  00 

75  00 

100  00 

100  00 

12  50 

40  00 

6,293  32 


Total. 


>Q  Victoria 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  188T 


Detailed 


Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  ot  Fisheries,  etc-Om. 

SALARIES—  Continued 


rergCi  J.  A 
feilleux,  Vital 
Libert.  Philip. 
Vhitely*  W.  fl 
Willis,  W.  C 


Adams,  Danl 
Allard,  Nap.... 
Annette,  Louis 
Archibald,  James. 
Archibald,  Wm 
Ayer,  Wm 
Barbeau,  Cyrille 
Beach,  N  A.  Jun 
Bouliane,  Frs 
Cameron,  D.  R 
Carter,  Wm 
Comeau,  N.  A 
Cooling,  Joshua.. 
Copp,  C.  S  ..... 
Davidson,  J.  E 
Dawson,  R.  G...  • 

Dickson,  Thos 

Donohue,  John 
Eden,  Joseph 
Gauthier,  Nap 
Humphrey,  James 

Hutchins,  0 — 

Lachapelle,  Louis 

Miller,  Peter 

McGowan,  W.  W. 
McLaren,  Donald 
Potvin,  Euloge. 
Ramsey,  Thoma3 
Saumure,  Paul 
Simard,  Geo... 
Simard,  Alex 
Stevens,  Patrick 
Tremblay,  Alex. 


Archibald,  M.. 
Austin,  W.  H.. 
Beach,  N.  A.... 
Beaton,  Alex... 
Belanger,  J.  0  .... 
Bhereur,  U 

Bilodeau,  Job...  . 

Boily,  Jos 

Bourk,  P-  C 

Oaron,  C.  F 

Chevalier,  J.  B 

Chevrier, 

Cloutier,  T 


Carriedd  forward. 
29 


8,638  44 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No*  16.) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statements  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc.— Cow. 

DISBURSEMENTS—  Concluded. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Service. 


Brought  forward. 


Quebec— Concluded. 


Coghlan,  J.  T For  12 

Comeau,  N.  A 

Cullen,  John 

Desaulniers,  J 

Dube,  Phuleas...  „... 

Duguay,  G.  L 

Gagnon,  Geo 

Gauvreau,  J 

Gingras,    Jos.. 

Grant,  S.  A 

Grondin,  L.  E 

Huot,  L.  P 

Hurteau,  M 

Jones,  R.   W 

Joynt,  Robt 

Kelly,  John 

Laberge,  Joachim., 

Lacoursidre,  O 

Lambert,  Jos 

Latraverse,   Pierre. 

Lauzon,  Jos. 

Legouve,  J , 

Letourneau,  J.  J.... 

Luke,  P.  B 

Maltais,  R 

Marchesaault,  T 

Marion,  Jos 

Martel,  J.  L 

Martin,  H 

Mathurin,  G 

Migneault,  T . 

Mohr,  James  

Monpetit,  Julien 

Morris,  John , 

McDonaU,  J  B 

McLeod,  W 

Phelan,  John 

Picotin,  J.  P , 

Povin,  Chas , 

Radford,  Jos , 

Ritchie,  Wm 

Sabourin,  T 


Verge,  J.  A 

Veiileux,  Vital.. 
Vibert,  Philip..., 
Willis,  W.  C 


Burgoine,  F , 

Carbery,  John 

Crews,  Geo 

G6nereux,  J.  A.  E. 

Jocke,  M. 

Radford,  Jos, 


months  disbursements 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


to  30th  Jane,  1886. 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


Miscellaneous. 

Cooking  utensils ..... 

Collecting  fishery  statistics , 

Boat  hire , 

Distributing  notices 

Repairing  Tent ..." 

Postage  stamps , 


Total  for  Quebec, 
30 


Amount. 


$  cts. 

aoi  05 


11  50 

30  00 
138  65 
105  00 

45  50 

192  30 

1  59 

63  00 

103  60 

9  90 

62  00 
17  20 
59  45 
56  00 

63  75 
184  75 
351  10 
123  00 

4i  85 

32  50 

77  64 

1(8  00 

65  00 

97  17 

29  00 

10  25 

338  15 

80  05 

142  85 

153  40 

238  67 

2  82 

23  50 

153  40 

19  75 
105  00 

35  50 
77  25 
63  50 
177  85 
60  80 

20  00 
55  05 

110  15 

21  00 
316  09 

80  00 


1  58 

14  50 

15  00 
7  25 

2  00 
2  00 


42  33 


Total. 


$  cts. 
8,638  44 


5,257  44 


13,938  21 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  188? 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc.— Con 

SALARIES  OF  FISHERY  OFFICERS. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Service. 


Amount. 


Total. 


Nova  Scotia. 


Rogers,  W.  H 

Receiver-General 


Bertram,  A.  0. 


Salary  as  Inspector  of  Fisheries 

Superannuation  tax  on  salary  of  Inspector 

Salary  as  Fishery  Officer,  Cape  Breton  Island. 


Bailey,  W.  M 

Barteaux.  Albert. 

Carty,  W.  T 

Croscup,  Wm.  ... 

Ilsley,  T.  R 

Morton,  A.  F 

Rice,  W.  A 

Riordan,   M ■ 

Vroom,  George. 


$    cts. 


1,764  00 
36  00 


Annapolis  County. 
For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 


do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

25  00 
25  00 
120  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 


Aymer,  J.  R  ••■• 

Cameron,  Lauchlin. 
Chisholm,  Oolin  .... 
Chisholm,  Doaald.... 
Chishoim,  James.... 

Cumming,  Jno 

Dexter,  John 

Fra3er,  Duncan 

Macadam,  Alex 

McDonald,  Alex 

McDonald,  Angus.. 
McDonald,  John  ... 
McDougaU,  Archd. 
Randall,  Albert 


Antigonish  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886. 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

7       do  do 

12       do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 


Barrington, 
Burke,  Jas. 


York.. 
P 


Burke,  Wm 

Keefe,  P 

Morrison,  Angus  .... 

McAdam,  Allan 

McCormack,  Donald... 

McDonald,  Alex I 

McDonald,  Arcbd... 

McDonald,  D .< 

McEachern,  Jno.... 

McLean,  Alex 

McLellan,  M 

McNeil,  D.  J 

Quinan,  Francis 


Cape  Breton  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 


25  CO 

30  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

20  00 

30  00 

20  00 

25  00 

14  58 

25  00 

133  30 

25  00 

15  00 

120  00 

120  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 

120  00 
20  00 
45  00 
25  00 
20  00 
25  00 
25  00 

120  00 


$   t3. 


1,800  00 
500  00 


Carried  forward. 
31 


320  00 


437:88 


765  00 


3,822  83 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No,   16.) 


A.  188T 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc. — Con. 

SALARIES—  Continued. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Blair,  Henry „ 

Corbett,   H 

Davison,  J.  W „.... 

Frame,  Samuel 

Fulton,  George 

Fulton,  H.  M 

Fulton,  Robt.  K 

Fulmore,  Jessie 

Ga8s,  H 

Johnson,  A.  0.  B 

Johnson,  T 

Moore,  George 

Murray,  Matt.  G 

McKay,  Dan  

Pollock,  R  J 

Rutherland,  Ed 

Urquhart,  By 


Service. 


Brought  forward 

Nova  Scotia—  Continued. 
Colchester  County, 
For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886. 


Fowler,  Elijah 

Gilroy,  G.  W , 

Harrison,  Moses.... 

Jenks,  Frs.  L 

Logan,  Isaac 

Murphy,  Wm 

McPherson,  Saml. 

Porter,  Jos  , 

Smith,  Sydney 

Smith,  Thos.  R 

Wills,  Alex.  W 


Collins,  Jas.  A.. 

Gavil,  A.  L 

Hanly,  Wm 

Journey,  Robt... 
McKay  Lochlin. 


Bruce,  J.  R 

Cameron,  Angus 

Cameron,  D  ,  sen  . ... 

Cook,  Jas 

Gunn,  Donald 

Harrington,  Jas.,  jun 

Henderson,  Jas 

Hudson,  Saml. ,  sen.. 


do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

5   do  do 

12   do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 


Amount. 


$    cts 


Cumberland  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

3       do  do 

Digby  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 
do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 


Gvysboro1  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

Carried  forward, ...... „ 

32 


100  CO 
30  00 

100  00 
25  00 
25  00 
12  50 
25  00 
25  00 
50  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
40  00 
93  75 
25  00 
25  00 


130  00 
100  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
30  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 


120  00 

25  00 

120  00 

25  00 

25  00 

315  00 

10  00 

25  00 

20  00 

25  00 

30  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

185  00 

5,274  ia 

60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.    16  ) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc. — Con. 

S  A  L  ARI E  S—  Continued. 


To  whom  Paid. 

Service. 

Amount. 

$    cts. 
185  00 

25  00 
30  00 
15  00 
15  00 
40  00 
25  00 
15  00 
30  00 
25  00 

100  00 
30  00 
20  00 
25  00 

150  00 

Total, 

%    cts* 
5,274  13 

Nova  Scotia—  Continued. 

Guysboro'  County— Concluded. 

For  12  months  alary  to  30th  June,  1886 

do                             do               • 

Mattie   Fred.  K 

McDonald    D    A 

McDonald,  Wm.- 

do                           do              

McKay,  Robt  

do                           do              

McKeen,  Thos 

do                           do              

do                           do              

McElIum,  Jas 

McQuarrie,  Allan 

Pride   Wra 

do                            do 

Sinclair,  D.  Mc 

Smith,  J  L., 

do                            do 

do                            do              

Halifax  County. 
For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 . 

730  00 

Blakely,  Jas. <. 

30  00 
30  00 
40  00 

150  00 
30  00 
25  00 

160  00 
30  00 
25  00 
40  00 
30  00 
75  00 
20  00 
25  00 
40  00 
30  00 
30  00 
40  00 
30  00 
40  00 
20  00 
30  00 

do                            do 

do                            do              ......; « 

Fitzgerald,  John ., 

do                            do 

do                            do              

do                            do              

Fras^r,  0  P 

do                            do 

do                            do 

Huo-hes,  P 

do                           do              

Kidston,  Archd 

do                            do              

do                            do              

do                            do              

do                            do 

McDonald,  Jno 

do                            do              

McKiel,  Nath 

do                            do              

McLean,  Donald 

do                            do 

McLeod,  George 

do                            do              

do                            do              , 

Shatford,  H    A 

Stevens,  Robt 

do                            do              

Tolson,  F.  G.. 

do                           do              

do                           do 

do                            do              ......„„ 

Walker,  Wm.  G 

Whiternan,  J.  E 

Hants  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 

do                           do 

960  00 

Bnrnam,  P,  S- 

100  00 
30  00 
30  00 
50  00 
30  no 

100  00 

Colter,  Jno.  B ... 

Mosher,  Jas 

do                           do              

Mosher,  Noah 

do                           do              

O'Brien,  Jas . 

do                           do              

do                           do 

O'Brien,  T.  B 

Carried  forward  

340  00 

7,304  13 

16—3 


33 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1881 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc. — Con. 

SALARIES—  Continued. 


To  whcm  Paid. 


Benvie,  Peter 

Coady,  James 

Crowdis,  Mark , 

Dowling,  David....... 

Gillis,  Peter 

Graham,  Stephen 

Hart,  Wm   J 

Murrhy,  Moses 

McDonald,  M    B , 

McDaniel,  Miles 

McDermid,  Dan 

McEachern,  P 

McFarlane,  J.  P 

McFarlane,  Aagus  ... 

McKay,  Neil 

McKinnon,  Angus 

McLean,  D.  F. 

McLean,  John 

McLean,  Norman 

McLennon,  A.  (John's 

son) - 

Rosa,  David 


Service. 


Brought  forward 

Nova  Scotia—  Continued. 
Inverness  County. 
For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 


Amount. 


$    cts, 


Angus,  Jos.- 

Bishop,  0.  E 

Brown,  Phillip... 
Miller,  James  S. 

Mclntyre,  W 

Reii,  R  F 

Thorpe,  J.  W..., 


do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

King' 

s  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to 

30th  June,  1886 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

25  00 

1(0  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

100  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

150  00 

25  00 

20  00 

25  00 

100  00 

Total. 


$    cts. 
7,304  13 


Andrews,  John.... 
Besan$on,  Isaiah  . 
Boy  Ian,  Edward- 
Burns,  George.  ... 

Cooney,  Pat 

Croft,  Wm 

Demon,  David... 

Evans,  David 

Godard,  C.  E...  . 

Hebb,  Eli 

Hutt,  John 

Jost,  Hy.  S 

Keddy,  J.  H  

Langille,  Jame3. 
Mossman,  James- 


Lunenburg  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 


30  00 
30  00 
30  00 

125  00 
50  00 

125  00 
30  00 


Carried  forward. 
34 


870  00 


420  00 


25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

100  00 

100  00 

25  00 

25  00 

100  00 

25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

8,594  13 

SO  Victoria. 


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A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc. — Con. 


SALARIES—  Continued. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Service. 


Brought  forward 

Nota  Scotia— Continued. 
Lunenburg  County— Continued. 


Meisner,  Jacob. 
Nesbitt,  G.  A  . 
Pernette,  Chas 
Redden,  Geo.. 


Cameron,  Allan.  ... 
Cameron,  Thos  — 
Campbell,  Peter... 

Douglas,  Alex , 

Foote,  George 

Fraser,  Donald 

Fraser,  Thos 

Fraser,  Samuel 

Murray,  D.  A 

McDonald,  D.  G... 
McDonald,  Donald 
McDonald,  Wm.... 
McDougali,  Chas. 

McKay,  John 

McKenzie,  Geo 

McLean,  Donald  .. 
Pritchard,  A.  C... 
Sutherland,  Robt. 
Turner,  Wm 


Fitzgerald,  John 

Ford,  Theo 

Miles,  Barnabas. 
Sellon,  S.  T.  N.. 


For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886. 
do  do 

do  do 

For  15  days  salary 


Amount. 


$    cts. 


25  00 

25  00 

25  00 

3  56 


Pietou  County. 
For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886. 


Cameron,  Duncan.. 

Grant,  Chas 

Gerroir,  Felix. 

Grouchy,  P.  W 

Kehoe,  ffm. 

Kyte,  Patrick 

Marmeau,  Frs 

Murchisoa,  John.... 
McPherson,  Far.  ... 

McRae,  Allan 

Proctor,  John,  sen. 

Sampson,  A 

Sampson,  J 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


Queen's  County. 


For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June, 
do  do 

do  do 

do  do 


1886. 


Richmond  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886. 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 


25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
18  75 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
170  00 
25  00 
25  00 
20  00 
25  00 
25  00 
30  00 
150  00 
140  00 
25  00 


70  00 

60  00 

30  00 

225  00 


Carried  forward, 
35 


125  00 
30  00 
25  00 
30  00 
25  00 
25  00 

125  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
20  00 
30  00 
30  00 


Total. 


%    eta. 
8,594  13 


678  56 


853  75 


385  00 


5)5  00 
11,066  44 


16— 3J 


60  Victoria, 


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A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc. — Con. 

SALARIES— Continued. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Archer,  Timothy. 

Crowell,  P 

Goudy,  E.  S 

Greenwood,  M.... 

Holden,  C.  A , 

Kehoe,  M 

McGill,  John  W.. 

Nichol,  F.  G 

Ryer,  George 


Beaton,  Roderick 

Bochaman,  Donald  .., 

Capstick',  Thos , 

Donovan,  Thos 

Finlayson,  Donald... 

Foyle,  Wm 

Hellen,  Robt , 

Ingraham,  G 

McAuley,  Donald. .... 
McDonald,  Archd.  .. 
McDonald,  Angus.... 

McDonald,  Archd 

McGregor,  Prs 

Mcintosh,  Malcolm... 

Mclver,  Malcolm 

McKenzie.  Chris 

McLeod,  Donald 

McLellan,  John 

McMillan,  Donald 

McNeil,  JohnS 

McPheison,  John 

McRae,  Donald,  jun.... 
McRae,  John  R.,  sen... 

McRae,  Donald 

McRae,  Kenneth 

McRae,  Donald,  jun.... 

McQuarrie,  Donald 

Watson,  Andrew 


Service. 


Brought  forward 

Nova  Scotia — Continued. 

Shelburne  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 


Victoria  County. 
For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 


Brand,  J.  I 

Cann,  Jacob  E.. 
Doucet,  Jerome, 
Gardner,  Enos.. 
Hatfield,  J.  A... 
Jeffrey,  James.. 
Kavanagh,  Wm, 
Mius,  Vital 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


Yarmouth  County. 


Amount. 


$    cts. 


For  12  months  salary  as  Fishery  Overseer. 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


Carried  forward. 
36 


30  00 
20  00 

100  00 
20  00 
50  00 
20  00 

125  00 
20  00 
50  00 


30  00 
30  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
30  00 
30  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
30  00 
25  00 
25  CO 

120  00 
30  00 
25  00 
30  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 

120  00 
25  00 
25  00 
30  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 


25  00 
6  25 
30  00 
150  00 
50  00 
25  00 
25  00 
25  00 


$  cts. 
11,066  44 


60  Victoria, 


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A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc.— Cow. 

SALARIES—  Continued: 


To  whom  Paid. 


Nickerson,  B 

Perry,  Edward.. 

Porter,  Z 

Robertson,  G.  H 
Thurston,  Wm..., 
White,  Jos.  M 


Bland,  Geo -.. 

Cummings,  Duncan 
Fleming,  Michael.... 

Poster,  J.  C 

Fraser,  Wm 

Harrington,  Jno 

Hunter,  James  ...... 

Johnson,  Andrew.  .. 

Murphy,  Lewis . 

McKay,  John 

McRae,  P.  K 

Preeper,  Oswald.... 

Seaman,  John 

Thompson,  Moses... 
Wade,  Thos 


Service. 


Brought  forward 

Nova  Scotia — Concluded. 
Yarmouth  County—  Concluded. 
For  12  months  salary  as  Fishery  Overseer 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


Wages  as  Fishery 

do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


Guardians. 

Guardian,  Wallace  R.,  Cumber 

land  Co 

Lawrencetown,  Annapolis  Co. 

Little  Brasd'Or,  C.B.  Co 

PortMedway,  Queen's  Co. 

Stewiacke  R.,  Colchester  Co- 
River  Philip,  Cumberland  Co. 

do  do 

Stewiacke  R  ,  Colchester  Co... 

Gaspereaux  R.,   King's  Co 

Lawrencetown,  Annapolis  Co. 

St.  Ann's  R.,  Victoria  Co 

Portaupique  R  ,  Colchester  Co. 
Wallace  R.,  Cumberland  Co... 
River  Philip  do 

do  do 


Amount. 


Total. 


DISBURSEMENTS  OF   FISHERY  OVERSEERS. 


Rogers,  W.  H.... 
Bertram,  A.  C. 


Barrington,  York., 

Blair,  Henry 

Burnham,  P.  S 

Carty,  W-  T... 


Collins,  Jas.  A 

Colter,  Jno.  B 

Coady,  Jas 

Cameron,  Duncan., 

Davison,  J.  W- 

Evans,  David 

Fitzgerald,  John-., 

Fitzgerald,  Jno 

Fowler,  Elijah 

Goudy,  E.  S 


Disbursements 
do 


Fishery  Inspector. 
do       Officer 


Overseers. 


For  12  montb.3  disbursement3,to  31st  Dec,  1885. 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do  .     « 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 


Carried  forward. 
37 


$  cts. 


25  00 
12  50 
6  25 
100  00 
25  00 
25  00 


40  50 
56  25 
25  00 
28  25 
50  00 
52  50 
52  50 
25  00 
10  50 
56  25 
5  00 
25  00 
39  00 
16  50 
46  50 


924  30 

482  25 


31  00 
45  60 
52  50 

116  00 
33  50 
10  24 
69  30 
22  50 
30  00 
25  00 
74  79 
91  50 
56  54 

103  98 

762  35 


Total. 


$  cts. 
12,431  44 


530  00 


12,961  44 


528  75 


13,490  19 


1,406  55 


14,896  74 


60  Victoria, 


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A.  188T 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  Account  of  Fisheries,  etc.—  Con. 

DISBURSE  ME  NTS-  Concluded. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Godard,  0.  E 

Gaetz,  Isaac 

Gardner,  Enoa 

Gilroy,   G.  W 

Goodwin,   Robt..... 

Hanley,  Win..... 

Jost,   ff.  S 

Miller,  Jos  S 

Marmeau,  Frs 

McDonald,  John 

McDonald,  Alex 

McDonald,  D.  G 

Mc&achern,  P 

M-Gill,  Wm 

McLean,  D.  F 

Mcintosh,  Malcolm.... 

McQuarrie,  Allan  

McTlae,  Donald,  jun... 

O'Brien,  T.  B 

Pollock,  R.  J 

Pritchard,  A.  C 

Quinan,  Francis  

Ross,  David 

Reid,  R.  F 

Redden,  George 

Robertson,  G.  H 

Sellon,  S.  T.  N... 

Tory,  Jas.  A 


Service. 


Brought  forward....... , 

Nova  Scotia—  Concluded. 
Overseers—  Concluded. 
For  12  months  disbursementsto  31st Dec,  1885. 


Barry,  C.  R 

Demon,  D 

Murphy,  W 

Robinson,  A 

Stationery  Office 


do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 


do 


Miscellaneous. 


Horse  hire 

do       , 

Inspecting  lobster  factories 

Horse  hire 

Stationery  for  Inspector 


Total  for  Nova  Scotia 17,852  33 


Amount. 

$  cts. 

762  35 

51  50 

194  25 

16 1   00 

28  00 

44  50 

161  86 
37  00 

71  60 
48  50 

105  70 

63  50 
51  00 
31  79 

107  50 
79  38 
67  00 
83  00 
42  00 
59  50 
20  00 
78  28 

64  75 
70  00 
44  00 
97  90 
33  40 
99  07 

72  00 


13  80 

25  00 
45  00 

26  25 
11  21 


Total. 


$  cts. 
14,896  74 


2,834  33 


121  26 


38 


60  Victoria. 


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A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc-Om. 

SALARIES  OP  FISHERY  OVERSEERS  AND  WARDENS 


To  whom  Paid. 


Venning,  W.  H  ... 
Receiver-General. 


Service. 


New  Brunswick. 

Salary  as  Inspector  of  Fisheries.. - UjW  jjjj 

Superannuation  tax  on  Inspector's  salary 


Albert  County. 

Dryden,  J.  W For   3  months  salary  to  30th  June, 

Kinne,  J   E I        12  do 


1886. 


McLatcb^y,  0 

Oliver,  b*rtlet.  .. 
Stewart,  Suthd. 
Taylor,  Wallace 


Burt,  Geo  R - 

Lindsay,  Alex.  G. 
Scott,  J.  W 


12 


do 
do 
do 
do 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


Best,  Leonard 

Brown,  Barth 

Carrol,  Edward 

Cunningham,  B.  L 

Dick,  Samuel...- 

Dixon,  Robt 

Gilmour,  Andrew 

Holmes,  Thos 

Lord,  J  M 

McLauchlin,  W.  !5...„ 
Todd,  Frank 


Ache,  Adolphe 

Boyd,  Alex 

Calnan,  John,  Jan., 
Comeau,  Frederic. 
Cormier,  Gustave.. 

Coughlan,  Tim 

Dempsey,  Miles 

Hach6,  Jnste. 

Hickson,  James.  ... 

Mauzerolles,  J 

Poirier,  Joseph. 

Rogers,  W 

Sewell,  Jos ...... 

Walsh,  James 


Carleton  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 
do  do 

do  do 


Charlotte  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886. 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  d<> 

do  do 

do  do 

do  d<> 

do  do 

do  do 


Gloucester  County. 

For  12  months  ealary  to  30th  June,  1886 

do  d° 

do  d<> 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  d» 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 


100  00 

100  00 

30  00 

120  00 

30  00 

30  00 

30  00 

30  00 

70  00 

240  00 

1-iO  00 

TotaU 


$    cts. 


1,800  00 


Carried  forward. 
39 


260  00 


280  00 


900  00 


100  00 

75  00 

25  00 

100  00 

50  00 

30  00 

30  00 

100  00 

350  00 

30  00 

100  00 

25  00 

60  00 

30  00 

1,095  00 

4,335  00 

60   Victoria. 


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A.  188T 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc.— Cow. 

SALARIES—  Continued. 


To  whorn  Paid. 


Collet,  A.  L 

Uormier,  Chas..  

Girouard,  M.  A 

Guimon,  Lazare 

Hannah,  Wm.  P 

Harnett,  James 

Leger,  F.  B 

Leblanc,  A.  T 

Manzerolles,  Nicholas. 


Belyea,  Jas.  A.... 
Gamblin,  Samuel 
Gosline,  Samuel. 

Keith,  Jonah 

Pearson,  [.  tl 

Ryan,  Samuel  F.. 
Spragg,  Z   S  


Bamford.  B.  A 

Bergin,  Patrirk 

Blackmore,  Jared. 

Blak^,  John _. 

Bryanton,  Geo 

Cameron,  Kenneth 
Coleman,  John  .... 

Donavan,  M 

Doyle,  Johu 

Fitzpatnck,  James 
Freeze,  Samuel.  ... 

Gillis,  Pat..... 

Hayes,  M 

Hogan,  John  ...    .. 

Hogan,  Dennis 

Holt,  fc'amuel 

Hovey,  Percy 

Hubbard  Geo 

Irving,  Wm • 

Kingston,  Samuel. 

Mahon,  J.  E 

Martin,  Alex 

Mathews,  Dan] 

Morehjuse,  Nat.... 

McDairmid,  F , 

Mcintosh,  Angus.. 

Noble,  John 

Parker,  Thos 

Hobichaud,  P , 


Se.vice. 


Brought  forward 

New  Brunswick— Continued. 

Kent  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886. 

do  do  . 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 


King's  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 

11  do  do 

12  do  do 
do  do 
do  do 
do  do 
do  do 


Northumberland  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 

do  do 

do  do 

3  do  do 
12           do  do 

do  do 

4  do  do 
12           do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

-do  oo 

4o  do 

Carried  forward 

40 


Amount. 

$  cts 

80  00 

100  00 

75  00 

80  00 

75  00 

80  00 

80  00 

75  00 

50  00 

60  00 

27  50 

100  00 

30  00 

2  50 

30  00 

50  00 

50  00 
30  00 
60  00 
17  50 
30  CO 

100  00 
30  00 
23  33 
30  00 
30  00 

100  00 
30  CO 
30  00 

400  00 
30  00 

160  00 
30  00 
60  0u 
50  00 
50  00 
50  00 
50  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 

100  00 

160  00 

100  00 

1,900  83 


60  Victoria. 


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A.  188? 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc, — Con. 

S  A  L  A  RI ES—  Co  n  tin  ued. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Ryan,  M 

Shaddick,  John 

Smith,  Thomas 

Stymast,  John 

Underhill,  J 

Watling,  Tubal...., 
Wyse,  Wm 


WiUiston.  John  G. 


Hetherington,  J.  T. 

Langan,   Isaiah 

Philips,  Robt , 


McPherson,  Alex 


Eoben,  G.  W. 
Taylor,  W.  B. 


O'Brien,  Jos 

Skillen,  Wm.  E. 


Service. 


Brought  forward ...» 

New  Brunswick— Continued. 
Northumberland  County—  Concluded. 


Amount. 


For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 


Queen's  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 
do  do 

do  do 


Ristigouche  County. 
For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886  . 

Sunbury  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886. 
do  do 


St.  John  County. 

For  12  month3  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 
do  do 


Caron,  Magloire  ..... 
Cameron,  J.  McN.... 

Edgar,  Thos     

Fraser,  Donald 

Long,  Romain,  sen  . 
McOloskey,  John  C... 

McDougall.  Joha 

Roberts,  Chas.,  jun 
Ryan,  Thos.  D 


Victoria  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

6  do  do 

12  do  do 


Cormier,  D.  T... 
Deacon,  W.  B..., 
•Goodwin,  Robt. 


Westmoreland  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886. 
do  do- 

do do 


Carried  forward. 
41 


$    cts 
1,900  83 


30  00 

50  00 

30  00 

100  00 

30  00 

30  00 

200  00 

100  00 


100  00 
30  00 
25  00 


100  00 


100  00 
30  00 


150  00 
100  00 


30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
15  00 
150  00 


60  00 
200  00 
100  00 


Total. 


$    eta. 
5,320  oo 


2,470  83 


155  00 


100  00 


130  00 


250  00 


375  00 


360  00 


9,160  83 


60  Victoria. 


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A.  188? 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc. — Con. 

SALARIES—  Concluded. 


To  whom  Paid. 

Service. 

Amount. 

Total. 

Brought  forward .......... 

$    cts. 

$    cts» 
9,160  83 

Campbell,  J.  A 

Cronkhite,  A.  B 

New  Brunswick—  Concluded. 

York  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886 

60  00 
60  00 
50  00 
60  00 
60  00 
37  50 
250  00 

do                         do           

do                        do < 

Cunningham,  A 

Glendenning,  D 

do                        do           

McNelly,  L 

Moir,  A.. 

t)rr,  Robert 

do                       do , 

Guardians. 

Wages  as  Special  Guardian,  Ristigouche  River 

do                        S.W   Miramichi  River... 
do                        Caraquet  River 

577  50 

Adams,  Daniel 

80  00 

105  00 

15  00 

10  00 

45  00 

266  00 

150  00 

82  50 

27  50 

25  50 

98  75 

100  00 

Anderson,  Rofat 

Branch,  Richard 

Burke,  John 

Caie,  E.  L 

do                         Sea  Coast.  Glouc'ter  Co. 
do                         Upper  Tobique  River.... 
do                         Lower  Miramichi  River. 
do                         Ristigouche  River 

Cameron,  John 

Dalton,  Wm, 

Dawson,  Ralph  G 

Gammon,  Joshua 

Richards,  Thos 

Ryan,  Wm 

Hackney,  John........... 

do                        N.  W.  Miramichi  River. . 
do                       S.W              do 

Total 

1,005  25 

10,743  58 

DISBURSEMENTS  OF  FISHERY  OVERSEERS. 


Venning,  W.  H 

Ache.  Adolphe , 

Bamford,  E.  A 

Belyea,  Jas.  A , 

Best,  Leonard 

Boyd,  Alex 

Brown,  Barth 

Burt,  Geo  R 

Cameron,  Kenneth.. 

Cormier,  Chas 

Cormier,  D.  T 

Cormier,  Gustave. 

Cunningham,  B.  L„  .. 

Cunningham,  A 

Deacon,  W.  B 

Fitzpatrick,  Jas 

Freeze,  Saml 

Giiouard,  M.  A~ 

Croodwin,  Robt 


Disbursements  as  Inspector. 


Overseers. 

For  12  months  disbursements  to  31st  December,  1885. 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

Carried  forward 


500  00 


101  40 

25  60 

74  45 

18  25 

14  25 

35  05 

80  50 

15  00 

118  43 

73  25 

81  75 

139  00 

49  00 

224  00 

13  CO 

29  30 

114  88 

49  92 

1,757  03        10,743  58 


50  Victoria. 


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A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc.-CW. 

DISBURSEMENTS-ConJmuei.  


To  whom  Paid. 


Service. 


Brought  forward 

New  Brunswick— Concluded. 


Amount. 


Gosline,  Samuel.... 

Guimon,  Laz&re 

Hache,  Juste 

Hannah,  Wm.  F... 

Barnett,  Jas.. 

Hetherington,  J.  T 
Hickson,  Jamea.... 

Hogan,  John 

Holt,  Saml 

Hoben,  G-  W 

Irving,  Wm 

Lindsay,  Alex.  G. 

Lord,  J.  M I 

Mauzerolles,  J > | 

Mcintosh,  Angus 

McLaughlin,  W.  B 

McDermid,  F 

McPherson,  A.lex 

Moir,  Alex 

Noble,  John 

O'Brien,  Jos 

Orr.  Robert 

Parker,  Thos 

Philips,   Robert 

Poirier,  Jos 

Robichaud,  P 

Ryan,  Thos.  D 

Sewell,  Jos 

Skillen,  Wm.  E 

Stewart,  Sutherland... 

Stvmast,  John 

Todd,  Frank 

Williston,  Jno.  G 

Wyse,  Wm 


Overseers— Concluded , 

For  12  months  disbursements  to  31st 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 


Commissioner  of  Sew- 
erage and  Water 
Supply 

Reardon,  John  J 


December,  1886 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 


Miscellaneous. 


Water  rates,  Fisheries'  Office,  St.  John. 
Guarding  mackerel  traps — « 


Total  for  New  Brunswick. 


$  cts. 
1,757  03 


113  85 
43  00 
19  40 
106  50 
64  00 
63  90 
170  00 
78  99 
44  00 
103  75 
99  50 
59  (i0 
36  00 
133  63 
14  50 
205  00 
32  70 
50  16 
17  50 

54  ?>0 
191  50 
184  25 
133  50 

55  00 

17  50 
80  00 

116  25 

18  00 
71  00 
53  25 
85  47 

323  67 
1C6  25 
'205  50 


Total. 


22  73 

45  00 


$  cts. 


4,908  05 


67  73 


15,719  36 


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A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc.— Cow. 

SALARIES  OF  FISHERY  OVERsEERS  AND  WARDENS. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Duvar,  J.  H 

Receiver-General 


Salari  < 


Prince  Edward  Island. 


Beers,  Geo,  F 

Buotte,  Dom 

Delaney,  Jonathan 

Garnum,  Lionel 

Howatt,   James 

Loughrin,  John 

Mackenzie,   Finlay. 

Mathieson,  John  

Murphy,  Thomas 

Power,  James   

Ready,  Michael 

Stanley,  Francis 

Stephenson,  George-... 

Traynor,  Peter , 

Traynor,  J.  P , 

Van  Iderstiue,  S 

Whitehead,  Wm 


Salary  as  Inspector  of  Fisheries 

Superannuation  tax  on  Inspector's  salary. 

Queen's  County. 

For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886... 


Arsenault,  J.  A.... 
Aylward,  Peter.... 

Beaton,  John • 

Bryant,  D.  L 

Burns,  Wm 

Chaisson,  John.... 

Clark,  Heary    ...... 

Doyle,  Lawrence. 
Drummond,  Thos. 

Gillis,  V.  S 

Holland,  J.  F.  B  . 
Howat,  Calvin  .... 
McBride,  Patrick., 
McDonald,  Jas.  A. 
McDonald,  Alex.. 
Nelligan,  Jas.  .VI  . 
Ramsey,   James... 

Ramsey,  J   K 

Rix,  Juhn    

Sharpe,  John  A.  . 
Sharpe,  Geo.  A. ... 
Tucker,  John 


Conaghan,  John 
Bingwell,  J.  H.. 
Duffy,    Peter    ..... 

Griffin,  Hy  

Lowe,  John  ..... 
Mathewson.  M..., 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


Prince  County. 


For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886. 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


King's  County. 


For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886. 
do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 


Carried  forward , 
44 


$  cts 


898  32 
18  32 


30  00 
30  00 
30  0© 
50  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
7  50 
10  00 
30  00 
30  00 


30  00 

30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
200  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
3.  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 


30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 


180  00 


$  Cts. 


916  64 


487  50 


830  00 


2,234  14 


60  Victoria- 


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A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc.— Con, 

SALARIES— Concluded. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Service. 


Amount. 


Mitchell,  James 

Morrow,  Henry .... 

McCullough.  Patrick. 
McDonald,  Ronald...., 

McDonald,  Allan , 

O'Brien,  John- 

Quinn,  Robert 

Reilly,  Daniel •.... 


Brought  forward 

Prince  Edward  Island—  Concluded. 
Kings  County— Concluded. 


For  12  months  salary  to  30th  June,  1886. 

do  do 

do  do  . 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 

do  do 


Miscellaneous. 


$    cts 
180  00 


Total. 


$    cts. 
2,234  14 


Bryant,  D.  L 

Dingwell,  J.  H.... 

do  

Lowe,  John 

Mathieson,  John, 

McDonald,  A 

McKenzie,  F 

Nelligan,  J.  M..., 
O'Brien,  John.... 


Postage  and  disbursements 

Disbursements 

Disburs.  do  •'*: 

Disbursements  as  Fisheries  Warden.. 

Postage 

Disbursements 

do * *  • 

do  

do  * 


Total  for  Prince  Edward  Tsland. 


30  00 

30  00 

30  00 

30  00 

30  00 

30  00 

30  00 

30  00 

4  00 

6  00 

495  59 

6  00 

1  00 

6  00 

6  00 

4  00 

5  00 

420  00 
2,654  14 


533  59 


3,187  73 


SALARIES  AND  DISBURSEMENTS  OF  FISHERY  OFFICERS, 


Pittendrigh,  Geo., 
do 

Buie,  John 

Grant,  C.  D 

Morrison,  C.  F 

Mowat,  Thomas.  . 
Pittendrigh,  H.  S 


McQueen,  Alex. 

do 
Gilchrist,  F.  C. 

do 
Leader,  John.... 


British  Columbia. 

Salary  as  Inspector  of  Fisheries,  to  19th  April,  1886. 

Disbursements  as  Inspector  of  Fisheries »«•• 

Wages  as  Fishery  Guardian.  Fraser  River 

do  do        >••• 

do  Skeena  River 

Disbursements  as  Acting  Inspector  of  Fisheries 

Wages  as  Fishery  Guardian,  Nelson  River 


Manitoba. 


Salary  as  Inspector  of  Fisheries 

Disbursements         do  '::"•''.'"'" '1" 

Salary  as  Fishery  Officer,  Qu'Appelle  District., 
Disbursements    do  do  • 

Wages  as  Special  Guardian,  Qu'Appelle  Lake. 


642  18 
327  50 
146  00 
225  00 
225  00 
162  85 
150  00 


1,878  53 


900  00 
509  33 
375  00 
116  40 
20  00 


1,920  73 


45 


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A.  188T 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc. — Con. 

LEGAL  AND  INCIDENTAL  EXPENSES. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Abbott,  Hy.,  jun 

Campbell,  J.  H.  M 

Cormier,  Chas 

Harrison,  L.  R 

Lawrence,  H.  D.~ » 

Macdonell,  J.  A 

Mahaffy  &  Mahaffy..... 

O'Connor,  D 

Steele,  Geo.  R 

The  "Times" 

The   '«  British    Colum 

bian" 

The  "Colonist" 


Service. 


Examining  deeds,  Ristigouche  Hatchery  ». 

Professional  services  re  Muskoka  Mill  Co .. 

To  pay  for  legal  advice  re  Smith  &  Barnes 

Professional  services  re  prosecutions  for  illegal  fishing 

in  St.  John  Harbor  and  King's  Co 

Drawing  up  deeds  re  Magog  Hatchery 

Professional  services,  Regina  vs.  Aldrich 

do  Regina  vs.  Parry  Sound  Lumber 
Co 

do  Weatherbee  vs.  Queen 

Legal  advice , 

Advertising  re  licenses,  B,C 

do  

do  

Total   


Amount. 


$  cts. 

17  00 
10  10 
27  45 

203  25 

33  11 

121  94 

270  69 

42  25 

5  00 

15  00 

2  42 
18  90 

INDIAN  AND  COLONIAL  EXHIBITION,  AND  CANADIAN  EXHIBITS. 


Birkett,  Thos 

Brown,  E.  B 

Brunei,  Chas 

Canada  Atlantic  Ry... 
Canadain  Pacific  Ry... 
Canada  Express  Co.... 

Christie,  A   &  Co 

Citizen  P.  &  P.  Co 

Colman,  Thos.  T 

Dartmouth    Ropework 

Co 

Dupuis  &  Nolin 

Esmonde,  Jos.  R 

"Evening  Journal" 

"Free  Press" 

Hanrahan,  Bros ,. 

Harris  &  Campbell 

Herald  &  Hutchison 

Howe,  Wm , 

Joncas,  L.  Z 

"Le  Canada" 

Ottawa  Gas  Co 

Smith,  Tho3 ,. 

Veale,  Philip 

"Weekly  Dispatch"... 

Wigmore,  J 

Wilson,  J.  &  Co 


Hardware 

Salt 

Labor 

Freight 

do      

Express  charges 

Camphor 

Printing  catalogues. 
Renovating  fish 


Cordage. 
Flannel.. 
Tin 


Advertising  close  of  Exhibition 

do  do  

Fish  food „ 

Furniture ... .. 

Canoe , , 

Whiting,  etc. 

Full  payment  of  claim  against  Exhibition. 

Advertising  close  of  Exhibition 

Coal... 


Specimens ...., 

Salary  and  disbursements «. 

Advertising  close  of  Exhibition. 

Cartage , 

Framing  diplomas , 


Refund. 


1  95 

0  46 

1  50 

14  65 

44  00 

2  25 

3  75 

123  35 

7  00 

118  20 

2  00 

1  65 

6  00 

8  00 

18  00 

20  50 

46  00 

5  15 

150  00 

5  00 

37  50 

25  00 

938  65 

2  50 

JO  00 

67  50 

46 


50  Victoria 


Sessional  Papers  (No.16.) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc.— Cora. 

STATEMENT  OF  EXPENDITURE  IN  CONNECTION  WITH  THE  DISTRIBUTION  OF  THB 
STAT&lltK-Ni  V*    a^m.  F1SHING  BOUNTY,    ETC. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Amount  paid  to  Fishery 
Overseers  and  Col 
lectors  of  Customs.. 


Airi,  Geo   B 

Aumond,  T 

Barry,  James 

Barry,  Jas.  &E.  McKiel 

Bassett,  T.  B 

Bauset,  S    P 

Belliveau,  A.  H... 

Brophy,  J.  P 

Burlaud  Lith  Co 

"  ChiistianMessenger'1 

Cunningham,  I.  H 

do 
Flynn,  Wm , 

Gilbert,  E    W 

Grant,  I.  L 

Grant,  M 

Harrison,  R.  S 

Jenkins,  S.  J 

Kent,  S.  B 

Longworth,  K.  A  — . 

Loux,  C.  L 

Mackenzie,  R.  F 

Makineon,  W.  A. ....... 

Taylor,  John 

Watson,  James 

Webster,  Jas.  S 

Winter,  Chas.   F 


Service. 


For  services  performed  in  connection  with  the  distri 

bution  of  fishing  bounty 

Services  as  extra  clerk »..•«    • 

Extra  services  re  bounty 

do  do  ' 

Preparing  statistical  statements 

Services  as  extra  clerk  •• 

Extra  services  re  bounty 

do  do         •• - 

Service  as  extra  clerk  

Printing  and  numbering  cheques,  etc 

Advertising  

Services  as  extra  clerk 

Extra  services  re  bounty 

Postage        * 

Services  as  extra  clerk ;. - 

Extra  services  re  bounty 

do  do         ..  ..* -'" 

Services  as  extra  clerk , 

Extra  services  re  bounty ......... 

do  do         

do  do         

Services   as  extra   clerk ■ 

do  do         

do  do 

Distributing  fishing  bounty 

Services  as  extra  clerk « ••« 

Extra  services  re  bounty ~ 

Services  as  extra  clerk - 


Amount. 


Printing. 


Total. 


$    cts. 

1,793  15 
46  50 
60  00 
73  50 
30  00 
214  50 
250  00 
114  60 
367  00 
1,180  05 
6  36 
122  00 
131  25 
35  00 
550  70 
51  00 
27  00 
184  50 
90  00 
57  80 
24  50 
53  70 
48  00 
553  10 
161  00 
734  00 
267  90 
684  00 


Total. 


$    cts. 


7,911  11 
18  65 

7.929  76 


47 


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A.  188? 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc. — Con. 

FISH  BREEDING. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Allan,  J.  S   

Cooper,  E.  S 

Douglas,  Tbos 

Fothergill,  R 

Grose,  Wm - 

Gutta  Percha   Rubber 

Co 

Kenefick,  John 

Kenefick,  Wm , 

Kenefick,  Pat..., 

McKenna,  Wm 

Otton,  John 

Piper,  L.  N.  &  Son 

Kolfe,  Jno.  H 

Rose,  M.  C 

Simmons  &  Pool 

StiPiWell,  Fred 

Walker,  John 

do        

Wilmot,  Saml 

Wilmot,  Chas 

do 
Wright,  James 


Adams,  W 

Adamson,  Robt... 
Anthony,  Danl.... 

Brown,  A.  S 

Ganthier,  C.  W... 

Grey,  George 

Hill,  Wm 

Jenks,  Jas.  &  Co. 
liacharity,  Ant... 
Lemonde,  0........ 

McCombs,  A.  H. .. 

McGregor,  J 

McKee,  Jas .... 

Nutson,  W.  G 

Odette  &  Whetty . 
Parker,  Wm... , 


do 


Parre,  Joseph 

Pequegnot  &  Co... 
Purser,  R.  &  Sons. 
Rankin,  A 


Moore,  A.  H 

do  

Wilmot,  Samuel. 


Service. 


Newcastle  Hatchery  (Ontario). 

Use  of  nets  and  trip  collecting  ova,  Colpoy's  Bay.. 

Stone 

Express  charges,  horse  hire,  etc , 

Goal  oil  and  telegraphs 

Coal 


Rubber  hose 

Wages  as  assistant 
Labor. 


do    ; 

Tin  sieves , 

Hauling  coal,  etc 

Pish  trays 

Painting  fish  trays   „ 

Rubber  hose  and  ladder 

Lumber  and  repairs  to  dam 

Blacksmith's  work 

Paid  girls  for  picking  eggs 

Salary  as  assistant,  Newcastle  Hatcbery, 

Disbursements,  collecting  ova,  distributing  fry,  &c 

Salary  as  officer  in  charge,  Newcastle  Hatchery 

Disbursements      do  do  

Tinware 


Sandwich  Hatchery  (Ontario). 


Painting  hatchery , 

Collecting  ova M 

do  „ 

Sawing  wood , „.„„  ........ 

Use  of  tug  collecting  ova 

Collecting  ova 

Wages  as  assistant r 

Engine  and  pump 

Collecting  ova .  

Wages  as  engineer «. , '"..' 

do „.„ 

Steam  boiler  and  strainer , \ 

Supplying  ova,  and  rent  of  ground 

Lumber ,, „ 

Cement  and  coal ,..  .".."..."....*.!!" 

Salary  as   Officer  in   charge  of  Hatchery,    to  30th 

June,  1886 

Disbursements  as  Officer  in  charge  of  hatchery,  to 

30th  June,  1886 

Cord  wood  and  labor  collecting  ova 

Hardware 


Furnishing  and  laying  pipes 
Board  of  men 


Magog  Hatchery  (Queeec). 

Salary  as  officer  in  charge,  to  30th  June,  1886 

Disbursements  in  connection  with  hatchery „■ 

Disbursements   transferring    eggs    from    Newcastle 
hatchery *. „ , 


Carried  forward. 
4d 


Amount. 


$    cts. 


560  00 
10  50 

139  08 
54  44 
72  97 

6  48 
380  00 
108  13 

13  75 
5  40 

39  22 
219  15 

33  06 

12  50 
600  76 

12  75 
165  30 
540  00 
565  32 
750  00 
803  98 
5  18 


194  20 
15  00 
15  00 

20  30 
58  10 
15  00 

269  51 
425  00 

25  50 
152  00 
302  75 
345  42 
120  00 

71  92 

21  00 

750  00 

764  85 
389  00 

74  02 
555  00 

15  00 


600  00 
590  93 

55  95 


60  Victoria. 


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A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc. — Con. 

FISH  BREEDING— Continued. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Argentine,  J . 

Boivin,  F 

Bonlfane,  F 

Bouliane,  0    

Bourgoing.  F  

Catellier,  Ls  N. 


Service . 


Brought  forward 

Tadoussac  Hatchery  (Quebec). 


Amount. 


DuBerger,  H 

Duchesne,  David. 
Duchesne,  Louis. 

Gauthier,  P 

Girard,  0 

Hovington,  fm.. 

Levesque,  Bte 

Levesque,  L 

Maltais,  Frs 

Maltais,  Thoa 

Manning,  Bell...., 
Morneau.  Andre 
Mowat,  John 


do 

Nicholas,  S 

Olson,    Herman.... 

Otis,  J 

Perron,  U 

Plourde,  P 

Plourde,  P.  jun Spawning  salmon 

Poitras,  A j  Labor  at  hatchery 


Labor  at  hatchery 

Distributing  fry  -..- • 

Labor  and  watching 

Provisions,  &c 

3  months  9 Uary  as  officer  in  charge,  Tadoussac  hat- 
chery  * 

Assistance 

Spawning  salmon * 

Distributing  salmon  fry 

do  do 

do  do        

Setting  salmon  nets  at  Pointe  Rouge 

Labor  at  hatchery 

Carpenters  work 

Cutting  wood  ..: ' 

Hauling  wood 

Spawning  salmon 

do  - •• 

6  months    salary    as    temporary    officer   in    charge) 

Tadoussac  hatchery -• 

Disbursements  in  connection  with  hatchery 

Boat  hire ' 

Labor  at  hatchery 

do  

Blacksmith's  work • • 

Wages  as  assistant • 


Poitras,  Pitre 

Radford,  Jos 

Scott,  B.  S.  &  Co., 

Simard,  H ... 

Simard,  D 

Terrieau,  Roger.... 

Therrien,  R 

Trembiay,  J 


do 


Trembiay,  Kaif . ... 
Vaillancourt,  V.... 


Adams,  A. 

Adams,  J 

Annett,  F.  J 

Cass,  J..... 

Coffin,  R.  B 

Coffin,  J.B 

Coffin,  J  

Coffin,  A 

do       . 

Collas,  J.  &  E  ... 

Davis,  Jno.  S 

do 


3  months  salary  as  officer  in  charge  of  hatchery. 

Hardware 

Setting  salmon  nets  ■ 

do  

Spawning  salmon 

Labor  at  dam... »  - 

Blacksmith's  work. i ■ 

Labor  at  hatchery 

Cotton,  glass,  etc •••• 


Gaspe  Hatchery  (Quebec). 


Labor  at  hatchery 

Distributing  fry 

do  - 

do  - 

do 

do 

do  

do  

Canoe 

Hardware,  etc • 

Capturing  and  watching  parent  salmon. 
Cutting  pickets,  labor,  etc 


Carried  forward. 

4y 


$    cts. 


7  70 

6  00 

81  40 

20  55 

5  00 

102  00 
10  00 

6  40 
12  00 

3  00 

7  50 
118  46 

34  88 
1  50 

I  80 

3  CO 

15  00 
6  40 

600  00 
18  98 

16  12 
14  63 
13  60 

4  52 
364  00 

4  00 

66  50 

13  25 

150  00 

32  77 

3  50 

8  80 

1  50 

II  70 

1  60 

2  00 
0  66 


Total. 


$    cts. 
10,943f42 


6  25 

38  00 

15  80 

33  10 

53  80 

42  80 

10  50 

9  00 

3  00 

23  20 

244  75 

51  50 

531  70 

1,800  72 


12,744  14 


16—4 


50  Victoria 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc.— Con. 

FIS5  BREEDING—  Continued. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Davis,  J 

Davis,  Henry 

do 

Davig,  A 

Davis,  Wm  C... 

Davis,  Felix 

Eden,  Jos  

LeMesurier,  A.... 

Miller,  P 

Miller,  L  

Moullin,  P 

M'cOallum,  J. 

Olsen,  Hy 

Patterson,  J 

Patterson,  J.  N. 
Patterson,  L.  A.. 
Stanley,  A. ....  . 

Saddard,  S  , 

Vibert,  Philip... 
do 


B. 


W. 


Service. 


Brought  forward 


Gaspb  Hatchery  (Quebec)— Concluded. 


Rope , 

Salary  as  assistant,  Gaspe  Hatchery » 

Distributing  fry,  etc 

do  

Ladder,  hauling  coal  and  lumber 

Labor  at  hatchery 

Coal • 

Stove  pioing   -••• 

Distributing  fry 

do 

do 

do  

Capturing  salmon,  labor,  etc. 

Distributing  fry,  labor,  etc - 

Ferries 

Knitting  twine. 

Distributing  fry 

do  and  labor 

Salary  a3  officer  in  charge,  to  30th  June,  1886. 
Disbursements  do 


Amount. 


Adams,  M  ..... 
Alexander,  A. 
Arseneau,  F.., 
Asker,  G.  B... 
Bechervaise,  J 

Bell,  S.  W 

Bolton,  B  

Cantwell,  T 

Christopher,  R.. 

Oleaveland,  N 

Dorion,  L 

Doucet,  George 

Downs,  James 

Englert,  Henry 

Emerson  &  Fisher 

Estey,  Allwood  &  Co.. 

Ferguson,  A. ...... 

Gelant,  Jos 

Oenard,  R.  D 

Gillis,  J 

Gillis,  Harvey , 

Johnston,  Ensem 

Mann,  E 

Mann,  W 

Moors,  James , 

Mowat,  Alex 

do  

Mowat,  J.  P 

Mowat,  W 

Mowat,  John 

Murray,  Wm .... 


Ristigouche  Hatchery  (Quebec  and  N.B. 


Supplying,  parent  salmon  and  use  of  horse 

Paint,  oil,  etc 

Labor  at  hatchery , 

Tinware,  repairs,  etc ; 

Collecting  ova 

Repairing  dam «« 

Capturing  and  guarding  parent  fish,  etc 

Carpenter  work,  repairing  dam,  etc 

Setting  nets,  etc ■ 

Building  dam 

do  

Painting - ■ 

Stakes — 

Distributing  fry 

Meat  chopper  and  stove 

Rubber  boots 

Nails  and  spikes »o 

Labor  at  hatchery 

Repairing  nets  and  cleaning  reservoir 

Supplying  salmon  and  nets,  oil,  glass,  etc 

Rent  of  land  and  water  privilege  Gillis  Island. 

Food  for  fish  

Distributing  fry,   labor,  etc 

Doors 

Towing  etc 

Salary  as  officer  in  charge,  to  30th  June,  1886.. 
Disbursements  in  connection  with  hatchery.... 

Lumber,  nets,  etc 

Capturing  and  guarding  parent  fish 

Hse  of  scow  and  nets,.... 

Rent  of  water  privilege,  Murray's  Island.. . 


Carried  forward 
50 


$  cts. 
531  70 


8  18 
300  00 

19  35 
54  0) 
42  50 
15  80 
30  00 
2  25 
27  00 
36  00 
12  00 
11  00 
65  10 
54  17 
15  60 

9  20 
39  00 
46  45 

300  00 
139  73 


Total. 


$  cts. 
12,744  14 


251  00 

127  38 

15  75 

38  80 

31  50 

3  00 

155  00 

175  00 

12  00 

54  25 

54  00 

36  75 

25  00 

7  50 

18  50 


1,759  03 


6  60 

10  64 

1  50 

18  50 

380  05 

12  00 

2  08 

47  20 

16  00 

22  00 

600  00 

386  72 

289  58 

165  00 

100  00 

15  00 

3,078  30 

14,503  17 

50  Victoria 


Sessional  Papera  (No.  16  ) 


A.  1387 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc. — Con. 

FISH  BREEDING—  Continued. 


To  whom  Paid. 


McBeatb,  A 

McDonald,  Wm 

McMillan,  John 

Nelpon,  R 

N.   Y.   Goal   tar  Che- 
mical 0 , 

Quinn,  John  

Robertson,  Wm 

do  

do 


Call,  R  R 

Ferguson,  John 

Gillis,  Patrick  ...... 

Hogan,  Patrick.  ... 

Hogan,  J 

Murphy,  Richard. .. 

McCliekey,  C 

Phinney,  J.  H , 

Ryan,  Michael 

Sinclair,  E , 

Sheasgreen,  Jas  ... 
Sheas  green,  W.  F. 
.Sheasgreen,  Isaac, 
do 


Service. 


Brought  forward, 


Cameron,  John 

Fraser,  Donald 

Merchant,  N.  D 

McCluskey,  Chas.. 
do 

McCluskey,  J.  C... 

McCluskey,  R.  A... 

McCluskey,  M.  F... 

McCluskey,  R.  B... 

McDougall,  John... 

Perley,  T.  A 

Pickett,  Margaret- 
do 

Taylor,  John  

Tibbits,  James 

Toph  tm,  Nelson  .... 

Wilmot,  Saml , 


Wilrcot,  Chas 


16-4^ 


Ristigouchb  Hatchery  (Quebec  akd  N.B.)  — Con 

Building  tank,  repairing  reservoir,  etc , 

Labor  at  hatchery 

Bolts,  etc 

Distributing  fry,  towage  of  lumber,  etc 

Varnish 

Work  at  reservoir 

Salary  aa  Assistant,  to  30th  June,  1886 

For  property  acquired  in  connection  with  hatchery 
Disbursements  in  connection  with  hatchery 


Miramichi  Hatchery  (N.B.) 


Amount. 


Coal — 

Hardware,  etc ••• 

Capturing  parent  salmon : 

do  and  horse  hire 

Teaming 

Capturing  parent  salmon 

Distributing  fry 

Fish  can?,  stove  piping,  etc.... 

Capturing  parent  salmon 

Lumber « 

Teaming,  repairing  dam,  distributing  fry,  etc. 
Capturing  parent  salmon,  labor  at  dam,  etc.... 
Salary  as  officer  in  charge,  to  30th  June,  1886. 
Horss  hire 


St.  John  River  Hatchery  (N  B.) 


Canoeing • 

Board  ot  men 

Hauling  canoes 

Salary  as  officer  in  chargp,  to  30th  June,  1886 ,. 

Disbursements  in  connection  with  hatchery 

Provisions » 

Wood,  aud  hauling  coal 

Labor  at  hatchery  

Kicking  fi3h  eggs 

Board  ot'men ~ ... 

do 

Rent  of  land  for  1885 

Feeding  fry ■ 

Camping  outfit 

Coal  and  freight.... - »•• 

Hauling  supplies - < 

Disbursements,  transferring    eggs  from    Newcastle 

Hatchery 

do  do  do 


Carried  forward, 
5L 


$    cts. 
3.0T8  30 


368  00 
15  00 

6  51 
420  60 

7  00 
13  75 

360  00 

100  00 

22  10 


27  00 

76  07 

75  80 

118  00 

56  00 

66  00 

27  95 

21  93 

58  80 

32  53 

120  90 

148  10 

500  00 

10  00 


24  25 

11  65 

17  50 

600  00 

433  32 

46  99 

36  00 

84  25 

11  00 

8  00 

10  00 

50  00 

5  00 

3  83 

45  00 

17  50 

91  65 

17  00 


Total. 


$    cts. 
14,503  17 


4,391  26 


1,339  08 


1,512  94 
21,746  45 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16 .) 


A.  188? 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc. — Con. 

FISH    BREEDING—  Continued. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Service. 


Brought  forward 

Bedford  Hatchery  (N.S.) 


Anderson,  C.  &  W....». 

Archibald,  A 

Beck,  William 

Bell,  A.  M 

Boutillier,  Ed 

Boutillier,  Chas 

Boutillier,  Silas 

Byers,  Thomas, 

Cameron,  Wm 

Campbell,  Peter.. 

Candle,  J ......  

Daniels,  J.  A , 

Dawson  &  Ryan *. 

Deal,  Augustus 

Ennis,  J 

Ford,  T 

Fraser,  D 

Fultz,  B.  D ...... 

Gates,  Samuel, 

Gaul,   Wm ... 

Geldert,  D.  M 

Guld,  E.S 

Holesworth,  R.  M 

Harris,  Geo.  J 

Harvev,  J , 

Hatfield,  J.  A 

Hogan,  Jno.  &  Sons.... 
Intercolonial  Railway. 

Jones,    Philip 

Johns,  D.  L 

Johnstone  &  Co 

Keizer,  Jas.  M 

Landsberg,  George 

Limbach,  M.  &  Co 

Macdonald,  Abraham.. 

Moir,  Sons  &  Co 

Mott,  J.  P 

Murray,  G 


Muvrhead,   Andrew.., 

Mclntyre,  W. 

McKay,  D 

Nicho'son,  David  .... 
New  York  Coal  Tar  & 

Chemical  Co 

Redden,    George  

Robley,  Thomas 

Rowlings,  George 

Rowlings-  Mrs.  Geo.... 

Smith  &  Kaye 

{Soles,  Samuel 

Stewart,  Robt 

Stone,   George  

Taylor,  J.  E.  M 

Theakston  &  Angwin. 


Oil 

Distributing  fry.. 

Use  of  nets,  etc... - 

Twine 

Capturing  parent  salmon 

do  

do  .... 

do  

do  

do  

Repairing  floor 

Lathing  and  plastering 

Towage  of  scow 

Plumber's  work 

Collecting  ova,  and  labor 

Distributing  fry 

do  "•• 

Wheelbarrow 

Hauling  lumber 

Rubber  boots 

Horse  hire.. 

Hardware 

Conveying  salmon  fry 

Plumber's  work 

Distributing  fry 

do  

Cement,  etc 

Freight 

Lease  of  water  privilege - 

Lumber  and  repairs  to  hatchery. 

Lumber , 

Teaming 

Capturing  parent  salmon 

Faucets  and  express  charges 

Guarding  salmon  nets 

Repairs  to  hatchery,  coal,  etc 

Lime 

Distributing  fry 

Watching  salmon 

Distributing  fry 

do  

Shingles ~ - ., 


Amount. 


Thompson,  N   S 


Varnish.... 

Distributing  fry 

Carpenter  work  ... 
Material  for  tank.., 

Hoard  of  men 

Drain  pipes   ».  . 

Guarding  parent  s* 

Labor  at  hatchery. 

do 

Painting , 

Hardware 

Distributing  fry 


Carried  forward, 


$  cts. 


11  65 

1  50 

35  75 

4  43 
57  50 
67  50 
52  50 
19  00 
11  00 
90  50 
55  00 

106  25 

8  00 

9  00 
186  25 

30  04 
1  50 

5  50 

7  25 
14  00 
24  00 
11  78 

6  00 
96  82 

4  00 
36  93 

211  30 
41  95 

8  00 
528  70 

8  76 
32  4L 

45  00 
26  30 
47  00 

195  64 
3  50 

6  00 
72  00 
20  50 

3  00 
16  00 

7  00 

8  00 

5  00 

46  98 
29  82 
29  65 
78  75 
25  00 

10  50 

84  50 

85  28 

4  00 


Total. 


$  Ct8. 

21,746  45 


2,634  06 


21,746  45 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1387 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc. — Con. 

FISH  BREEDING— CWmwei, 


To  whom  Paid. 


Tolson,  A 

Tolsoo,  F.  G 

VanBuskirk,  J.  E 

Walker,  Mrs.  Wm 

Ward,  P.  M 

Ward,  James 

Warner,  Wm 

Warner,  A 

W.  U.  Telegraph  Co.. 

Willis,  Wm 

Wilmot,  A.  B 

do  

Wilson,  J.  E  

Wilmot,  Samuel 


Carmichael,  Donald..., 

Clements,  Wm 

Dunlop,  J   G 

Dunlop,  W.J 

do  

Dunlop,  David , 

Farquharson,  C.  A.... 
do 

Gillis,  L .. 

Gilli«,R 

Harrington,  C.  H 

Ingraham,  C.  L 

Mackenzie,  Jno,  A  .... 

Morrison,  John 

McArthur,   John 

McDonald,   Allan 

Mclntyre,  Wm. 


Service. 


Brought  forward 

Bedford  Hatchery — Concluded. 


Horse  hire,  distributing  fry,  etc 

Wages  as  assistant,  Bedford  Hatchery 

Ladder - 

Board  of  men •••••  » • *  •♦••• 

Hire  of  net ' 

Horse  hire - - 

Capturing  parent  salmon • 

Capturing  fish  and  hire  of  boat...... .  ■ 

Telegram ..• 

Hauling  coal,  etc •••• 

Salary  as  officer  in  charge,  to  30th  June,  1886 

Disbursements • 

Stoves  and  tinsmith's  work 

Disbursements    transferring    eggs    from    Newcastle 
Hatchery »■ 


Sydney  Hatch «ry  (N.S  ). 


Amount. 


McLellan,  N.  &  J 

McLennan,  A 

McLennan  &  Farquhar- 
son 

McLeod,  Angus 

McRae,  A 

McRae,  A.  F 

McRury,  Norman 

N.  Y.  Coal  'lar  Che- 
mical Co 

Ross,  J.  J ......... 

Ross,  John  A 

Ross,  Donald 

Ross,  David 

Sydney  &  Louisburg 
Coal  Co 

Watson,    Edmund... 


Labor  at  hatchery 

Towing  scow 

Distributing  fry • 

Salary  as  assistant,  Sydney  Hatchery 

Horse  hire,  and  distributing  fry 

Teaming - — 

Salary  as  officer  in  charge,  to  30th  June,  1886 

Disbursements  as  officer  in  charge 

Capturing  parent  salmon 

Storm  sashes •••••  • 

Lumber • 

Hardware ••  • 

Stationery...., 

Repairing  nets  and  capturing  parent  salmon.. 

Labor  at  hatchery »•»■ 

Lumber 

Capturing  parent  salmon 

Stovepipes,  cans,  etc 

Distributing  fry • 


Lumber  und  hauling  coal - 

Painting,  papering,  etc   .—_ ' 

Capturing  parent  salmon,  and  distributing  fry. 

Use  of  team ■ 

Labor  at  hatchery 


Varnish    

Labor  at  hatchery 

Cotton,  nails,  etc 

Capturing  parent  salmon. 
Watching  do 


Coal... 

Boxes. 


Carried  forward , 

5i 


$  eta 
2,634  C6 


189  97 

252  00 

4  70 

12  50 

10  00 

40  00 
133  75 

24  00 
4  35 

79  35 
800  00 
571  81 

41  95 

52  40 


19  0) 
23  75 
31  50 

360  00 
94  00 

20  00 
500  00 
29 1  23 

26  00 
3  60 

37  55 
104  25 

15  00 
129  05 

10  00 

11  70 
68  00 
29  70 
71  CO 

48  70 

35  77 

199  50 

8  00 

15  00 

3  50 

19  00 

6  72 

320  90 

63  70 

48  25 
5  00 


Total. 


$  cts. 
21,746  45 


2,622  39 


29,224 


60  Victoria 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  188? 


Detailed  STATEMENT  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc. — Con. 

FISH  BREEDING—  Continued. 


To  whom  Paid. 

Service. 

Amount. 
$    cts. 

48  00 
400  00 
19  30 
63  75 
37  20 
115  42 

3  50 

Total. 

Bearish,  R ....... 

Clark,   Henry 

Brought  forward , 

Dunk  River  Hatchery  (P.E.I.) . 

Tin  cans ...... ...... 

Salary  as  officer  in  charge,  to  30th  June,  1886 

$"   cts. 
29,224  68 

do           

Disbursements. ,...., ........ 

Clark,  Bertram 

Labor  at  hatchery.,.. ., 

Doyle,  Pierce. 

Repairs „ 

Coal 

Varnish 

Rogers,  D 

N.    Y.  Coal  Tar  Che- 
mical Co 

Fraser  River  Hatchery  (B.C.).  . 

U3e  of  steamer  distributing  fry 

Labor  at   hatchery 

do               ,.,,. 

687  17 

Brunette  Saw  Mill  Co  . 

Buie,  John 

Butler,  John  

30  00 
275  00 
189  00 

98  07 

94  80 

87  17 

1  50 

20  00 
60  00 

7  25 

5  00 

4  00 

1,224  00 

791  01 

750  00 

3  50 

44  67 

9  00 

123  07 

333  80 

7  00 

10  50 

89  75 

108  00 
445  00 

14  14 
537  80 

21  12 

1  10 

2  87 

3  00 
7  00 
7  75 

Campbell,  G.  W 

do               

Canadian  Pacific  Navi- 
gation Co 

Cuaningham,Jas.&Co. 

Freight 

Hardware,  coal  oil,  etc , » 

Curtis,  D  S.  &  Co 

Thermometers , „ 

Ewen  &  Co 

Gregory,  A.  &  Co....... 

Salmon  netting, 

Salmon  net 

Hall,  Z.  S 

Stationery , 

Holden,  Ed.  P..., 

Saving  boat ..  

Lund,  A.  0 

Water  casks. . ., .... 

Salary  as  officer  in  charge,  to  30th  June,  1886 

do             

Mowat,  M.  M 

Washes  as  assistant, , , 

do         

Steamboat  fares , 

Nais,  cotton,  etc 

McDonald,  F.  B 

AfcNaughton,  C  M 

Nelson,  R  P 

Tags 

Labor  at  hatchery , 

do             ..., 

Egg  tongs,  etc 

O'Connors,  A 

Ovens,  Thomas ..... 

Owners    Steamer 
"Adelaide" 

OwnersSteamer  "Robt. 
Dunsmuir  " 

Owners  Str.   '-Gladys'7 

Pittendrigh,  A.  E 

Royal     tjity     Planing 
Mill3  Co 

Freight ,  

(Jse  of  steamer  distributing  fry 

do                do                

Labor  at  hatchery ..«,„„ , 

Lumber,  etc 

Wire  baskets,  hardware,  etc 

« 

Scoullar  &  Co.,  E.  S... 

Smith,  Arthur 

Telegraph     &     Signal 
Service..... 

Labor  at  hatchery 

Telegrams..... 

Rope,  etc— 

Trapp,  Bros.,  Estate  of. 

White,  N.  A 

Woollen  gloves , 

Wintemente  Bros 

Wise,  Jos.  M 

Wooden  faucets 

Coal 

Carried  forward t 

5,405  87 

35,317  72 

6 '8 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.    16;) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc.— Con. 

FISH  BREEDING— Concluded. 


To  whom  Paid. 


Allen,  Wm , 

Bauset,  S.  P 

Blackney,  John 

Boden,  Richard 

Bolton,  Richard ... 

Brown,  J.  A.  &  Co 

Burland    Lithographic 

Co - • 

Cameron,  A ... 

Carson,  C.  A 

Carter,  R.  L 

Cawley,  Michael 

Coady,  Michael 

Curry,  A.  S 

do  ZZ'"""'.. 

Davis,  Peter 

Dion,  Geo 


Ellis,  Nathan 

Frawley,  Michael.... 

Garnet,  Wm , 

Gillmor,  Danl 

Gillmore,  Wm 

Gillmore,  Edgar... 

Gillmore,  E.  F  , 

Gillmor,  Eldorado 

Gordon,  Mark 

Gorrill,  J ... 

Hall,  George 

Harris  &  Campbell. 

Holt,  W.  H 

Kanlback,  E.  N 

Kinney,  J.  B ....... . . 

do  

Kinney,  W.  H 

do  

do  

do  

do  

do  

do  

do  

Matherson,  Geo.... 

Melon,  Mathew 

Milican,  D 

Merrick,  H    

Munson,  Robert.  ... 

Murray,  James 

McGee,  George.... 
McGee  &  O'  Brien  . 
McUallum,  D.  F.... 


McGowan,  J 

McGrattan,  John. 
McKay,  Thos 


Brought  forward. 
General  Account. 


Work  on  fish-ways,  Magaguadavic  River.         ...... 

Inspecting  Chateauguay,  Jesus  and  Yamaska  Kivers. 
Work  on  fish-ways,  Magaguadavic  River 

do  do 

do  do  

Half  cost  of  fish -way,  Annapolis  River 

Printing  cards  of  close  seasons 

Half  cost  of  fi3h-way,  St.  Mary's  River 

Work  on  fish-way,  Magaguadavic  River 

Wages  building  fish-ways ' 

Work  on  Magaguadavic  River  fi3h-ways 

do  do  

Disbursements  building  fish-ways 

do  Tidnish  River 

do  Bedford  River 

Work  on  fish-ways,  Magaguadavic  River 

Repairs  to  Matane  fiah-way  ................. •".••••-•»* 

Ballasting  fish-way,  Thomas' Falls,  Sackville  River. 

Lumber  for  fish-ways,  Magaguadavic  River    

Work  on  fish- way  do  ..»• 

do  do 

do  do  

Teaming  do  

Hauling  stone  do  

Wages  as  guardian,  Magaguadavic  nsh-way3 

Work  on  fish-way  do  River 

Repairs  to  fish-way,  Trout  River 

Work  on  fish-ways,  Magaguadavic  River.  

Models  of  fish-ways ".—': ■•"•' 

Work  on  fish-way,  Magaguadavic  River.  »v— -•; 

Removing  obstacles  to  aecent  of  fish  in  Petite  River. 

Disbursements  building  fish-ways. 

Iron  scraper ■•*„ 

Halt  cost  offish-way,  on  Salmon  River 

do  Sackville  River 

do  Black  River , 

do  Shinimicas  River 

do  do  

do  River  Philip 

Wages  and  repairs,  re  Magaguadavic  fish- ways 

Wage3  for  building  and  locating  fi-sh-ways 

Lumber  for  fish-ways,  Magaguadavic  River 

Work  on  fish-ways  do 

do  do  

Special  report  on  Ontario  fisheries-travelling  expenses 

Work  on  fish-waye,  Magaguadavic  River   

do  do  

Teaming  do  •  

Hardware        do  do  ""U. 'j 

Half  cost  of  building  fish-way  on  Avon  River  and 

ballasting  same 

Blacksmith's  work - 

Work  on  fish-ways,  Magaguadavic  River 

do  do  


Carried  forward 
55 


$  cts. 

$  cts* 

35,317  72 

31  50 

56  00 

11  88 

36  00 

3  00 

115  80 

150  00 

70  37 

18  00 

87  60 

52  00 

16  62 

130  92 

172  50 

170  05 

7  50 

11  75 

20  00 

596  63 

24  00 

47  50 

16  80 

12  00 

21  00 

20  82 

14  25 

35  00 

40  50 

6  00 

10  50 

100  00 

24  50 

35  00 

73  87 

175  28 

45  35 

107  00 

89  53 

72  69 

194  00 

617  40 

74  58 

23  80 

8  40 

500  00 

18  75 

59  75 

13  50 

146  90 

384  30 

28  35 

74  70 

60  68 

4,955  75 


35,317  72 


4)0  Victoria, 


Sessional  Tapers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries,  etc.— Cow. 

FISH  BREEDING— Concluded. 


To  whom  Paid. 

Service. 

Amount. 

Total. 

Brought  forward 

$    cts. 
4,955  75 

154  92 

48  00 
47  25 
23  75 
40  00 
42  62 

49  00 
20  25 

19  50 
154  56 

10  50 
257  46 
40  00 
9  80 
49  87 
47  25 

1,960  00 

365  54 

250  00 

6  00 

169  06 

20  93 

$    cts. 
35,317  72 

JMcLeod,  Malcolm 

General  Account — Concluded. 
Half  cost  of  fish-way,  John  River 

do                  River  Philip „. 

Work  on  fish-way,  Magaguadavic  River 

Work  on  fish-ways                   do 

Philips,  Edward 

Receiver-General 

Superannuation  tax  on  S.  Wilmot' s  salary ..*..*'*.! 

Ripley,  James 

Half  cost  ot  fish-way.  River  Philip 

Work  on  fish-ways,  Magaguadavic  River....... 

Shaw,  W.  W 

Spofferd,  Jno 

do                                    do 

Stewart,  Edward 

Blacksmith's  work                   do 

Sutherland.  Robt 

Half  cost  of  fish-way,  River  John , 

Taylor,  Ellis 

Work  on  fish- ways,  Magaguadavic  River 

Building  fish-way,  Little  Bass  River  

Disbursements  inspecting  fish-ways 

Union  Furniture  Co.... 
Webster,  J.  S 

White,  W 

Work  on  fish-ways,  Magaguadavic  River 

Williams,  Geo 

do                                do 

Williams,  Fred 

do                 

Wilmot,  Samuel 

Salary  as  superintendent  of  Fish  Culture,*  to  30th 
June,  1886 , 

do             

Disbursements  as  superintendent 

Wilmot,  Chas 

Allowance  as  clerk  to  superintendent 

Work  on  fish- ways,  Magaguadavic  River „... 

Wages    and    disbursements    building    fish-ways,    at 

Lawrencetown 

Stationery  for  Superintendent 

Total  for  Fish  Breeding 

Woodbury,  Chas...,...,. 

Wvman,  J,  B..... 

Stationery  Office 

8,721  08 

44,038  80 

56 


60   Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Statement  of  Expenditure  on  account  of  Fisheries 

etc.— Concluded. 

RECAPITULATION. 

Fisheries,  etc. 

Ontario «—«•- """"!""" 

Quebec  " *  '.'.'.]. 

Nova  Scotia 

New  Brunswick - "] 

Prince  Edward  Island '"T 

Manitoba « - '*'. 

British  Columbia ' 

$      cts. 

17,900  74 

13,938  21 

17,852  33 

15,719  36 

3,187  73 

1,920  73 

1,878  53 

$     cts. 

72,397  63 
10,350  43 

44,038  80 

Legal  and  incidental  expenses •  •*" 

Fish  Breeding. 

Newcastle  Establishment '."!""! 

Sandwich            do           ■ ]** 

Magog                 do           - ]!"""!.. 

Tadousaac           do           

767  11 
1,653  56 
7,929  76 

4,997  97 
4,698  57 
1,246  88 
1,800  72 
1,759  03 
4,391  26 
1,3*9  08 
1,512  94 
4,855  84 
2,622  39 
687  17 
5,405  87 
8,721  08 

126,786  86 

5*7 


§0  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1S8T 


APPENDIX  No.  2. 


FISHING    BOUNTIES 


General  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounty  Claims  received  for  the  Year  1885. 


Province. 

County. 

No. 

of  Claims 
Received. 

No. 

of  Claims 
Rejected. 

No.  of 

Claims 

held  in 

abeyance. 

No. 

of  Claim3 
Paid. 

Nova  Scotia 

Annapolis  — 

Antigonish c 

215 
145 
552 
1 
365 
982 

1,403 

596 

30 

629 

21 

207 

1,035 
595 
627 
243 

1 
"  12" 

214 

145 

Cape  Breton 

Colchester 

540 
1 

Digbp 

5 

360 

Guysboro' 

Halifax 

982 

11 
3 

1  392 

Inverness 

593 

King's 

Lunenburg , 

Pictou  

Queen's 

Richmond , , 

30 

6 

623 

21 

207 

4 
2 

1,034 
593 

Shelburne , 

Victoria , 

Yarmouth 

623 
241 

Charlotte 

Gloucester 

Kent 

Northumberland ^ 

Ristigouche 

St.  John 

Westmoreland 

King's , 

7,646 

47 

7,599 

New  Brunswick, 

615 

700 

190 

13 

2 

70 

19 

1 
6 
2 
1 
2 
2 
4 

3 

611 

694 

188 

12 



68 
15 

1.6C9 

18 

3 

1,588 

Prince  Edward  Island... 

555 
437 
125 

11 
4 

544 

Prince 

77 

356 

Queen's 

Bonaventure 

125 

1,117 

15 

77 

1,025 

Quebec 

1,167 

2,<j73 

r»03 

14 
15 

1 

....... 

1,153 

Gaspe 

Saguenay , , 

2,057 
702 

3,943 

30 

1 

3,912 

RECAPITULATION. 

Nova  Scotia „ 

7,646 
1,609 
1,117 
3,913 

47 
18 
15 
30 

3 

77 
1 

7,599 
1,588 
1,025 
3,912 

New  Brunswick 

Prince  Edward  Island 

Quebec r 

Totals 

14,315 

110 

81 

14,124 

58 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


General  Statement  of  Payments  made  on  account  of  Fishing  Bounty 

Claims,  for  the  Year  1885. 


Province. 


Nova  Scotia, 


New  Brunswick. 


Prince  Edward  Island., 


Quebec. 


County. 


Annapolis.... 

Antigonish... 
Cape  Breton. 
Colchester... 
Digby. ......... 

Guysboro'.... 

Halifax 

Inverness 

King's 

Lunenburg.. 

Pictou 

Queen's 

Richmond..., 
Shelburne.... 

Victoria 

Yarmouth... 


King's... 
Prince... 
Queen's. 


Bonaventure. 

Gaspe 

Saguenay 


Amount 
Paid. 


$    cts. 


Total. 


1,610  08 

982  50 

4,222  50 

74  00 

5,029  02 

10,442  03 

14,382  77 

5,797  50 

239  50 

20,262  34 

286  00 

3,044  50 

10,210  49 

12,399  50 

4,653  00 

10,384  00 

n.     W,Q                                                  6,445  25 

Charlotte • «  qoo  nn 

<^-ter -;;:;::::::z^^z::^ :::::::::  SJSS 

No?thumbVlandlZ'.." 260  50 

St.  John - ' 

Westmoreland  - 


Ill  50 


3,978  50 
1,509  50 


8,005  00 

16,424  76 

7,035  00 


$    cts. 


104,019  73 


15,908  25 


10,204  65 


31,464  76 


RECAPITULATION. 

, 

104,019  73 

Nova  Scotia 

New  Brunswick 

Prince  Edward  Island.... 

15,908  25 
10,204  65 
31,464  76 

Quebec 

Less  refund 

161,597  39 
58  00 

161,539  39 

1             

59 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.   16 


A.  1887 


Statement  showing  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels  in  each  County 

for  the  Year  1885. 


Province. 


Nora  Scotia 


New  Brunswick. 


County. 


Prince  Edward  Island. 


Annapolis,... 
Cape  Breton . 
Colchester ... 

Digby 

Gruysboro'  ... 

Halifax 

Inverness ...... 

King's ... 

Lunenburg  .. 

Pictou  

Queen's 

Richmond  .... 
Shelburne  .... 

Victoria 

Yarmouth 


No.  of 

Vessels. 


Charlotte 

Gloucester , 

Kent 

Northumberland. 
St.  John 


King's  .. 
Prince  .. 
Queen's. 


Quebec 


13 

8 

1 

73 

40 

112 

13 

1 

130 

2 

15 

56 

75 

5 

85 


629 


128 


19 


55 


Tonnage. 


256 

105 

37 

1,531 

1,658 

3,020 

442 

27 

8,651 

77 

927 

1,586 

4,599 

83 

4,710 


27,709 


1,261 

226 

92 

90 

451 


2,120 


346 

213 

38 


597 


797 
994 

1,791 


Average 
Ton- 
nage. 


44 


No.  of 
Men. 


46 

34 

3 

414 

284 

637 

78 

3 

1,578 

7 

187 

389 

1,006 

21 

1,210 

5,897 


296 
63 
20 
21 
96 

496 


61 

43 

9 

113 


132 

185 

317 


Amount 
Paid. 


$     cts. 

430  08 

210  00 

74  00 

3,036  02 

3,312  53 

5,984  77 

884  00 

54  00 

17,315  34 

154  00 
1,854  00 
3,164  49 
9,198  00 
•  166  00 
9,415  50 

55,252  73 


2,508  25 
452  00 
184  00 
180  00 
902  00 


4,226  25 


626  15 

426  00 

76  00 


1,128  15 


1,524  26 
1,988  00 


3,512  26 


RECAPITULATION. 


Nova  Scotia 

New  Brunswick   

Prince  Edward  Island 
Quebec 

Totals  ..... 


629 

128 

19 

55 


831 


27,709 

2,120 

597 

1,791 


32,217 


44 

5,897 

17 

496 

31 

113 

33 

317 

39 

6,823 

55,252  73 
4,226  25 
1,128  15 
3,512  26 

64,119  39 


60 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties,  paid  to  Boats,  for  the  Year  1885. 


Province. 


Nova  Scotia. 


County. 


Annapolis  ... 
Antigonish... 
Cape  Breton. 

Digby 

Guysboro'—. 

Halifax 

Inverness 

Kii.g'8    

Lunenburg 

Pictou 

Queen's 

Richmond... 
Shelburne.... 
Victoria  ...  . 
Yarmouth... 


No. 
of  Boats. 


New  Brunswick. 


201 
145 
532 
287 
942 
1,280 
580 
29 
493 
19 
192 
978 
518 
618 
156 


No. 
of  Men. 


6,970 


Charlotte 

Gloucester 

Kent  ..   

Northumberland, 

St.  John 

Westmoreland.... 


Prince  Edward  Island King's... 

J  Prince  .. 
Queen's. 


Quebec. 


Bonaventure. 

Gaspe 

Saguenay 


538 

675 

182 

9 

41 

15 

1,460 


533 
350 
123 


1,006 


1,153 

2,033 

671 


3,857 


m 


324 

275 
1,098 

561 

1,964 

,248 

1,403 

51 

773 
37 

319 
1,925 

877 
1,278 

263 


Amount 
Paid. 


13,396 


1,100 

1,634 

367 

22 

100 

31 


3,254 


1,163 

1,025 

418 


2,606 


2,174 
3,955 
1,356 


7,485 


$  cts. 
1,180  oa 

982  50 
4,012  50 
1,993  00 
7,129  50 
8,398  00 
4,913  50 

185  50 
2,947  CO 

132  00 
1,190  50 
7,046  00 
3,201  50 
4,487  00 

968  50 

48,767  00 


3,937  00 

5,876  00 

1,309  50 

80  50 

367  50 

111  50 

11,632  00 


4,090  50 
3,552  50* 
1,433  50 

9,076  50 


8,005  00 

14,900  50 

5,047  00 


27,952  50 


RECAPITULATION. 


Nova  Scotia 

New  Brunswick 

Prince  Edward  Island 

Quebec 

Totals 


6,970 
1,460 
1,006 
3,857 


13,293 


13,396 
3,254 
2,6C6 

7,485 


26,741 


48,767  00 

11,682  00 

9076  50 


97,478  00 


61 


60  Victoria. 


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A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  for  the  Year  1885. 


NOVA  SCOTIA. 


ANNAPOLIS  COUNTY. 


83,258 
83,261 
83,260 
54,324 
36,569 
51,738 
77,766 
75,594 
83,256 
77,958 
83,257 
83,253 
77,956 


Name 
oL- 

Vessel'. 


Port 

of 

Registry. 


Alfred 

Economist 
Gazelle  .... 
Hero 


Ita 

Laconic 

Lizzie  G 

Marquis  of  Lome. 
Maggie  fld ,„■, 

Princess  Louise... 

Rescue 

Speed  


Annapolis  ...  ... 

do 

do       

Digby ,,... 

Halifax 

St.  Andrews, N.B 

Shelburne... 

Digby 

Annapolis 

do       , 

do       

do       

do 


Name  of  Owner 

or 
Managing  Owner. 


Chas.  Longmire 

Adelbert  Ryder 

Andrew  Sprowl 

Oarribean  Co 

Elias  Hudson 

J.  A.  Woodworth.... 
Thos.  Magarvey.  .„M«c 

David  Hayden 

Carribean  Co 

Parker  Z  wicker 

Carribean  Co 

Josiah  Burrell 

Chas.  W.  Burrell.... 


Residence. 


Hillsburne , 

Granville.. 

do      .. 


Granville 

do      

Victoria  Beach. 


Clements 


Clements  . 
do 


7 
3 
a  3 
6 

c  3 
d  1 
e  1 
7 
4 
3 
5 
4 
5 


a  ft 

I" 
<  o 


$    cts. 

44  00 
28  00 
28  58 
26  00 
46  75 
18  75 
18  00 
32  00 
54  00 
32  00 
42  00 
34  00 
26  00 


a.  i  of  crew  did  not  fish  3  months.    4.  7  of  crew  did  not  fish  3  months,    c.  5  of  crew  did  not  fish 
3  months,     d.  3  of  crew  did  not  fish  3  months,    e.  4  of  crew  did  not  fish  3  months. 


CAPE  BRETON  COUNTY. 


88,511 
88,506 
88,507 
80,977 
80,973 
88,504 
77,857 
75,703 


Annabell 

8onnie  Kate 

Belle  of  Rome 

J.  W.  Ingraham... 

Ocean  Wave , 

Quick  Step.  ........ 

Sailors'  Bride 

Stella  Maria , 


Sydney 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


G.  K.  Mackeen...... 

P.  H.  Stubbert 

Alex.  Leblanc 

Chs.  Ainsley 

Samuel  Moore-.,.,. 
Jos.  Marsh  et  al.... 
Edward  O'Brien... 
M.  W.  Ingraham... 


North  Sydney. ... 
Little  Bras  d'Or. 

do 
North  Sydney.... 
Little  Bras  d*Or. 

Lingan 

Little  Bras  d'Or. 
North  Sydney ... 


22  00 
28  00 
28  00 
28  00 
40  00 
24  00 
20  00 
20  CO 


COLCHESTER  COUNTY. 


42,987 


Daniel. 


Charlottetown, 
P.E.I 


37 


/no.  Robert. 


Tatamagouche. 


74  00 


62 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc.-Nova 

Scotia — Co  n  tinned. 


DIGBY  COUNTY. 


72,978 

75,612 

71,032 

80,795 

49,441 

85,684 

74,331 

88,409 

83,421 

74,326 

75,711 

88,408 

75,757 

77,740 

85,683 

80,797 

75,601 

75,614 

77,733 

74,329 

80  798 

85,550 

75,728 

85,686 

83,259 

80,799 

80,800 


Annie  Coggins 

Alice 

Arthur 

Buda 

Benj  Killam.. 
Constitution... 

Condor ..... 

Carrie ••• 

Charlie 

Dreadnaught 

Dove .••• 

Elihu  Burritt 

Etta 

Elmer 

Edith  L 

Ella  ft 

Flash ~  

Fawn 

Freddie  Stevens... 

Fairy  yueen 

Freddie  G 

Fair  Plav 

George  Killam 

Gladstone 

Hettie  May 

HattieT .. 

Helen  Maud  


Digby 
Yarmouth 

do 
Digby 
Yarmouth 
Digby 
Yarmouth 
Digby......... 

Weymouth.., 
Yarmouth  .... 

do 
Digby  ....  .... 

Yarmouth  ... 

Digby 

do    

do    

Digby  

do    

do    

Yarmouth  ... 

Digby 

Yarmouth  ... 

Digby  

do    ....... 

Annapolis.. 

Digby 

do     


80,650 
75,751 

80,604 

74,328 

77,957 

88,404 

51,961 

75,598 

85,685 

46,664 

85,690 

88,407 

77,783 

80,786 

85,534 

80,794 

74,332 

85,687 

59,356 

85,533 

77,618 


Happy  Home. 
Helen  Gertrude 

Nickerson 

Jennie 

J  D  Paysoa.., 

Kedron. 

Live  Yankee 

Lilly  Dale 

Lizzie  Jane 

L.  M.  Ellis 

Lilla  Dale 

LoraT 

Linnet 

Lost  Heir 

Lizzie  P. 

Lloyd » 

Minnie  C 

Morning  Star , 

Mabel 

M.  P.  Reed 

Minnie  C 

Mary  Queen 


Yarmouth 


do        

do        

do        

Annapolis 

Digby  -  » 

Yarmouth 

Digby 

do    

do    

do    

do 

Port  Med  way... 

Digby.... 

Yarmouth 

Digby  .... 

Yarmouth 

Digby 

Annapolis 

Yarmouth 

Barrington 


Name  of  Owner 

or 
Managing  Owner. 


Livingston  Coggins. 

Handley  Bates 

Handford  Outhouse.. 

E.  P.  Ruggles,  MO. 

Alf.  Perry,  M.O 

Thorne  D.  Turnbull. 

M.  Haycock,  M.O.... 

!  WaUstill  Lewis 

10 1  J.  D   Hutchinson.. 

19  " 

20 

50 

17 

15 

16 

13 

10 

17 

24 

12 

17 

li 

30 

16 

16 

16 

20 


Residence. 


Westport 
Freeport.. 
Tiverton.. 


Wallace  Gower,M.O 

Jos.  Osinger 

H.  C.  Guptill.. ....... 

T.  W.  Webber,  M.O.. 

Walter  Coggins 

Tsaac  Peters,  M.O.... 

Milton  Haines 

Jas.  A.  Peters 

Isaac  Peters,  M.O.... 

Wm.  Howard 

W.  Coggin3,  M.O.... 
Geo.  Gower,  M.O.... 

Jno.  Sollows.. 

Jns.  S.  Hayden^  ...... 

Aug.  Haycock ~ 

J.  C.  Winchester 

Thos.  C.  Titus,  M.O 
Chas-     McDormand 

M.O 

14  Jno.  Pugh,  M.O...... 


Freeport 

Trout  Cove.... 

Westport 

Tiverton 


Westport . 
do 

Tiverton .. 

Westport. 


J6 

16 
42 
22 
57 
11 
18 
35 
14 
15 
15 
15 
12 
23 
18 
25 
38 
30 
12 
34 


Westport . 

do       

do        

Port  Maitland.. 

Granville 

Westport 

Digby  


Westport. 
do 


Milton  Haines. 

Chas.  Hicks,  M.O... 
Geo.  Corning,  etal.. 
Howard  Anderson... 

Jno.  W.  Snow do 

D.  W.  Morrison do 

Jno.  W.  Snow do 

C.  N.  Hughes.  - 

Stephen  Taylor  ..... 
Joseph  Thurber,  .... 

Jno.  M.  Haines , 

Amos.  Outhouse .... 

Chas.  W.  Perry 

Thco.  Corning 

Chas.  Bailey,   M.O. 

J.  W.  Cousins 

Orbin  Sproul,  M.O. 

do 
Jno.  N.  Saunders.. 
J.  W.  Smith,  M.O.. 


Freeport-  

Westport 

Port  Maitland.... 
Digby 


Granville  

Freeport-  < 

do      

Tiverton .... 

Freeport 

Beaver  River... 

Westport. 

Digby  

do    

do    

Port  Maitland. 


6 
6 
6 
6 
/10 
6 
3 
3 
3 
6 


6 
6 
5 
3 

3 
5 

■  7 
6 
6 

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9 

6 

3 

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6 
6 


13 
5 
9 

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6 
7 
3 
7 
3 
6 
6 
4 
6 
4 
3 
3 
5 
10 


T3 

o  a 


$  CtS. 

44  00 
34  00 
44  00 
40  00 
105  00 
56  00 
20  00 
24  00 
20  00 
38  00 
40  00 
100  00 
34  00 
30  00 
32  00 
26  00 
20  00 
34  00 
48  00 
24  00 
34  00 
18  34 
60  00 
32  00 
32  00 
29  34 

40  00 
28  00 

32  00 
32  00 
84  0O 
44  00 
114  00 
18  34 
36  00 
70  00 
28  00 
30  00 
30  00 
30  00 
24  00 
46  00 
36  00 
50  00 
76  00 
60  00 
24  00 
68  00 


f- 


\  ttffi  S  t^T^tllmeV°l  TSSi  did  not  fish  3  months.      i.  1  of  crew  did  not3 


g.  1  of  crew  did  not  fish  3  months 
months. 


63 


60  Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16  ) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc — Nova 

Scotia—  Continued. 


DIGBY  COUNTY. 


85,682 
88,402 
55,828 
72,077 
75,714 
83,132 
75,547 
42,081 

75,864 
80,784 
85,558 
75,725 
75,726 
42,072 
61,501 
80,630 
75,595 
74,317 
72,980 
85,541 


Name 

of 

Vessel. 


Malapert 

Mizpah    

Minnie  Ha  Ha.. 
Nellie  H.  Ham, 

Prince 

Restless 

River  Rose  

Randolph  P.-... 


Roving  Lizzie. 
Silver  Cloud  ... 
S.  A.  Crowell... 

Stella 

Thrush, 

Ulrica 

Vesta -.  . 

Vanity — 

West  Wind 

Willie      

Wave 

Willie  M 


85, 559,  Willie  F. 
71,364  ~" 
75,722 
74,336 


Watchman 

Yuba 

Zouave 

Zulu 


Port 

of 

Registry. 


Digby 

do    

Shelburne  , 

Digby 

Yarmouth 

Digby 

Barrington 
Digby  

Weymouth 

Digby  

Yarmouth  , 

do 

do 

Digby 

helburne  . 
Yarmouth  , 

Digby  

Yarmouth  . 

Digby 

Yarmouth  . 

do 
Barrington 
Yarmouth  . 

do 
Annapolis . 


Name  of  Owner 

or 

Managing  Owner. 


Jas.  Glaven,  M.O.... 
Orocker  &  Brooks.... 

W.  H.  Anderson 

Isaac  Peters,  M.O.  .. 

Geo.  H.  Stevens 

Thos.  Pack, 

Geo.  Cann,  M.O 

Uhas      McDormand, 

M.O 

Holmes  Saunders.... 

Jas.  A.  Peters. 

Luke  Leblanc 

Jas.  Tidd 

Thos   Pack,  M.O. 

Jacob  Davis,  M.O.... 
Clarence  Peters, M.O 

J.  E.  Perry 

J.  W.  Cousins 

Henry  Glaven,  M.O.. 

Samuel  Thurber 

Josiah  Ellis 

M.  Trahan  

Mo'ise  Thibodeau 

Geo.  Denton 

Jos.  Snow >. 

Theodore  Raymond.. 


Residence. 


Westport 
Digby  


Preeport.. 

Westport. 

do 


do 

Sandy  Cove. 


Salmon  River. 

Tidville 

Westport 

do       

do        

Port  Maitland. 

Digby  

Westport 

Freeporr, 

Port  Maitland. 
Salmon  River. 
Port  Acadie  ... 

Westport 

Digby  

Mink  Cove 


3 

11 

4 
8 
5 

7 

J* 

3 
5 

8 
4 
7 
6 
5 
6 


GUYSBORO'  COUNTY. 


80,985 
41,771 
80,992 
80,991 
69,132 
80,990 
37,565 
88,432 
80,988 
80,984 
80,994 
61,948 
80,931 
80,996 
80,987 


Annie  Roy 

Atalia 

Annie  W.. 

Atalanta 

Belle  of  the  Bay. 

Bonnie  Doon 

Defiance 

Drucilla 

Dido  

Estella., 

Esperance  

Ellen  Eliza 

Georgenia  

Gertie  Belle 

Geraldine 


Guysboro' 

do       

do       

do       

do       

do       

Halifax 

do     

Guysboro' 

do       

do       

Halifax 

Guysboro'  ....... 

do       

do       


G.  E.  Jost,  M.O 

T.  H.  Peeples,M.O... 

Elijah  Walters 

Sweet,  McMillan  &  Co 

Robt.  Morrison 

do  

Caleb  Peart 

Jno.  Dickson 

Sweet,McMillan&Co 

G.  E.  Jost,  M.O 

Jos.  Fougere,  jun.... 

James  Rudolph 

J.  McG.  Cunningham 

Alex.  Munro  

A..  N.  Whitman.  


Guysboro' 

Pirate  Cove 

Wine  Harbor.... 
Isaac's  Harbor... 

Torcay ~  .... 

do      

Guysboro'    

St.  Mary's  River 
Isaac's  Harbor... 

Guysboro' 

Larry  River 

Liscomb 

Guysboro' 


Canso 


12 
4 
3 

14 
4 
4 
5 
4 

12 

12 
5 
5 

16 

5 

k22 


J.  2  of  crew,  Americans,  not  intitled  to  bounty. 

k.  One  of  crew,  from  Newfoundland,  not  entitled  to  bounty. 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.   16  ) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc. — Nova 

Scotia — Continued. 


GUYSBORO'  COUNTY—  Continued. 


Name 

of 
Vessel. 


83,400 

80,993 

83,09 1 

46,105 

74,039 

48,115 

36,273 

75,769 

54,137 

80,989 

77,781 

69,961 

74,355 

74,117 

69,141 

83,092 

88,443 

80,970 

37,616 

75,892 

83.099 

75,839 

74,129 

80,852 

72,064 


Hope 

Josie 

Jennie  

Jane  Otis 

James  Henry , 

James   . 

Jennie  Lind 

J.  G.  Dakin 

Jno.  Williams  .. 

Laura    

Lina  May 

Lizzie  A 

Lamode 

Lizzie  M 

Mary  Elizabeth. 

MaudF 

North  Star 

Orion 

Pettipan  

Peter  Mitchell., 

Soudan    

Swallow 

Telephone 

Victory ... 

Wm.  K.  Page... 


Port 
of 

Registry. 


Halifax 

Guysboro' » 

Pt.  Hawkesbury. 

Halifax 

Sydney .. 

Halifax .... 

do    

Liverpool..., 

Halifax ..... 

Guysboro' 

do       ... 

Pt.  Hawkesbury. 

Pictou 

Halifax 

do 

Pt.  Hawkesbury 
Halifax 

do    

Guysboro' 

Pt.  Hawkesburv 
do 

Halifax 

Port  Medway.... 

Halifax 

Guysboro' 


Name  of  Owner 

or 

Managing  Owner. 


13 

80 
11 
50 
18 

re 

14 

so 

42 
80 
80 
20 
26 
37 
16 
11 
25 
24 
22 
26 
80 
73 
70 
80 
80 


Geo.  Cook 

A.  J.  O.  Maguire 

Jqo.  Jamieson 

Michael  Keating 

Wm.  A.  Archibald... 

Thos.  Lucas 

Wm.  O'Hara 

James  Hemlow,  jun. 

James  Parcell 

J.  McG.Gunningham 

\.  N.  Whitman 

Jao.  F.  Reeves 

Jno.  Forrestall 

Jno.  H.  Mvers 

Wm.  G.  Webber  .... 

Wm.  Critchett 

Robert  Cooper 

Ed.  B.  Pelrine  

Wm.  Whitman 

vVm.   Power. 

James  Purcell 

Jno.  Cumminger 

Wm.  McOonnell 

James  Purcell  

A.  N.  Whitman 


Residence. 


Country  Harbor 

Guysb  >ro'   

vSteep  Greek 

Port  Mulgrave.. 

Sherbrocke 

Beckerton .. 

Goddel's  Harbor 

Liscomb ■ 

Port  Mulgrave 
Guysboro' 


Port  Mulgrave 
Aulds'  Gove... 

Liscomb 

Torbay  

Steep  Creek  ... 
Wine  Harbor. . 
Larry  River.... 

Guysboro' 

Pirate  Harbor.... 
Port  Mulgrave... 

Sherbrooke 

Port  Hillford.... 
Port  Mulgrave... 
Oanso 


T3 


$  cts. 

26  00 

160  00 

22  00 

100  00 

36  00 

32  00 

28  00 

60  00 

84  00 

160  00 

160  00 

40  00 

52  00 

74  00 

32  00 

22  00 

50  00 

48  00 

44  CO 

52  00 

160  CO 

146  00 

140  00 

160  00 

.  160  00 


HALIFAX   COUNTY. 


36,474  Alexander  Fraser..  Lunenburg... 

90,487  Annie  Eliza Halifax 

73,964  Aubrey  S do     

83,106  Annie  Isabelle  ....         do    

57,727  Agnes do     

74,020  Aadie  .— do 

90,496  Black   Prince.     ...       do     

37,619  British  Queen.. do 

73,969  Bertha  E do     

75,806  Can't  Help  it do     

85,381  Champion do      

61,629  Oarrie  R Guysboro'  ... 

74,108  City  Belle Halifax , 

74,071  Condor do     

74,100  Candid do     

64,872 1  Cacherine do     

I.  3  of  crew  did  not  fish  3  months. 
16-5 


32  Richard  Keiser... 

14   Arthur  Day 

21   Jeffrey  Gilbert. 

23  Martin  Julien 

21  Jno.  Hayes 

17  Dennis  Fagan 

18  Jas.  W.  Shaunwhite. 
20  Wm.  Houbley 

20  H.  A.  Shatford 

57  Wm.  Beazley 

17  Henry  Shupeley,  M.O 
16  Peter  Jollimore 

21  Noah  Fader,  sen 

16  Jno.  Julien 

23  Dan.  Lapierre ~. 

20  do  

65 


Halifax 

Jeddore  

PetpiawickH'b'r 
W.  Ghezzetcook 
Herring  Cove  ... 
Ketch  Harbor.... 
Terence  Bay  ..  .. 

Spry  Bay. 

Hubbard's  Cove 

Terence  Bay 

do 

East  Dover 

W.  Chezzetcook 
do 
do 


4 

64  CO 

3 

28  CO 

7 

42  CO 

7 

46  00 

6 

42  CO 

4 

34  CO 

4 

36  00 

4 

40  00 

4 

40  00 

13 

114  00 

4 

34  00 

3 

32  00 

4 

42  00 

3 

32  00 

12 

32  20 

4 

40  ec* 

60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc.— Nova 

Scotia —  Continued. 


HALIFAX  COUNTY—  Continued. 


Name 
of 

Vessel. 


57,672 
57,674 
80,986 

85,667 

85,655 

85,651 

80,832 

£1.965 

90,481 

77,75! 

82,227 

61,972 

55,836 

61,903 

85,644 

37,48^ 

90,489 

41,818 

85,382 

88,220 

57,760' 

77,782 

88,213 

85,379 

90,484 

69,097 

73,116 

83, 1  34 

83,306 

54,  J  32 

57,715 

83,135 

69,105 

88.431 

83,230 

85,388 

83,409 

46.,  498 

85,385 

85,646 

83,408 

85,664 

•61,939 

83, 108 

36,277 

85,380 

80,843 

S3, 107 

80,841 


Daisy 

Dieadnaught. 
Diamond 


Dart 

Daisy 

Blcy  Elvy  , 
Rlia  May.... 
Ellen 


EllaD 

Flora  Dell 

Fleetwing ,.. 

Fanny  

Frank  Newton 

Flying  Cloud 

Flora 

Gypsy  Lass 

Green  Leaf. 

Greyhound 

G.  H.  Marryatt.... 

Grandee 

Guardian   Angel... 
He.ter  A.R.  Vogler 

H.  H.  Belle 

Helena , 

Helena  May 

Highland  Jane 

Hattie  Lewis 

Infant. 

[.  O.N.  A 

John  Franklin 

John  Laurence 

J.  B.  M 

Lady  of  the  Lake.. 

May  Flower 

Morning  Light 

Mary  Alice 

Minnie  B ,. 

Mariner 

Minnie  M , 

Maud... 

M.  A.   Franklin.... 

Mary  E 

Margaret 

Maud 

Matbew  Mooney.... 

Nimble 

Nettie  B.  H.  , 

North  Star  

Nina 


Port 

of 

Registry. 


Halifax, 
do  . 
do    . 


do    

do    

do     

Lunenburg  , 
Halifax , 

do      

do      , 

do      

do      ...... 

Sydney   .... 

Liverpool..., 
Lunenburg 
Halifax....... 

do      

do       

do      

do      

do      

do      

do      

do      

do      

do      

do      

Lunenburg 
Halifax 

do   ...... 

do   

do   

do   

do   „,... 

do   

do   

do   

do   

do   

Lunenbury 
Halifax 

do   

do   

do   

do   

do   

do   

do   

do   


35 
17 

80 

10 
16 
18 
16 
32 
32 
63 
32 
17 
40 
20 
41 
26 
44 
23 
24 
14 
36 
71 
13 
17 
70 
32 
53 
15 
26 
18 
23 
20 
20 
20 
28 
21 
18 
56 
27 
15 
23 
14 
22 
15 
25 
14 
23 
26 
13 


Name  of  Owner 

or 

Managing  Owner. 


Residence. 


Ferguson's  Cove 
Terence  Bay 


m    1  of  crew  did  not  fish  3  months. 


Sam.  Smith 

J.  F.  Slaunwhite 

Chebucto  FishingCo. 

(Limited) 

Geo.  Julien 

Wm.  Johnson 

Simon  Hubly 

Geo.  Adam 

Jos.  Reyno,  sr 

Arch.  Darrah. ....  ,... 

Geo.  W.  Smith... 

Thos.  Lapierre 

Jam^s  Bayers 

Theo  Courod  

Moses  Brooks..., 

Ptk.   Scallion 

Jno.  P.  Slaunwhite. 

Jas.  Julien 

James  Henley,  sr  .... 
Geo.  H.   Marryatt.... 

Wm.  Hart 

Jno.  Reyno 

Geo.  A.   Pyke 

Jno.  Longard 

Dennis  Ryan 

Geo.  P.  £outilier,e£  al 

Geo.  Hartling 

J.  E.  Conrod 

C.  Slaunwhite,  sr 

A.nd.  Sullivan 

Jas.  Dempsey,  sr 

Wm.  Higgins 

Jno.  Brown,  sr 

Edward  Walsh 

Jdo.  Lapierre  

And.  Lapierre 

Jas.  H.Scott 

Jas.  W.  Cornelius.... 

Wm,  C.  Henley 

Isaac  Lapierre. 

Jas.  W.  Morash 

Jas.  Morash,  sr.. .... 

And.  Twohig 

F.  G.   Henrion 

Jos.  Reyno 

Jas.  Beaver 

J.  F.  Slaunwhite 

Wm.  Hearn 

Simon  Lapierre 

Thos.  Siteman 

4  of  crew  did  not  fish  3  months. 
66 


W.  Chezzetcook 
Indian  Harbor... 
Indian  Harbor.. 

do 
Herring  Cove 

do 
Indian  Harbor... 
W.  Chezzetcook 
Petpiswick  Hbr.. 

Sheet  Harbor 

Ketch  Harbor. ... 
Herring  Cove... 

Terence  Bay 

Chezzetcook 

Spry  Bay. 

Pennant 

Sambro 

fierring  Cove.... 

Halifax 

French  Village. 
Lower  Prospect. 
French  Village.. 
East  Jeddore.... 


Terence  Bay 

Herring  Cove.... 

do 

Ketch  Harbor 

Herring  Cove.... 
Upper  Prospect. 
W.  Chezzetcook. 

do 

East  Dover 

Boutilier's  Oove. 

Spry  Bay 

W.  Chezzetcook. 
North- W.  Cove.. 
West   Dover...... 

Pennant.... 

Fergusons  Cove. 
Herring  Cove.... 

Shoal  Bay 

Terence  Cove 

Upper  Prospect.. 
W.  Chezzetcook. 
Ship  Harbor 


4 
8 
5 

12 
4 
5 
4 
6 

16 
3 
4 

15 
8 
9 
3 
6 
4 
4 
6 
4 
5 
7 
5 
4 
8 
8 
4 
5 
3 
4 
4 

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4 
4 
7 
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3 

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4 

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3 

32  00 

5 

64  00 

8 

64  00 

14 

126  00 

60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16  ) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Yessels,  etc.- 

Scotia — Continued. 


-Nova 


HALIFAX  COUNT Y— Concluded. 


85,665 
69,162 
85,670 
83,305 
85,340 
85,652 
83,393 


Name 
of 

Vessel. 


Vellie  D ■ 

Noras 

Osceola    

On  Time 

Ocean  Ranger... 

Our  Hope ... 

Ocean  Child 

64i0l8j0eean  Bride 

88,215|Peep  O'Day , 

67,68:  Quickstep 

75,575  Rising   Dawn..., 

88,223)  River   Belle , 

73,  L19 
88,439 
74.098 
59,462 
53,55i 
83,114 
88,226 


Port 

of 

Registry 


Royal 

tipple  ... 

Rival 

Rival ..... 

Roving  Bird 

Sailors  Fancy... 
Sapphire 


85,390 

6L.9S5 

83,113 

74,C8 

41,787 

69,134 

53  600 

64,869 

54,355 

90,482 

85,387 

88,224 
90,  >90 
75,633 
77,8%6 
36,991 
90,485 
57,662 
90,488 
75,578 
6  L,  90.4 
88,228 
83,222 
83,403 
6L,947 
66,727 
83,04-4 
8j,378 


Susan  0 , 

Squirrel 

Spray .. 

Sea  Gem ..  .... 

Silver  Dart.... 

SophiaOatherine 
Star  Light ..... 

Sarah  L.  Oxner. 

Silver  Bell  

Two  Forty < 

Topaz  


Halifax 

do      

do 

Port  Medway. 
Lunenburg  . ... 
Halifax. 

do      

do      

do      ... 

do      

Lunenburg 

Halifax , 

do      , 

do      

do      

do      

do      

do 

do      

Halifax.......  - 

do      

do      

do      

do    

do    

do    

do    . 

Digby  

Halifax  

do      


Tormentor 

T.  W.  Wolfe 

Twilight 

T.  W.  Smith 

Vigete     

Violet  West 

Village  Bride.... 

Wave 

Wily 

Water  Lily 

Welcome 

Wave  

Valter  Alton.... 

Widgeon 

Willow.., 

Western  Belle- 
Zephyr 


do   ..... 

do   

do   

do   

do   

do   

do   ...  ■ 

do   

Lunenburg 
Halifax 

do  

do  

do  

do  

do  

Shelburne  .. 
Halifax 


Name  of  Owner 

or 
Managing  Owner. 


Residence. 


12  Dau.  Smith 

22  Geo.  bchnair 

80  S.  D.  Oakes...    - 

80  Jas.  T.  Thomson,  M.0 

13  Edward  Oorney 

36  Ohas.  Wolfe 

19  Robt.  Wolfe 

23  Mathew  Lynch,  jr.... 

12  Salter  I'ublicover 

22  Ed.  Gallagher  

18  Jno.  A.  Wambolt.... 

11  Rich.  Christain.. 

12  James  Fader 

20  Benj.  Faulkner 

30  Henry  Lapierre 

19  Wm.  R.  Flemming... 

24  Jno.  Brown,  1st.  

16  Jno.  A.    Wambolt  .., 
80  OhebuctoFishingOo 

(Limited)  - 

21  Dan.  Croucher 

15  Geo.  J.  Longard 

15  Obas.  H,  Fader 

30  Wm.  Jennex 

30  Jno.  Hutt  

20  Chs.  Shellnut 

29  Mark  Power 

33  Edward  Hayes 

34  Edward  Leslie 

18  Geo.  H.  Slaunwhite.. 
80  Chebucto       Fishing 

Go.  (Limited) 

15  Michael  Rice 

31  Simon  Wolf 

14  Eli  Baker 

34  Wm.  Haye3 , 

32  Jno.  Maskell 

36  Jno.  Ferguson 

24  Emm'l  Fagan .... 

19  Alex.  McCarthy 

13  James  Morash *... 

14  Artemns  Zink.  

33  Daniel  Bonin.  , 

15  F.  iSlauu white,  jun... 
59  Wm    U.  Henley 

22  Frederick  Harrigan. 
18  Jeffrey  Gorman 

23  Jno.  Thomas,  sen 

14  Jas.  O'Brien 


Sambro 

Pennant...... 

Halifax 

do      

East  Dover..  .- 
W.  Chezzstcook 
Chezzetcook    .... 
Fergusons  Cove. 

West  Dover 

Ketch  Harbor.... 
Indian  Harbor- 
Upper  Prospect.. 


v*;  est  Jeddore. 
W.  Chezzetcook. 
Ketch  Harbor... 
Herring  Cove.... 
Indian  Harbor.. 


Hackets  Cove... 


Head  Harbor.. 
East  Jeddore. 


Shoal  Bay 

Herring  Gove.... 
do 

Spry  Bay 

Terence  Bay  ..... 


W.  Chezzetcook. 

East  Jeddore 

Herring  Cove.... 

Jeddore 

W.  Chezzetcook. 
Ketch  Harbor.... 

Spry  Bay 

West  Dover 

do         

W.  Chezzetcook. 
Terence  Bay  ..... 

Spry  Bay 

Herring  Cove.... 

do 

do 
Lower  Prospect. 


3 

5 

16 
16 

2 

7 
4 
8 
4 
5 
4 
3 
2 
5 
7 
3 

2 

13 
4 
3 
3 
7 
5 
3 
5 
8 
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4 

16 
3 
6 
6 

8 
4 
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24  00 

44  00 
160  00 
160  00 

26  00 
72  00 
38  00 

45  00 
24  00 
44  00 
33  CO 
22  00 
24  CO 
40  00 
60  00 
38  00 
48  00 
32  00 

160  00 
42  00 
30  00 
30  00 
60  00 
60  00 
40  00 
58  00 

63  00 
48  58 
36  00 

160  00 
30  00 
62  00 
28  00 
68  00 

64  00 
72  00 
48  00 
38  00 
26  00 
28  CO 
66  00 
30  00 

118  00 
44  00 
36  00 
46  00 
28  00 


o.   4  of  crew  did  not  fish  3  months. 


16— 61 


67 


60  Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bonnties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc. — Nova 

Scotia — Continued. 


INVERNESS   COUNTY. 


1 

"5 

s 
o 

Name 
of 

Vessel. 

Annie  E.  Paint. 
Fanny  Young.... 
Good  Intent  ..... 

Head  Reaches.... 
Morning  Light... 

Port 

of 

Registry. 

Pt.  Hawkesbury. 
do 
do 

do 
do 

© 

03 

a 
p 
o 

Name  of  Owner 

or 

Managing  Owner. 

Wm.  H   Paint 

Residence. 

Pt.  Hawkesbury. 
do 

Basin  River  In- 
habitants  

Port  Richmond. 

Basin  River  In- 
habitants  

Cheticamp..    .... 

Eastern  Harbor, 
Cheticamp 

Carriboo  Cove... 

Port  Richm  nd. 

Basin  River  In- 
habitants  

Margaree  Harbor 
do 

Pt.  Hood  Mines. 

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o 

o 
o 
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14 
15 

2 

4 

7 

3 
13 

2 

2 
4 
6 
3 

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J* 

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90,731 
77,763 
83,088 

69,154 
69,969 

38,417 
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8C 
80 
23 

56 
39 

30 
11 

57 
13 
15 

11 
15 
12 

$  cts 
160  0 

do            

160  0 

Geo.  Walker 

Robert  Murray  

David   Walker   ....... 

Phil.  Robin  &  Co.... 
Polycarpe  Cormier... 

Peter  Malcolm .. 

46  0 
112  0 

78  0 
60  0 

.May  Flower 

Olive  J 

Sisters 

Suean 

Saint  Patrick.... 
Saint  Mary 

61,630 

do       

22  0 
114  0 

Chatham,  N  B... 
Pt.  Hawkesbury. 

do 
do 

do 

Jno.  Walker 

David  Walker  

Alf  A.  Taylor... 

26  0 

83,090 

83,096 
83,094 
83  093 

30  0 
22  0 

Desire  Chiasson 

Angu3  Mclsaac 

30  0 
24  0 

KING'S  COUNTY. 


£6,126  Adelaide Yarmouth 


27  Henry  E.  Ogilvie Harborville. 


LUNENBURG  COUNTY. 


85,739 
83,140 
77,601 
fc3, 176 
75,562 
46,476 
69,143 
83,307 
88,602 
57,2>8 
88,604 

83,359 
88,347 
85,345 
80,825 
85,730 
71,362 
85,732 


Aubrey  A 

Araunah 

Atlas 

Amazon 

Acme 

Amiel  Corkum, 

Arequipa 

Arizona 

Algeria   

Adonis ... 

:lanche  

Bridewell 

Brilliant., .^.v,... 

Beatrice 

Bridgewater  ... 

Beulah  . ...  

rfeulah  Benton. 
Conductor 


Lunenburg 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

Halifax 

Lunenburg. 

do 

do 

do 

do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


Ben.  Ander-on,  M  O 

Jas.  E    Hunt. 

Henry  Moser,  M  0... 
(J.  L.  Silver,  M  O... 
J.  Henrv  Wilson, M.O 

W    A.  Zwicker 

Arch.  Bell 

miel  Corkum,  M  O 
Ephriam  Lohnes,  M.O 
John  Weutzel,  M.O 
L.    Anderson  &    *Jo, 

MO's  

Jos.  Dauphine,  M  O. 
Juo.  K.  Young,  M.O 

W.  A.  Zwicker 

■Jenj.   Mason 

Ephriam  Lohr  es 
Jeffrey  Publico ver... 
S.     Watson     Oxner, 
M.O 

8 


Lunenburg., 
do 

South  

Lunenburg .. 

Lunenburg . . 
New  Dublin  . 
La  Have.. .... 

do    

do    

Lunenburg. . 

Lunenburg  .. 

do 
Mahone  Bay. 
La  Have 


Lunenburg 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  18S7 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to   Vessels,  etc.— Nova 

Scotia  —  Continued. 


LUNENBURG   COUNTY—  Continued. 


Name 
of 

Vessel. 


88,343 
74,131 
85,642 
88,348 
74,014 
71,367 
85,332 
88,358 
80,836 

85,736 
88,355 
77,607 
88,618 
SO,  590 
83,136 
69,173 
88,3  "6 
85  731 
85,637 

90,584 
88,606 
88,357 
85,631 
75,571 
80,829 
80,853 
71,338 
85.374 
90,582 
88,347 
80,831 
77,621 
90,588 
85,3*8 
85,335 


Ceylon 

City  Queen 

Charlotte  B.C.. 

Cymbeline. 

Corsica 

Cordelia  Vogler, 

Carrie  ttcK 

Dolphin. ■ 

Dictator  


Port 
of 

Registry. 


Lunenburg  . ., 

do 

do 

do 

do 
Port  Medway 
Lunenburg..  . 

do 

do 


Dominion 

D.  A.  Mader  . 

Dianthus 

Darling 

Evelyn 

Eva  Stewart 
Ellen  May.... 

Energy 

Eva  L.  H 

Energetic  .... 


Eldora  

Egeria 

Floresta. 

Forest  Belle. 

Fanny ... 

Florence  B... 
Fear  Not.  ... 
Fish  Hawk . . 

Glenola 

G.  A.  Smith. 

Geneva 

Glide  , 

Gazelle 

Grenoble  — 

Hiram 

Hope 


77,786 
90,585 
69,174 
74,019 
85,723 
80,833 
69,140 
85,727 
83.485 
74,015 
69,184 
90, 5^94 
•■80,822 


He3perus  .  

Iris 

Ida  May 

fewel 

Jessie  A.  Loye  . 
Josephine  W. ... 

J.  Croft 

Jessie 

John  M.  Inglis... 

Kohinoor 

Laura  May 

L.  B   Young 

Leone 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

Halifix 

Barrington 
Lunenburg. 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 


Port  Medway 
Lunenburg  ... 

do 

do 

do 

do 

Halifax .. 

Lunenburg.... 

Liverpool 

Lunenburg.... 

do 

do 

do 


Name  of  Owner 

or 
Managing  Owner. 


Residence. 


Lunenburg 

Mahone  Bay... 


ConquerallB'nks 
La  Have 

do      

do      

South 


Lunenburg . . 

do 
Mahone  Bay. 
La  Have 

do      


Martin's  Brook.., 


Mahone  Bay. 

La  Have. .  .  . 
do      

Little  River  - 


80  Chas.  Smith 

53  John  Bruhm 

80  Wm.  Colp  

80  Norman  Oxner 

79  Henry  Greser,  M.O... 

66  Eli  Ritcey,  M.O 

56  \lbert  McKean 

80  Geo.  Geldert,  M.O... 

79  S.    Watson     Oxner, 

M.O 

80  Wm.  Smith,  M.O 

80  f.  A.  Mader 

45  Geo.  Parks,  M.O  

80  Jacob  B.  Sarty,  M.O. 

77  Amiel  Corkum ,. 

SO  Saml.  Risser 

60  D.  Westhaver,  M.O  . 

SO  \lex    Chisholm 

62  Jas.   Wentzel.  ... 

5^  W.    Norman      Rein 

hardt    MO 

75  Wm.  McGregor,  M.O 

80  J    D    Sparry 

57  Stephen  Mosher 

8i  Leonard  Young 

16  James  Covey,  

32  Klias.  Richard,  sea 
80  J.  D.  Sperry,  MO... 

49  T    A.  Wilson 

80  Geo.  A.  Ross,  M.O.. 

8o  Wm.  Young 

8C  do 

16  /no.  S  Sperry,  M  O. 

46  J.  D.  Sperry,   M  O... 

47  Edward  Weagle.MO 
67  Henry  Adams,  M  O. 
80  L     Aodercoa  &  Co., 

M.  O's 

17  Lenoir  Oxner,  M  O... 
80  David  Smith,  M.O.... 

46  John  D.  Gates 

52  Leonard  Young 

80  do  

59  Timothy  Hebb 

45  Jacob  Croft 

40  Henry  Pernette,  M.O 

79  Jno.  Sam.  Wolfe,  MO 

77  Jos.  Rudolf,  Jun I  Lunenburg. 

45  Ph.  Shenkel ILaHave 

80  J.  W.  King,  MO • 

791  Alt.  Heisler,  M.O. I  Lunenburg  . 

69 


Lunenburg. 

La  Have  Island. 

La  Have  

Little  River 


Lunenburg  .. 

do 

do 
West  Dublin. 
Little  River. , 

La  Have 

Lunenburg  . 


do 

La  Have 

Lunenburg  .. 
Blandford  .... 
Lunenburg  .. 

do 
Mahone  Bay. 
West  Dublin. 

La  Have 

West  Dublin. 


14 
11 
14 
14 
12 
14 
10 
14 

12 
15 
17 
10 

14 
12 
14 
12 
14 
14 

10 

16 

15 

9 

13 

2 

7 

16 

10 

14 

14 

17 

4 

8 

10 
10 


$  cts. 

160  00 
106  00 
160  00 
160  00 
158  00 
132  00 
112  00 
160  00 

158  00 
160  00 
160  00 
90  00 
160  00 
154  00 
160  00 
120  00 
160  00 
124  00 

105  00 

150  00 

160  00 

114  00 

160  00 

32  00 

64  00 

160  00 

98  00 

160  00 

160  00 

160  00 

32  00 

92  00 

94  00 

134  00 

160  00 

34  00 

160  00 

92  00 

104  00 

160  00 

118  00 

90  00 

80  00 

158  00 

154  00 

90  00 

160  00 

158  00 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.   16  } 


A-  1837 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc. — Nova 

Scotia — Continued. 


LUNENBURG  COUNTY—  Continued. 


88,351 
74,011 
36,495 

88,360 
80,840 
88,352 
80,828 
80,839 
83,177 
90.E83 
90.586 
7r,6i9 
75,576 
74,142 
83,173 
88,342 
88,613 


Name 

of 
Vessel. 


:elig. 


Louisa  J 
Lavinia., 
Lady  Speedwell 
Lettie  M.  Hardy. 
Lettia  May ....... 

Linaria 

Larkspur 

Magnific  

Ma?gie  Bell 

Moriah  e 

Morris  Wilson... 

Milford  Guy 

Minnie  A 

Mary  A 

Maggie  Smith.... 
Nova  Zembla.... 
N.  P.  Christian. 


88,6*03  Nokernis., 

85,721    ' 

85,343 

88,344 

88,350 

85,632 

75,570 

83,139 

88,346 

88,354 

80,827 

90,587 

80,83* 

80,837 


85,337 
85,331 
85,641 
85,636 
77,62'/ 
69, 187 

69,203 
85,319 
83,133 
90,593 
85,615 
85,737 
77,614 
85,350 
74,132 
88,349 


Notice. 

Narcissus. 

Onward 

Orion 

Ocean  Belle 

Olive  Branch... 
Ocean  Friend.... 

Olive 

Orleans 

Ocean  Gem 

Ornatus 

Ocean  Bride 

Pet 

Pembina 


Port 
of 
Registry. 


Parthenia 

Parisian 

Pleroma 

Prize 

Pleasantville.... 
Queen     of     the 

Fleet. 

R.  W.  Smith 

Rise  Over 

Regina  B 

Ralph 

Sissie  Belle 

Scylla 

Senator 

Saxon  

Springfield 

Senovar 


Lunenburg, 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do  • 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


Name  of  Owner 

or 

Managing  Owner. 


80 
71 

56 

80 
41 

80 

44 
69 
72 
79 
80 
60 
41 
45 
80 
80 
80 
80 
47 
JS0 
80 
78 
80 
14 
78 
80 
61 
78 
80 
20 
69 
80 

80 
8C 
80 
80 
80 

46 
74 
80 
K 
51 
40 
80 
75 
79 
43 
80 


J.  Moyle  Rudolf,  M  0 
Geo.  A.  Ross,  M  0... 
John  H,  Publicover.. 

Cornelius  Hardy 

Wm  Cleversey,  MO.. 

Uriah  Fait,  M.O 

J.  D.  Sperry 

John  Zink,  M.O 

Alf.  Heisler,  M  O 

Clarence  L.  Smith... 
J.  Henry  Wilson,  M.O 

David  Smeltzer 

Jacob  Creaser 

Albert  Smith,  MO... 
Lemuel  Smith,  M.O. 
M.  &  A.  Anderson... 

Alf.  Heisler,  M.O 

David  Mader 

James  Bell,  M  O  .... 
S.  Watson  Oxner,M.O 

Chas.  Hewitt 

Thos.  Hamm,  M.O..., 

Leonard  Young , 

J.  E.  Shatford 

M.  B.  Westhaver 

Dan.  Getson,  M  O. .. 
Edmund  Hirtle,  M.O 
John  Ritcey,  M.O... 
Albert  McKean,  M.O. 
Mr3.  Wm.  McKean.. 
Ben.  Anderson,  M.O 
L    Anderson  &  Co. 

m.o's : 

S  Watson Oxner, M.O 
Geo.  W.  Nass,M.O... 
Wm.  C.  Smith,  M.O. 
JohnB.  Ycung,  M.O. 
Albert  McKean.. 


Residence. 


Lunenburg . . 

do 
Blandford  .... 
Mahone  Bay. 

La  Have. 

Little  River 

do 
Lunenburg . . 

do 

do 


Mabone  Bay. 
La  Have 

do      

do 


Lunenburg ., 
Mahone  Bay, 

La  Have 

Lunenburg . . 


Hubbard's  Cove. 

Mahone  Bay 

La  Have 

do      , 

do 

do      


Lunenburg . 


Nathan  Keddy 

Alf.  Heisler,  M.O 

John  Smeltzer 

Jacob  Ritcey,  MO... 
J.  D.  Sperry,  M.O.... 

Henry  Garhardt ...... 

Jas.  Eisenhauer,  M.O 
J.  Moyle  Rudolf,  M.O 
Geo.  A.  Ross,  M.O... 
Sol.  Weinacbt,  M.O. 
Nathan  Hiltz ... 


do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
La  Have, 


Chester  Basin. 
Lunenburg .... 
do 

La  Have 

Little  River.... 
South  


Lunenburg  

do 
South 

Martin's  River. 


o 


14 
12 
12 
20 

8 
14 

8 
12 
12 
12 
14 
12 
10 
10 

14 
12 
10 
14 

8 
14 
14 
12 
12 

2 
12 
14 
12 
14 
14 

P     1 
12 

14 
14 
14 
14 
14 
17 

9 
12 
14 
12 
12 
10 
15 
12 
13 
11 
14 


p  5  of  crew  did  not'fish  3  months. 
10  ' 


5G  Victoria 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16  ) 


A.  1837 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc.— Nova 

Scotia. —  Continued. 


LUNENBURG  COUNTY—  Concluded. 


Name 

of 
Vessel. 


88,605 
85,728 
85,729 
74,118 
88,607 

85,640 

85,338 

83,163 

85,334 

88,601 

88,353 

83,164 

85,63 

83,174 

88,614 

74,147 


3.  A.  Morash. .. 

Selina 

Tyrone 

True  Love 

Undaunted 


Port 
of 

Registry. 


Virgin  Eelle  ... 

Viola .... 

Victor 

Valorus .- 

Virgilia 

Violet 

Valient 

Vanilla 

W.  E   Young.. 

Wilhelmina 

Welcome 


Lunenburg 

do 

do 

Halifax  

Lunenburg 

do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 


Name  of  Owner 
or 

Managing  Owner. 


Residence. 


£0  Henry  Greser,  M.O... 
61  JohnSchmeieser,Al  O 
80  f.  Henrv  Cook,  M.O. 

30  Uhas.  Bell,  M  O  

47  W-     Norman     Rein- 

hardt,  M  O 

57  Francis  Conrad 

80  Christian  Geldert 

76  S.  Himmelman 

57  James  Lohnes,  M.O  . 
80  S.  Watson  Oxner,  M  O 
80  David  Smith,  M.O... 
80  Eph.  Lohnes,  M.O... 
80  ./as.  k.  Romkey,  M.O 
80  J.Henry  Wileon,M.O 

54  Dan.  Neal,  M.O 

45  Edmund  Walter,  M.O 


LaHave. 
do      . 

Rosebay. 
La  Have. 


do      

South 

Lunenburg  .. 

do 

South 

Lunenburg  .. 

do 

La  Have.t 

do      

Lunenburg  . 
La  Have....... 

do 


PICTOU  COUNTY. 


~  OS 

<  o 


$    cts.' 
160  oa 

122  00 
160  00 

60  oa 

91  00 
114  00 
160  00 
152  00 

in  oa 

160  00 
160  00 
160  00 
160  00 
160  00 

108  oa 

90  00 


44  00 
110  00 


QUEEN'S  COUNTY. 


85,482 

75,77- 

83,49? 

85,34* 

83,308 

75,782 

83,311 

83,494 

83,316 

83,493 

83,3 

83315 

83,500 

83,314 

83,495 


Angola 

Coronila 

Dessie 

Donzella.. 

Klla 

Hattie  E 

Jeesie  M.  Vogler 
Lizzie  Wharton. 

Lottie 

Mary  C 

Myosotis - 

Mazurka- 

Stella 

.Spartan. 

Utopia 


Liverpool.  ..- 

do       

do       

Lunenburg.. 

Port  Med  way..., 

do 

do 

Liverpool 

Port  Medway...., 

Liverpool 

Port  Medway...- 

do 

Liverpool 

Port  Medway.... 
Liverpool 


P0  Jas.  C.  Tnness,  M.O. 
64  Jas   H.  Smith,  M.O. 

11   Alex.  Shankle 

80  Adam  Selig 

10  Geo.  Frelic....* 

35  Henry  Selig ... 

77  Jas.  P.  Vogler  et  at. 
80  Colin  McLeod,  M.O 

80  S.  E.  Teel... 

80  Hendry  &  McMillan. 
80  Kdwin  Morine,  M.O 

80  Wm.  Vogler 

10  Jos.  Winters 

80  W.  R  Cohoon 

80  Rupert  N.  Gardner- 


Liverpool 

Brooklyn  

Port  Matoon 

Vogler's  Cove- 
Liverpool 

Vogler's  Cove... 
do 

Liverpool    

Vogler's  Cove- 
Liverpool 

do 

Vogler's  Cove.. 

Liverpool  

Port  Medway... 
Brooklyn 


160  00 
128  00 

22  00 
160  00 

20  00 

70  00 
154  00 
160  00 
160  00 
160  00 
160  00 
160  00 

20  00 
160  00 
160  00 


I         


71 


60   Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No,  16.) 


A.  1837 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc. — Nova 

Scotia — Continued. 


RICHMOND  COUNT?. 


55 


77,544 
38,498 
64,713 
83,08t> 
38,485 
38,665 
38,386 
35,996 
38,501 
43,109 
75,783 
72,061 
33,439 
75,879 
72,058 
75616 
77,822 
83,401 
69,190 
61,606 
83,395 
38,335 
77,843 
38,477 
57,733 
£3,399 
80,972 
38,486 
42,217 
75,875 
72  070 
72,071 
72,072 
38,516 
38,400 
46,082 
S3,100 
61,902 
36,435 
38,45^ 
33,413 
€9,109 
72,047 
38,522 
42,388 
54,139 
38,462 
72,067 
42,281 
72,059 
36,521 
37,612 
38,480 
61,990 
37,056 
38,523 


Name 
of 

Vessel. 


Alpha 

Appoline 

Amelia  M 

Ada  M 

Ajax 

Adelle 

Bright  Star 

Blue  Bell 

B.  Wier  &  Co.... 
Chatham  Head  . 
Crescent 

C.  P.  M 

Catherine 

Cetewayo 

Daisy 

Eliza  Jane 

Eliza  Smith 

B.  M.  McDonald 

Emma...-. 

Edmuni  Russell 

Slerie 

Elizabeth 

Elizabeth 

Elizabeth 

Farewell 

Fannie  R.  0 

John  Vincin 

Julia 

Life  Boat.  

Leda  and  Lizzie. 

Lennox , 

Lumen  Diei 

Lady  Fongere... 
Lady  of  the  Lake 
Mary 

do  . 

Morning  Star.... 

do 
Mary  Stephens- 
Mary  Ann 

Morning  Star.... 
Marcella  Butler. 
Mary  Moulton... 

Mary 

Nimble 

Ocean  Belle 

Partners .... 

Philomen  D 

Renfrew 

Richmond  Queen 
Shooting  Star... 

Sea  Slipper 

Two  Brothers.... 

Union 

Victory 

Victoria ,... 


Port 

of 

Registry. 


Arichat 

do 

Pt.  Hawksbury.. 
do 

Arichat 

Sydney 

Arichat.... 

do     

do 

Chatham:  N.B... 

Port  Medway 

Arichat 

do 

Pictou 

Aiichat 

Shelburne 

Arichat 

Halifax 

Arichat 

do     

Halifax 

Arichat 

Halifax 

Arichat 

do    

Halifax 

Sydney 

Arichat 

do      

do      , 

do     

do      

do     

do 

do     

Pt.  Hawkesbury 
do 

Halifax.... 

Arichat 

do     

do     

Balifax 

Arichat 

do      

Halifax 

do     

Arichat 

do     

Balifax 

do    

Arichat 

Lunenburg 

Arichat, 

Halifax 

Arichat 

do    ...  


Name  of  Owner 

or 

Managing  Owner. 


Wm.  LeVesconte 

do 
Andrew  Boudreau.... 

Philip  Manger. 

Jno.  Boudrot 

Albert   Poste 

J.  S.  R.  Leblanc 

D.  Gruchy  &  Sons... 

Abram  Fougere 

Dom.  Fougere 

Abram  Fougere 

Desire  Burk 

do         

Pacien  Boucher 

Simon  P.  Richard.... 

Alex.  Vigneau 

Patient  Poirier 

M.  A.  McDonald, 

Josenh  Matheson 

F.  W.  Bissett 

('has    Boudrot 

Damien  Boucher 

Rev.  O.  P.  Martel.... 

Abram  Burk  et  at , 

Abram  Sampson 

Peter  Bouarot  

David  Sampson 

Louis  Burke 

Peter  Campbell,  MO. 

Wm.  LeVesconte 

D.  Gruchy  &  Sons... 

Urban  Sampson 

Doeite  Fougere 

Stephen  Dugas,  M  O. 

HeDry  Boudrot 

D.  Gruchy  &  Sons... 

Abraham  Gerroir 

Jno.  Mauger , 

Patient  Poirier 

Desire    Poirier 

Am&ble  Pate 

Dan.  Fougere 

Celestin  Oordeau.... 

Isaiah  Boudrot 

D.  Gruchy  &  Sons- 
Angus  J.  Boyd 

Abraham  Sampson- 
Tranquil  Degout 

Simon   Poirier 

D   Gruchy  &  Sons... 

Wm.  LeVesconte 

Chas.  Mauger 

Simon  Landry 

Felix  Burk 

Wm.  LeVesconte 

Peter  Burke 


Residence. 


D'Escousse 

do       

Gro3  Nez. 

Cape  LeRonde... 

Poulamond 

Arichat 

West  Arichat.... 

D'Escouse 

River  Bourgeois. 

Poulamond 

River  Bourgeois. 

do 

do 

do 

Arichat  

do      

Low.  D'Escousse 

Framboise  

Lower  L'Ardoise 
River  Bourgeois. 

do 

do 

do 

do 
Chrichton  Isl'ds. 
River  Bourgeois. 

do 

do 

Arichat 

D'Escousse 

do        

River  Bourgeois 

do 

do 

Poulamond 

D'Escousse    

Port  Royal..  

Arichat  Island.. 
Low   D'Escousse 

D'Escousse ,.. 

False  Bay 

River  Bourgeois 

do 

do 

D'Escousse 

River  Bourgeois. 

do 

do 

D'Escousse 

do       

do       

do       

River  Bourgeois 

do 

D'Escousse 

French  Cove 


1  of  crew  paid  bounty  in  another  vessel. 

7^ 


50  Victoria 


Sessional  Papers  (No.16.) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc.— Nova 

Scotia — Continued. 


SHBLBURNE  COUNTY. 


Name 

of 
Vessel. 


88,544 
85,565 
83,552 
83,054 

85,479 
85,567 

77,7581 
85,481 
88,551 

85,490 
74,366 
83,048 
85,561 
60,905 
61,586 
65,624 
75,558 
77.603 
83,541 

83,043 

>85,476 

71,333 


Annie  May... 
Alice  Louise. 

Afcon 

Ardella 

ilina - 


Port 
of 

Registry. 


Shelburne  .. 
Barrington 
Shelburne  .. 

do 

do 


\nnie  Robertson  Barrington 


Bride 

Beulah .  

Blanche  M.Thor- 
burn 

Billy  Browne.... 

Bel  Brandon 

Clifford 

Cape  Sable 

Champion 

Cepola g.< 

Divina  

Emma  B 

ElaonC 

Edward  T.  Rus- 
sell    

Ella  A.  Downie, 


Shelburne 
do 


Fleetwing 


do       .. 

do 

do 

do 
Barrington 
Liverpool. .. 
Shelburne  . 

do 
Barrington 

do 

Shelburne  . 
do 


do 


Rey- 


83,047 

88.555 

88  557 

85,478 

85,568 

75,62 :, 

75,55' 

85,570 

85,563 

36,438 

61,566 

63,699 

85,566 

85,569 

61,572 

71,339 

88,554 

74,051 

61,591 

77,761 

73,967 

42,082 

37,258 

71,336 

49,436 

6l,52fc 


Freddie  M 

nolds  

Festina  Lente... 

G.  C.  Kelly  

Golden  Oriole... 

Glenora 

Georgie  Harold. 
GraceGreenw'od 
Hann&hEldridge 

Hattie  Dell.. 

Helena  Maude- 
Highlander 

John  Purney  ... 

J.  W.  Kenny 

J.  Lyon3 • 

Je-sie  B  

John  Halifax 

Joe  Howe 

Jersey  Lily 

Kate  McKinnon. 

Keewatin 

Knight  Templar. 

Katie 

leading  Star.... 
Lion 

Lightfoot t 

Leon  Porter 

Lilian 


Barrington  ... 
Shelburne 

do 

do 

do 
Barrington  ... 
Shelburne ..... 
Barrington  .., 

do 

do 
Shelburne  .... 

do 
Yarmouth  ... 
Barrington  .. 

do 
Shelburne  .... 
Barrington  .. 
Shelburne  .... 
Barrington  . 
Shelburae  .... 

do       .... 
Liverpool.-... 

Digby  

Luaenburg.. 
Barrington  . 
Yarmouth  .. 
Shelburne  ... 


Name  of  Owner. 

or 
Managing  Owner. 


Residence. 


78 
80 

80 
80 
80 
80 
80 
15 
80 
52 
80 


Rufus  Acker,  M.O.... 

Nehemiah  McGray... 
Jonathan   Locke...... 

do 

Churchill  Locke 

Kenney,   Johnston  & 

Co  

Jno.  Purney » 

R.  W.  Freeman 


Shelburne  ,... 
Cape  Island. 
Lockeport  .... 

do 

do 


do 

Shelburne  . 
Lockeport 


Wrn.  H.  Thorbourn 

Adam  Firth 

Enos  Churchill 

Jno.A..McGowan,jun 
Neh<--miah  McGray... 
Jos.W.  Hopkins,  M.O 

Austin  Locke 

do  

P.  C  Swim. 


27  Jno.  E.  Hopkins  .... 


W.  Wallace  Kenney. 
Enos  Churchill....... 


Jordan  Bay.. 
Sand  Point. 
Lockeport  .. 
Shelburne  ... 
Cape  Island 
Barrington.. 
Lockeport... 

do 
Barrington  . 

do 

Lockeport .. 
do 


H1  Lewis  T. 

et  al  . 


Hammond, 


Jordan  Bay. 


34 

80 

80 

80 

76 

80 

80 

57 

80 

80 

32 

66 

52 

15 

35 

63 

12 

80 

73 

80 

80 

14 

10 

40 

16 

56 

40 


Cornelius  Snow 

Austin  Locke 

T.  tf.  Ryer,  M.O 

C.  Locke  &  Co 

S.  Locke  &  Sons 

W.  Wallace  Kenney. 

Enos  Churchill 

Nehemiah  McGray... 

Ephraim  Larkin 

Jno.  H.  Lyons 

A.  M.  Wrayton 

Jno.  Purney 

Peter  Kenney 

Jno.  Lyons 

Thos.   O.  Crowell.... 

Orland  Taylor 

Christian  Nelson 

Enos  Churchill 

Randall  McKinnon... 

Austen  Locke. 

Enos  Churchill 

Dan.   Cronan. 

Jno.  C.  McGray 

Alvin  N.  Atwood.... 

Seth  Nickerson 

B.  F  Kenney 

Edward  Crowell 

7i 


Port  La  Tour 
Lockeport 


Lockeport 

do        ..... 

do 

do 
Cape  Island  .. 
Barrington  .- 

do 
Shag  Harbor. 
Sheiburne  ... 
Cape  Island. 


Shag  Harbor 

Port  La  Tour 

Port  Clyde 

Lockeport 

Cape-ablelsland 

Lockeport 

do 

do        

CapeSableLland 

Bear  Point 

Cape  Island 

do 
Port  La  Tour... 


9 
17 
16 
16 
16 

15 
18 
14 

19 
15 
16 
16 
18 

5 
15 
13 
20 

8 

15 
12 


<  o 
w 


$    cts. 

66  00 

160  00 

144  00 

160  00 

.  160  00 

160  00 
156  00 
160  CO 

160  00 
160  00 
160  00 
160  00 
160  00 

30  00 
160  00 
104  00 
160  00 

54  00 

156  00 
144  00 


22  00 


10 
16 
17 
18 
16 
15 
14 
17 
19 
15 
4 
14 
12 
3 
13 
13 
2 
15 
18 
16 
17 
4 
3 
10 
8 
9 
10 


63  00 
160  00 
160  00 
160  00 
152  00 
160  00 
160  00 
114  00 
160  00 
160  00 
64  00 
132  00 
104  00 
30  00 
70  00 
126  00 
24  00 
160  00 
146  00  * 
160  00 
160  00 
28  00 
20  00 
80  00 
32  00 
112  00 
80  00 


60  Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16  ) 


A.  18S7 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,   etc.— Nova 

Scotia — Continued. 


SHELBURNE  COUNTY—  Concluded. 


74,054 

54,114 
85.484 
88,566 
75,550 
85,477 
77,746 
85,480 
83,046 
88,543 
85,488 
74,365 
88,553 
83;06i 
55,830 
85,562 
74,133 
74,053 

49,473 
75,628 
85,483 
77,759 

88,54? 
85,487 

88,54 

77,748 
77,7±4 


Name 

of 
Vessel. 


Laura  E.Douglas 

Lone  Star ... 

Mellacoree  ....... 

Mary 

Mariino 

Myrtle.  

Magellan  Cloud 
M.  &  A.  Morrison 

Millie   B 

Max  O'Rell 

Mabel  Somers... 
Nova  Stella...... 

Neskleetia 

Nellie  Morrow .. 

Oregon 

Oiisa  

Pioneer  

Peerkss 


Rhuama 

Rover  

Sarah  H.  Seeton. 
Thomas   Robert- 
son   ..... 

Three  Bells 

Willie  McGowan 

Willie  M.  John- 
ston ....„..,. 

Winefred 

Whip-poor- Will. 


Port 

of 

Registry. 


Barrington  . 

Halifax , 

Sholburne  .. 

do 
Barrington  . 

do 
Shelburne  ... 

do       ... 

do 

do 

do       ... 

do 

do       ... 

do       ... 

do 
Barrington  . 
Yarmouth ... 
Barrington  . 

Digby 

Shelburne  ... 
do 

do       ... 

do 

do 

do 
do 
do 


Name  of  Owner 

or 

Managing  Owner. 


James  Barry 


Stronick  Decker 

Geo.  J.  Thorbourn... 
Jno.  A. McGowan,  jun 

And.  Crowell... 

Dan.  V.  Kenney 

Wm.  H.   Thorbourn. 

Donald  Morrison 

C.  Locke  &  Co 

Churchill  Locke 

Enos  Churchill 

Wm.  Lloyd,  jun 

Austin  Locke  

C.  Locke  &  Co 

Thos   L.  Banks 

Alex.  Smith 

Peter  Kenney 

Jno.  C.Cunningham, 

M.O  

J.  B.  Brannen 

Jonathan  Locke 

C.  Locke  &  Co. 


Austin  Locke 

do  

Jno.    A.    McQowan, 
jun  ,  M.O 


Residence. 


Churchill  Locke. 
S.  Locke  &  Son.. 
Alf.  Harding 


Upper    Port  La 

Tour , 

Ragged  Island... 
Shelburne 

do       

Wood's  Harbor. . 

Cape  Island 

Jordan  Bay 

do         

Lockeport 

do 

do        

do        

do       

do       

Barrington 

Blanche  

Cape  Island 

» 

Barrington 

CapeSablelsland 
Lockeport 

do       

do       

do       

Shelburne 

Lockeport 

do 

Rockland  


VICTORIA  COUNTY. 


74,031 
90,487 

77,844 

80,965 
77,858 


Annie  Linwood. 
Annie  ttliza...... 

May  Flower  .»... 

Smiling  Water... 
Sambo 


Sydney 

Halifax 

do      

Sydney 

do      


16 


Kenneth  McAulay.. 
Jeremiati  Curtis 


Wm   Carey 

Rich.  E.  Burke 

Angus  B.  Morrison. 


Great  Bras  d'Or. 

North  Bay  Ingo- 
nish 

New  Campbell- 
ton 

Ingonish 

Englishtown 


74 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc.— Nova 

Scotia — Continued. 


YARMOUTH  COUNTY. 


Name 

of 
Vessel. 


88,586 
75,721 
75,733 
88.598 
80J627 

75,748 

71,007 

71,030 

80,647 

61,595 

66,681 

66,68 

74,320 

80,644 

71,028 

66,682 

75,625 

85,549 

80,605 

85,536 

69,217 

66,679 

75,754 

80,64b 

85,551 

85,552 


Alma 

Angeline 

Alfred 

Alph.  B.  Parker. 
Annie  D,.... 


Port 

of 

Registry. 


Anna  McGee. 


Alf  arata . 


Yarmouth 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 


Arizona 

Annie  M.  Bell..., 

Anna  Louisa 

B.  K.   Kelly...... 

Ballarose 

Brenton 

Beatrice 

Barbaroni  

-risk 

Bannerett.  - 

Byron 

Coral  Reef. 

Circassian 

Chlorus 

Diploma 

E.  L.  Perkins.., 

Emma  S , 

Ethel 

Edith  A , 


do 

do 

Shelburne  , 
Yarmouth  . 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 
Shelburne 
Yarmouth 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 


63,811  Electric  Flash... 
90,645  Fly 
75,720  Florence  B.  Pan. 
57,131  Forest  Flower.. 

88,599  Guide 

85,554  fiazel  Glen 

80,643  Hazel  Dell 

75,867  Ida  Peters 

74,334  J.  M.  Manning... 

85,  f  60  Jacques 

75,779  " 

80,641 

90642 

83,053 


Johu  Millard 

Jonathan 

Kemaroff. 

Kathleen... 

Kingfisher 

71,005  Kelso 

80,624  Lima 

61,788  Lynx 

61,587  Lucretia  Jane. .. 

80,614  Louise 

80,632 1  Lumen 

51,972  Lyd' a  Ryder 


Halifax 

Yarmouth 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 
St.  John,  N.B. 
Yarmouth 

do 
Barrington  .,. 
Yarmouth 

do 
Shelburne  ..... 
Yarmouth 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 


Name  of  Owner 

or 
Managing  Owner. 


Residence. 


Monde  Leblanc 

Parker,  Eakins  &  Co. 
do 


39  Eli  Leblanc... 


71 

57 

48 

80 

61 
39 
28 
40 
70 
80 
80 
66 
54 
80 
71 
80 
57 
64 
46 
80 
80 
80 

53 
16 

80 
26 
38 
80 
80 
32 
57 
58 
68 
68 


Argyle .... 

Yarmouth 

do        

Tusket  Wedge. 


G.    D.  D'Entremont, 

M.O 

G.    D.  D'Entremont, 

M.O .,-• 

Cbs.T.  D'Entremont, 

M  0 

S.     D.  D'Entremont, 

M.O 

L.  V.  Amiro 

HeDry  Goodwin., 

J.  F.  McLaren  

A.  L.  D'Entremont... 
Parker,  Eakins  &  Co 
A.  F.  Stoneman  &  Co 
C.  J.  D'Eon,  M.O... 
Leon  D'Eon,  MO.... 

R.  Goodwin 

Eyron  Hines,  M.O.. 
Geo.  B.  Goodwin... 

Wm.  Ryder 

A.  F.  Stoneman  &  Co 
Louis  D'Eon,  M.O... 
A..  F.  Stoneman  &  Co 

Benj.  Leblanc 

J.  H.  Porter  &  Co.... 
G.    D.  D'Entremont, 

M.O 

D  D'Entremont,  M.O 

Solon  Hubbard 

Parker,  Eakins  &  Co 
S.  L.  Oliver,  M.O  .... 
Hatfield,  Kinney  &  Co 
S.  L.  Oliver,  M.O  .... 

do  

Parker,  Eakins  &  Co. 
Hatfield,  Kinney  &  Co 
do 
do 
D.  L.  Amiro,  M.O.... 

lOiJas.  M.  Davis 

Geo.  E.  Cann 

A  F.  Stoneman  &  Co 
J  H.  Porter  &  Co.... 

N.  B.  Lewis 

Hatfield,  Kinney  &  Co 

do 

J.  H.  Porter  &  Co 

do 


Pubnico. 
do      . 


do 

do 
do 
do 


West  Pubnico.... 

Yarmouth 

do        

Pubnico 

do      


do 

do      

do      

Argyle - 

Yarmouth 

West  Pubnico.., 

Yarmouth 

Tusket 

do      


Pubnico..  .. 

do      

Tusket 

Yarmouth  . 
Pubnico..  .. 
Yarmouth  .. 
Pubnico..  .. 

do      

Yarmouth  .. 

do 

do 

do 
Pubnico..  .. 


30 


Yarmouth 

do        

Tusket  Wedge... 
Yarmouth 

do        

do        

Tusket  Wedge.. 
I  do 


571 L.   P.   D'Entremont,  Pubnico. 

I  M.O I 

75 


7 

12 
12 
12 

14 

14 

17 

14 
17 
18 
10 
11 
15 
14 
16 
14 
18 
15 
18 
16 
18 
18 
8 
20 
16 

14 

20 

10 

16 

12 

15 

20 

14 

8 

18 

18 

15 

18 

5 

16 

16 

16 

4 

17 
14 
17 
12 
14 


<3  o 
oq 



$    eta. 

36  00 

134  00 

92  00 

78  00 

142  00 

114  00 

96  00 

160  00 

128  03 

78  00 

56  00 

80  00 

140  00 

160  OO 

160  00 

132  00 

108  00 

160  00 

142  00 

160  00 

114  00 

128  00 

92  00 

160  00 

160  00 

160  00 

106  00 

32  00 

160  00 

52  OO 

76  00 
160  00 
160  00 

64  OO 
114  00 
116  00 
136  00 
136  00 

20  OO 
160  00 

94  00 
160  00 

24  00 
118  00 
160  00 
160  00 

60  00 
114  00- 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No,   16.) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc—Nova 

Scotia — Concluded. 


YARMOQTH  COUNTY—  Concluded. 


74,339 
74,301 
85,539 
61,510 
74,319 
80,648 
88,59:! 
74,330 
85,553 
80,645 
66,675 
61,840 
51,978 
74,332 
85,557 
71,037 
74,323 

80,628 
74,335 

88,589 
71,031 
85,535 
75,724 
57,150 
57,132 
80,782 

74,122 
88,597 

75,749 
71,034 
74,270 
80,629 

50  591 
66,685 
61,921 
61,579 
57,10i 


Name 
of 

Vessel. 


Maitland 

Minnie  Ha  Ha.... 

Maggie  Jane 

Man8imallo 

Marino 

Maria 

M.  A.  Lonis 

tfokomis 

Onyx.. 

Opal 

Olika ,.... 

Pigeon 

Pandora 

Proditor 

Rowdy 

River  Rose 

Regina 

Roseneath 

S&fe  « 

Sandford 

Sarah  J.  Killam. 

Sigefroi 

Sea  Foam 

Salvador .  ....... 

vSerene 

Titania  

Temple  Bar.. ,.  .. 
Uncle  Sam 

Vivid 

Vanguard 

Village  Belle.... 
Winnie  L, , 

Water  Lily 

Wide  Awake.... 

W.  B.  Weir 

Will  o'  the  Wisp 
Young  Scotland. 


Port 
of 

Entry. 


Yarmouth 

do 

do 

Shelburne 

Yarmouth 

do 

do 

do 

do        

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 
do 

do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
Oigby 

Port  Medway 
Yarmouth 

do 

do 

Shelburne 

Yarmouth  ..... 

do       

do 
do 
do 
do 


05 

1=1 
a 
o 


Name  of  Owner 

or 

Managing  Owner. 


N.  B.  L=,wis 

Michl.  Carroll 

Abram  Thurston 

R.  D'Entremont,  M.O 

R.  Amiro,  M.O 

Byron  Hines,  M.O.... 
Marc.  A.8urette,M0 
Hatfield,  Kinney  &Co 
Parker,  Kakins  &  Co. 

do 
J.  H.  Porter  &  Co.... 
Hatfield, Kinney  &  Co 
A.  F.  Stoneman  &  Co 
Zacharie  D'Eon,  MO 

Joseph  Roberts 

0.  M.  Boudreau  ...... 

A.  C     O'Entremont, 

M.O 

Byron  Hines,  M.O... 
Hatfield,    Kinney    & 

Co 

Abram  Thurston 

A.  F.  Stoneman  &  Co 
J.  H.  Porter  &  Co... 

do 
AmbroiseD'Eon,M  O 

James  Amiro 

Hatfield,    Kinney    & 

Co 

A.  Amiro,  M.O  

(i.  D.  D'Entremont, 

M.O  

Parker,  Eakins  &  Co. 
0.  V.  Amiro,  M.O... 

James  Lennox 

Batfield,    Kinney    & 

Co 

do 
A.  F.  Stoneman  &  Co 

do 
J.  D'Entremont,  M.O 
J.  H.  Porter  &  Co 


Residence, 


Yarmouth 

do 

Sandford 

WestPubnico., 

Pubnico 

do       

do      

Yarmouth 

do 

do        

Tusket 

Yarmouth  

do        ....... 

Pubnico 

Argyle 


Pubnico. 
do      . 


Yarmouth , 

Sandford 

Yarmouth , 

Tusket  Wedge, 
do 


Pubaico 


Yarmouth 
Pubnico.... 


Yarmouth 

Pubnico..., 

do     ..., 


Yarmouth  ....... 

do       

do       

do       

W.  Pubnico  .... 
Tusket  Wedge. 


16 

4 

q2 

18 
12 
16 
19 
14 
16 
16 
17 
15 
18 
18 
6 
16 

]6 
15 

10 
5 
10 
15 
17 
17 
10 

18 
14 

20 
13 
17 

16 

16 
8 
14 
11 
16 
16 


3* 


$  cts. 

88  00 

26  00 

16  80 

100  00 

92  00 

160  00 

126  00 

136  00 

160  00 

160  00 

108  00 

68  00 

114  00 

103  00 
32  00 

108  00 

114  00 
160  00 

70  00 
40  00 
102  00 
80  00 
160  00 
106  00 
108  00 

104  00 
88  00 

160  00 
86  00 
94  00 
80  00 

160  00 
142  00 
156  00 
82  00 
82  00 
94  00 


q.  3  ot  crew  did  not  fi3h  3  months. 


76 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  188? 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc. — Continued. 


PROVINCE  OF  NEW  BRUNSWICK. 


CHARLOTTE  COUNTY. 


59,346 

83,478 

88,275 

52,065 

83,469 

75,599 

83,462 

59.319 

593  1 

64.011 

59,375 

35,338 

73,965 

80.882 

80.80  \ 

88,280 

59,373 

88  281 

77,968 

83,480 

88,276 

5), 966 

83,466 

59,39'i 

77,963 

51,743 

59,396 

83,463 

59,397 

8<,46l 

83,475 

77,965 

38,141 

59,32  > 

83,465 

84,326 

39,388 

83,472 

69,393 

51,734 

83,474 

59,312 

83,464 

80,881 

88,273 

88,271 

80,034 

83,476 


A.  J.  Malloch 

Argyle ... 

Annawan 

Adelia.  

Austin  P 

Blue  Jay 

Beauty 

Brisk , 

Blooming  Rose 


St.  Andrews 

do 

do 

Windsor  .  

St.  Andrew's 

Digby,  N.S 

St.  Andrews.... 

do 

do 


Bee    I  Digby,  N.S. 


Cadet   

Caroline 

•Sua.. 

Ella  Mabel 

Exenia 

E    B.  Lane 

E.  M.  Oliver.... 

Eastern  Light. 

Empress 

Fred  Taylor.... 
Falcon 

Friendly 

Fannie  "May  .... 

Fannie — 

Freeman  Colgate 

Frank  L.  Dixon. 

Gertie  Westbro'k 

flavelofk  

Helen  C    Young 

Josie  L  Day  .... 

Jennie  L. 

Lydia  B 

Liberal 

Little  .Veil 

Look  Out 

Louisa 

Letitia 

Linden  

Little  Minnie... 

Lavinia 

Letter  B 

Lizzie  S.  McGee. 

Little  Annie. 

Lena  May  

Lillian  E 

Magellan  Cloud 

Mabel 

iMabel 

88,2771  Maggie  Jane , 

85,442 1  Mystery 


St 


Andrews 

do 
Lunenburg,  N.S. 

St.  Andrews 

Windsor,  N.S.... 

St.  Andrews 

do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

Digby,  N.S 

St.  Andrews 

do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

St.  Andrews 

Yarmouth,  N.S. 
St.  Andrews  .... 
do 

St.  John 

St.  Andrews 

do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
Windsor,  N.S.... 


Name  of  Owner 

or 

Managing  Owner. 


21 

10 

16 

17 

12 

14 

25 

20 

19 

12 

19 

18 

28 

14 

18 

12 

14 

22 

14 

13 

12 

18 

19 

12 

26 

18 

10 

33 

21 

16 

11 

12 

26 

21 

48 

16 

10 

12 

11 

13 

12 

14 

19 


Residence. 


J.  Malloch ... 

Robert  Ross 

Tobias  Cross.. , 

W.  D.  Wright  .... 

L.  Richardson 

G.  L.  Stevens 

Rr.bert  Ros3 .... 

Alfred  Wadlin | 

Aaron  Cook 

Robert  Shaw,  sen.... 

Chas  Savage ~ 

James  M.  Lord  

Chas.  Dixon  

Robert  Ross 

Simpkins  Roscoe  et  al 

Joseph  McGee 

James  Oliver,  jun.... 

James  Barrett 

Geo.  Caffary 

Jos.  Boyd 

Wm.   Brown 

Henry  Burnham 

Wm.  G.  Thompson- 
George  Leonard 

Aretas  English 

E.  A.  Grearson 

James  Cline 

Wm.  James  , 

T.  W.  Stuart 

George  Scofield 

L.  Richardson 

Jno.  M.  Calder 

Jno.  A.  Mitchell 

Wm.  McLellan,  jun. 

A    W.  Ingersoll 

Lewis  Conners 

Alf.  Johnson 

Benj.  Parker 

Geo.  Douglas. 

Wm.  Harris 

David  Kelly , 

Andrew  McGee 

Jacob  Cook  


CampoBello... 
St.  Andrews  .. 
Beaver  Harbor 

do 
Deer  Island.... 
Grand  Mauan.... 
St.  Andrews- 
Beaver  Harbor... 

Deer  Island.  

Lepreaux 

Wilson's  Beach. 

Deer  Island ,. 

Grand  Manan 

St.  Andrews 

Beaver  Hatbor... 

Back  Bay 

do 

St.  George 

Mace's  Bay 

Wilson's  Beach, 
do 

Grand  Manan 

St.  Patrick.. 

Deer  Island 

do         

St.  George 

Deer  Island 

Wibon's  Beach. 

West  Isles 

Grand  Manan.., 
Deer  Island..... 
CampoB»llo.... 

do 

do 
Grand  Manan. 
Black's  Harbor 
Dear  Island.... 

do 
Letete..  .,......< 

do      


E.  Matthews 

And.  McGee 

Simon  Brown 

Andrew  Lamb  ... 

Robt  Ross 

Seward  B.  Cross. 
JohnF.  Paul.  ... 


Back  Bay 

Letete 

do      

Back  Bay 

Wilson's  Beach. 

St.  Andrews 

do         

Beaver  Harbor, 
do 


$  cts. 

42  00 
20  00 
32  CO 
3t  00 
24  00 
28  00 
50  00 
40  00 
38  00 
24  00 
26  00 
36  00 
56  00 
28  00 
36  00 
24  00 
28  00 
44  00 
28  00 
26  00 
24  00 
36  0C 
33  25 
24  00 
52  00 
3£   00 
20  00 
66  00 
42  00 
32  00 
22  00 
24  00 
52  00 
42  00 
96  00 
32  00 
20  CO 
15  00 
22  00 
26  00 
24  00 
28  00 
38  00 
36  00 
26  00 
40  00 
24  00 
22  00 
36  00 
28  00 


1  of  crew  paid  bounty  in  another  claim 


77 


a.    3  of  crew  did  not  fish  3  months. 


6G  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  188? 


Detailed  Statement  of   Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc. — New 

Brunswick — Continued. 


CHARLOTTE  COUNTY—  Concluded. 


u 
o 

a 

m 

o 

Name 
of 

Vessel. 

Port 

of 

Registry. 

tx 

c3 
a 
a 
© 

Name  of  Owner 

or 

Managing  Owner. 

Residence. 

4) 

o 

o 

S5 

3 

4 
4 
4 
3 
3 
5 
6 

3 
2 

•4 
3 
3 
7 
3 
6 
4 
6 
3 
6 
2 
3 
5 

■**Cu 
■eq  O 

38,109 

59,326 

Mary 

Yarmouth,  N.S.. 
St.  Andrews...... 

St.  John. 

Digby,  N.S 

St.  Andrews 

do 
Yarmouth,  N.S.. 
St.  Andrews...... 

do 
St.  John,  

17 
21 
28 
20 
14 
11 
11 
21 

16 
12 
16 
13 
14 
28 
11 
33 
20 
19 
15 
36 
10 
16 
11 

James  Thompson 

Jabob  Cook 

31ack's  Harbor  . 

Letete 

Dipper  Harbor.  . 

%   Ctff. 

34  00 
42  00 

Maud  Holmes.... 
Mount  Whatley. 
Norman  B 

59,125 
64,029 

Hugh  Belmore  ......... 

Howard  Jackson 

56  00 
40  00 

77,967 
59,367 

Naomi 

Nymph 

Wm.  James ,«., 

Wm.  Gatcomb 

Ansel  Guptill  et  al... 
Robt.  Ross 

Wilson 'a  Beach.. 

St.  Andrews 

Grand  Manan.... 
St.  Andrews 

do 

Dear  Island 

Wilson's  Beach. 
do 
do 

St.  Andrews. 

Beaver  Harbor. . 

Dear  Island 

Beaver  Harbor.. . 

Back  Bay 

Grand  Manan.... 

do 
Letete 

23  00 
22  00 
22  80 
42  00 

32  00 

24  00 
32  00 
26  00 
28  00 

75,716 

Onward 

80,833 

Ocean  Queen.... 
Pilgrim's      Pro- 
cress. 

59,383 

Joseph  Holme3 

Wellington  Cline 

Wm,  Sirls.... 

52,174 
75,591 
59,357 

Pilot., 

Rise  and  Go 

Silver  Bell 

Digby,  N.S 

St.  Andrews. 

do 

do 

do 

do 
St.  John 

38,272 

Simeon  H.  Bell.. 

Sarah  Beach 

Sea  Flower 

Senator 

John  Phinaey 

59,373 
59,322 

James  Glass 

Phillip  Hutton 

56  00 

22  00 

83,279 

6Q  00 
40  00 
38  00 
30  00 

88,411 

Trumpet 

Telephone 

A.  W.  Holme    . 

59,387 

St.  Andrews 

do 
do 
do 
do 
do 

83,463 

Village  Belle.... 
Viola 

Allen  Dixon , 

75,544 

72  00 
20  00 

88,282 

Veritas.- 

Victory 

Luther  Matthews.... 

Frank  Campbell 

Wm.  McMahon 

35,33! 

Dipper  Harbor.. 
Letete 

32  00 
2>  00 

77,969 

Wave  Queen 

GLOUCESTER  COUNTY. 


72,099 
61,432 
61,431 
72,079 
61,446 
61,437 
61,445 
61,425 

61,44^ 

72,100 
61,442 
72,077 
88,669 
85,692 
72,076 
85,696 
61,406 
74,401 


Adelina 

Chatham 

12 

Alice 

do      

do 

11 

Bee 

Betsy 

do      

do     

13 

Esperance 

Flying  Cloud.... 

Flavie , 

Hope 

10 

do      

11 

do     . ......... 

13 

do 

do      

13 
13 

Jean  .  , 

vierida 

do      

do     

do      

13 
11 
15 

Marie 

Marie  Cecile 

Mary 

do      

do      

12 

Morning  Star.... 

Mary. 

Providence 

Rose 

12 

do     

11 

do 

do      

do      

12 
11 

Reward- 

Sara 

11 

do 

11 

Auguste  Poulin., 
Moses  Dignard... 

Paul  Noel , 

Cyrenus  Gionet., 
Romain  Poulin  . 
Levi  Chia~son  ... 
Theo.  Duguay.  ,.., 
C.Robin  &  Co  .. 
Dom.  Gallien.  .... 
Andre  Ache,  sen 

O.  Chiasson 

O.  Dugue 

Moise  Dugue 

Gustave  Gionet. 
Joseph  Goinet... 
Eutrope  Dugue. 

Mara  Bosse 

Jos.  DeBoutillier 
Nazaire  Noel 


Lameque  .  .. 
Tracadie .  .. 
Lame 
Shippegan... 

do 
Lameque  .... 

do 
Caraquet 

do 
Lameque  .  ... 

do 

do 
Shippegan... 
Pokemouche 

Caraquet 

Sh  ppegaa... 
Tracadie. . ..... 

Uaraquet. ... 

Lameque  . ... 


73 


6Q  Victoria 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1387 


Detailed    Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc  —New 

Brunswick — Concluded. 


KENT  COUNTY. 


*4 

B 

m 
o 

Narae 

cf 
Vessel. 

Port 

of 

Registry. 

© 
to 

c3 

a 
a 
o 

Name  of  Owner 

or 
Managing  Owner. 

Residence. 

O 

o 

6 
53 

Advance 

Finn ■* 

Ino   

23 
11 
18 
17 
13 
10 

A.  Arseneau  . 

Lower  Village. . 
French  Village.. 
Lower  Village... 

Richibucto 

Lower  Village... 

6 
2 
3 
3 
3 
3 

$  cts. 
46  00 

72,080 

Richibucto  .     -- 
Charlo't'n,P.E.I 

22  00 

71,303 

36  00 

66,257 

Jno.  Curwin 

34  00 

43,121 
61,428 
71,308 

Industry 

Mab        

do      ..• 

Richibucto. 

Jude  Robtehaud 

Jno.  Dcucette 

26  00 
20  00 



85,699 
88,668 
66,724 


NORTHUMBERLAND  COUNTY. 


Four  Sisters 

G-en.  Middleton. 
Nettie  Cole , 


Chatham 

do      

Liverpool,  N.S... 


Alex.  Mills.  ... 
Jno.  Sinclair. 
A.  &  J.  Adams 


Bay  duVin.  .., 

Chatham 

Upper  Neguac 


20  00 
134  00 

26  00 


ST.  JOHN  COUNTY. 


72,246  Alpha 

88,270  Alice  May 


57,171 

79,977 

80,093 

72,192 

88,267 

72.273 

74,308 

80,072 

85,972 

88,253 

66,926 

85,503 

57,181 

88,261 

88,266 

52,159 

69,148 

50,370 

72,973 

59,156 

42,087 

59,313 

88,264 

72,321 

85,508 


Anna  Bell 

Amanda  Greene 

Anna  K .... 

Ada 

Bessie  May 

Bertha 

Bald  Eagle 

Buena  Vista 

Dove 

E.  B.   Colwell... 

Smma 

Geo.  P.  Taylor. 

Hattie - 

Little  Joe 

Lizzie  Young.... 

Mary  E 

Minnie 

Sparkling  Billow 
Sea  Breeze. 

Tom 

Two  Sisters 

U.  S.  Grant  .... 
Walter  J.  Clarke 

Widgeon 

Zelena 


St.  John 

do 

St.  Andrews 

St.  John 

do      

do      

do      

do      

Yarmouth,  N.S  . 
St.  John 

do      

do      

do     

do      

Windsor,  N.S.... 
St.  John 

do      

do      

do      

St.  Andrews. 

Digby,  N.S 

St.  John 

Digby,  N.S 

Yarmouth,  N.S. . 
St.  John... 

do      

do      


Chas.  Cobham. 

Jas.  E.  Tiaer 

Jno.  W.  Baird 

Saml.  Hutton 

Wm.  Spence.... 

Robt.  McLaren.  ... 

Geo.  Abrams 

Joanna  McDevitt. 

Jas.  Wilson 

14  Jno.^McNulty,  sen  ... 

11  S.  McGuire.....  - 

19  A.  N.  Harned 

13  James  Thompson.... 
13  Dan.  G.  Toole 

13  Saml.  Galbraith 

18  Jos.  O'Brien 

12  N.  Young 

21  Fred  Buchanan 

24  Isaac  R.Noble 

25  Jas.  W.  Belyea 

13  T.  H.  Evan3 

14  Peter  Boyle 

14  Thos.   Wilson,  sen.. 

33  Jno.  Hutton 

20  Jno.  M.  Christopher 

li   Wm.  Hodd,  sen 

14  Robt.  Elliott,  et  al.. 


Carleton 

Dipper  Harbor... 

Pisarinco 

Carleion 

Portland,  St  John 
Sand  Cove.  ...... 

Carleton 

do      

Portland 

Musquash  

Pisarinco • 

Carleton 

Chance  Harbor. 

Carleton 

Pisarinco 

Carleton 

Pisarinco 

Carleton 

do      

do      ...» 

St.  John ... 

Chance  Harbor. 

Pisarinco 

Carleton 

do      

Straight  Shore.. 
Carleton 


o 

42  00 

3 

20  00 

4 

38  00 

3 

30  00 

3 

28  00 

4 

38  00 

5 

46  00 

3 

30  00 

3 

28  00 

3 

28  00 

?, 

22  00 

3 

38  00 

5 

26  00 

5 

26  00 

3 

26  00 

4 

36  00 

5 

24  00 

3 

42  00 

3 

48  00 

3 

50  00 

3 

26  00 

5 

28  00 

3 

28  00 

5 

66  00 

a 

40  00 

? 

20  00 

c 

28  00 

79 


60   Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16  ) 


A.  188? 


Detailed  Statement  of   Fishing   Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc. — Con. 


PROVINCE  OF  PRINCE  EDWARD  ISLAND. 


KING'S  COUNTY. 


hi 
6 

a 

"3 
o 

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of 
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Port 

of 

Registry. 

fcfl 
OB 

a 
a 
o 

Name  of  Owner 

or 

Managing  Owner. 

Residence. 

► 

M 

o 

o 
6 

8 

A 

5 

15 

a  10 

b    2 

3 

5 

3 

6 

c    1 

J* 

<  O 
« 

66,428 

Albert 

Amorette 

Ethel  Blanche... 
General  Gordon 
Gen.  Middleton. 
Josephine  

Ckarlottetown... 

do 

Pictou,  N.S 

Oharlottetown... 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 
Pt.  Ha'sbury,N.S 
Oharlottetown... 

40 
18 
12 
80 
76 
41 
15 
15 
16 
16 
17 

John  Herring 

Murray  Harbzr.. 

do 

do 
Souris 

%  cts. 
80  00 

66,242 
83,196 
88,650 

Peter   Roberts 

36  00 

24  00 

160  00 

Reuben  Cahoon 

M.  McLean  &  Co 

Dennis  Murphy.. 

Ssmon  Cheverie 

David  Cahoon 

A..  Landry,   et  al 

Geo.  Dnnn 

Alex.  Jackson 

90,626 

do    

123  50 

42,993 
75,882 
80,915 

do 

Murray  Harbor. . 
Montague  

57  40 
30  00 
30  00 

Lord  McDonald. 

Lilly  Bank 

Montague  

80,937 
83,095 

Murray  Harbor. . 

do 
Souris 

32  00 
32  00 

Mary    Margaret 
Sea  Flcwer 

88,646 

Michel  Paquet 

21  25 

a.  6  of  crew  did  not  fi3h  3  months. 
fish  3  months. 


b.  3  of  crew  did  not  fish  3  months.      c.  3  of  crew  did  not 


PRINCE  COUNTY. 


72,081 
71,302 
55,829 
88,642 
59,663 
69,918 


Annie 

Alice 

Emma  McMillan 

Express..... 

Lettie 

Lois 


Chat)  am,  N.B. 
Oharlottetown. 

Pictou,  N.S 

Oharlottetown. 

do 

do 


/no.  McDonald 

Isaac  Lewis  

Jno   Coughlan 

Robt.  Bell  ...., 

J,  H.  M j rick,   M.O. 
J.  A  Matheson 


Campbellton 
Dock  Road. 
Campbellton 
Alberton.  ... 

Tignish 

do    


26  00 

20  00 

40  00 

.94  00 

114  00 

132  00 


QUEEN'S  COUNTY". 


77,934 

Lilly  Dale 

Oharlottetown... 
do 

12 
26 

Samuel  Doiron 

G.  D.  Longworth.... 

5 

4 

24  00 

38,722 

Onward 

Oharlottetown... 

52  00 

ao 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.16.) 


A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc. — Continued. 

PROVINCE  OF  QUEBEC. 


GASPE  COUNTY. 


Name 

of 
Vessel. 


64,720 
85,392 
64,856 
71,357 
85,391 
77,604 
75,814 
73,029 
85,393 
75,815 
59,457 
85,395 
73,022 
55,644 
73,494 
73,021 
73,024 
73.02e. 
73,491 
38,351 
54,032 
69,383 
75,692 
73,492 


Port 
of 

Registry. 


Antelope 

Colibri 

Cora  May 

Emma  Gidney., 

Esperance 

it,  D.  Myra 

East  Lynn 

F.  P.  T 

Formosa 

Herbert. -.... 

Highland  Lass- 
Kate  .< 

Ledee  Adele 

Lion 

Marie  Dolorosa.. 

Marie  Anne 

Marie  Enesie 

Marie  Euphrosine 
Mary  Jane.. 

Nancy  

Pheasant... 
Speedwell . . 
Sea  Horse .. 
Tbirza 


Pt  Hawkesbury. 

Amherst 

do       

Halifax 


Amherst,  M.I, 
Lunenburg.... 

Halifax 

Amherst 

do        

Halifax ,. 

Lunenburg.... 
Amherst 

do        

do        

do       ....... 

do 

do 

do       

do       , 

Arichat 

Amherst 

Gaspe 

Quebec ... 

Amherst 


Of 

a 

£3 

o 


Name  of  Owner 

or 

Managing  Owner. 


24 

15 

42 

47 

30 

43 

36 

41 

43 

30 

15 

11 

50 

42 

44 

46 

47 

39 

47 

16 

31 

34 

10 

14 


Residence. 


V.  Theriault House  Harbor.... 

D   Theriault do 

J.  N.  Arseneau do 

Damien  Devaux Magd.  Islands... 

C.  Boudreau Havre  Aubert... 

F    H.  Delaney House  Harbor.... 

J.  E.  Arseneau do 

P.  Turbide do 

F.  H.  Delaney do 

Damien  Devaax Magd.  Islauds... 

Dom.  Boudreau Havre  Aubert.... 

Jno.  Doyle House  Harbor.... 

Nazaire  Jomphe do 

Vital  Richard do 

Andre  Devaux Magd.  Islands... 

Wm.  Terrieau.... House  Harbor. 

W.  G.  Leslie Grindstone 

N.  Arseneau House  Harbor.... 

do  do 

Thades  Cormier Havre  Aubert... 

J.  N.  Arseneau House  Harbor.... 

Simeon  Mabe Corner  of  Beach 

Anctil  Lepage Cape  Chatte... .. 

T.  Larade Havre  Aubert.... 


5 

5 

5 

9 

9 

7 

al 

6 

6 

7 

3 

2 

7 

5 

J6 

9 

9 

5 

7 

5 

c2 

4 

2 

6 


£  is* 


$  cts. 

48  00 
30  CO 
84  00 
94  00 
60  00 
86  00 
42  00- 
'  82  00 
86  00 
60  00 
30  00 
22  00 
100  00 
84  00 
70  40- 
92  00 
94  00 
78  0O 
94  00 
32  00 
39  86 
68  CO 
20  00 
28  00 


SAGUENAY  COUNTY. 


57,742 
42,436 
59,468 
83,370 
61,966 
59,9C9 
80,754 
66,028 
85,459 
85,754 
75,679 
85,750 
85,753 
42,435 
77,868 
69,380 
69,382 


Acara ... 

Amelia 

Busy 

C.  M.  G.  P.  ... 

D.  Cronan 

Elizabeth  ...... 

Eugenie- , 

Emerillon , 

Florida. , 

Florida 

Gleaner 

H.  B 

Java 

Labrador 

Leodore ... 

Marie  Anne 

Marie    du    Sacre 

Cceur 


Halifax 

Gaspe , 

Quebec 

do      

Halifax 

Quebec 

do      .... 

do      

do      

do      .... 

do      ..... 

do      .... 

do      

Gaspe 

Quebec... 
Gaspe 

do    


30  F.  Jomphe 

50  Paul  Cormier 

39  Andre  Vigneau..~ 
46  Geo.   Picard ........ 

40  P.  LeMarquand  ... 

27  Luke  Cormier  

48  Vve  A.  Vigneau.  etal 

14  A.  Michaud 

13  Wm.   Michaud 

26  Joseph  Bourque 

40Benj.  Landry,  et  al.. 

57  Hy.  Boudreau 

46,S.  Doyle 

43  ~ 

38 

36 


46 


P.  Doyle 

B.  Boudreault 

Etienne  Landry,  et  al 

Wm.  Briand,  et  al. 


Point  Esquima'x 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

do 

Isle  Verte 

do        » 

Natashquan 

Point  Esquima'x 

do 

do 

do 

Natashquan  

Point  Esquima'x 

do 


60  CO 
100  00 
?8  00 
92  0O 
80  00 
54  00 
96  (O 
28  00 
26  00 
52  0O 
80  00 
114  00 
92  00 
86  00 
76  00 
72  00 

92  OO 


a.  5  of  crew  did  not  fish  3  months,     b.  4  of  crew  did  not  fish  3  months,     c.  5  of  crew  did  not  fish  3> 
jnonths. 

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A.  1887 


Detailed  Statement  of  Fishing  Bounties  paid  to  Vessels,  etc. 

Quebec — Concluded. 


SAGUENAY  COUNTY—  Concluded. 


.t-t 
6 

a 
p 

§ 

s 

B 
O 

Name 

of 
Vessel. 

Port 

of 

Registry. 

03 

tc 

«S 

a 
a 
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Eh 

Name  of  Owner 

or 

Managing  Owner. 

Residence, 

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M 

O 
(m 

O 

d 

4 
3 

2 
4 
3 
3 
4 
10 
5 
7 
9 
9 
5 
4 

*2 

a  >» 

75,658 
64,990 
77,886 

Marie  Henriette.. 
Marie  Ste.  Croix. 
Marie  Laure  At- 
tala  

Marie  Adelmina. 
Marie  Josephine. 

Marie  Anne 

Marie  Victoria... 

Progress 

Phoenix  ...  ...... 

Pioneer 

Ste.  Marie  

Stella  Maris 

Ste.  Anne 

Quebec 

do     

15 
17 

27 
13 
11 
17 
18 
52 
28 
39 
37 
50 
13 
18 

Ambroise  Caron 

Joseph  Fortin. 

Philodime  Michaud. . 

0.  Levesque. 

Narcisse  Levesque.... 

Thos.  Tache 

Robert  Boily 

Boudreault  ALeblanc 
P.  Vigneau  &  Bros... 
Wm.  Lebrun 

Sandy  Bay........ 

L'llet 

Isle  Verte 

$  cts. 

30  00 
34  00 

do     

do     

do     

do     

do     

54  00 

55,863 
85,751 

do        

do       

26  00 
22  00 

80,766 
72,931 
42,437 
75,415 
77,866 
69,591 
80,753 
83,360 

St.  Irenee 

BaieSt  Paul 

Point  Esquima'x 

do 

do 

do 

do 
Isle  Verte 

34  00 
36  00 

Gaspe 

do    

Quebec m.,. 

do     

do     

do     

do     

104  00 
56  00 
78  00 

Alex.  Scherrer 

74  00 

P.  Cumming8,  et  al. 
Pierre  Fraser 

100  00 
26  00 

83,352 

Ste.  Anne 

Pierre  Brochu 

Sept  Isles 

36  00 

$2 


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APPENDIX  No.  3. 


NOVA  SCOTIA. 


ANNTTAL    REPORT    ON    THE   FISHERIES    OF   NOVA  SCOTIA.  FOR  THE 
YEAR  1886,  BY  W.  H.  ROGERS,  ESQ.,  INSPECTOR. 


Amherst,  N.S.,  31st  December,  1886. 

Hon.  George  E.  Foster, 

Minister  of  Marine  and  Fisheries. 

Sir,— I  have  the  honor  to  submit  my  annual  report  on  the  fisheries  of  Nova 
Scotia  for  the  year  1886,  together  with  condensed  reports  of  the  local  Overseers ; 
the  statistical  returns  of  the  different  counties  and  of  the  Province  as  a  whole,  and 
the  usual  comparative  statistical  tables.  t 

It  will  be  observed,  on  referring  to  the  tabulated  statement,  that,  during  the  year, 
there  were  sixty-eight  vessels  less  and  567  men  less  employed  in  the  industry.  This 
has  been  occasioned  by  the  low  prices  which  ruled  in  the  fish  markets,  causing  the 
men  with  their  vessels  to  seek  more  remunerative  employment.  The  withdrawal 
has  been,  for  the  most  part,  from  the  codfishery.  Bat  notwithstanding  this  fact, 
such  was  the  abundance  of  fish  upon  our  coast,  that  a  considerable  increase  in  the 
quantity  taken  will  be  noticed  in  the  returns.  In  the  aggregate,  there  is  an  increase 
in  the  year's  crop  of  $131,438.58-  This  may  be  taken  as  an  evidence  of  the  wealth 
of  the  Canadian  fisheries,  and  also  how  small  a  check  to  this  industry  the  abrogation 
of  the  Washington  Treaty  and  the  duty  imposed  on  Canadian  fish  has  proved.  Fish 
of  all  kinds  are  finding  other  markets, while  the  home  consumption  is  rapidly  increas- 
ing all  over  the  Dominion.  The  home  market  in  fish,  as  in  everything  else,  is  the 
best,  because  more  regular,  and  free  from  the  influence  of  foreign  legislation. 

SALMON. 

A  small  decrease  will  be  noticed  in  these  fish,  but  chiefly  in  those  salted  in 
barrels  and  caught  on  the  Labrador  coast.  A  heavy  storm  at  the  beginning  of  the 
fishing  season  destroyed  the  nets  on  much  of  the  coast,  and  thus  largely  reduced  the 
home  catch,  otherwise  we  should  have  had  a  large  increase  over  last  year,  lhis 
will  be  found  fully  stated  on  referring  to  the  reports  of  the  overseers  for  Pictou  and 
Antigonish  Counties,  where  our  most  productive  salmon  fisheries  exist.  Salmon  are 
rapidly  increasing  in  the  rivers.  Wallace  ttiver,  in  the  county  of  Cumberland,  which  no 
fish  frequented  for  the  past  twenty. five  years,  owing  to  an  impassable  mill  dam,  shows 
very  gratifying  results,  as  an  evidence  of  artificial  culture  alone.  Fry,  to  the  num- 
ber of  40,000  per  annum,  have  been  planted  in  its  head  waters  since  the  year  1878.  m 
1882  a  few  fish  were  seen  at  the  dam,  and  an  increasing  number  have  been  seen  every 
year  since.  During  the  present  fall,  no  less  than  from  250  to  350  salmon  passed  through 
the  new  fish-ways  put  on  the  dams  two  years  ago.  This  development  establishes 
two  very  important  facts  in  fish  culture:  (1),  that  salmon  are  about  five  years  in 
maturing;    and  (2),  that  only  about  one-quarter  or  one-half  of  one  per  cent,  ol  tne 

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young  fry  planted  from  the  hatcheries  escape  their  natural  enemies  until  fall 
grown.  I  so  conclude,  because  up  to  four  years  ago,  there  were  200,000  fry  planted 
in  this  river,  and  the  result  of  this  planting  is  the  numbers  in  the  river  this  fall, 
namely  (250  to  350),  the  160,000  of  the  last  four  years  planting  not  yet  having 
matured  and  returned  to  the  river.  As  the  planting  will  continue,  and  the  river  will 
also  now  begin  to  reproduce  in  the  natural  way,  we  may  look  for  a  rapid  increase 
during  the  next  few  years,  provided  poachers  are  kept  in  check.  These  facts  also 
prove  that,  those  who  formerly  expected  large  returns  from  artificial  culture  in  eight 
or  nine  years  were  in  error,  in  too  hastily  coming  to  the  conclusion  that  the  business 
was  a  failure  on  account  of  mismanagement,  &c.  There  are  several  other  rivers  in 
the  Province  rapidly  increasing,  both  in  salmon  and  alewives,  as  a  result  of  the  open- 
ing of  mill  dams  by  the  patent  fish- way,  notably  the  Liverpool,  Queen's  County,  the 
Clyde,  in  Shelburne,  and  the  Tusket,  in  Yarmouth.  I  am  quite  confident  that  the 
salmon  fisheries  of  Nova  Scotia  will  never  again  drop  so  low  as  they  did  in  the  years 
of  1880  and  1881.  By  opening  the  dams  with  efficient  fish-ways,  and  by  a  continual 
artificial  planting,  there  must  surely  be  about  the  same  results  everywhere  as  in 
the  case  of  the  Wallace  Kiver,  above  referred  to,  the  facts  concerning  which  are  in- 
disputable. There  is  rot  another  river  in  Nova  Scotia,  nor  in  Canada,  where  all  the 
conditions  are  so  favorable  for  ascertaining  the  above  facts  as  this  one,  for  the  fol- 
lowing reasons : — 

(1.)  It  is  a  small  river,  with  clear,  bright  water,  fed  from  mountain  springs,  so 
that  all  the  fish  can  be  seen  from  the  dam. 

(2.  There  were  no  fish  in  it  in  1878,  at  the  first  planting.  Nature  has  done 
nothing  so  far,  for  the  ladders  have  been  built  but  two  years ;  nor  will  she  do  any- 
thing for  two  or  three  years  more.  Thus  the  developing  facts  here  are  of  intense 
importance  in  salmon  culture,  and  I  will  endeavor  to  obtain  them  as  accurately  in  the 
future. 

(3.)  The  river,  previous  to  the  construction  of  the  dam  was  one  of  the  most 
prolific  in  the  production  of  salmon.  Its  gravel  beds,  its  clear  bright  water,  its 
cleanliness  from  all  foreign  matter  are  all  most  favorable  for  the  production  of  these 
fish.  Thus  I  think  it  will  be  seen  we  have  something  upon  which  to  base  our 
calculations  as  to  the  profits  of  pisciculture,  and  that  to  make  it  profitable,  the  same 
industry,  economy  and  judgment  are  necessary  in  conducting  this  as  any  other 
industry,  if  fair  returns  are  expected  and  disappointments  avoided. 

ALEWIVES. 

Alewives  have  not  decreased  along  our  coasts,  though  the  catch  has  been  some* 
thing  less  than  the  previous  year.  The  demand  being  small,  and  prices  low,  the 
same  effort  to  take  them  was  not  exercised ;  hence  a  lighter  aggregate  catch,  as  the 

following  table  will  show  :— 

Barrels. 

1816 7,616 

1877 5,443 

1878 5,733 

1879 9,409 

1880 16,145 

1881 22,474 

1882 21,656 

1883 18,346 

1884 20,688 

1885 17,153 

1886 „.... 16,812 

SHAD. 

These  fi&h  have  fallen  off  again  this  year,  in  sympathy  with  the  same  state  of 
this  fishery  all  along  the  American  coast.    It  appears  that  artificial  hatching  and 

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Ranting  of  shad  to  a  very  large  extent  along  the  above  coast,  has  not  yet  as  I  was 
led  to  suppose,  prevented  a  large  decline  in  the  catch  all  along  he  United  States 
™ast  As  the  Bay  of  Fundy  shad  are  mostly  bred  in,  and  belong  to  American 
rivers  we  cannot  expect  the  fishery  to  improve  until  the  improvement  begins  on 
their  native  rivers,  which  according  to  the  several  State  Commissioners  Report  is 
not  yet  the  case.     Our  catch  for  1886  was  but  2,913  barrels. 

MACKEREL. 

The  catch  of  mackerel  has  been  very  good,  and  during  the  latter  part  of  the 
season  prices  ruled  unusually  high,  caused  by  the  very  short  catch  by  United 
States  vessels  which  were  kept  outside  the  three-mile  limit  by  Dominion  cruisers. 
'^^^^htl^imrikerm^  initio,  was  110,689  barrels  and  in  1886, 
102,531  barrels.  Had  the  traps  taken  their  average  catch,  we  would  have  had  a  con- 
siderable  increase  over  last  year.  While  the  great  body  of  these  fish  kept  withm 
three  miles  of  the  shore,  they,  at  the  same  time,  did  not  hug  the  shore  sufficiently 
close  to  be  taken  in  the  traps  except  in  small  quantities.  Again,  prices  m  the 
early  part  of  the  season  were  so  low,  that  the  usual  efforts  were  not  made,  nor  outfits 
prepared  to  take  them;  otherwise,  we  would  have  had  a  much  larger  catch  to  report. 

HERRING* 

As  shown  in  the  tables,  the  catch  of  herring  was  small.  Not  only  was  the 
demand  small  and  prices  low,  but  the  fish  were  scarce  on  the  greater  part  of  the 
coast ;   hence  the  falling  off. 


COD. 


Notwithstanding  the  very  low  prices  ruling  in  the  market,  and  the  falling  off  of 
sixty  etht  vessels,  mostly  engaged  in  this  fishery  in  1885,  the  cod  ami ly  including 
cod,  pollock,  haddock  and  hake,  shows  an  increase  over  last  year  in  the  value  of  the 
quantity  taken  of  about  $265,000.  This  fact  goes  to  prove  that  the  great  bulk  of 
these  fish  are  taken  by  boat  fishermen  along  the  coast,  and  within  the  three-mile 


limit. 

SMELTS. 


As  stated  in  previous  reports,  these  fish  are  abundant  all  along  our  coast,  and  the 
quantity  taken  during  the  past  year  shows  the  large  increase  over  the  catch  otlBNi 
of  about  200,000  pounds.  The  catch  for  next  year  promises  to  be  double  that  ot  the 
present,  which  amounts  to  over  600,000  pounds.  Our  people  are  only  beginning  to 
develop  this  fishery  for  foreign  export. 


LOBSTERS. 


Lobsters  have  been  plentiful  on  most  of  our  coast  but  show  unmistakable  evi- 
dence of  exhaustion  in  many  places  from  over  fishing.  More  stringent  regulations 
*re  much  needed  to  preserve  this  fishery  from  sharing  the  same  fate  that  has  over- 
taken it  in  other  countries.  - 1  would  recommend  a  close  time  extending  Irom. 
20th  July  to  10th  September,  and  to  be  made  uniform  all  around  the  coast,  ana 
that  none  be  taken  less  than  101  inches.  This  will  agree  with  the  laws  of  this  fishery 
adopted  in  most  other  countries,  and  if  vigorously  enforced  will  preserve  it,  and  in 
the  end  will  be  an  advantage  to  all  concerned.  It  may  produce  some  inconvenience 
to  packers  at  the  outset,  but  I  am  quite  sure  that  in  the  future  all  would  see  the 
wisdom  of  it. 

PISH  WAYS. 

There  were  four  of  these  structures  put  in  the  dams  of  this  Province  during  the 

3  One^on  Eaton's  dam,  branch  of  Gold  River,  Lunenburg  County. 
One  on  Boutillier's  dam,  Nine  Mile  River,  Halifax  County. 
One  on  Fisher's  dam,  St.  Mary's  River,  Guysboro'  County. 
One  on  McDonald's  dam,  Sherbrooke,  Guysboro'  County. 

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The  large  fish-way  on  McCallum's  dam,  on  the  Avon  Eiver,  Hants  County,  is  still 
in  an  inoperative  condition,  and  will  have  to  be  made  right  during  the  coming  season. 

Having  recently  patented  an  improvement  in  connection  with  the  fish- way  in  the 
United  Stales,  making  it  applicable  to  heavy  water  power  dams  and  natural  falls,  the 
importance  and  value  of  the  device  is  much  improved.  No  dam  in  future  should  he 
allowed  to  be  thrown  across  any  river  where  fish  will  be  obstructed  without  provid- 
ing one  of  these  fish-ways.  Public  money  cannot  be  more  profitably  invested  than 
in  opening  dams  and  overcoming  natuial  falls  by  the  use  of  this  invention,  because  it 
opens  the  river  most  thoroughly  in  all  cases  for  the  easy  ascent  oi  fish. 

I  have  the  honor  to  be,  Sir, 

Your  obedient  servant, 


W.  H.  EOGEES, 

Inspector  of  Fisheries* 


SYNOPSES  OF  OVEEESEES'  EEPOETS. 


ANNAPOLIS  COUNTY. 

Overseer  W.  T.  Cariy,  of  Tupperville,  says  he  has  visited  all  the  different  fishing- 
sections  of  his  district  several  times  during  the  season,  and  has  been  careful  to  gather 
all  available  information  connected  with  the  fisheries.  He  again  reports  illegal 
fishing  at  Annapolis,  Bound  Hill  and  Lequille  Eivers,  but  had  no  complaint  that 
would  justify  him  m  prosecuting  the  poachers,  who  seem  to  be  so  well  organized, 
that  it  is  impossible  ior  the  overseer  or  wardens  to  catch  them.  Night  detectives 
are  recommended  by  him,  or  allow  all  wardens  one-half  the  fines  and  forfeitures. 
The  greater  amount  of  poaching  is  done  in  the  night  during  five  months  of  the  year, 
and  $25  is  too  small  a  remuneration  for  wardens  to  attend  the  rivers  both  day  and 
night. 

The  herring  and  hook  fishing  in  the  Bay  of  Fundy  is  not  much  different  from 
last  year.  From  Hampton  to  the  Gut,  a  distance  of  30  miles,  very  few  men  have 
taken  enough  fish  to  secure  the  bounty.  He  strongly  urges  that  all  who  have  made 
every  exertion  to  secure  a  living  by  fishing,  and  failed  on  account  of  the  scarcity  of 
fish,  should,  nevertheless,  receive  their  bounty,  because  they  are  so  much  in  need  of 
it.  The  fishermen  all  say  the  bay  was  full  of  herring  but  as  soon  as  the  lobster; 
traps  were  set,  the  fish  left  off  striking  in  shore. 

The  fish  ladder  at  Eound  Hill  is  in  effective  working  order.  The  pasB  at 
Lequille  is  a  natural  one  and  needs  no  improvement.  At  Lawrencetown,  the  fish- 
way  is  useless,  because  the  dam  has  never  been  tight  since  the  ladder  was  put  in. 

He  has  no  complaints  to  make  about  sawdust ;  and  no  fines  or  forfeitures  to 
report. 

ANTIGONISH  COUNTY. 

Overseer  John  McDonald,  of  Doctor's  Brook,  reports  that  he  has  carefully  col- 
lected his  statistics  and  finds  a  decrease  of  nearly  86,000,  owing  principally  to  the 
falling  off  of  the  lobster  fishery  at  Malignant  Cove  and  Arisaig. 

Mackerel  were  very  plentiful  off  the  coast  during  the  months  of  July  and 
August.  Many  heavy  schools  could  be  seen  close  to  the  shore  every  day  during 
these  months,  but  they  could  not  be  induced  to  take  bait.  The  salmon  fishery  com- 
menced very  promising.  The  fishermen  at  first  seemed  overjoyed  at  the  prospects 
of  a  large  catch,  but  were  disappointed  on  account  of  a  heavy  storm  from  the  north 
that  destroyed  their  entire  fishing  gear,  and  before  they  got  out  again  tbe  best  run 
of  salmon  had  gone  over.  Herring  were  scarce,  but  of  an  excellent  quality.  Hake 
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doing  much.  Smelts  were  very  abundant  and  many  were  taken  Although  many 
rumors^ ? violations  of  the  law  reached  Mr.  McDonald,  he  could  find  no  one  able  or 
wiUipg  to  prove  the  facts  of  any  one  case.  After  having  seen  mostdy  all  he  wardens 
this  fall  they  report  no  violations  of  the  law  in  their  respective  districts.  He  sue 
ceed  a  in  surprising  one  fellow,  attempting  to  set  two  trout  nete,  and  captured  the 
Tt  and  spearPLd  "destroyed  the  boat.  The  inhabitants  of  Ansaig  and  Malignant 
Cove  weTmuch  surprise'd,  during  the  month  of  November^  at  seeing  tons  of  squid, 
some  dead  and  some  alive,  washed  ashore  at  these  places.  No  cause  could  be  given 
ipr  the  stiange  occurrence. 


COLCHESTER  COUNTY. 


Overseer  H.  Gass,  of  Tatamagouche,  reports  that  salmon  were  not  more  plentiful 
than  in  former  years.  Only  one%iolation  of  the  law  came  to  his  notice,  and  he 
gnihy  party  waysconvicted;but  on  account  of  poverty  was  let  off  by  paying  tbe 
fo  sf  even^his  had  a  good'effoct.  Smelt  fishing  is  developing  into  a  arge  business 
and  many  are  being  taken.  Mackerel  were  as  plentiful  as  usual  in  the  bay.  The 
fehway  ft  the  Balffan  mill  is  in  good  order,  but  the  water  ■ continue^ too tow,  ™td 
very  late  in  the  fall,  so  the  salmon  could  not  get  up  to  it.  The  first  of  Novembei  a. 
large  run  of  small  herring  entered  our  rivers  ;  a  thing  never  known  before 

Overseer  Henry  Blair,  of  North  Eiver,  reports  a  scarcity  of  fish  this  year in .the 
upperportion  of  the  Bay  of  Fundy.  There  have  been  fine  runs  of  spawning  fish  up 
Zrivers  this  fall.    The  damaged  fishway  has  been  repaired,  and  the  overseer 

^^ft^fiS  Lowfeacke,  reports  that,  .melts  -me  in  about  the 
14th  April,  and  complaint  that  tbe  close  season  completely  shuts  off  catching  them 
in  Stewlcke.  As  to"  shad,  o*iog  to  heavy  rains  in  May,  he  river  was  high  and 
bnt  few  taken.  A  few  more  salmon  were  taken  than  last  season,  lbe  June  ana 
Sly  salmon  continue  scarce,  but  in  September  and  October  they  are  quite  plen  iful 
ty  all  appearance,  but  are  not  fished  for  as  formerly.  Mr.  Pollock  has  visited  all  the 
saw  milhF  in  his  district.  At  Withdrow's  Mill,  Lower  Stewiacke,  ««7<*£*»  "* 
made  to  catch  the  sawdust  as  it  falls,  and  it  is  then  carted  away.  At B^ahama 
Stream  saw  mill,  on  Little  River,  the  rubbish  is  all  carefully  sav ed  and ■*»***£* 
and  arrangements  are  now  made  to  keep  out  the  sawdust.  Both  the  «to'«  R»™J 
desire  not  to  violate  the  law,  and  will  do  all  in  their  power  to  keep  rubbish  on  of 
the  streams.  It  is  the  opinion  of  some  that  the  sawdust  covers  up  the  gravel  ,n  the 
bottom  of  the  river  and  injure  the  spawning  beds;  if  this  ,s  so,  Dunlap  Mill,  wh ,ch 
is  noUn  this  officer's  district,  will  do'  much  injury  for  he  is  in  ormed  they  allow  all 
rubbish  and  sawdust  to  enter  the  Stewiacke.  He  also  visited  the  mills  on  bU 
Andrews  River  and  found  no  provision  made  to  take  care  of  the  sawdust.  They 
were  made  acquainted  with  the  law  and  requested  to  comp.y  with  it. 

Overseer!  W.  Davison,  of  Little  Bass  River  reports  be  has  st  11  to ^  write  d.s 
conragingly  about  the  shad  fishery  of  his  district ;  tbe  catch  being  smal er ^thar  » f*ny 
year  since  he  became  Overseer.  This  has  been  a great  loss  to  that  section nrf ^the 
Luntry.  He  does  not  attempt  to  explain  the  decrease,  tat f>*»°™ f^J  h*£0% 
good  dial  to  do  with  it.  Salmon  have  been  more  plentiful  than  a  st  year  ooa 
were  about  the  same,  and  herring  not  so  plentiful.  The/^h"^iZed  faifure  He 
much  expense  next  season,  being  very  much  discouraged  with  continued .A din .  u» 
reports  less  attempts  at  poaching  in  the  rivers,  and  has  had  no  complaints  trom, 
wardens  or  others. 


DIQBY  COUNTY^ 


Overseer  Wm.  Hanley,  of  Digby,  reports  a  decrease  in  '.^  catch  of  f^™™*'. 
nared  with  the  previous  year.  Various  causes  may  be  attributed  for  this  ™°™*SB  ' 
tCscaTci.yofbPait,the  L,U  catch  of  herring,  and  the  almos  J^™  f1^^ 
mackerel  and  shad  in  St.  Mary's  Bay,  are  some  of  the  most  'Wr^  /^ ^ 
The  greatest  cause,  however,  is  owing  to  the  general  dulness  of  the  fish  maruet,  anu 


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the  low  prices  paid  for  fish,  together  with  the  duty  imposed  by  the  American  Govern" 
ment.  The  two  latter  causes  have  had  the  effect  of  driving  more  than  half  the 
vessels  engaged  in  the  fishing,  in  other  and  more  remunerative  channels.  There 
has  also  been  a  like  effect  on  the  boats.  It  appears  that,  with  the  exception  of 
mackerel  and  herring,  the  other  kinds  of  fish,  such  as  cod,  pollock  and  haddock  were 
generally  as  plentiful  as  usual,  and  were  it  not  for  the  reasons  given  above,  the 
present  season's  catch  would  probably  be  as  large  as  any  preceding  it.  It  will  also 
foe  seen  that  the  quantity  of  smoked  herring  has  been  unusually  small.  Some  of  our 
vessels  have  taken  their  catches  of  fish,  particularly  haddook,  to  St.  John,  N.B., 
tv here  they  say  they  get  more  for  them  than  here.  Mr.  Hanley  says  the  laws  have 
been  generally  respected.  A  lobster  factory  has  been  started  which  has,  during  the 
eeason,  turned  out  24,624  cans  of  lobsters.  The  rivers  are  comparatively  free  from 
sawdust.  Mr.  Hanley  earnestly  hopes  a  warden  will  be  appointed  for  Salmon  River 
by  next  spring. 

Overseer  James  A.  Collins,  of  Westport,  reports  a  very  large  increase  in  the 
catch  of  some  kinds  offish,  especially  cod,  pollock,  haddock  and  halibut,  but  com- 
plains of  extremely  low  prices  throughout  the  season.  Mackerel  were  scarce  until 
quite  late  in  the  autumn,  when  some  very  fine  ones  were  taken  mostly  in  nets. 
These  were  sold  in  United  States  markets  as  high  as  thirty  dollars  per  barrel.  The 
catch  of  lobsters  has  been  very  materially  increased  while  the  close  season  was  well 
observed.  Two  canning  establishments  have  been  in  operation  during  the  season, 
one  at  Westport  and  one  at  Tiverton.  Mr.  Collins  finds  it  requires  great  watch- 
fulness  to  prevent  the  canneries  from  using  lobsters  below  the  legal  size.  He  says 
it  is  the  opinion  of  those  engaged  in  exporting  live  lobsters  to  the  United  States 
that  our  laws  regarding  the  size  of  them  should  be  the  same  as  those  in  force  in 
Maine  and  Massachusetts.  He  regrets  to  report  that  the  factories  of  the  "  Thistle 
Canning  Company,"  at  Tiverton,  have  not  been  in  operation  this  season,  and  as  a 
consequence  we  have  no  "  finnan  haddies  "  nor  "  fertilizer"  in  this  year's  returns. 
The  reason  given  for  this  is,  that  the  business  did  not  prove  remunerative.  The  weir 
>at  Freeport  was  not  repaired  this  season  and  no  fish  were  taken  in  it.  Very  few 
American  fishermen  have  been  in  these  waters  as  compared  with  previous  years. 
Considerable  attention  has  been  given  this  fall  to  the  shipping  of  fresh  fish  to  St. 
John,  N.B.,  and  other  ports.  In  making  up  the  values  of  fishing  gear,  &c,  Mr. 
Collins  says  it  will  be  noticed  he  has  given  a  large  sum  for  wharves,  stages,  buildings, 
&c,  actually  employed  in  the  fishing  industry. 

GUYSBOROUGH   COUNTY. 

Overseer  James  A.  Tory,  of  Guysborough,  says  in  comparing  the  present  return 
with  last  year's  there  will  be  perceived  a  falling  off  in  the  catch  of  herring,  salmon, 
codfish,  &c,  to  the  extent  of  $52,350,  but  it  is  partially  made  up  by  the  excess  of 
catch  in  mackerel,  squid,  lobsters,  bait,  &c ,  to  the  extent  of  $42,209,  leaving  a  defi- 
ciency in  the  year's  work  of  $10,130.  This,  he  is  happy  to  say,  will  not  be  materially 
felt  by  the  fishermen,  as  a  number  of  them  were  induced  to  hold  a  portion  of  their 
catch  until  late  in  the  season,  when  the  prices  ruled  higher  and  provisions  and  other 
supplies  become  much  lower.  In  fact,  the  trade  in  fish  never  was  better  for  fisher- 
men than  it  has  been  this  autumn. 

The  fishermen  rejoice  in  the  protection  given  to  the  fisheries,  but  they  are  of 
opinion  that  it  should  be  more  strenuously  carried  out  in  future,  and  give  credit  to 
it,  for  the  catch  and  price  of  fish,  particularly  in  mackerel,  and  the  general  sentiment 
is  protection  against  foreign  fishermen,  and  for  no  treaty  (that  gives  away  the  fish- 
eries) with  the  United  States  or  any  other  country.  The  lobster  fishing  is  mate- 
rially on  the  increase.  There  have  been  two  establishments  added  to  the  already 
too  numerous  ones  during  the  season ;  and  there  is  now  two  or  three  more  fitting  up 
ior  operation  the  coming  season,  which  will  make  a  total  of  eleven  in  this  district. 
The  pressure  which  is  and  will  be  brought  to  bear  upon  this  fishery  will  require 
greater  vigilance  to  protect  it  than  he  can  give,  and  he  recommends  that  persons 

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•  t„A   ;„   thfl  nrincio»l  localities  where  the  canneries  are  located,   whose 
beappomted   m  the  prmcipat  ^l«-      f  03db!e  t0  see  that  the  regula- 

duty  it  8h7!Jt.b«\0rIi1ef0^emother^°e  the  competition  will  soon  put  an  end  to  the 
tions  are  strictly  carried  out ,  otn erwise me »         v  £  cti6ed  a 

^^JL^f^^^X-y^^^*0' that  i8> thl feu-g  ? 

mode  of  capturing  theeensnwni  j  h  j  attract  the  fish  in  to 

injurious  to  the  tisnery  ana  novo  <ioc  Council  be  passed  prohibiting 

he  fondly  cherishes  the  hope  expressed  last  year  by ^  Ove«o«  ««r  ot  1,0  ^ 

daties. 

HALIFAX  COUNTY. 

0»<r.«r  George  Bawlings,  of  Musquodoboit  Harbor  reports  a further  decrease ,j„ 
herring  and  mac/erel  as  compared  with J£  Gae ,  « ,  re  urns  o    tat ^jJJ^ 


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Oyster  Pond,  Musquodoboit  Harbor  for  the  purpose  of  fitting  up  the  pond  for  an 
oyster  bed,  and  as  it  takes  considerable  time  to  effect  the  work  he  cannot  give  a 
decided  report. 

Overseer  John  Fitzgerald,  of  Portuguese  Cove,  reports  that  the  Hubert,  an<| 
Ingrahm  Rivers  are  in  good  condition  at  present,  but  during  the  alewife  season  there 
is  a  great  amount  of  stream  driving  of  logs,  which  is  detrimental  to  the  ascent  of  tjbe> 
fish.  At  Nice  Mile  River,  at  head  of  Shad  Bay,  there  has  been  a  dispute  between 
owners  of  land  adjoining  both  sides  of  the  said  river,  and  the  fishermen  setting  nets 
for  bait  above  Shad  Bay  bridge,  where  the  tide  ebbs  and  flows.  The  fishermen  claim 
it  as  a  right  they  have  enjoyed  for  many  years,  and  the  Overseer  therefore  did  not 
think  it  his  duty  to  stop  them  without  an  order  from  those  in  higher  authority. 
I*arge  numbers  of  alewives  ascended  to  Sackville  River  this  year,  but  in  all  the 
other  rivers  they  were  scarce,  compared  with  last  year.  The  catch  of  fish,  as  a 
whole,  has  not  been  quite  so  large  as  last  year.  In  the  latter  part  of  the  season, 
prices  advanced  and  fishermen  will  be  better  off  than  last  year,  and,  in  most 
cases,  well  provided.  Mr.  Fitzgerald  reports  the  fishways  on  Sackville  and  Sandy 
Lake  Rivers  in  splendid  condition.® 


HANTS   COUNTY. 


Overseer  J.  B.  Colter,  of  Milford,  reports  a  large  increase  of  the  catch  in  bis  dis- 
trict, especially  in  salmon  and  alewives.  He  thinks,  with  proper  enforcement  of  the* 
laws  in  protecting  the  fisheries,  all  kinds  will  increase.  The  close  seasons  have  been 
well  observed.  Salmon  are  going  up  the  Nine  Mile  River,  where  they  have  not 
been  seen  for  a  number  of  years. 

Overseer  T.  B.  O'Brien,  of  Maitland,  regrets  to  report  the  catch  of  shad,  a  good 
deafshort  of  that  in  1885.  But  in  salmon,  alewives  and  bass,  the  catch  was  nearly 
double  that  of  the  previous  year.  There  were  some  very  fine  salmon  during  tho 
tot  season,  in  the  Nine  Mile  River ;  the  first  that  have  been  seen  there  for  over 
thirty  years.  Some  of  those  taken  weighed  thirteen  pounds  acd  upwards.  Tha 
Overseer  watched  the  river  closely  and  reports  very  little  poaching. 

king's  counts*. 

Overseer  Reuben  F.  Beid,  of  Wolfville,  reports  an  increase  in  the  catch  of  ale- 
wives over  any  year  since  his  apppointment  to  office.  The  fishway  at  the  White 
Rock  Mills,  as  reported  last  year,  is  working  satisfactorily,  and  large  quantities  of 
fish  passed  through  it  during  the  past  season.  Were  the  facilities  for  going  through 
the  other  dams  equally  good,  the  river  would  doubtless  be  very  soon  well  stocked 
with  fish.  Mr.  Reid  reports  a  large  falling  off  in  salmon,  but  is  unable  to  assign 
aoy  cause  or  suggest  any  remedy.  He  says  that,  were  the  law  strictly  enforced,  in 
reference  to  square  net  fishing  on  the  Gaspereaux  River,  it  would  almost  prohibit  i£. 
There  is  scarcely  a  fishery  of  any  value  on  the  river  but  what  is  short  of  the  pre- 
scribed distance  from  the  mouth  of  the  brook,  and  he  recommends  a  change  in  the 
law  to  meet  this.  The  Dodge  Mill  dam  remains  the  same  and  effectually  bars  the 
passage  of  fiyh,  and  in  consequence  they  have  to  take  to  the  Trent  Ri  7er  which 
increases  the  digtance  to  the  spawning  grounds. 

Overseer  James  S.  Miller,  of  Canning,  reports  an  improvement  in  the  shad  fishery 
of  Scott's  Bay,  but  in  all  other  branches  there  is  a  falling  off.  Salmon  were  not  so 
abundant  as  last  year,  which  was  an  unusually  good  one.  Herring  were  exceedingly 
scarce  all  along  our  shore,  but  fishermen  report  that  the  waters,  this  fall,  have  been 
literally  alive  with  them,  but  of  the  small  size  of  five  or  six  inches  in  length,  Fron> 
this  fact  they  predict  large  catches  in  the  near  future.  This  Overseer  has  no  viola- 
tions of  law  to  report.  All  parties  seem  willing  to  obey  them,  and  are  being  taught 
that  such  a  course  is  to  their  best  interests.  The  most  serious  complaint  he  has 
had  was  inregard  to  throwing  overboard  garbage,  both  on  the  banks,  and  in  the 
uoves  and  harbors. 

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LUNENBURG  COUNTY 

seer  David  Evans,  of  C 
mackerel 


during  the  close  season  for  smelts--15th  Apri  to WthMay     smei 

without  assistance  on  the  upper  part  of  the  river,  where  there  are  te°   ™»   a 

ESh  oraneh    The  report  that  salmon  in  nam bers, -re  (.gain  ascendn.g  the  me« 
hrougbt  many  Indians  from  other  parts  to  "™»  the  toad  «  «  top oach      * 
inhalants  take  pleasure  in  settin, ;  the  law  at      fiance  and  ™d«c«ve,  V  ^  ^  ^ 

between  Northfield  and  Indian  Falls  and  at  South  Branch. 
Overseer  S.  E.  Jost,  of  Lunenburg,  has  sent  no  report. 


PICTOU  COUNTT 


Over**  A.  €h  Priickard,  of  New  G afgow,  sta  es  th M     th m  ** * J$£ 
last  or  the   begiuning  of  September,  a  large  sc hool  *  "£"0" J*"0    guoh  aD  0Vent 
taking  advantage  of  the  heavy  freshet  that  fo ^^'%  wa7loXd upo* by  many  as 
was  unknown  to  the  oldest  ^h^taut  and  although  it  wa« Jooked  upo      y         y 
quite  a  phenomenon  he  thinks  tt  establishes  the  fact .that saimoi .are 
?n  the  rivers.    The  ordinary  freshets  were   unusually  ^  «»M«inenUy 
passed  to  their  spawning  beds  almost  unmolested  ,  but  in  the  nOal  wat 


aeeking  testimony  against  three  others,    lb 


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Wilmot,  officer  in  charge  of  the  Bedford  Hatchery.  Mr.  Pritchard  calls  attention  to 
the  limited  time  allowed  for  Smelt  fishing,  viz.,  15th  December  to  15th  February. 
The  rivers  are  all  at  present  open  and  free  from  ice;  in  short,  fishing  on  the  ice 
cannot  be  depended  on  in  this  connty  at  any  time  before  the  15th  January,  and  as 
Smelts  there  do  not  spawn  before  the  end  of  April,  or  the  beginning  of  May,  he  begs 
to  suggest  that  the  open  season  be  extended  to  meet  the  requirements  of  the  fisher- 
men of  that  locality. 

Overseer  Eobert  Sutherland,  of  Eiver  John,  reports  a  slight  decrease  in  the  yield 
as  compared  with  last  year,  owing  to  a  scarcity  of  lobsters,  herring  and  mackerel. 
•Other  fish  were  about  an  average,  while  salmon  were  plentiful. 

Overseer  D.  G.  McDonald,  of  Lismore,  reports  that,  at  the  opening  of  the  deep 
«ea  season,  salmon  were  unusually  abundant,  but  the  occurrence  of  a  severe  storm, 
shortly  after  operations  had  been  well  commenced,' so  severely  damaged  the  fleets  of 
sets  along  the  coast,  that  they  had  to  be  taken  ashore  for  refitting.  This  valuable 
fishing  time  was  thus  unavoidably  lost  just  when  the  most  successful  results  wore 
naturally  expected.  A  second  storm  repeated  the  loss,  and  as  the  salmon  season  for 
deep  sea  fishing  only  lasts  for  about  six  or  eight  weeks,  it  is  evident  that  catchers 
had  unusual  difficulty  to  contend  with.  For  all  this,  the  catch  did  not  fall  as  much 
$>olow  the  average  as  one  would  be  apt  to  expect,  considering  the  untoward  circum- 
stances. At  French  Eiver,  Mr.  McDonald  reports  having  captured  one  boat  and  seven 
nets,  some  of  which  had  salmon  in  them.  The  warden  died  shortly  before  the  close 
season  commenced,  so  he  engaged  active  men  to  watch  the  river.  Their  task  was  not 
an  easy  one.  The  poachers,  who  seem  to  constitute  a  numerous  gang,  had  evidently 
determined  to  baffle  the  law  at  every  risk  but  that  of  detection.  They  maimed  his 
liorse,  stole  his  harness,  broke  his  waggon  and  destroyed  the  contents.  He  succeeded 
in  recognising  some  of  the  parties,  and  he  is  about  issuing  a  process  against  them. 
He  says  to  stamp  outil  legality  in  that  district  it  will  be  Decessary  to  appoint  three 
wardens  from  the  mouth  of  French  River  to  the  timber  bank  beyond  the  bridge. 
The  catch  of  lobsters  at  the  five  canneries  was  far  below  the  average,  both  in  size 
^and  number.  The  opinion  of  packers  as  to  the  cause  is  conflicting  and  often  self 
contradictory,  so  that  they  cannot  be  considered  of  value.  Some  of  them  agreed  in 
recommending  that  the  months  of  July  and  August  be  made  a  close  season,  and  that 
canneries  be  permitted  to  reopen  immediately  after  on  the  1st  September.  Eels  were 
taken  in  considerable  quantities  and  sqnt  to  the  United  State.  There  is  every  appear- 
ance of  activity  in  this  fishery  during  the  coming  winter.  Eubbish  was  prevented,  as 
far  as  possible,  from  falling  into  the  streams  by  mill  owners,  and  the  Overseer  does 
Hot  anticipate  future  trouble  in  this  respect.  He  recommends  that  a  supply  of  fry 
foe  placed  next  spring  in  Bailey's  Brook,  Barney'r,  French  and  Sutherland's  Eivers. 
They    were  formerly  visited  by  salmon  ia  very  great  abundance. 

queen's  county. 

Overseer  S.  T.  N.  Sellon,  of  Liverpool,  reports  that  the  boat  or  inshore  codfish- 
ing  was  not  satisfactory  for  want  of  bait,  but  still  it  was  remunerative  and  the  fish 
which  were  taken  were  of  large  size  and  of  good  quality.  Salmon  apparently  did 
inot  strike  the  shore,  and  as  a  result,  less  were  taken  by  gill  nets  than  in  former 
years.  But  the  catch  above  the  bridge  and  at  Milton  shows  an  increase  over  last 
year.  He  reports  the  fishways  in  good  order.  They  give  the  fish  a  full  passage, 
and  as  a  result,  no  salmon  were  seen  under  the  dams  as  in  former  years.  Salmon 
■were  seen  entering  and  going  through  the  ladders  by  many  persons.  The  catch  of 
^lewives,  Mr.  Sellon  says,  was  very  small,  both  in  the  harbor  and  in  the  rivers.  The 
lobster  fishery  has  largely  increased  and  with  paying  returns.  No  extension  of  time 
should  be  given  in  which  to  fish  them,  for  both  fishermen  and  packers  are  satisfied 
with  the  catch  and  with  the  time  allowed.  Herring  did  not  come  into  the  harbors 
&nd  bays  as  formerly,  and  consequently  the  catch  was  small.  He  believes  the  con- 
stant working  of  thousands  of  lobster  traps  and  the  foul  garbage  used  for  bait,  pre- 
sent the  fish  from  coming  in.    The  mackerel  fishery   was  almost  a  total  failure. 

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'arse  seines  need  in  deep  water,  have  the  effect  of  breaking  up  the  schools,  and  being 
rLTtened  the  fish  keep  off  shore.  He  thinks  this  kind  of  fishing  should  be  stopped 
[tCtorafewyearsfto  allow  mackerel  sufficient  time  to  increase  in  sue  and. 

^o/erseer  John  FttzgeraU,  of  Mill  Village,  reports  that  matters  in  general  remain. 
Aout  the  same  as  last  year.    On  his  last  visit  to  the  upper  waters  of  the  Medway 
Wver  he  obtained  evidence  which  convinced  him  more  strongly  than  «er  ofa. 
Ml  run  of  salmon  in  the   river.    One   case  of  violation  of  the  law  forbidding 

nnbLh  being  thrown  into  the  river  came  to  his  notice  and  effect™  steps  were 
taken  to  pref  ent  a  repetition  of  the  offence.  The  catch  of  salmon  though  somewhat 
to  than  Ct  year.has  been  larger  than  during  any  other  of  the  preceding  twenty  years 
The  famS  was  all  in  the  lower  part  of  the  river.  More  alewives  were  taken  than 
£  anv  vear  since  1881,  both  in  the  upper  waters  and  in  the  harbors  The  catch  of 
Sher^esh water  fish  was  equal  to  if  not  above  the  average.  Herring  were  a  com- 
plete faUure^n  Port  Medway  Harbor  and  the  adjacent  seaboard,  with  the  exception 
of  a  late  school  which  remained  in  the  harbor  a  short  time,  when  a  few  were  taken. 
Bank codfithTn"  was  good,  but  shore  fishing,  owing  to  scarcity  of  bai  fd  -mfavor- 
ablfweather    was  a  partial  failure.    The  lobster  catch  was  one-third  above  that 

of  lilt  year  and  the  fish  were  of  larger  size     Parties  interested  in  this  fishery 
in  Port  Medway,  respect  the  law  and  approve  of  the  regulations. 


SHELBUBNE  COUNTY. 


Overseer  W.J.  McGiU,  of  Shelburne,  ^**^%rtto*™*te^«*^ 
eneased  in  the  deep  sea  fisheries  and  consequently  there  is  a  deficiency  of  5.4U3  cwt. 
offod      Pish  were  reported  plentiful  on  the  banks  and  the  vessels ^  returned  with  fuK 
fares  earlvln  the  season,  but  prices  like  the  two  last  years  ruled  unusually    ow 
taking  h/business  unprofitable  for  the. fishermen.    Cod  and  haddock  wer jjWal. 
along  our  coast  and  had  the  fishermen  given  their  attention  to  it  instead  oHotete1 
fishier  there  would  have  been  a  large  increase  in  the  quantity  taken  by  boat  nsner 
men  $£  last  ^TU»  of^rreporto  an  implement  in  the  h^gfieh^.ho^ 
an?ncIeaseofy898  barrels  above  last  year.    This  was  a  great  ^  (o  the  fi»hermen 
as  the  mice  ruled  high,  with  increased  demand.     The  falling  oil  in  tne  q»y« 
mackere  lis  due  to  failure  in  the  seining     The  fell  shoals  a long  shore  w«re»noh 
moreabundantthanin  preceding  years  and  thequahty  above  th avciag ^  T^e  saUnon 
Mt<.h  was  about  fiftv  per  cent,  above  ast  year.    A  marked  increase  was  seen  in  tea 
treut.    Aleves  wTre^bo'ut  equal  to  for/er  years  and  the  increase  is  no  so  marked 
as  is  desired     Lobster  continue  plentiful.    The  factories  put  up  30,280  .cans  over 
fit Year  besides  what  was  sold  to  American  smacks.    Lobsters  under  mac .inches 
weyfoundTn  possession  of  two  packers  and  one  fisherman,  who  were  deal with- 
^tog  to  few.  Existing  regulates  are  satisfactory  and  the  oloBn^w-  weU 
observed!    The  protection  along  the  coast  by  the  Dominion  cutters  aas  give 
general  satisfaction.    It  is  very  desirable  that  Amencan  fishermen  be  kept  outside 

^'ov^/f'aoud^ot  Barrington,  reports  a  falling  off  in  mackerel  fishing. 
Last  ySefe  ^SS»  barrels  and  thiSPyear  3,010  ^f^^no^- 
of  2,699  barrels.    Many  large  schools  were  seen  off  the  coast  but  they ^  d.a  n<»    ] 
proach  the  traps.    There  is  also  a  decrease  in  the  herring  fisher y     When  tney  w 
plentiful,  the  prices  ruled  low  and  no  great  effort  was  made  to  take  them  bu .later 
on  prices  advanced  and  thus  there  was  a  loss  to the  fishermen      There  is .an  inciea 
in  alewives  of  100  barrels.    The  fishway  at  Clyde  Biyer  has  been  v  sited  fr equen uy 
by  Mr.  Goudy  and  found  to  be  giving  good  satisfaction,  but  he  thinks  i ^ wouia  n 
improved  if  lowered  at  the  entrance.    The  river  is  comparatively  fr^.fr°XShi 
3  ant  alewives  have  consequently  increased    Salmon  have  been  quite  p en t  f u   m 
the  Clyde  this  season  and  due  credit  is  given  to  the  fishway.    Cod  were  as ;  pie 
as  last  year  and  good  catches  were  made.    The  bankers  ^returned  with  Hill ^a  i  £. 
but  prices  ruled  low.    Lobster  fishermen   continue  to  sh.p   live  lobsters  to  tne 


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"United  States.  This  year  about  $19,446  worth  were  shipped  and  large  preparations 
are  being  made  for  carrying  on  the  business  next  season.  The  fishermen  are  well 
satisfied  with  the  existing  laws,  which  have  been  well  observed. 


YARMOUTH  COUNTY. 


Ooerseer  Enos  Gardner,  of  Tusket,  reports  an  increase  in  his  district  of  nearly 
$40,000  over  last  year.  Notwithstanding  the  fact  that,  six  fishing  vessels  were  sold 
and  that  others  were  employed  in  the  coasting  trade  from  Pubnico  district,  yet 
three  vessels  were  added  to  the  fishing  fleet  of  this  district.  About  half  the  vessels 
-were  bank  fishing  and  all  made  full  fares.  The  prices  were  low,  but  the  outfits  being 
cheap,  the  fishermen  have  done  fairly  well,  and  hope  for  better  times  in  the  near 
future.  Neither  the  mackerel  nor  the  herring  fishery,  both  in  regard  to  nets  and 
traps,  was  good.  The  increase  is  mostly  in  lobsters.  Two  new  factories  wore  put  up, 
and  as  it  is  not  allowed  to  ship  live  lobsters  under  ten  and  a  half  inches,  all  under 
that  size  were  sold  to  the  factories,  which  enabled  them  to  put  up  more  than  they 
otherwise  could.  This  fishery  has  been  very  profitable.  Mr.  Gardner  visited  the 
factories  at  East  Pubnico,  Lower  Argyle,  and  Portland  Packing  Company's,  at  Little 
River,  and  found  the  lobsters  of  good  size.  The  factory  at  Ellen  wood  Island  being 
liard  to  get  at,  he  arranged  with  Overseer  .Robertson  to  look  after  it,  which  he  did 
and  found  matters  all  right  there.  The  regulations  have  been  strictly  observed 
throughout.  He  believes  the  managers  are  disposed  to  assist,  as  far  as  they  can,  in 
upholding  the  laws,  seeming  to  realize  that  it  is  their  interest  so  to  do.  There  is 
considerable  increase  in  the  alewife  and  salmon  fisheries.  For  reasons  formerly  given, 
this  officer  looks  for  a  largo  increase  in  the  alewife  fishery,  as  the  rivers  are  compara- 
tively free  from  obstructions.  The  salmon  were  of  good  size  and  quality  and  during 
the  whole  month  of  June  the  river  was  well  stocked  with  them  and  good  prices  were 
obtained,  Early  in  the  season  they  brought  one  dollar  per  pound  and  none  sold  for 
less  than  fifteen  cents.  Mr.  Wilmot  of  tho  Bedford  Government  Hatchery,  sent  to 
the  temporary  hatchery  25,000  salmon  ova,  which  were  successfully  hatohed  by 
warden  Hatfield,  with  very  little  loss,  These  were  distributed  in  the  lakes  in  June. 
Mr.  Gardner  visited  the  Carlton  and  Kemptville  dams  and  inspected  the  fish  ways 
which  he  says  have  been  kept  in  good  repair  and  give  general  satisfaction.  At 
"Kemptville  he  was  told  two  salmon  had  been  taken,  early  in  the  season,  in  the  river 
above  the  dam,  and  that  large  quantities  of  young  fish  came  down  in  the  fall.  If 
the  ladders  are  not  interfered  with  and  are  kept  in  good  repair,  salmon  and  alewives 
on  the  Reynard  and  Carlton  Rivers  must  soon  show  an  improvement.  This  Officer 
has  not  been  able  to  persuade  them  at  Carlton  to  cease  putting  sawdust  in  the  river, 
but  has  warned  them  if  they  persist  they  will  be  prosecuted.  They  declare  they 
will  resist  and  carry  it  to  the  highest  courts.  They  will  have  to  be  stopped  or  the 
Lake  will  soon  be  filled  up.  In  August  it  was  reported  to  him  that  parties  were 
putting  in  eel  weirs  at  the  third  lake  where  a  large  portion  of  the  young  salmon 
were  planted.  He  drove  to  the  Forks  and  took  out  and  destroyed  two  of  the  weirs 
and  found  quite  a  number  of  the  young  fish  dead.  It  is  very  difficult  to  catch  persons 
engaged  m  this  work.  He  spent  three  days  about  the  river  at  this  time,  and  a  few 
days  after  a  heavy  rain  raised  a  freshet,  making  if  impossible  to  put  eel  weirs  in. 
Generally  the  rivers  have  been  kept  open  and  free  from  encumbrances. 

Overseer  George  H.  Robertson,  of  Yarmouth,  reports  this  to  be  the  first  full  year 
of  fishing  since  the  abrogation  of  the  fishery  clauses  of  the  Washington  Treaty.  The 
facts,  he  says,  go  to  show  that  our  fishermen  have  lost  nothing  by  the  Americana 
being  kept  off.  There  was  a  decrease  in  the  sale  of  bait,  but  this  was  not  from  want 
of  buyers,  but  because  bait  was  scarce.  Some  of  the  bank  fishermen  say  the  proceeds 
of  their  voyages  would  not  have  been  any  larger  had  they  been  allowed  free  entry 
to  the  United  States  markets  ;  others  think  the  free  market  would  have  given  them 
more  money.  It  is  a  noteworthy  fact  that  Yarmouth  County  men,  who  left  home  to  sail 
in  New  England  fishing  vessels,  have  returned  with  far  less  money  than  those  who 
fished  m  our  own  vessels.    On  the  whole,  the  bank  fishermen  have  made  a  little 

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more  money  than  last  year,  while  those  who  went  abroad  have,  with  few  eroptions, 
done  very  much  worse  than  for  several  years  past.     As   for  the  argument  that  the 
be?l  silling  people  were  greatly  benefited  by  the  visits  of  American  fishermen,  this 
Officer  points  tothe  fact  that  the  people  of  Post  Maitland  in  pastyears  sold  more  bait 
than  any  other  community  in  the  county.    A  public  meeting  at  that  place  imme- 
diately after  the  abrogation  of  the  treaty,  unanimously  resolved  to  ask  the  Govern- 
ment not  only  to  rigidly  enforce  the  provisions  of  the  Treaty  of  1818  but  asked 
S?m  to  prohibit  the  sale  of  bait  to  foreigners.    On  the  whole,  the  desire  for  a 
renewal  ofPa  fishery  treaty,  which  will  give  Hew  Engenders  freedom  of  our  fishing 
»riXges  is  every  day  growing  less  and  less.    On  the  general  state  of  the  fisheries 
?^h  ^district  Mr.   Robertson  writes:    As  to  mackerel,  there  has  been  a  decrease 
!ff  fhn-«  olmrht   in   traps     The   high  price   late   in  the   season   prevented   them 
?rom    beirtorse   off?  and the  <&>.  V   Churchill  trap,  cleared    $2,000.    The 
success  in  mackerel  traps  depends  on  the   experience  of  its  managers,  and  the 
StTon  of  winds.    A  long  period  of  easterly   winds  has  *V^f  *  Th?gt£n 
finh  off  shore,  while   a  westerly    wind    largely   increases   the   catch.      The  trap 
I  hermen  aU  complain  that  the  Setting  of  lobster  pots,  with  their  filthy  garbage  for 
bait  Ta  great  injury  to  them.    The  "distance  of  pots  nets    &c,  should  not  be  less 
thin  200gfathoms  from  traps.    The  distance  of   100  fathoms   prescribed 1  in    the 
regulations  does  not  prevent  them  from  setting  pots  in  the  mouth  of  a  fish  trap    The 
Srnment  should  consider  the  interests  of  parties  who  have  heavily  invested  in 
toap  net  fishings  who  give  employment  to  many  hands.    The  catch  of  herring  shows 
1  decrease.    The  cans!  is  a  scarcity  of  fish,  and  a  less  vigorous  prosecution  of  the 
business      Shad  have  been  scarce  and  the  catch  is  insignificant.    Halibut  shows  an 
i  " ease  of  11,2*3  lbs.,  including  home  consumption.  As  to  cod,  haddock  and  pollock 
the  bank  fishing  fleet  'returned  with  full  fares,  but  the  total  of  cod  compared ^with 
last  year  shows  a  slight  decrease,  owing  to  the  small  catch  m  boats.    The  decease 
is  chieflv  at  Sanford  and  Port  Maitland,  where  the  business   is  entirely  done  in 
small  vessels  and  boats.     The  cod  fishermen  are  some  what  discouraged  on  account 
ofThe  general  low  price  of  fish.    Lobsters  were  abundant  an I  of  large  size .and 
show  a  large  increase  in  the  catch.    This  is  due  to  a  larger  number  of  pots  and  not 
to  m    increase  in  the  quantity  of  lobsters  on  the  grounds.     The  canning  factory 
of  B  Cann  Co.  put  up  1,357  cans.    Shipping  live  lobsters  to  the  United  States  has 
become  an  elusive  business.  The  fish  allow  no  signs  of  exhaustion .The  close  season 
■was  well  observed.    There  has  been  a  decrease  in   canned   lobsters,  but  a  large 
Urease  iD  the  sale  of  live  lobsters.    Herring  used  for  bait  show  a  large  decrease 
The  scarcity  of  bait  this  season  would  have  seriously  inconvenienced  our  own  deep 
sea  fishermen  had  the  Americans  been  permitted  to  buy. 


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CAPE  BRETON. 


REPORT  OP  A.  C.  BERTRAM,   ESQ.,  FISHERY   OFFICER,  ON  THE    FISH- 
ERIES OF  CAPE  BRETON  ISLAND. 


North  Sydney,  C.B.,  31st  December,  1886. 
Hon.  Geo.  E.  Foster, 

Minister  of  Marine  and  Fisheries. 

Sir, — I  have  the  honor  to  submit  the  following  report  on  the  fisheries  of  tha 
shore  and  inland  waters  of  the  Island  of  Cape  Breton  for  the  calendar  year  1836. 

THE    SEASON'S    PRODUCT. 

The  whole  catch  during  the  year,  in  point  of  quantity  procured,  has  proved' 
scarcely  up  to  the  average  of  the  previous  year.  The  shortage  has  mainly  been  in 
the  catch  of  herring,  cod  and  salmon,  in  descending  order  named.  In  herrings 
the  failure  was  a  very  general  one.  In  cod-fish  the  shortage  occurred  in  certain 
localities,  whilst  in  others  it  was  abundant,  and  a  like  remark  applies  to  the  mack- 
erel fishery. 

CAUSES  OF  SHORTAGE  IN  CATCH. 

The  causes  of  total  or  partial  failure  in  the  coast  fisheries  are  by  no  means  con- 
fined to  an  absence  of  fish.  Occasionally,  fish  of  any  given  kind  strike  in  on  the 
shore  in  great  abundance,  but  in  some  cases  the  absence  of  bait  may  cause  a 
failure  in  catcb,  or  storms  may  suddenly  disperse  the  schools,  whilst  at  other  times  a 
cause  of  failure  may  be  of  a  phenomenal  kind  and  not  easily  accounted  for.  For 
instance,  as  an  illustration  of  the  last,  during  the  past  season,  in  several  localities^ 
cod  struck  the  shore  about  the  usual  time  in  great  abundance,  but  after  a  very  brief 
stay,  suddenly  disappeared,  having  apparently  retreated  out  to  the  banks  where  thejr 
were  subsequently  caught  in  abundance,  but  to  which  localities  boats  were  unable  to 
follow  them.  An  example  of  the  very  unfavorable  effects  of  severe  storms  was 
witnessed  in  the  case  of  the  coast  salmon  fishing.  Salmon  struck  on  its  usual  shore 
haunts  in  great  abundance,  such  as  promised  an  unusually  large  catch,  but  a  violent 
storm  occurred  towards  the  end  of  June,  with  which  the  fish  almost  entirely  disap- 
peared, and  subsequently  the  catch  was  small. 

MACKEREL. 

The  catch  of  mackerel  varied  much  with  localities.  In  some  it  was  excellent,  in 
others  medium,  and  yet  in  others  considerably  below  the  average.  On  the  whole, 
mackerel  made  up  a  medium  average  catch.  Much  more  could  have  been  procured 
of  large  spring  mackerel,  that  is  good  No.  3,  but  at  that  time  prices  were  extremely 
low,  in  some  localities  only  $1  per  barrel  being  offered,  which  was  not  sufficiently 
encouraging  to  prosecute  the  business  vigorously;  but,  subsequently,  owing  to  United 
States  fishing  vessels  being  kept  well  off  "the  inshore  fisheries,  they  failed  heavily  in 
their  usual  catch,  the  price  for  mackerel  went  up  to  an  unprecedented  figure.  No.  3 
which  in  the  early  part  of  the  season  were  offered  for  $1  per  barrel,  went  up  to  $3  pea: 

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barrel  and  No.  1  (fall)  rose  until  it  reached  the  almost  unprecedented  price  of  $3G 
and  upwards  per  barrel.  Thus;  although  the  run  of  fish  was,  on  the  average,  very 
litrht  vet  owing  to  the  vigilance  of  the  Government  cruisers,  our  boat  fishermen  had 
what  there  wqr  of  it  to  themselves,  which,  together  with  the  great  rise  in  price,, 
more  than  ccmpensated  them  for  the  lightness  of  the  catch. 


HERRING. 


As  already  stated,  the  catch  of  herring  was,  on  almost  the  entire  coast,  a  light 
one  owing  to  the  absence  of  fish.  Some  exceptions  occurred,  which  were  happily  m- 
one  extensive  district  in  which  a  heavy  failure  had  been  experienced  in  1885.  There 
has  however,  been  a  sufficient  quantity  secured  for  local  consumption  together  with 
some  for  export,  and  fishermen  are,  to  a  great  extent,  recouped  by  the  superior  price 
realized.  This  quantity  was  further  increased  by  an  extraordinary  run  of  herring 
close  in  upon  some  shores  and  into  bays  and  harbors  in  the  month  of  December. 
This  is  quite  unusual. 


LOBSTER    PISHING 


was  highly  satisfactory  to  both  the  fishermen  and  the  canning  companies.  Fisher- 
men  at  every  point  secured  large  quantities,  for  which  they  were  paid  m  cash,  on 
delivery,  at  remunerative  prices.  This  caused  a  large  number  of  boats  and  men  to 
withdraw  from  the  other  general  fisheries  which  were  affected  at  that  stage  of  the 
season  by  low  market  prices.  The  number  of  canneries  are  to  be  increased  next 
season.  It  is  probable  that  this  branch  of  fishery  has  attained  about  the  limit  of 
expansion,  and  henceforth  care  will  have  to  be  exercised,  as  far  as  practicable,  that 
the  amount  of  fishing  will  not  exceed  the  possible  limits  of  production.  Experience 
has  now  proved  this  to  be  not  only  a  profitable  branch  of  the  fishing  industry,  but 
that  it  is  more  uniiormly  reliable  than  most  other  coast  fisheries,  so  long  as  the 
source  of  supply  is  not  too  heavily  drawn  upon. 


THE   OOD   FISHERY 


has  varied  considerably  according  to  localities,  in  some  not  making  an  average 
catch,  and  in  others  exceeding  it;  but,  on  the  whole,  this  year's  catch  amounts  to  a 
maximum  average.  A  considerable  rise  in  price  towards  the  close  ot  tne  season 
fairly  compensated  those  who  caught  less  than  the  average,  while  those  who  attained 
a  maximum  catch  made  a  very  profitable  season's  work.  The  market  value  of  cod 
was  appreciably  raised  owiDg  to  the  treaty  of  trade  with  Spain  and  her  colonies.  In 
connection  with  this  fishery,  it  is  pleasing  to  notice  a  considerable  increase  in  the 
manufacture  of  medicinal  cod  liver  oil.  The  proper  equipment  has  in  some  cases 
been  acquired,  and  a  good  product  prepared  for  market.  This  great  adjunct  to  the 
value  of  the  fisheries  in  Cape  Breton,  though  yet  in  its  infancy,  is  fairly  initiated 
upon  a  basis  that  will,  no  doubt,  at  an  early  day  prove  an  important  factor  in  expand- 
ing the  value  of  the  fisheries  here. 


THE   FISHERMEN 

are  in 


,M  comfortable  circumstances  all  around  the  coast  and  upon  the  shores  of  the 
Great  Bras  d'Or  Lake.  The  combination  of  events  which  produced  these  happy 
results  are:  1.  The  rise  in  market  value  of  fish.  2.  Pishing  outfits,  provisions  and 
clothing  were  obtained  at  unprecedented  low  prices,  and  ready  money  being  moie 
common  than  for  many  years  past,  they  were  able  to  take  advantage  of  favorable 
markets  and  lay  up  in  season  ample  supplies  for  the  winter.  3.  The  bounty  paid  by 
the  Government  is  having  an  excellent  effect  in  stimulating  them  to  greater ^exer- 
tions in  order  to  come  within  its  regulation.    4.  The  efficient  protection  extended  to 

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the  inshore  fisheries  against  a  repetition  of  past  depredations  by  foreigners.  To  this 
last  canst)  fishermen  themselves  attribute  most  of  the  satisiactory  results  of  the  sea- 
son. They  say,  and  I  think  correctly  too,  that  a  serious  if  not  a  total  failure  of  catch 
would,  in  many  localities,  have  resulted,  with  consequent  want  during  the  winter,  had 
United  States'  fishermen  been  permitted,  as  formerly,  to  appropriate  the  lion's  share, 
besides  destroying  or  scaring  away  what  they  could  not  cure. 

THE   FISHERY   JK>UNTT. 

The  general  effects  upon  the  fishermen  of  the  bounty  system  is  referred  to  above. 
This  stimulus  is  especially  noticeable  in  the  case  of  young  fishermen,  who,  as  a 
rule,  make  it  an  object  of  ambition  to  place  themselves  within  its  provisions,  not  so 
much  for  the  money  to  be  realized,  but  as  a  point  of  honor  to  be  obtained.  To  secure 
something  above  what  would  barely  secure  the  bounty  is  regarded  as  a  character- 
istic of  activity  and  skill ;  to  fall  short  of  it,  the  reverse.  A  general  improvement 
in  boats  and  tackle  is  also  traceable  to  the  timely  assistance  of  the  bounty.  In  these 
two  respects  the  bounty  promotes  the  fishing  industry  very  much  beyond  its  simple- 
value  in  dollars  and  cents,  as  a  direct  purchasing  commodity  in  the  market* 

THE    FISHERY  REGULATION! 

are  becoming,  year  by  year,  more  generally  respected  by  the  people.  Violations  of 
the  law  are  rapidly  disappearing,  and  its  provisions  are  being  appreciated  as  tending 
to  general  and  individual  benefit.  The  few  who  would  be  habitual  violators  of  the 
regulations,  now  find  much  lesi  favor  and  sympathy  amongst  the  better  class  which 
formerly  considered  prosecutions  as  something  harsh  and  not  deserving  of  aid. 

ANOLINO. 

Anglers  had  good  cause  for  congratulation  on  the  fine  runs  of  salmon  and  sea 
trout.  The  better  observance  of  the  law  against  spearing  and  illegal  netting, 
together  with  the  successful  operations  of  fish  hatcheries  is  being  attended  by 
marked  improvement  each  succeeding  year,  in  the  numbers  of  salmon  and  sea 
trout  ascending  Cape  Breton  streams.  At  the  present  rate  of  improvement,  these 
streams  will  attain  to  the  glory  of  by-gone  years,  in  the  abundance  of  these  royal 
fish  for  which  they  were  noted  in  the  early  history  of  the  island. 

IMPROVEMENTS  Or  STREAMS. 

The  past  investment  of  public  money  in  the  protection  and  improvement  of 
streams  amply  justifies  necessary  expenditure  in  further  improvements.  One  which 
would  yield  vast  benefits  is  deserving  of  a  prominent  place  in  this  report,  that  is 
Grand  Eiver,  the  outlet  of  the  waters  of  Loch  Lomond  in  the  County  of  Richmond* 
This  stream,  after  a  course  of  twelve  miles,  empties  into  the  Atlantic  Ocean.  What 
is  popularly  designated  as  Loch  Lomond  consists  of  a  series  of  three  lakes  unitedly, 
about  seven  miles  in  length  by  about  half  a  mile  in  breadth.  After  Grand  River  has 
descended  for  about  two  miles  from  the  lower  of  these  lakes  it  reaches  two  falls,  fol- 
lowing each  other  in  close  succession ;  the  first  being  about  6  feet  and  the  second 
or  lower  about  23  feet  perpendicular  height,  in  all  about  29  feet.  The  united  area 
of  the  lakes  is  about  ten  and  a-half  square  miles  or  equal  to  10,500  acres.  The  waters 
are  clear,  pure  and  cool,  with  an  even  shelving  bottom,  composed  of  sand  and  gravel, 
comprising  all  the  necessary  natural  conditions  for  first-class  breeding  grounds  for 
salmon  and  trout.  The  river,  up  to  the  falls,  abounds  in  salmon  and  trout,  which 
were  in  great  abundance  last  summer ;  but  beyond  this  point  they  cannot  ascends 

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Native  trout  of  a  fine  size  and  quality  are  found  in  the  lakes  above.  The  opening  up 
of  a  free  passage  for  salmon  and  sea  trout  to  these  lakes  would  make  one  of  the 
finest  angling  resorts  to  be  fouod  in  North  America.  That  they  would  multiply 
year  by  year,  until  they  would  attain  an  abundance  unsurpassed  anywhere  else, 
there  can  be  no  doubt. 

What  I  would  respectfully  recommend  is,  that  a  channel  be  blasted  through  the 
falls  of  sufficient  depth  to  allow  of  the  passage  of  fish  upwards.  This  channel  need 
not  be  the  full  depth  of  the  present  falls  as  the  debris  blasted  out  would  in  part  till 
the  depths  below,  and  as  salmon  and  trout,  particularly  the  former,  are  possessed  of 
£reat  self  propelling  powers,  the  channel  could  be  left  iu  the  form  of  a  rapid  with  a 
nrettv  stiff  descent,  but  removed  from  perpendicularity  so  as  to  prevent  the  necessity 
for  jumping  on  the  part  of  ascending  fish.  This  work,  I  am  of  opinion  could  be  done 
for  some  $1,000  or  $1,800,  which  would  be  about  the  cost  of  artificial  fish  ladders.  With 
the  blasting  out  of  a  channel  the  work  would  be  permanent,  without  the  necessity  of 
further  expenditure  for  repairs,  &c,  and  would  leave  almost  no  chance  for  illegal 
fishin*  This  recommendation  is  not  without  precedent ;  a  few  years  ago  a  precisely 
similar  plan  was  adopted  on  a  salmon  fishing  stream  belonging  to  the  estate  ot  the 
Duke  of  Beuchleugh,  in  Scotland,  and  was  found  to  fully  meet  expectations. 

THE  GOVERNMENT  CRUISERS. 

This  report  would  necessarily  be  imperfect  without   reference  to  the  valuable 
services  rendered  during  the  past  season  by  the  fisheries  protection  cruisers  in  their 
effective  work  on  this  coast.     The  task  of  keeping  outside  the  three-mile  limits  so 
lar^e  a  flset  as  that  of  the  United  States,  accustomed  for  many  years  to  the  free  use 
and  abuse  of  our  inshore  fisheries,  was  indeed  an  arduous  one;  yet,  the  uniform  testi- 
mony of  Cape  Breton  fishermen  is  to  the  effect  that,  this   duty   was  effectually  per- 
formed  and  were  it  not  for  it,  destitution  would  have  been  the  lot  of  many  fishermen 
and  their  families  this  winter,  instead  of  the  comfort  they  now   enjoy.     So  strongly 
are  fishermen  as  well  as  resident  fish  merchants  impressed   with  the  value   of  last 
season's  protection,  that  both  express  decided  opposition  to   even   again   giving  the 
free  use  of  our  fisheries  to  any  foreign  nation,  upon  any  conditions  whatever,  as  they 
are  now  in  railway  and  steam  communication  with  the  Upper  Provinces  from   Que- 
bec westward,  by  which  a  large  home  market   is  opened  to   them   which   was  not 
available  ten  years  ago.     They  say  that,  whatever  duty  the  United   States  may  see 
fit  to  place  on  fish  does  not  affect  the  Canadian  fishermen  or  exporters,  because  the 
supply  of  American  fish  on  their  own  coasts  is  so  vastly  below  their  home  demand, 
that  whatever  duty  they  may  impose  will  come  out  of   the  pockets  of  their  own 
people,  not  of  ours,  and  a  concession  to  our  fishermen  of  the  fishery  of  the  coasts  of 
the  United  States  is  perfectly  valueless  to  us.    There,  the  fisheries  are  so  exhausted, 
and  the  distance  so  great,  that  our  fishermen  with  an  abundance  offish  at  their  own 
doors,  would  never  think  of  attempting  distant  trips  to  United  States  fishing  grounds, 
oven  if  those  grounds  were  infinitely  better  stocked  with  fish  than  they  are. 

CHANGE   OF   CIRCUMSTANCES. 

The  changed  conditions  of  the  last  ten  years  lender  what  might  have  then  been 
suitable  reciprocal  arrangements  totally  unsuited  to  the  present  condition  of  our 
fisheries  and  means  of  transport.        \^^j^   -tCC^"*/  ,     ,       a 

The  reported  increase  of  the  Un^p  SftaTeaj^in^Jeet  during  the  last  nve  years 
is  20  per  cent.  This  throws  a  large  mcrfase^i  towage  and  men  upon  our  coasts, 
and  their  fishing  appliance*  are  sweeping  Wdeji^tive.  Under  terms  of  reciprocity 
that  would  give  Americans  the  erjoymelrtrtJfour  inshore  fisheries  with  liberty  to 
tranship  fish,  thus  permitting  their  vessels  to  remain  on  ou^rounds  during  tbo 
entire  season  ;  would  enable  one  of  their  vessels  to  do  as  muchjshin^  in  the  season  as 

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four  could  scarcely  accomplish,  under  regulations  compelling  them  to  proceed  to 
home  ports  to  unload  ;  to  concede  the  liberty  of  landing  fish  in  Canadian  ports  for 
transport  home,  together  with  the  increase  in  the  number  of  their  fishing  vessels, 
would,  in  practice,  operate  on  our  fisheries  as  an  equivalent  of  a  four-fold  increase  oi 
the  United  States  fishing  fleet.  It  is  reckoned  by  competent  authorities  that  the 
surrender  of  inshore  fisheries,  as  well  as  the  privilege  of  landing  fish  and  of  fishing 
with  seines,  would,  in  twelve  years,  as  an  extreme  limit,  cause  the  complete  des- 
truction of  the  Canadian  fisheries  within  the  three  mile  limit  and  the  shoal  waters 
outside  of  it, 

SEINE  AND  TRAP  FISHING 

is  being  strongly  denounced  by  Canadian  fishermen,  as  being  needlessly  destructive 
and  injurious  to  the  fishing  grounds. 

It  might  be  advisable  to  pass  a  fishery  regulation  prohibiting  our  own  fishermen 
from  throwing  seines  within  the  three-mile  limit  from  the  shore. 

I  have  the  honor  to  be,  Sir, 

Your  obedient  servant, 

A.  C.  BERTRAM, 
Fishery  Officer  for  Cape  Breton*. 


SYNOPSES  OF  FISHERY  OVERSEERS'  REPORTS. 

COUNTY   OF   CAPE   BRETON. 

Oversetr  Francis  Quinan,  of  Sydney,  reports  a  small  catch  of  fish  in  his  district 
The  salmon  and  cod  fishery  opened  with  excellent  prospects,  but  later  m  the  season 
these  fish  disappeared  from  the  shores  ;  the  cod  going  to  the  banks,  where  they  were 
taken  in  large  quantities  and  where  boatmen  could  not  reach  them.  Herring  made 
their  appearance  in  the  early  part  of  the  season  but  did  not  remain  long  enough  to 
enable  local  fishermen  to  make  large  hauls.  Although  the  catch  of  lobsters  was  not 
up  to  the  expectations  of  fishermen,  yet  it  was  fair  and  gave  employment  to  a 
large  number  of  people  for  several  months.  This  industry  is  rapidly  growing  in  this 
district  and  additional  canning  establishments  have  been  started  in  several  places 
during  the  season.    There  were  no  violations  of  the  fishery  laws  in  this  Overseer  s 

Overseer  Alexander  McDonald,  of  East  Bay,  reports  a  good  catch  of  codfish  in  his 
district.  Herring  were  scarce  and  the  catch  small,  compared  with  former  seasons. 
Mackerel  were  also  scarce  and  the  number  taken  by  fishermen  was  smaller  this  season 
than  last.  During  the  lobster  season,  a  very  large  number  of  men  are  engaged  in  the 
canning  establishments  which  are  becoming  numerous  around  the  shores  of  Cape 
Breton  Island.     Lobster  packers  did  a  good  business  in  this  Overseer's  division  this 

season.  „-,,■*  .    ,1        *  v.    * 

Overseer  James  P.  Burke,  of  Main-a-Dieu,  reports  a  slight  decrease  m  the  catch  of 
codfish,  owing,  principals,  to  a  scarcity  of  bait.  Capelin,  which  is  principally  used  for 
hait,  did  not  visit  the  shores  as  plentifully  this  season  as  in  former  years.  There 
was  also  a  slight  decrease  in  the  catch  of  herring.    The  mackerel  fishery,  however,, 

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wa8  good  and ih.pr.o-  ^^$?^Zl!^i^J*^ 

tared:  nearly  500  gallons  loss tha .last  y^dl\^££the  fishermen  did  well  and 
in  the  catch  of  codfish.  Taking  ^^nB^™n°^t!l  that  an  anchorage  ground 
realized  fair  prices  for  the.r  fish.  Overseer  M  the  herri      fi8hery> 

be  provided  for  vessels  visiting ««•  ^  ^JnL  which  are  used  for  fishermen  to 
^i^'S^^S^^Wtoth.^^.  Suitable  anchoring 
grounds^culd  easily  be  provWediU  the  ba^  ^  inorease in  thecatch 

Overseer  Y.  A.  W.  Jiarnngion,  oi oyu    j  enabling  fishermen  to  prosecute 

of  cod  in  his  district  Bait  wa £«*£• > th™  ^tm"  Overseer  reports  a  slight 
their  calling  without  interruption  du™^e  «««»^  "£  ^  le8  dnring  the  month 
falling  off  in  the  herring  fishery caused ^by  heavy ™*§^™8to  netgthem.    The 


INVERNESS   COUNTY. 


/->  -if  McLean    of  Port  Hood,  reports  an  increase  in  the  following 

Overseer  D.  F.  McLean,  ot  ro"  a      ,      y       t  d  a  deorease  in  herring, 

branches,  viz  salmon  ^k«d- *™n*;«™ 9j*  ^e  Sgate  of  fish  and  fish  products 
alewives  codfish  and ^lobster8  The  vaUie  in  f*JW°£  ha8  valued  the  qnantity 
for  1886  he  estimates  at  M69,441.b0.  ui  tms •  h  fa  been  a  de0rease  in 
entered  for  home  consumption  ^t  840  000     Altnougn^  remu_ 

the  quantity  of  fish  taken  in  the  ^f*^^  Xre  has  been  an  increase  in  the 
iterative  than  in  former  years,  so  that  on  the  whole,  mere  Q     This  over. 

value  of  the  fisheries,  m  comparison  with 1885,  punting ^°^erel  a3  well  as  to 
plus  is,  to  a  great  extent  due  to  a  ease , » Abe  catch  of  ^f^^  ^.^ 

the.  Wgh   price  obtained  Aerefta.    Vx  *^  ^^       fieherios,  r« 

cruisers,  fitted  out  by  tne  .uomimou w  r     d  that  tj,e  increase  in  the 

dered  valuable  services  in  the  interest  of  ™J»"  me°;  »"a th° afishinK  gr0ands  were 
catch  of  mackerel  is  largely  due  to   ""  fohing 

protected.    It  is  a  well-known  fact  Aha <pevion i  to  «* past  ,  cQagt  wh;le 

vessels  destroyed  large  quantities  of  ^^ and  hemng  an  a      g  ^ 

beneficial  results.     I*b«tor  ^gia  etill  oamed  on  e«^««y  factories  at 

close  season  was  well  observed  in  this  divisio n , toe  only  vio  The  ^ 

decrease  when  compared  with  those .of  last  y*u      ^s  decrLase  um e        y  ^ 
large  falling  off  in  the  catch  of  cod.     the e  ttsn Aua  no^ *H1  Th        tch  of 

late"  in  the  feason,  and  stormy  weather  in erf .red  w, th  t ^^^  of  23)616 
herring  was  unusually  large.    Ihe  lobster  nsnery  s  appearance 

.StfSXlK  JSif  K  untilf hety°UrPrevai,efi(  which  destroyed 


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the  nets.  Owing  to  the  rivers  being  low,  very  few  fish  entered  them  until  the  latter 
part  of  July.  During  the  end  of  September  and  the  month  of  October,  salmon  ascended 
the  south  and  west  branches  of  tno  Margareo  Eiver  in  large  schools.  The  alewive 
fishery  was  a  failure,  freshets  carrying  away  the  weirs,  and  before  they  could  be 
replaced  the  run  of  fish  had  passed.    The  fishery  laws  were  reasonably  respected. 

Overseer  David  ~Ross>  of  North-East  Margaree,  reports  the  general  catch  of  fish 
In  his  district  as  below  the  average.  Mackerel  fishing  was  a  failure.  There  appeared 
to  be  large  numbers  of  fish  schooling  on  the  coast  in  the  latter  part  of  the  season, 
but,  owing  to  stormy  weather  and  the  want  of  proper  appliances,  fishermen  were 
nnable  to  catch  them.  This  officer  also  reports  that,  storms  interfered  with  the 
salmon  fishery  in  his  district.  The  nets  of  fishermen,  in  some  cases,  were  carried 
away,  and,  in  others,  so  injured,  that  the  salmon  season  was  over  before  they  could  be 
replaced.  The  spawning  grounds  were  well  supplied  from  the  Sydcey  hatchery, 
and  the  close  season  well  observed;  there  being  only  one  violation  which  was 
proved. 

RICHMOND   COUNTY. 

Overseer  Duncan  Cameron,  of  St  Poter's,  in  submitting  the  returns  of  different 
kinds  of  fish  taken  in  his  district  reports  a  marked  increase  in  the  catch  of  mackerel* 
cod,  haddock  and  lobsters;  the  herring  fishery  alone  failing  to  come  up  to  last  year's* 
catch.  The  increase  of  lobsters  may  be  attributed  to  the  fact  that  two  new  factories 
were  engaged  in  the  packing  business  at  L'Ardoise,  making  six  factories  in  operation 
in  this  district.  The  increase  in  the  catch  of  fish,  together  with  a  slight  advance  in 
prices,  places  the  fishermen  in  a  position  to  face  the  coming  winter  with  confidence* 
!No  violation  of  the  law  is  reported  from  this  district. 

Overseer  Francis  Marmeau,  of  Arichat,  reports  a  good  catch  of  cod  fish  in  hia 
district,  very  much  exceeding  that  of  last  year.  He  also  reports  an  increase  in  the 
lobster  catch,  and  the  number  of  people  engaged  therein  being  much  larger  than 
formerly.  The  mackerel  catch  was  better  than  last  year,  but  the  herring  fishery  waa 
a  failure. 

VICTOBIA   COUNTY. 

Overseer  D.  McRea,  of  Baddeck,  reports  an  increase  in  the  catch  of  cod  and 
herring  in  his  district.  Fishermen  were  more  attentive  and  gave  more  of  their  time 
to  this  important  industry  than  in  former  years.  They  now  realize  the  benefits 
derived  from  the  bounty  which  the  Government  grants  each  year.  This  officer  reports 
a  disposition  on  the  part  of  some  parties  to  violate  the  fishery  laws.  A  large  ship- 
ment of  oysters  taken  during  the  close  season  were  sent  from  Whycocomagh  to 
Baddeck  to  be  shipped  thence  to  Halifax.  On  being  informed  of  the  fact,  Mr.  McRea 
had  those  oysters  confiscated .  There  were  some  violations  of  the  law  in  Middle 
Uiver  District ;  several  guilty  parties  were  caught  and  punished.  This  river  is 
becoming  more  important  every  year  for  spawning  purposes.  There  is  only  one  run 
of  salmon  frequenting  Middle  Eiver  each  season  during  the  month  of  October,  when 
the  pools  are  literally  alive  with  them.  One  hundred  and  sixty  salmon  were  caught 
during  the  season  for  the  Sydney  Hatchery. 

Overseer  Malcolm  Mcintosh,  of  Aspy  Bay,  reports  a  slight  falling  off  in  the  catch 
of  codfish,  but  a  marked  increase  in  that  of  mackerel  ;  the  latter  he  attributes  to 
the  exclusion  of  American  fishing  vessels  from  the  fishing  ground.  In  several  of  the 
best  fishing  districts,  such  as  Bay  St.  Lawrence,  fishermen  ran  short  of  salt  during 
the  month  of  July,  which  accounts  for  the  decrease  in  the  catch  of  codfish.  Besides, 
codfish  fishermen  were  during  the  lobster  season  engaged  in  the  latter  fishery.  New 
lobster  canning  establishments  are  being  started  at  various  places,  and  next  summer 
there  will  likely  be  half  a  dozen  under  operation.  The  catch  of  salmon  is  below  that  of 

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last  vear  which  this  Overseer  attributes  to  rough  weather.    The  principal  markets 
for  the  sal^o  fish  were  North  Sydney,  Halifax  and  St.  John  \  Newfoundland 

^«rs«r  Wro  iinaAam,  of  Erglishtown,  reports  a  fair  catch  of  all  kinds  of  fish  in 
his  district  Na  3  mackerel  were  abundant  during  the  early  part  of  the  season,  but 
bnvers  would  noitake  them  at  $1  per  barrel.  Later  on,  prices  advanced,  and  the 
buyeis  wouia  noi  i«  r  Mackere  became  scarce  towards  the  end 

of  lobsters  in  this  division. 


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and  the  Total  Number  of  Men  Employed,  &o.,  in  the 


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Side  of  Basin. 

Lequille  River. 

Round  Hill  and  Anna- 

polis  River. 

5 

7 
4 

16 

103 
70 
54 

227 

3100 
3000 
20C0 

8100 

50 
35 
18 

"is 

118 

785 

1022 

50 

100 

350 

150 

300 

70 

870 

900 
900 

Totals 

45784 

5496 

22 

2500 

6100 

•— — ■— 

2307 

Antigonish. 
Tracadie 

4200 
3000 
4800 
4600 

7500 
5600 
7800 
7100 

8500 
21000 
19000 
14000 

Antigonish  , 

300 

Morristown 

Arisaig 

... 



.... 



80 
100 

- 

60 

Totals 

16600 

28000 

62500 

54t 

104 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1837 


the  Fisheries,  Quantity  and  Value  of  Fishing  Material,  Kinds  and  Quantities  of  Fish, 
Province  of  Nova  Scotia,  for  the  Year  1886. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


o 

t-i 

33 

S 

Xi 

00 

tc 

> 

a 

*C 

fee 

w 


10000 
20000 


30000 


200 

145 

775 

2000 

2200 


5320 


75 

20 

225 

500 

700 


W 


75 


575 

500 
6700 


575 


200 


120 


380 


80 

30 

200 

60 


370 


1520  7850  5350 


575 

500 

3700 


20100 
400 


1C000 


100 

500 

3000 

1860 


5460 


10 


2000 


100 


Fish 
Product 


Value. 


100 

150 

1150 

1200 

900 


200 

200 

400 

100 

200 

200 

300 

200 

300 

E 

Hake,  7,000  cwt.,  at  $3.50.  ....... $24,500 

Lobsters,  fresh,  100  tons,  at  $35.00 3,50< 


30500  10 


2000 


400 

550 

2000 

1200 


4150 


1200 
5000 
1900 
1000 


9100 


100 


3200 

8000 

350 

500 


12050 


5000 

15000 

9000 

8000 


37000 


170 
300 


470 


220 
25 


245 


93000 
58000 


200 
200 
1400 
82000  450 


3500 


238000  2250  1074 


1000 


300 

24 

400 

350 


UOO 


$  cts. 

6,921  CO 

4,397  75 

11,804  25 

16,730  00 

38,385  00 

90  00 
1,006  00 


107,334  00 


27,104  00 
13,421  50 
29  350  00 
23,567  50 
♦17,750  00 

111,193  00 


*  Home  Consumption  :—  «  5  550  00 

Salmon,  37,000  lbs.,  at  15c »  ^  G0 

Cod,  42,000  lbs.,  at  4c .. .— -'600  (j0 

Hake  and  Haddock,  90,000  lbs.,  at  4c 3,600  uu 

Alewives,  60.000  lbs  ,  at  4c 2'600  0Q 

jj; •;••":.;;;•;;::::;:  Woo 


Herring  65,000 
Smelts  10,000 
Mackerel    22,000 


do 
do 


6c.::::: y2°  °° 

$17,750  00 


105 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Return  showing 

th 

e  Number 

,  Tonnag 

e  and  Yalue  of  Vessels  and  Boats 

engaged 

in 

Vessels 

and  Boats  E 

MPLOYED 

Fishing  Material. 

IN   FlSBIXG. 

Vessels. 

Boats. 

Nets. 

Weirs. 

oa 

Xi 

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an 

Xi 

ca 

Xi 

District. 

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a 

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a 

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Cape  Breton. 

$ 

% 

% 

% 

From   Marion  Bridge 

to  False  Kay  Beach 

25 

250 

50 

1980 

690 

2700 

36 

108 

FromPalseBay  Beach 

to  Long  Beach 

1 

10 

300 

4 

46 

1010 

78 

4180 

1500 



%  •••• 

... 

1600 

, 



60 

430 

From  Long  Beach  to 

Bridgeport 

32 

495 

65 

2080 

808 

....• 

... 

140 

4 

242 

From  Bridgeport  to 

S.  side  of  Sydney 

River 

51 

965 

94 

2800 

1030 

400 

10 

125 

From  N.  side  Qf  Syd- 

ney River  toSydney 

Forks  and  Meadow 

45 

540 

80 

1470 

485 

?, 

40 

From  N.  of  East  Bay 

to  Little  Bras  d'Or 

10 

200 

2800 

70 

25 

500 

50 

1250 

350 

1P0 

5 

300 

From  Point  Aconi  to 

Little  Pond 

20 

400 

40 

1000 

280 

700 

?0 

120 

From    Big  Pond    to 

toN.W.Arm 

28 

560 

56 

1400 

392 

750 

48 

270 

From  Leitches  Ure*k 

to  Horn's  Mills 

>•• . 

... 

6 

120 

12 

300 

84 

200 

10 

25 

From     Boisdale     to 

Christmas  Island 

... 

... 

24 

480 

48 

1700 

336 

5 

75- 

From  Grand  Narrows 

to  Escasoni 

32 

640 

64 

1600 

448 

.... 

...... 

120 

Mira  Bay 

...*  4 

1000 

90 

3347 

1400 

20 

210 

1200 

Main-a-Dieu 

50 

2500 

lit? 

4630 

1600 

....< 

...... 

12 

..... 

250 

500 

Scatarie 

40 

1600 

120 

1000 

2000 

110 

550 

Gabarus  Bay 

60 

5000 

180 

7200 

3800 

4500 

3375 

... 

350 

740 

Kennington  Cove.... 

... 

.... 

.... 

... 

9 

360 

30 

1000 

500 

... 

.... 



140 

130 

Louisburg 

.... 



50 

2500 

150 

6050 

3025 

2000 

1500 

6000 

400 

600 

Big  and  Little   Lor- 

raine...   , 

63 

3980 

188 

8630 

4315 

.... 

4 

500 

530 

630 

Bauline    and    Grand 

Mira 

28 

1200 

60 

2100 

950 

... 

100 

100 

120 

Big  Lake 

4 

240 

12 

380 

160 

.... 

20 

40 

E.  Bay  and  Big  Pond 



19 

570 

Z6 

650 

320 



220 

Totals 

11 

210 

3100 

74 

697 

24910 

1610 

54747 

24473 

6500 

4875 

36 

7170 

100 

6000 

2310 

6585 

106 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1SST 


the  FiBheries,  Quantity  and  Yalue  of  Fishing  Material,  &c— NovaScotia-Contfnuei, 


Kinds  or  Fish. 


I 


50 

25 

5 

5 

10Q      S8 


100 


320 


610 

2170 

625 

380 

90 

1030 

1450 

950 

100 

900 

1050 
1600 
2700 
5304 
5400 
400 
5000 

5830 

800 
200 
180 


3300 


400 

100 

50 


29 

370 

50 

22 


400 

10500 

6500 

3000 


2000 
550 


550 


300 
400 
200 
160 
50 
1600 

360 

130 


1000 
1200 
2000 
800 
100 
1000 

600 


2000 

550 

2000 

400 

3100 

1000 

2E0 

700 
500 
375 


300 

400 
100 
300 


2600 
2300 
1500 

5000 

1600 


H 


1000 
2200 
1300 
1200 


1000 

2000 

500 


33 
40 

7 

75 

22 
14 
10 

7 
12 

4 
13 


30 


83720 
36288 

38400 


Fish 
Products. 


305 
1145 


313  40 


35 


180000 


96000 
1*1593*0 
"50176 


190 

45 
265 
330 
215 

30 
207 

244 

691 
1000 

200 
2700 

200 
2500 

2910 

350 
100 


40 


153 
630 
159 


26 

32 

40 

26 

4 

25 

28 
200 
250 
300 
116 
4 
200 

250 

40 
4 


Home  consumption,  $15,023  ;  cod  liver  oil^  at  $1,  $1,300. ...»» 


Value. 


3342  3841    29650  19 


11976  74 


22200  249  72  600514  13940  168 


2584 


$   Ct9, . 

8,673  25 
29,665  75 
10,955  90 

10,152  50 

1,531  25 
33,158  75 
7,882  CO 
6,314  25 
1,067  00 
4,498  55 

5,340  60 
17,359  15 
33,375  00 
27,267  00 
49,358  50 

3,951  00 
43,941  40 

36,345  00 

5,897  50 
1,445  00 
1,823  0O 

16,323  00 

356,325  35 


107 


§0  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16;) 


A.  188T 


^Return  showing  the  Number,  Tonnage  and  Yalue  of  Vessels  and  Boats  engaged  in 


Vessels 

and  Boats  employed 

Fishing  Material. 

in  Fishing. 

Vessels. 

Boats 

Nets. 

Weirs. 

1 

© 

District. 

00 

*3 

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09 

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V 

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08 

. 

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Colchester. 

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3 

60 

3 

350 

150 

20 

50 

Lower  fStewiacke 

10 

60 

10 

90 

80 

... 

1000 

Forrest  Glen 

5 
3 

30 
18 

5 
3 

60 
20 

54 
18 





... 

1500 
200 

Middle  Stewiacke 

Clifton 

3 

100 

6 

400 

150 

100 

Black  Rock  

3 

140 

6 

1000 

400 

, 

250 

Princeport .... 

..... 

2 

1C0 

4 

600 

200 



... 

150 

..... 

Masstown 

7 

210 

14 

1750 

400 

-,.. 

1750 

Little  Dyke 

6 

180 

12 

1650 

380 

.... 

... 

1500 

Great  Village 

1 

45 

2 

350 

70 

500 

Great  Village  Point.    

...... 

..... 



M     .. 

5 

150 

10 

1700 

340 

...... 

1775 

.... 

, 

HignlaDd  Village  ..- 



...C.I 



<•... 

5 

150 

10 

1700 

340 

...... 

1650 

...... 

••••• 

Portaapique 

....l 

2 

60 

4 

700 

140 

1 

?M 

760 

Five  Houses 

4 

140 

8 

1400 

280 

1500 

Birch  Hill 

2 

35 

6 

350 

70 

2 

600 

... 

500 

Bass  River 

4 

120 

10 

1400 

280 

1 

250 

1000 

Little  Bass  River 

5 

175 

12 

1750 

350 

1 

200 

... 

1250 

Upper  Economy  

12 

360 

27 

4000 

600 

3 

1200 

2400 

- 

..... 

Economy  Point 

8 



4 

2000 

... 



.... 

10 

Central  Economy ... 

3 

90 

11 

900 

150 

5 

2000 

, 

75 

20 

Lower  Economy 

3 

3 

300 

10 

Five  Islands 

5 

150 

14 

150 

6 

1200 

30 

Totals 

Zl 

..... 



90 

2373 

188 

20170 

4602 

26 

7950 

— 

17850 

20 

120 

Cumberland. 

Tidnish 

5 

60 

14 

525 

240 

90 

20O 

Pugwash  and  River  Philip. 

2 

60 

200 

8 

10 

150 

20 

290 

180 

4110 

40 

25 

Wallace  .. 

...... 



.... 



49 

1200 

80 

420 

225 

.... 

... 



10 

300 

Amherst  Shore .. 

8 

150 

12 

400 

100 

80 

600 

La  Planche  River- 

9 

218 

218 

Nappan  

6 

198 

196 

...... 

Miaudie 

430 

300 



...... 

... 

300 



...... 

Apple  River 

3 

60 

9 

150 

150 

5 

250 

50 

Advocate  and  Eatonville-. 

9 

180 

20 

450 

40C 

200 

Spencer's  Island  and  Port 

Greville 

8 

200 

16 

245 

200 

3 

100 

... 

........ 



250 

Parrsboro' 

5 

100 

10 

80 

70 

2 

60 

400 

150 

Two  Islands   « 

2 

35 

4 

30 

30 

2 

60 

... 

400 

.... 

40 

Totals  

2 

60 

200 

8 

99 

2136 

200 

3434 

2309 

7 

220 

5 

5460 

220 

1815 

108 


>0  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


,he  Fisheries,  Quantity  and  Value  of  Fishing  Material,  &c.-Nova  Scotia-ConftW. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


50 


10| 


6      2 


a 


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on 

pq 


75 

100 

1500 


25 

10 

130 


300 
200 
400 


« 

a 

CO 


8000 


50 

■••••• 

22 



27 

1 

98 ! 

50 

...... 

100 

...... 

10 



44 



1200 
"200 


800 


Fish 
Products. 


10 


Value. 


150 


1500 


Home 

cons 

umpt 

ion  : 

— Sh 

ftd,  VI 

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1 

— ! 

1k|     lftfv 

538 

290 
350 

12 

225 

3 

500 

80 

...... 







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.;■..'.'. 





27 
30 

20 

1 



100 

20 

500 

200 

200 



... 

120 

15 

600 

150 

250 



50 

300 

15 

250 

350' 

100 

.... 

30 

10 



50 

250 



60 



201 



50 

100 







710 

989 

490      40 

HOC 

70C 

1150 

172 

Salmon,  1,600  lbs.,  at  15c. 


2200 
3330 


3100 


1400 


800      1000 





9500 


50000 

128000 

85000 

30000 


6330 


2400 


100 
10 
15 


10 


100 
50 


293000 


125 


10000 

99000 

229200 


60 


150 


150 


20 
215 
732 


150 


338200 


967 


150 


$    cts. 

1,112  50- 
226  00 
328  00 
64  00 
84  00 
146  00 
130  00 
470  CO 
428  CO 
148  00 
515  00 
450  00 
384  00 
428  00 
500  00 
376  0O 
466  00 

1,320  00 
458  75 

1,038  25 
537  50 

1,111  50 

3,240  00 
13,961  50- 


7,512  00 

27,046  80 

42,676  CO 

5,763  00 

248  CO 

304  00 

910  00 

1,637  00 

2,502  50 

3,236  00 

1,057  50 

521  00 

*315  00 

93,758  80 


*  Lobsteis,  fresh,  9  tons,  at  $35...... 

109 


$315 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.lfr) 


A.  1887 


-Return  showing  the  Number,  Tonnage  and  Yalue  of  Vessels  and  Boats  engaged  ia 


Vessels 

and  Boats  Employed  in 

Fishing. 

Fishing  Material. 

Vessels. 

Boats. 

Nets. 

Weirs. 

m 

aT 

.s 

oq 

a> 

a 

0 

fl 

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m 

'200 
1500 

1700 

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9 

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as 

as 

800 

'156 

200 

100 

25 

1275 

el 

J= 

he 
a 
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4> 

w 
200 

500 

160 
200 
260 
400 
1000 
750 
500 
400 

550 
50 

600 
800 
200 

6570 

District. 

£ 

bo 
oS 
a 
a 
© 

320 

13 

« 

as 

72 

0 

6 
12 

7 

8 

35 
14 
47 
20 
15 

7 

16 

4 
45 
90 

62 

378 

0 

Hi 

d 

a* 
12 

24 
14 
16 
70 
28 
94 
40 
30 
14 

36 

8 

130 

270 

156 

912 

CO 

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0 

"3 

'08 

> 

© 

12 
..... 

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...» 

20 

13 
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$ 

850 

150 
'io6 

650 

1750 

Digby. 
Digby  , 

8 

1600 

$ 

300 
550 
300 
340 

1260 
580 

1440 
900 
620 
296 

750 

100 

1700 

3500 

2100 

960 
760 
600 
720 
925 
800 
1130 
700 
575 
200 

555 

190 

12000 

10000 

6500 

450 
460 
440 
450 
1040 
520 
745 
500 
500 
190 

440 

190 

8000 

7000 

5000 

Broad  Cove 

Oulsiver's  Oove 

Shelving  Cove 

Centreville .., 

Sandy  Cove , 

Little  River. 

Weymouth 

Church  Point 

'*35 

30 

520 

320 

60 

1285 

""600 

500 

23000 

14000 

2400 

""a 

8 

"206 
130 

30 

448 

Meteghan 

Salmon  River  and  Cape 
St.  Mary's 

1 

1 

"'26 

16 

3 

1 

St.  Mary's  Bay 

Westport 

Freeport 

Tivenon 

Totals 

42100 

14726 

36615 

25925 

IK 

) 

60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


the  Fisheries,  Quantity  and  Yalue  of  Fishing  Material,  &c.-Nova  Scotia— Continued. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Fish  Products. 


750 


51 


30 


750 


30 


3000 
450 
350 
420 

2580 
800 

3500 
400 
400 
450 

3390 

25000 

20000 

3000 


63740 


45 


340 
75 
100 
145 
675 
550 
560 
560 
450 
200 

1750 

15000 

10000 

2000 


i 


32105 


2000 
500 
360 
550 

1150 
700 

1510 
375 
350 
160 

390 

To'oo 

800 
400 


10245 


5500 
1800 
1600 
1800 
6520 
3400 
5015 
1600 
1560 
780 

1650 

*20000 

15000 

3000 


200000 
3000 
3000 
2500 
3500 
3000 
1200 
650 
650 
3500! 

13560 


00 


1000 


69225 


60000 

30000 

150& 


326060 


110 


110 


1500 


24624 


1000 


1500 


24000 


25000 


73624 


6000 

1500 

1000 

600 

400 

350 

720 

395 

3  LOO 

1260 

1000 

750 

3300 

1300 

1500 

1000 

1200 

900 

1000 

800 

2500 

1200 

160 

200 

45000 

4000 

28000 

3000 

7000 

800 

102380 

18055 

1200 
700 
400 
50 
760 
700 
800 
600 
560 
680 

550 
300 
400 
600 


8300 


Value. 


$      cts. 


58,021  10 
12,775  00 

9,467  50 
10,980  50 
42,202  50 
21,755  00 
44,139  50 
23,069  00 
13.034  00 

9,' 102  50 

32,811  10 

3,034  00 

274,975  0O 

200,940  00 

40,890  00 
*83,970  00 


881,196  70 


♦Home  Comsomption » •.  •• •••- ••••••; $33,720  00 

Lobsters  shipped  fresh  to  United  States  and  elsewhere,  750  tons, 

at  $35 „ „ , 26,250  00 

Haddock  shipped  fresh  to  United  States  and  elsewhere   500,000 

lbs    at  4c • • '••••  ••"  •       20,000  00 

Finnan  Haddies,"ioo^000  lbs.,  at  4c 4'000  00 

$83,970  00 


111 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Eeturn  showing  the  Number,  Tonnage  and  Value  of  Vessels  and  Boats  engaged  in 


| 
Vessels  and  Boats  Employed    i    ri,TOTTI„„  »*.„,„„  . 
in  Fishing.                        Fishing  Material. 

Vessels. 

Boats. 

Nets. 

Weirs. 

m 

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a 

0 

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150 
17200 

a 

s 

4 
54 

6 

37 

113 
70 
17 
62 
30 
22 
71 

105 

170 

140 

80 

144 

126 

24 

12 

30 

40 

11 

42 

80 
55 
40 

25 

6 

1552 

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1700 

3790 

2880 
820 

1805 
696 
770 

1070 

2475 

6800 

1680 

1600 

2880 

2700 

600 

200 

500 

900 

220 

850 

1600 

1100 

800 

300 

70 

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280 

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130 

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East  Side  Beckerton, 
Fisherman's      and 
Country  Harbors  . 

Isaac'p,  Island,  Seal 
and  Coddle's  Har- 

1 
4 

13 
264 

3200 

9120 
8400 
4800 

10000 
4800 
6600 

11440 

24000 

34000 

42000 

16000 

28800 

35200 

2300 

1200 

2500 

3200 

900 

5500 

2500 
5500 
3200 

2580 

180 

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1600 
4560 

0 

700 

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12000 

3750 

1350 

150 

1000 

160 

504 
360 
200 
750 
420 
440 
900 

300  0 
6200 
4200 
1200 

4200 

Tor  Bay  Point  „ 

2 

2 

... 

37 

45 



1100 
1200 

1000 
12000 

1000 
20200 

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1000 

"2266 

6000 
:1000 

2500 

9 
12 

6 

54 

4 

68 

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3 

To 

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4 

8 

2400 
5000 
2400 
3300 
5720 

12000 

17000 

21000 

8000 

14400 

17600 

840 

400 

1200 

1100 

250 

1700 

1000 
2200 
1300 

1100 

75 

"2 

28 

25 
c 

3 

4 

Chario's  Cove. 

Point  Felix 

West  Head  and  Rasp- 
berry   -......- 

Dover  to  Canso 

South  Bay  Shore...... 

Guysboro' , 

1 
3 
i 
5 

6 

1 

3 

"s 

1 
2 

20 

302 
29 

377 

244 
32 

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'225 
38 

91 

North  Shore 



2880 

Strait  cf  Canso 

St.  Mary's  Bay 

Gegogan  Harbor 

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:::::: 

500 
400 
500 
100 
200 


"256 
400 

2000 
4350 

"200 
250 

200 

2738 

2000 
3 
2 

73 

19550 

"  4 
130 

336 

2000 
200 

250 
200 
500 

15000 

1200 

28950 

5 

40 

5 

10 

60 
110 

50 

2 

Port  Beckerton 

Holland's  Harbor. ... 
Port  Hillford 

Liscomb's  and  Span- 
ish Bay 

Marie  Joseph 

Ecum  Secum 

St.  Mary's  River  and 
Lakes  ., 

Head      of      Country 
River 

35 

1769 

72050 

301 

Totals 

267920 

130345 

23501 

112 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional   Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1837 


tho  Fisheries,  Quantity  and  Value  of  Fishing  Material,  &e.— Nova  Scotia— Continued, 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


to 


160 

441 

360 

... 

200 

500 

180 

330 

360 

1200 

1325 

9600 

1120 

400 

2880 

2036 

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60 

15 

200 

120 

50 



3000 

560 

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110 

40 

640 

j 

16 


47 
30 
8 
25 
25 
88 
54 

300 

80 

10 

50 

288 

100 

2 


400 


7050 
2100 
640 
2000 
840 
680 
760 

2400 

19750 

2100 

6706 

720 

800 

425 

200 

800 

480 

200 

520 

3300 
1895 
1080 

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16  6500! 


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100 


114 
150 
48 
250 
120 
170 
360 

1200 

3315 

700 

200 

720 

100 

40 

25 

20 

50 

10 

30 

200 
90 
80 


19000 
3000 
2400 
24C0 


1800 


1200 
9500 


9550 


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1000 
400 

1500 

1200 
300 

1200 

2000 
2500 
2000 


5  & 


1000 


1000 
1600 
1000 
1000 


1000 


& 


1000 


2000 
2000 


2000 


1  .... 


2  .... 


100 


67400 


5  100 


10 


600 
800 


2570 
150 


600 


200 


200 

800 

100 

1500 

1000 

100 

3000 

150Q0 

500 

32200 


20 


1000 
1000 


10 


100 
5000 
2000 


Fish  Products. 


234544 


fe 


164160 

271200 

45600 


54000 
61392 




105600, 


2000  10 

I  9 

800  12 


10000 


2885 


27500 


167 


160 


1070 
700 
320 

1000 
210 
170 
130 

1200 
4700 
700 
1676 
360 
200 
260 
120 
420 
250 
100 
300 


82416!  1500 
1108321  900 
:  600 


16 


180 


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1179744  17062 


Value. 


100 


100 
100 

90 ' 
150 1 
150 

50 ! 
380! 

600; 

1550 

700 

50 

100 

100 

20 

10 

100 

30 

40 

roo 

40 
70 
90 

30 


... 


180 


4750 


450 


%  cts. 


4,864  00 


82,733  20 

15,687  00 
6,263  00 

20,024  00 
9,341  50 
9.804  50 

15,871  50 

76,731  00 

224,531  00 

68,803  00 

45,633  90 

47,877  00 

40,674  00 

13,689  05 

1,237  50 

5,391  00 

19,407  50 

1,613  00 

15,208  00 

31,756  40 

27,850  55 

7,034  00 

10,181  90 

350  00 
*10,400  00 

812,957  50 


*  Home  Consumption,  St.  Mary's  District. 


113 


16-8 


60  Victoria. 

Sessional  Papers  (No,  16.) 

A.  1837 

Return  ehowirg  the  Number,  Toncage  and  Yalue  of  Teasels  and  Boats  engaged  in 

Vessels  and  Boats  Employed 
in  Fishing. 

Fishing  Material. 

Vessels. 

Boats. 

Nets. 

Weirs. 

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170 
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98 
114 
330 
120 

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63 

118 
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103 
245 

93 

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87 

32 

8 

3 

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17 

38 

30 

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1 

53 
IS 
> 

Halifax. 

North  Shore 

East  St.  Margaret's  Bay 

2400 
3200 
3200 

'*4800 
2400 
5600 

"3O0O 

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1200 

5580 
4800 
3900 
28b0 
2910 
8250 
3900 
3440 
6240 
4020 
1700 
2500 
1400 
300 

1891 

859 

2073 
2068 

1402 

1937 

2966 

2644 

1733 

9400 

10500 

4000 

15500 

14000 

56000 

12500 

6300 

4800 

6000 

35500 

12000 

4600 

1600 

1925 

3225 

13020 
10480 

5920 

5555 

7555 

20575 

6600 

% 

2820 
3150 
1200 
4650 
4200 

16800 
3750 
1890 
1440 
1800 

10650 

3600 

1380 

480 

509 

926 

3406 
2591 

1404 

1397 

1918 

5086 

1728 

$ 

10000 

13200 
6800 

12400 
8400 

17400 
6400 
1600 
600 
2000 
3400 
7800 
6000 
600 

400 
120Q 

3100 

'"2IOO 

3000 
4000 
6000 

Peggy's  Cove 

Dover 

Prospect 

Pennent , 

100 

1560 
„,.,, 

700 

17250 

500 

"'1500 

860 

890 

442 

3507 

600 
12G 

600 
1321 

Portuguese  Cove < 

Bedford 

3 

270 

10500 

42 

Ecum  Secuna  to  Beaver 
Harbor 

Sober  Island  and  Sheet 
Harbor 

MusbabonBay  to  Pope's 

Harbor 

Tangier  to  &  hip  Harbor 

Owl's  Head,  Little  and 

Clam  Harbor 

4 
2 

1 

5 

1 
9 

149 
42 

14 
123 

17 
207 

2000 
880 

300 
1930 

400 
3950 

29 
13 

6 

34 

7 
64 

Quoddy,  East  and  West 

Musquodoboit  Harbor  to 
Bast  Chezzetcook 

West    Chezzetcook    to 

484 

..*..... 

1560 

Cow    Bay    to     Devil's 

72 

1902 

471 

Totals 

56260 

69433 

267555 

66775 

98200 

43949 

- 

114 

Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


the  Fisheries,  Quantity  and  Value  of  Fishing  Material,  &s.— Nova  Sootia— Continued, 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


820 

450 

720 

525 

2815 

3225 

1210 

265 

100 

310 

1500 

1256 

720 

100 


13 

4 

405 
405 

211 

178 
145 
347 
147 


W 


350 
2050 

220 

208 
2135 
1525 
1620 
1115 

250 
1230 
1125 

325 

210 

100 
15000 

12 

20 

286 
97 

157 

368 

114 

315 

I 
538  i 


25 


5443  15871  29360 


25 


15 


153 

2 

151 

62 

212 


659 


3 

EH  £ 


50 
2545 
3230 

206 

825 
3525 
6152 
2830 
4525 
1465 

230 
4520 

330 


5250 

1058 

353 

1417 
2005 

617 

2493 

2161 

3888 

1436 


7 
51 
65 

4 
17 
81 
123 
57 
90 
30 

5 
91 

7 


100 

1 


500 
1200 


806 
100 

456 


W 


500 

iioo 


800 
100 

456 


51111 


250 
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Fish 
Products. 


272000 
20000 


745 


3056i3056 


58 

21 

139 
88 

41 

120 

158 

108 

233 


20 


1271 


400 

700 

1843 
1966 

550 
1310 

617 
1150 
1224 


301760 


680 


250 
960 

60 


468 


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a 

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70000 
"96500 
116066 


2775 

1860 

700 


8265 


4500 

23300 

800 


29168 


31344 


560640 

129360 

216000 
67200 

235200 

3360 

84000 


15 

1530 

1950 

120 

510 

2430 

3690 

1710 

2700 

900 

150 

2730 

210 


50 
256 
430 

22 
210 
351 
720 
281 
485 
190 

25 
451 

30 


16000 

389 

105 

605 
759 

22-1 

921 

879 

1205 

484 


1603604 


40216 


73 

27 

115 
141 

26 

148 

149 

273 

106 


4559 


♦Sold  fresh  in  Halifax  Markets. 

fo00  barrels  of  clams,  at  $5 $2,500  00 

130,000  lbs.  of  herring  bait,  at  4c 5,200  00 

Home  consumption,  Ea9t  Halifax 7,000  00 

$14,700  00 


$      Cts. 


10,821  25 
25,123  75 
37,130  00 

7,685  50 
47,016  75 
72,378  75 
52,305  50 
21,499  CO 
40,793  75 
17,483  25 
24,085  00 
52,352  50 
15,559  60 

1,700  00 
121,492  50 

89,624  83 

22,029  60 

44,764  58 
24,790  16 


16,631  90 


25,322  25 

11,894  94 
*  39, 500  00 
f  14, 700  00 

904,301  23 


16— »i 


115 


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Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 

A.  1887 

Ueturn  showing  the  Number,  Tonnage  and  Yalue  of  Vessels  and  Boats 

engaged  in 

Vessels 

and  Boats  Employed 

in  Fishing. 

Fishing  Material. 

Boats. 

Nets. 

Weirs. 

TO 

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6 
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32 
3 
3 

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11 

18 

120 

195 

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6 

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12 

22 

20 

120 

pa 

a 

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2300 
1000 
1200 
300 
210 
2200 
3300 
4000 

1210 

6 
5z5 

9 

Hants. 

Shubenacadie       River 
and  Maitland 

750 
125 
140 
50 
55 
280 
365 
400 

480 
2625 

700 

240 

250 

90 

75 

360 

560 

12C0 

582 

$ 

1600 
250 
700 
60 
50 
400 
350 
600 

4620 
8630 

Noel 

1 

200 

Burnt  Coat....- 

Mose  Brook 

Tennicape, .... 

Walton.  -. J 

1 
15 

"  17 

50 
1000 

West  Hants 

500 

Grand  Lake  to  Shuben- 
acadie Station 

1250 

Totals » 

228 

15720 

4057 

500 

116 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.16.) 


A.  18S7 


ie  Fisheries,  Quantity  and  Talue  of  Fishing  Material,  &c.-Nova  Scotia- Continued. 


Kind  of  Fish. 


Fish  Products. 


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300 

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Herring,   __  500        do      4c > £  8JJ  JJ 

4cZZZZ!Z..'.. 45  60 

4C  1,920  00 

4c'.... ...-- 2160 


Alewives,  21,040 
Cod,  1,140 

Shad,        48,000 
Baas,  540 


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do 
do 
do 


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117 


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A.  1887 


Eeturn  showing  the  Number,  Tonnage  and  Value  of  Vessels  and  Boats  engaged  in 


"Vessels 

and  Boats  Employed  in 

Fishing, 

Fishing  Material. 

Vessels. 

Boats. 

Nets. 

Webs. 

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:$ 

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Port  Hawkesbury i 

9    398 

18000 

110 

20 

300 

70 

16000 

4000 

240 

10000 

Port  Hastings 

25 

600 

80 

14000 

3500 

40 

120 

Low  Point 

12 

110 

25 

800 

300 

50 

Creignish  

20 

180 

40 

14000 

400 

12 

60 

Long  Point 

20 

200 

60 

1600 

800 

100 

Judique 

40 

250 

70 

2500 

1000 

20 

Little  Judique . 

50 

600 

160 

5000 

3000 

.... 

- 



200 

Port  Hood.... 

1      10 

200 

4 

160 

6000 

500 
180 

30000 

8000 
1400 

4 
20 

1500 
120 

Mabou = . 

60 

1000 

3000 

..... 

100>0 

800 

Whycocoinagh . 

.  ...... 

........ 



12 

120 

25 

800 

200 

i 

Boom . 

15 

200 

30 

800 

400 

.... 

.... 

Malagawatch 

i    15 

200 

3 

30 

300 

60 
25 

3000 

1600 
350 

Basin,  River  Dennis.  .. 

13 

130 

600 

..... 

River  Dennis 

• 

2 

4 

8 

North  Mountain   

32 

340 

60 

2250 

1250 

West  Bay  

10 

120 

20 

400 

400 

Eastern  Harbor.. ..... 

i    is 

280 

6 

91 

7090 

273 

2787 

1489 

65 

225 

Black  Rock 

20 

400 

50 

500 

200 

60 

Cheticamp  Point 

L      13 

250 

5 

40 

1600 

120 

1200 

600 

25 

14 

Mill  Brook 

6 

250 

18 

310 

400 

li* 

Big  Pond 

.  *-%••... 



.*.... 

25 

1000 

75 

1000 

500 

100 

Shump's  Cove , 

3 

150 

9 

100 

100 

,8 

Friar  Head ,.  .. 



.... 

7 

250 

21 

300 

500 

30 

Doucet's  Cove %  .. 

7 

230 

21 

3C0 

450 

25 

Pleasant  Bay 

21 

400 

60 

540 

250 

130 

N.  E.  Margaree 

900 

Delaney's  Cove., 

Doucet's  Cove 

8 

320 

26 

640 

400 

...«. 

28 





9 

440 

29 

800 

900 

., 

1200 



30 

East  Margaree 

24 

1600 

79 

3400 

4000 

1600 

120 

West  Margaree . 

Margaree  Porks „  .. 

2      27 

1200 

12 

6 

400 

20 

1400 

1600 

35740 

40 

1000 

10 

Margaree  River 

80 

700 

Margaree  Island 

20 

40C 

50 

400 

340 

240 

Broad  Cove  Marsh 

14 

300 

40 

300 

240 

280 

Port  Bain .. 

.  •••••i 

........ a 

10 

190 

30 

380 

280 

40 

Broad  Cove  Shore 

12 

150 

28 

460 

200 

90 

Coal  Mines 

4 

120 

10 

120 

160 

5 

Lake     Outlet     aud 

Loch  Bain... 

.  •••••« 



5 

30 

10 

160 

50 

Trout  River 

Totals U 

>    478 

852 

25774 

2382 

109807 

39259 

80 

700 

406 

41440 

800 

13664 

" 


118 


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A.  1887 


he  Fisheries,  Quantity  and  Value  of  Fishing  Material,  &c.-Nova  Scotia--C™*mu< 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


2000 
200 
200 
200 
200 
400 
2000 
2000 
120 
140 
400 
600 
160 

'  400 
200 


15 
33 

200 
20 
80 
70 


400 


73 

a 

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3 

IB 

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3 


160 
180 
570  20 
300 I  80 
94 
234 
280 
190 
180 
240 
30 


2000 

200 

80 

120 

200 

120 

600 

4000 

1000 

400 

400 

6C0 

320 

"Too 

300 

11300 

1200 

5000 

300 

2000 

100 

450 

400 

200 


400 

520 

2200 

3200 

80 

Too 

190 

100 

120 

40 


6000 
5000 


6000 
6000 
3000 


80 


11793 


912 


38740 


400 
100 

20 

30 

40 

20|. 
400  . 
400 
200 
1080 


30 


24000 


740 
300 
20 
22 
100 
10 
20 
15 
23 

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48 
200 
284 


7646 


1000 
1000 


1000 
2000 
1000 
1000 
500 
6000 
1000 
2000 
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1000 
1000 


40 


Products. 


400 

800 

640 

2000 


140 

220 


1200 


800 

400 

1000 

800 


1000 
2000 


5000 
6000 
4000 
2000 
2000 
6000 
3000 
1000 
3000 
2000 
1500 


10 
20 
20 
10 
10 
60 
80 
100 


Value. 


10 
400 
200 

80 
100 


62200 


78864 
28000 


23520 


640 
12100 


4200  39440 


12336 


10800 


48 


38500  608 


10080 


2000 

1000 

20 

40 

100 

100 

200 

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100 
100 
100 
100 

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80 

5510 

600 

4200 

200 

1800 

70 

300 

270 

200 

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820 

1400 

184 

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108 
195 
204 
20 


50 

20 

10 

10 

20 

30 

30 

100 

100 

10 

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$  eta. 

130,950  00 

10,200  00 

1,733  00 

2,267  00- 

3,405  00 

12,505  00 

19,670  00; 

61,211  60 

15,610  00- 

8,575  00 

4,930  00 

6,335  00 

3,145  <X> 

300  oa 

3,885  00 
2,377  00 
61,144  50 
7,140  00 
24,700  00 
1,804  00 
11,820  00 
665  50 
2,797  50 
2,458  00 
2,460  50 
252  00 
2,925  00 
3,856  00 
14,702  40 
26,680  40 
1,249  60 
1,164  00 
4,684  20 
6,227  90 
1,751  75 
2,616  60 
1,015  00 

790  40 
726  00 


583  471,629  85 


119 


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Sessional  Papers  (No,  16.) 


A.  1887 


Return  showing  the  Number, 

Tonnage  and  Yalue  of  Vessals  and  Boats  engaged  in 

Vessels  and  Boats  Employed  in 
Fishing. 

Fishing  Material. 

Vessels. 

Boats. 

Nets. 

Weirs. 

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300 
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$ 

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600 
750 
300 
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160 
350 
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150 
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Scot's  Bay , 

Long  Island 

Little  Island 

Bout  Island 

Town  Plot 

Gaepereau  .„ 

Aylesford 

Keniyille... 

..... 

4 

39 



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120 


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Cod,             4,000      do        4c -r  gg 

Haddock,    3,000      do       4c- 30 

Halibut,          500      do        6c 200 

Shad,           5,000      do       4c * 

$1,460 


121 


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A.  1887 


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$ 

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665 
905 

1178 
330 

1235 
520 
995 

1765 
995 

5663 
320 

3500 

2500 

3500 

3500 

70 
46 
80 
65 
40 
57 
29 
51 
72 
44 
195 
29 

525 

400 

600 

560 

2763 

4255 
1050 
4445 
7040 
2500 
4275 
1950 
4650 
6675 
3710 
21970 
2375 

12000 
2800 
8000 

12000 

$ 

1260 

680 

1475 

2414 

1090 

1315 

880 

1375 

2190 

1395 

7105 

690 

9000 

1800 

6000 

10000 

11640 
640 
960 

1100 
215 

1145 
245 
550 
580 
110 
620 
405 

1000 

300 

600 

400 

Martin's  River 

Fox  Point.....*  „., 

Mill  Cove-..., 

458 
100 
686 

Lodge 

North-West  Cove 

1120 
257 
789 
152 
266 
667 
224 

1035 
108 

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30 
34 
39 

188 

4000 
1720 
2064 
1940 

9980 

288482 
75314 
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91805 

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320 
290 
440 

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Mahone  Bay  to  Martin's 
River  Island 

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1800 

5000 

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1000 

LaHave    River   to  ,La- 
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2000 
2500 

Totali 

559976 

28681 

99695 

48669 

20510 

— — — 

16365 

122 


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A.  1887 


the  Fisheries 


ies,  Quantity  and  Yalue  of  Fishing  Material,  &c.-Nova  Scotia- ConftW. 


Kinds  of  Fish 


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2000 
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Lobsters 

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Scallops 


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3,000 

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180  00 

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13,049  20 
11,754  00 
17,318  00 

4,776  95 

9,778  20 
11,157  25 

3,931  45 
21,434  95 

7,537  60 
45,697  24 

2,132  22 

739,700  00 

174,435  00 

228,324  00 

348,408  00 
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1,698,597  21 


$  3,851  50 


123 


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A.  1887 


Return  showing  the  Number,  Tonnage  and  Value  of  Vessels  and  Boats  engaged 


in 


Vessels  and  Boats  Employed 
Fishing. 

IN 

Fishing  Material. 

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Boats. 

Nets. 

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District. 

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$ 

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15 
14 
28 
4 
13 
10 

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740 
300 
280 
560 
80 
160 
200 

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30 
80 
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20 
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1600 
1500 
2300 

640 
1400 
1100 

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1750 
1600 
2200 

600 
1400 
1100 

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Little  Harbor. 

Big  Island 

North  Beach „, 

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110 

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Totals 

1250 

15 

236 

4820 

544 

10015 

9480 

•«.....«• 

124 


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A.  1887 


the  Fisheries,  Quantity  and  Value  of  Fishing  Material,  &c.-Nova  Scotia- 

Continued. 

1 

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Mackerel,        210  bbls.,       10.00 

$3,075 

2,100 

Hake,               800  cwt,         3.50 

Herring,          900  bbls.,         4.00 

, 2,800 

3,600 

7,225 

Cod,             jjjuocwt,         *  i0 "•• 

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240 

150 

Smelts,         2,500  103.,           u-uo 

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180 

jbeis, 

JKIIS., 

$19,370 

125 


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Sessional  Tapers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Eeturn  showing  tho  Number,  Tonnage  and  Value  of  Vessels  and  Boats  engaged  in 


Vessels  and  Boats  Employed  in 
Fishing. 

Fishing  Material. 

Vessels. 

Boats 

Nets. 

Weirs. 

CD 

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a 

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18 
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Mill  Village 

$ 

"35700 

18200 

1150 

22000 

$ 

400 

1375 

100 

370 

3870 

500 

780 

56 

240 

450 

105 

175 

280 

238 

250 

181 

414 

70 

230 

90 

80 

125 

1458 

3850 

180 

702 

4600 

1872 

186 

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1440 

656 

360 

738 

590 

1240 

750 

2034 

288 

360 

234 

238 

500 

$ 

675 

1745 

110 

322 

.  4250 

728 

80 

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800 
456 
180 
328 
213 
430 
300 
790 
120 
140 
68 
60 
161 

$ 

5125 

14450 

2430 

3684 

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40 

1040 

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25 

6420 

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Port  Medway  

Ponhook  

1082 

Liverpool  

Port    Mouton  

158 

Brooklyn 

Port  Joli  .,. 

250 
10 

Port  Lebert 

Somerville .... 

Hunt's  Point 

White  Point 

Beach  Meadows  

Coffin  Island 

Eagle  Head 

Blueberry  ., 

Pudding    Pan  

West  Head 

Moose   Harbor 

Black  Point  

3 

54 

800 


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15 

20 
1 
5 
4 
4 

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3 

Milton 

6 

Gull  Island ., 

Eastern  Head 

24 

1254 

245 

*"*8 

Totals 

77850 

589 

10379 

706 

22436 

12036 

35954 

_ — ___ 

1596 

126 


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Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


the  Fisheries, 


Quant.ty  and  Value  of  Fishing  Material,  &c.-Nova  Sootia-Owiiiroiaf. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Fish 
Products. 


Value. 


$     cts. 

9,747  50 
93,256  00 
2,774  00 
37,512  00 
33,875  50 
34,366  00 
1,779  90 
528  50 
1,001  10 
2,004  50 
647  40 
534  10 
1,143  70 
614  50 
564  00 
318  95 
5,619  95 
419  00 
7,713  25 
1,428  00 
228  25 
586  30 
*  13, 595  25 
t  2,350  0* 


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Halibut,  9,800  lbs.,  at  6c  ;  Salmon,  3,720  lbs  ,  at  ^ .........  > 

MacW,'68brls.;at$10;  Haddock  419 quintals  at  $3.50  ......     2,14b 

Lobsters,  6,000  lbs.,  at  4c.  ;  Clams,  25  brls., ,  at  ^4™"fbV    at  4c        HO  00 

Alewives,  25  brls.,  at  $4  ;  Tongues  and  Sounds,  1,000  lbs.,  at  *u 

$13,595  25 

.     >^u  i         *  <*k  $  2,350  00 

fOlams  sold  for  bait,  470  brls.,  at  $5 g_J 


127 


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A.  1887 


Keturn  showing  the  Number,  Tonnage  and  Value  of  Vessels  and  Boats  engaged  in 


Vessels  and  Boats  Employed  in  Fishing. 


District. 


Vessels. 


Richmond. 

Arichat 

Arichat,  West „ 

Petit  de  Grat 

Cape  Au  Guet 

Port  Royal «.... 

D'Kscousse ,« 

Polimand «. 

Port  Richmond 

Cape  Le  Rond..  ...% 

Rocky  Bay 

Little  Anse 

Gros  Nez  ..... 

River  Inhabitants , 

Black  River 

Lower  D'Escousse 

Martinique  and  Lennox  Passage 

Fourchu 

Framboise..... 

St.  Esprit 

L'  Archeve'que , 

Grand  River  

Point  Michaud 

L'Ardoise 

St.  Peter's  Island 

St.  Peter's 

River  Boargeoise 


Totals  , . 


60 


20 
700 
120 
160 


120 


120 


93 

60 

70 

430 


2053 


1200 
1200 


600 

17000 

3730 

3800 


1900 
T?00 


2100 

400 

1000 

9500 


4433C 


6 

200 
30 
40 


12 


18 

20 

14 

135 


539 


Boats. 


60 
80 
90 
50 
12 
30 
10 

5 
20 
40 
50 
60 
10 
10 
40 
12 
45 

8 
11 

8 

27 
21 
215 
62 
40 
12 


1028 


800 
1000 
950 
700 
400 
150 
100 
100 
300 
600 
800 
900 
200 
200 
200 
400 
1125 
160 
385 
304 
810 
420 
4200 
1000 
600 
180 


17184 


120 

140 

180 

100 

24 

60 

20 

10 

40 

80 

100 

100 

20 

20 

80 

24 

105 

18 

22 

16 

55 

29 

430 

100 

80 

24 


1997 


Fishing  Matbbial. 


Nets. 


40000 

30000 

70000 

40000 

20000 

50000 

1000 

900 

4000 

8000 

8000 

8000 

9000 

900 

1000 

1000 

4500 

1280 

3300 

2240 

9720 

2500 

29000 

5560 

7500 

2000 


359400 


Weirs. 


5000 

400© 

&000 

6000 

3000 

7000 

500d 

400 

2G00 

4000 

4000 

4000 

5000 

400 

500 

500 

1350 

384 

990 

672 

2916 

640 

12200 

1668 

1500 

700 


81820 


128 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.16  ) 


A.  1887 


the  Fisheries,  Quantity  and  Value  of  Fishing  Material,  &c.-Nova  Scotia--^n« 


Kinds  op  Fish. 


xn 


10 


500 


10 


67 


500 


1500 
100 

2000 
200 
100 
100 


200 
300 
300 
200 
100 

Too 

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64 

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80 

540 

220 
3900 

490 
1000 

300 


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100 
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100 
200 
300 
100 

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200 

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110 

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1000 

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200 

100 

1000 

200 

100 

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80 

220 

96 

324 

700 

5000 

318 

800 

7500 


431 


20 
20 
30 

20 
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40 
3 
20 
10 
0 
20 
10 
10 

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10 


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Fish 
Products. 


2000 
1000 
2000 
2000 
1000 
100 


100 

"1*606 

100 


100  


1000 


1000 


50698  290 


450 


450 


40 


20 


20000C 

20000 

100000 


20000 


40 

9500 

104 

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19244 


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1000 


2000 


57600 


64800 


103 


740000 


100 
100 
100 
100 

100 

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500 

100 

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00 

100 

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20 

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40 

110 

4H 

162 

22 

3000 

300 

375 

3000 


11990 


Value. 


$  cts. 


60.535  00 
16,455  00 
49,490  00 
13,935  00 

9.495  00 
91,080  00 
13,285  00 

4.971  00 

7,675  00 

3,960  00 

26,755  00 

4.496  00 
2,248  00 

360  00 

6,061  00 

160  00 

46,468  75 

1,230  00 

2,986  50 

10,135  20 

8,178  30 

5,768  00 

99,170  00 

17,758  50 

13,777  75 

37,605  00 

*  12,000  00 

566,  OS 9  00 


•Home  Consumption  as  per  County  Return. 


129 


16—9 


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Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Heturn  showing  the  Number,  Tonnage  and  Value  of  Vessels  and  Boats  engaged  in 


Vessels  and  Boats  Employed  in 
Fishin©. 

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Boats. 

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Barrington 

Wood's  Barbor 

Shag  Harbor 

Bear  Point 

Cape  Island 

Port  Latour  and  Baccaro.... 
Upper  Port  Latour 

9 

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1 
3 

350 

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65 

115 

$ 

11325 

6675 

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2000 
2000 

75 
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130 

15 
27 

30 

85 

18 

22 

228 

145 

16 

42 

37 

8 

16 

4 

30 

40 

32 

40 

25 

16 

25 

859 

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584 

1300 

348 

700 

4080 

2605 

227 

1350 

700 

703 

700 

125 

2300 

2500 

1400 

800 

760 

800 

1850 

23772 

27 

125 

31 

17 

348 

129 

40 

72 

42 

15 

30 

5 

55 

75 

60 

60 

40 

25 

60 

1256 

2724 

4500 

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20640 

13540 

3280 

3500 

3500 

820 

2000 

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5500 
1700 

1     6000 
2000 
2500 

1     2500 

$ 

812 

1050 

1150 

820 

4300 

3200 

490 

950 

950 

235 

700 

230 

1425 

1600 

600 

2000 

500 

700 

1000 

22612 

"6000 
3600 

16000 

Cape  Negro  and  Blanche 

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Port  Clyde 

1 

9 

2 

3 

27 

67 

12 

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147 

190 

2100 

4574 

175 

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41 

410 

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North-East  Harbor 

Black  Point  and  Red  Head.. 
Roseway  and  McNutt  Island 
West  Shelburne 



Jordan  Bay... • 



Totals , 

89974 

14 

26600 

119 


£0  Victoria. 


Sessional  rap-ors  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


the  Fisheries,  Quantity  and  Value  of  Fishing  Material,  &c.-Nova  Scotia— Continued, 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


2000 
480 


240 
400 
370 


300 


3790 


28 
375 
150 

18 

1728 

312 

14 
175 
200 

10 

10 


1240 


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105 
70 
38 
110 
40 
56 
2075 


5514 


1240 


127 

500 

224 

182 

1200| 

501 

117 

1125 

950 

110 

100 

36 

95 

162 

340 

1350 

271 

84 

1000 


8474 


375 


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12 


125 
25 


25 


621 


7304 

50 

4250 

123 

19200 

5353 

3650 

3500 

2850 

83 


942 

800 

550 

20600 

4555 

6505 

55500 


Fish 
Products. 


110 

10 

100 

23 

100 

1894 

140 

100 

100 

20 


136081 


10 


20 


216 

20 

300 

90 

2189 

1885 

325 

650 

600 

27 

133 

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700 
275 
600 
200 
484 
350 


16000 


31000 

200 

30500 

6900 

600 

3200 

3000 


fa 


55 


2627 


173800 


03 

at 

3 


136000 
48000 
28800 


30000 


42000 


35280 


90000| 


9705  181400 


100000 


150   593880 


2754 

30 

2000 

246 
7658 
4500 
1450 
1800 
1400 
65 

110 

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900 

280 

5200 

875 

1450 

18000 


1890 

3000 

1000 

100 

4800 

1225 

500 

425 

450 

14 


40 


49668 


Value. 


13444 


$  Cts. 

39,606  10 

35,343  00 

26,018  50 

22,498  15 

130, 4S9  20 

50,032  75 

19,676  50 

25,852  00 

21,902  50 

2,058  50 

6,908  50 

144  00 

8,364  50 

14,190  00 

5,370  00 

105,006  00 

22,185  50 

31,178  75 

294,180  00 

*2i,811  00 

f25,200  25 

908,025  7© 


^Lobsters  sold  alive  to  American  smacks.     t  Home  consumption. 


131 


16-  9^ 


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A.  1837 


[Return  showing  the  Number,  Tonnage  and  Value  of  Vessels  and  Boats  engaged  in 


Vessels  and  13oats  engaged  in 
Fishing. 

Fishing  Material. 

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Nets. 

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30 

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250 

$ 

600 

450 

30 

500 

90 

150 

40 

1400 
912 
180 
180 
980 
576 
980 
112 

1160 

2000 

1500 

50 

850 

200 

600 

100 

3080 

1672 

396 

1320 

1980 

1584 

1508 

350 

2552 

$ 

800 
600 
40 
340 
100 
300 
60 

1680 
912 
216 
396 

1080 
864 

1368 
240 

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15 
31 
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8340 

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10388 

11040 

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X  Home  consumption  of  several  districts. 


133 


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Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Eeturn  showing  the  Number,  Tonnage  and  Value  of  Vessels  and  Boats  engaged  ii* 


Vessels  and  Boats  Employed  in        -^^  _„  „ , 

Fishing.                       !    Fishing  Material. 

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Boats. 

Nets. 

Weirs. 

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Acadia  and  Little  River... 

$ 
"25000 

$ 

2000 

1200 
450 

3000 
700 
400 
300 
900 

12C0 
160 

1200 
425 

3000 
11000 

8500 
22000 

7000 

1200 

$ 

900 
6000 
3200 
6800 
2200 

850 
1100 
3000 
4000 
2170 

300 

745 

$ 

Tu8ket  Wedge , 

Salmon  River 

200 
1840 
5400 
1940 

Tusket  

2 

47 

2000 

12 

East  River 

Eel  Lake  and  Brook 

2 

1 

30 

31 

5 

4 

86 

29 
116 

2085 

1866 

148 

49 

5094 

1300 
6500 

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55145 

5800 

2400 

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20 

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420 

48 

24 

1264 

Argyle 

70     2R00 

Argyle  Sound 

East  and  West  Pubnico.... 

Yarmouth 

Port  Maitland , 

90 
40 
16 
35 
49 

905 

6000 
8000 
2410 
1000 
2900 

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2 

11 

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6000 

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Totals , 

223145 

11935 

75810 

31265 

26500 

15030 

100 

134 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.16) 


A.  1887 


the  Fisheries,  Quantity  and 


Valuo  of  Fishing  Material,  &c.-Nova  Seotia-Owtfroietf- 


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3601 


300 


360 
100 
240 
312 
2800 
207 
830 


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1760|   500 
640  .... 
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100 


526 


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70 
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6000 

10030 


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3611276 
450 


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40 
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350 
16 


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5190 

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100 

200 
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33175 


770  5750 


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Lobsters, 
Mackerel, 
Herring, 
Cod, 
Halibut, 
Salmon, 

Smoked  Alewives, 
Fresh  do 

Whitefish 


Value. 


$    cts. 

30,497  00 

9V855  50 

7,480  00 

16,591  50 

3,113  00 

13,658  25 

34,379  00 

3,540  00 

232,071  85 

209,351  55 

40,117  50 

58,  i87  50 

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853,238  81 


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500      do      6c > _ f 

$4,179  00 


j  Miscellaneous  :—  _  Q  .  „  AQ,  q60  u,*.,  at  4c $99,758  40 

Live  Lobsters  (shipped  to  U.S.)  2,493,960  lbs^ai  * QQ 

Mackerel  do  60,000      ao      00..  oQ 

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135 


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Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Compapative  Statement  of  Value  of  Fisheries  in  each  County  in  the  Province  of 
Nova  Scotia,  for  the  Years  1885  and  1886. 


Counties. 


Annapolis , , 

Antigonish.. 

Cape  Breton*.. 

Colchester 

Cumberland 

Digby m 

Guysborough 

Halifax 

Hants 

Inverness* 

King's 

Lunenburg 

Pictou „ 

Queen's 

Richmond* ,., 

Shelburne  

Victoria*.. 

Yarmouth  , , , 

Totals... 

Increase „ 


1885. 


$       cts 

91,085  50 
116,957  50 
300,196  50 

21,920  70 

67,738  20 

718,706  50 

822,383  85 

1,028,752  85 

12,204  10 
574,023  60 

66,291  25 
1,551,314  35 
225,961  00 
234,606  40 
437,355  15 
972,983  70 
189,922  30 
851,519  42 


8,283,922  87 


$   cts. 


111,193 
356,325 

13,961 

93,758 
881,196 
812,957 
904,301 

23,926 
471,629 

32,136 
1,698,597 
160,471 
252,607 
566,039 
909,025 
167,660 
853,238 


8,415,361  45 


Decrease. 


cts 


5,764  50 
"7,959  20 


9,426  35 
124,451  62 


102,393  75 
34,154  75 


65,489  25 


64,958  00 
22,261  65 


436,859  07 


Increase. 


$       c 

16,248  50 

56,128  85 

26,020  60 
162,490  20 

11,722  15 

147,282  86 

18,001  25 
128,683  85 

1,719  39 


568,297  65 


131,438  58 


*  Notk.— The  four  counties  in  Cape  Breton  Island,  viz  :  Cape  Breton,  Inverness,  Richmond  and 
*£.*?"*  glve  a  total  yalue  of  fish  caught  of  $1,561,654.85  against  $1,501,497.55  in  1885  ;   an  increase 
©i  $60,157.30. 

The  value  offish  caught  in  the  other  fourteen  counties,  or  Nova  Scotia  proper,  is  given  at  $6,853,706 
against  $6, 782,425  last  year;   an  increase  of  $71 ,281.  **  -         ! 


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A.  1887 


Table  showing  the  Value  of  the  Fisheries  of  Nova  Scotia,  for  the  Seventeen  Years 
6  from  1870  to  1886,  inclusive. 


Tear. 


Value. 


1870... 
1871... 
1872... 
1873.. 
1874... 
1875... 
1876... 
1877... 
1878... 
1879  .. 
1880... 
1881.., 
1882... 
1883... 
1884.. 
1885.. 
1886.. 


$   cts. 

4,019.424  07 
5,161,030  90 
6,016,835  00 
6,577,086  51 
6,652,301  55 
5,573,851  58 
6,029,049  94 
5,52  ,858  37 
6,131,599  64 
5,752,936  20 
6,291,061  46 
6,214,781  50 
7,131,418  36 
7,689.374  75 
8,763,779  36 
8,283,922  87 
8,415,361  45 


Table  showing  the  number  and  value  of  Vessels  and  Boats,  Nets  and  Weirs 
engaged  in  the  Fisheries  of  Nova  Scotia,  and  approximate  estimates  of  the  value 
of  other  material  not  included  in  the  returns.  • 


643  vessels 

12,830  boats 

1,528,548  fathoms  of  nets 


Canning  establishments -•»■ 

Seines                                  (not  included  in  returns)... 
Lobster  traps,  &c.                                  do 
Hand  lines,  trawls,  &c.                         do 
Steamers,  smacks,  punts  and  canoes    do 
Fishing  piers,  houses  and  other  sundries » 


Total. 


171,671 
63  165 
81,795 
59,050 
70,579 

119,728 


1,315,166 
294,738 
563,288 
197,345 

2,370,537 


565,988 
"2",936,425 


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APPENDIX  NCX4- 


NEW  BRUNSWICK. 


ANNUAL  REPORT  ON  THE  FISHERIES  OF  NEW  BRUNSWICK  FOR  THE 
YEAR  1886,  BY  W.  H.  YENNING,  ESQ.,  INSPECTOR. 

St.  John,  N.B.,  31st  December,  1886. 
Hon.  George  E.  Foster, 

Minister  of  Marine  and  Fisheries, 
Ottawa. 

Sir,— I  have  the  honor  to  submit  a  report  on  the  fisheries  of  New  Brunswick 
for  the  year  1886,  with  condensed  reports  from  the  local  officers.  The  returns  of  the 
year's  catch  show,  in  the  aggregate,  a  small  increase  over  that  of  last  year. 

SALMON. 

The  increase  in  the  catch  of  salmon,  which  marked  last  year's  returns,  has  not 
been  sustained.  Rejecting  theories,  and  confining  myself  to  the  observation  of 
facts,  I  have,  for  several  years,  expressed  my  conviction  that,  under  existing  cir- 
cumstances, no  permament  improvement  in  our  salmon  fisheries  can  reasonably  be 
expected.  These  facts  are,  that  in  1874  the  salmon  catch  iu  New  Brunswick  was 
3,214,182  lbs.  Since  railways  have  enabled  fresh  salmon  to  reach  distant  markets, 
the  number  of  fishermen  has  increased,  and  improved  appliances  have  been  employed, 
not  only  along  the  coast,  but  from  the  estuaries  to  the  head  waters  of  all  our  rivers 
to  which  salmon  resort.  With  this  increase  in  the  number  of  men  fishing,  and  with 
these  improved  appliances  for  catching  fish,  the  catch  last  year  was  only  1,407,598 
lbs.,  and  this  year  only  1,268,855  lb3.  I  am  aware  some  men  talk  glibly  about 
"  fluctuations  "  and  "  booms,"  but  in  these  twelve  years  the  fluctuations  have  all 
been  downward  and  the  booms  the  wrong  way,  notwithstanding  the  assistance  of 
three  hatching  houses,  two  of  which  have  been  twelve  years  in  operation,  and  the 
other  six  years.  With  the  excessive  fishing  that  has  been  done  since  the  opening  of 
the  Intercolonial  Railway,  but  few  fish  reached  their  spawning  be  Is.  Of  these  a 
large  number  are  killed  before  spawning.  The  powers  of  those  that  remained  to 
multiply  falls  short  of  the  annual  drain  made  on  the  diminishing  stock.  Informer 
years,  before  railways  made  it  easy  to  reach  our  rivers,  but  little  angling  was  done. 
After  the  netting  season  closed  on  the  15th  August,  those  fish  that  escaped  the  coast 
and  river  nets  had  only  a  few  poachers  aid  adventurous  angbrs  to  fear ;  these  having 
no  market  for  their  catch,  contented  themselves  with  what  they  required  for  food  on 
their  visits,  and  the  few  they  could  carry  home  unspoilt.  Bat,  siace  the  advent  of 
railways  has  made  the  head  waters  of  our  rivers  easy  of  a;cess,  angling  has  been 
pursued  on  an  extensive  scale  from  1st  June  to  15tn  September,  and  poaching  on  a 
still  larger  scale  up  to  the  last  of  October  and  sometimes  until  the  fish  have  finished 
spawning.  The  facilities  offered  by  railways  for  the  exportation  of  illegally  caught 
fish  are  so  great,  that  no  vigilance  on  the  part  of  officers  can  do  more  than  make\n 
occasional  seizure,  while  large  quantities  are  constantly  exported.  Until  railroads 
are   prevented  by   law  from   carrying  contraband   fish;  until  spawning  salmon  are 

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nore  effectually  protected;  and   until  the   preset  excessive  fishing  is  curtailed, I 
hall  expect  to  see  a  steady  decrease  in  the  catch  of  future  years. 


BASS. 


The  catch  of  this  fish  is  very  much  smaller  than  that  of  last  year.  No  other 
result  co,Td  reasonably  be  expected.  Years  ago  seining  in  the  spring  destroyed  the 
Zent  n"h  and  since  that  was  stopped,  excessive  fishing  from  September  till  March 
inothe destruction  of  young  fi,h  has  been  the  rule  wherever  this  fishery  has  been 
Bursued  Since  the  smelt  fishery  commenced,  large  numbers  of  young  bass  have  been 
aestToved  by  tbe  bag  Bet,,  and  while  this  centimes  on  the  presenUcale,  an y  improve- 
aesiioycu  oy  tijo  u  s         ,  illegally  caught  and  small  bass  of  illegal  size 

^fa£l£&^lj^w^  L/in  tie  cars  their  detection  by  fishery 
officers  is  all  but  impossible. 


SHAD, 


The  catch  of  this  fish  is  very  little  over  one-half  that  of  1885,nor  was .the quality 
„fY„  tw   nf  Inat-   ™ar's   catch      I  can  give  no  reason  for  this  great  falling  oil, 
^1  the"  s  mple  and  ^parenttie  that  past  overfishing  is  having  its  natural  results 
The  season   to  all  appearance,  was  a  favorable  one,  and  the  fishery  was  pursued  with 
accu-tomed  industry?  So  far 'as  New  Brunswick  is  concerned,  this  fishery  is  steadily 
SHnd  HofferLome  grave  difficulties  to  those  theorists  who  assert  that  shad  do 
no  spawn  in  our  waters,  but  come  to  us  from  southern  rivers     Were  this  the  ease, 
we  ought  to  look  for  a  good  catch  here  when  they  are  plentiful  in  the  rivers  from 
Florid!  to  New  York.     Of  late  years  the  extensive  hatching  operations  pursued  by 
tbe  American  Fi'h  Commission  have  restocked  these  rivers  until  shad  are >  now  as 
plentiful  in  American  waters  as  they  formerly  were  in  ours.     As  no  artificial  help  is 
aiven  to  our  stock,  it  is  steadily  decreasing  under  excessive ^fishing     Wby  "is  sh ou'd 
be  ifthey  come  to  us  annually  from  the  more  prolific  waters  of  t°e  south  or  why 
they  were  plentiful  in  our  waters  before  the  southern  rivers  were  re-stocked,  I  must 
leave  the  theorists  to  explain. 


ALEWIVES. 


The  improvement  noted  in  the  catch  of  this  fish,  in  my  last  report,  has  been  fol- 
lowed by  ^falling  off  of  2o  per  cent  this  year.  The  want  of  a  suflto.ent  weekly  close, 
toe  and  the  deduction  of  Targe  quantities  of  young  fish  by  the  harbor  wejn*  wdl 
prevent  any  permanent  -improvement  in  this  fishery.  In  Nova  Scotia,  where  this 
spelies  is  more  largely  distributed,  and  where  there  is  a  longer  weekly  close  time 
X  where  the  fishery  is  pursued  mostly  by  nets,  which  allow  the  young  fish  to  escape 
better  results  are  seen.  The  same  protective  measures  applied  in  this  province  would 
possibly  prevent  the  extinction  of  this  species. 


SMELTS. 


The  mad  pursuit  of  this  fishery  continues  to  increase  More  nets  and  more  men 
have  been  employed  ™  the  hope  of  making  increased  production  compensa to  : for  low 
prices.  The  consequence  has  been  that  the  catch  shows  an  in  crease  of  nearly  a 
milHon  pounds  over  that  of  last  year.  The  great  bulk  of  the  catch  consisted  of  small 
Tnd  inferior  fish,  and  the  usual  markets  were  kept  glutted  ^  November  unti 
March .  As  a  necessary  consequence,  prices  were  so  low  as  to  leave  lf«Mf° 
to  manv  shippers.  Heretofore,  bag-nets  were  licensed  to  commence  fishing  on  the 
?5th  November  and  continue  untiUst  March.  At  both  ends  of  this  long  season  the 
weatherTs^lways  too  mild  to  freeze  the  fish,  and  large  quantities  spoil  and  are  lost. 
WUh  a  shorter  season  and  a  reduced  catch,  the  markets  would  not  be  over-stocked 
and  one  half  the  quantity  now  exported  would  bring  better  prices  and  more  profit  t. 
fishermen  and  dealers  '.This  fishery  has  attained  enormous  proport.ons  and  is  now 
one  of  the  most  important  industries  in  four  of  the  northern  counties.     If  it  is  to  be 

preserved,  the  present  wasteful  mode  of  conducting  it  must  be  changed  for  one,  more 

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FROST  FISH. 

The  demand  for  this  little  fish,  better  known  in  New  Brunswick  as  the  torn-cod, 
increases  yearly,  and  large  quantities  formerly  used  as  manure,  are  now  exported  at 
remunerative  prices.  I  am  informed  that  in  many  instances  shipments  of  this 
inferior  fish  brought  better  returns  than  many  shipments  of  smelts,  simply  because  the 
markets  were  glutted  with  the  latter  more  valuable  fish.  All  our  northern  estuaries 
and  rivero  are  full  of  this  fish,  and  any  probable  demand  can  be  supplied. 


PICKEREL   AND  PERCH. 


Notwithstanding  the  large  quantities  of  these  fishes  caught  in  the  last  few  years, 
they  both  continue  plentiful.  The  catch  of  pickerel  exceeds  that  of  last  year,  and 
perch  also  show  larger  figures.  At  present  there  is  no  close  time  fixed  for  either  of 
these  fishes,  and  in  view  of  their  growing  value,  I  would  urge  a  close  time  of  three 
months  ;  that  would  cover  the  whole  spawning  season. 


TROUT. 


Trout  are  yet  plentiful  in  our  lakes  and  streams.  Hitherto  no  great  quantity 
has  been  exported,  our  local  markets  offering  a  steady  demand  and  good  prices.  As 
long  as  rod  and  line  are  the  implements  of  capture,  the  supply  will  not  sensibly 
diminish.  But  with  net  poaching  for  export  and  pot  fishing  through  the  ice  in 
winter,  both  of  which  practices  are  increasing,  the  stock  will  soon  fail.  The 
present  close  time,  which  commences  1st  October,  and  ends  31st  December, 
should  be  extended  to  1st  May.  Legitimate  sport,  as  well  as  the  preservation  of  the 
fish,  demands  this  extension. 


STURGEON. 

This  fishery  is  now  practically  exhausted.  The  catch  has  steadily  decreased 
from  602,500  pounds  in  1880,  to  16,264  pounds  in  1886.  There  has  been  no  fluctua- 
tion of  good  and  bad  seasons,  but  a  steady  decrease  in  the  catch  has  marked  this 
fishery  since  its  commencement.  If  it  is  considered  desirable  to  preserve  the  species 
in  our  waters,  a  total  cessation  of  fishing  for  at  least  five  years  will  be  necessary. 

HERRING. 

The  catch  of  herring  does  not  differ  much  from  that  of  last  year.  The  increased 
catch  of  frozen  herring  compensates  for  the  difference  in  smoked  fish,  while  the 
greatly  increased  catch  of  sardines  more  than  makes  up  for  a  decrease  in  pickled  fish. 
Up  to  the  time  of  the  Bastporfc  fire,  the  demand  for  sardine  herring  was  brisk  and 
constant,  with  good  prices.  After  the  fire,  which  destroyed  some  of  the  largest  fac- 
tories, the  demand  fell  off  just  as  the  fi^h  became  scarce — or  rather,  to  speak  more 
accurately,  just  as  the  use  of  torches  drove  the  schools  out  of  the  bays  and  inlets. 
The  protection  of  our  waters  by  the  cruiser  "  Middleton  "  has  had  a  most  encourag- 
ing effect  on  our  weir  fishermen,  and  led  to  the  building  of  many  new  weirs  during 
the  season  and  preparations  for  many  more  next  summer.  Great  expectations  were 
indulged  regarding  the  winter  fishing,  in  which  American  vessels  could  not  partici- 
pate as  formerly ;  but  up  to  the  present  date,  herring  have  not  made  their  appear- 
ance. Old  fishermen  attribute  their  prolonged  absence  to  the  torches  used  last  fall, 
and  express  doubts  of  their  return  this  winter.  If  any  further  proof  than  the  almost 
unanimous  opinion  of  old  fishermen  as  to  the  injurious  effects  of  this  mode  of  fishing 
were  needed,  the  experience  of  the  past  season  supplies  it.  During  the  month  of 
August  and  the  early  part  of  September  the  coves  and  inlets  of  St.  Andrew's  Bay  so 
swarmed  with  herrings  that  they  could  be  dipped  from  the  water  into  boats  with 
dip-nets.  Not  content  with  this,  some  greedy  fishermen  not  belonging  to  the  neigh- 
borhood nor  having  any  permanent  interest  there,  commenced  fishing  at  night  with 
torches,    This  broke  up  the  schools  and   scattered  the  fish  in  a  very  short  time,  so 

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that  they  could  no  longer  be  dipped  from  the  water.    Then  everyone  took  to  torch- 
ing and  the  fish  were  driven  out  of  the  bay  entirely  and  have  not  since  returned. 

MACKEREL. 

The  catch  greatly  exceeds  that  of  last  year.  The  quality  of  the  fish  was  good 
and  in  consequence  of  the  small  fares  made  by  American  vessels  outside  the  limits 
the  demand  in  United  States  markets  was  brisk,  at  unusually  high  prices.  If  Amen, 
can  vessels  are  debarred  from  our  inshore  fisheries,  there  is  no  doubt  that  all  the 
modern  appliances,  in  suitable  vessels,  will  be  used  by  our  fishermen,  who  have 
hitherto  shown  so  much  apathy  in  this  pursuit.  The  Shippegan  and  Caraquet  Rail- 
way will  give  great  facilities  for  the  export  of  both  fresh  and  salted  fish,  and  no 
reason  can  exist  tor  the  continuance  of  that  apathy  which  has  hitherto  usurped  the 
place  of  activity  and  enterprise.  There  seems  good  ground  for  the  fears  expressed 
bv  many  of  the  old  fishermen  that  the  general  use  of  purse  seines  m  Bay  of  Chaleurs 
will  be  very  destructive  to  the  mackerel  and  herring  fisheries.  There  is  no  doubt 
that  the  destruction  of  young  mackerel  along  the  American  coast  from  the  use  ot 
these  seines  is  enormous,  and  the  same  destruction  will  probably  follow  their  general 
use  by  our  fishermen.  Mr.  B.  P.  Chad  wick,  of  Bradford,  Mass.,  who  has  been  inves- 
tigating this  matter  with  great  care  for  many  years,  thus  writes  Professor  Baird, 
head  of  the  United  States  Fish  Commission :— 

"  The  present  method  of  our  fishermen  in  seining  mackerel  is  such  that  while 
taking  over  500,000  barrels  of  good  sizable  fish,  it  causes  a  total  destruction  of  over 
1000  000  barrels  of  young  fish  that  have  grown  to  one- third  the  usual  size  of  fully 
matured  fish.    Could  this  number  ot  fish  be  protected  and  caught  when  full  grown 
the  amount  would  be  3,C00,000  barrels,  and  at  the  present  price  of  No. 1  mackerel 
C$15  per  barrel)  the  amount  of  $45,000,000  worth  of  fish  food  is  no  small  item  to  our 
r>eoDle     The  hay  crop  of  Maine,  New  Hampshire,  Vermont  and  Massachusetts  is 
3  150  000  tons.    The  crop  has  a  market  value   of  $87,800,000.    Now,  if  the  farmers 
should  destroy  the  hay  crop  annually,  the  effect  upon  agriculture  in  these  States 
would  be  disastrous,  and  yet  the  present  method   of  seining  mackerel  destroys 
$45  000  000  worth  of  food  fish,  and  scarcely  a  voice  is  raised  against  it.  Mackerel  ves- 
sels carry  from  two  to  four  seines  each.    I  have  known  a  siDgle  seme  to  destroy  a 
hundred  and  fifty  barrels  of  young  mackerel  in  a  day  in  the  taking  of  thirty  barrels 
of  marketable  fish.    If  one  seine  does  injury  to  this  amount  in  a  single  day,  what 
must-be  the  effect  of  using  the  seines  of  a  mackerel  fleet  of  four  hundred  vessels  for 
ninety  days  ?    The  ocean  is  large  and  mackerel  are  prolific.      The  spawn  of  a  single 
mackerel  is  nearly  500,000.    Were  it  not  for  these   two  facts,  the  end  of  mackerel 
fishing  would  soon  be  reached.    As  it  is,  the  catch  of  No.  1  fish  is  small,  there  being 
scarcely  any  in  the  market,  and  these  few  selling  at  an  exorbitant  price.    This  con- 
dition  is  caused  by  the  destruction  of  the  young  fish." 


COD. 


The  catch  of  this  fish  shows  a  small  decrease  from  the  improved  yield  of  last 
year  Only  in  the  northern  counties  is  this  fishery  now  pursued  by  any  large  num- 
ber of  fishermen.  In  the  Counties  of  Albert  aDd  St.  John  it  has  been  carried  on  in  a 
desultory  manner  for  local  consumption  and  home  markets.  In  Charlotte  County, 
where  formerly  it  was  the  principal  industry  of  the  fishing  population  deep  sea  line 
fishing  has  been  almost  abandoned  for  the  more  profitable  pursuit  of  sardine  herrings. 
What  is  really  to  be  feared  is,  that  when  the  herring  are  used  up  as  a  cocsequence 
ofthe  present  enormous  drain  on  the  young  fish,  the  line  fish,  finding  no  longer 
their  accustomed  lood,  will  desert  the  waters. 


HALIBUT. 


The  steady  demand  for  this  fish  has  ircreased  the  catch  much  more  than  the 
returns  show.  But  a  very  small  quantity  of  this  fish  is  now  cured.  Almost  the 
whole  catch  reach  United  States  market*  fresh   in   ice,  and  as  the  vessels  go  direct 

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from  the  banks  to  a  market,  it  is  very  difficult  to  get  returns.  Probably  the  quantity 
caught  by  our  fishermen  is  fully  one-third  more  than  the  figures  show. 

POLLOCK  AND  HAKE. 

The  catch  of  pollock  is  about  the  same  as  last  year ;  but  that  of  hake  is  much 
less.  This  decrease  is  wholly  in  the  catch  of  Charlotte  County,  where  this  latter 
fishing  is  almost  deserted  for  small  herring. 

LOBSTERS. 

The  returns  still  show  an  enormous  catch  of  this  shell  fish,  the  average  size  of 
which  continues  to  diminish.  To  fill  a  pound  can  now  requires  rather  more  than  an 
average  of  six  lobsters— about  2^  oz.  ot  meat  per  fish.  The  returns  show  4,661,812 
cans  preserved,  and  4,290  tons  fresh  lobsters.  In  order  to  fill  these  cans  28,000,000 
of  lobsters  were  killed.  If  to  these  we  add  the  number  exported  fresh,  allowing  1J 
lbs.  to  each,  which  is  a  largo  average,  the  number  killed  during  the  season  will  be 
33,720,000.  How  much  longer  an  increased  catch  can  be  made  out  of  a  diminishing 
supply  is  a  problem  of  some  interest  to  those  who  have  watched  the  rise,  progress 
and  decay  of  this  industry  ?  In  all  the  northern  counties  this  industry  is  one  of  great 
importance,  giving  subsistence  to  a  large  number  of  operatives  who  have  no  other 
means  of  profitable  employment.  I  can  only  again  urge  on  the  Department  the 
.great  importance  of  saving  it  from  impending  destruction. 

OYSTERS. 

The  only  oyster  beds  that  now  repay  the  labor  of  raking  are  those  in  Gloucester 
und  Northumberland,  both  of  which  produce  oysters  far  inferior  to  the  exhausted 
beds  of  Kent  and  Westmoreland.  As  long  as  the  latter  beds  would  pay  for  raking,  the 
former  were  left  comparatively  unworked  ;  but  now  they  are  the  only  source  whence 
any  considerable  supply  can  be  obtained.  The  consequence  is,  that  all  the  destruc- 
tive agencies  that  were  formerly  scattered  over  the  beds  of  Shemogue,  Shediac, 
-Coeagne,  Buctouche  and  Eichibucto,  are  now  concentrated  on  those  in  Caraqaet 
and  Miramichi,  which  are  being  destroyed  as  fast  as  ignorance  and  cupidity  can 
accomplish  the  work,  in  the  absence  of  any  restraining  regulations. 

It  some  more  effectual  protection  than  is  now.  afforded  by  the  yearly  close  time 
of  three  months  is  not  provided,  these  remaining  beds  will  soon  be  as  completely 
exhausted  as  those  of  Kent  and  Westmoreland  now  are. 


The  fish-ways  at  Saint  George  were  opened  in  the  spring,  and  there  is  reliable, 
evidence  that  alewives  have  passed  through  them.  They  are  now  in  good  repair,  and 
will  be  opened  next  spring,  as  soon  as  fish  make  their  appearance  at  the  foot  of  the 
falls.  A  first-class  Sogers'  ladder  has  been  put  in  the  dam  across  Linton  Stream, 
which  will  enable  fish  to  ascend  to  the  lakes,  and  thus  restock  these  waters.  A  fish- 
way  has  also  been  made  in  the  dam  at  the  foot  of  Magaguadavic  Lake,  at  a  place 
called  "  the  Flume."  This  pass  was  cut  through  solid  rock  at  large  expense,  and 
Mr.  Campbell  is  entitled  to  all  the  assistance  the  Act  contemplates  in  such  cases. 
The  fish-ways  on  the  Ste.  Croix  and  that  on  Dennis  Stream  have  been  kept  in  good 
repair,  and  their  beneficial  effects  are  seen  in' the  increasing  numbers  of  fish  that 
now  ascend  them.  A  new  fish-way  has  been  made  at  the  foot  of  the  lake  at  Baring, 
which  will  give  free  access  to  the  whole  chain  of  lakes  emptied  by  that  branch  of 
the  Ste.  Croix.  I  would  again  beg  leave  to  urge  the  great  importance  of  stocking  our 
waters  with  whitefish  from  the  western  lakes.  If  some  of  the  many  millions  artifi- 
cially hatched  at  the  Sandwich  nursery  were  placed  in  such  of  our  great  lakes  as 
afford  suitable  habitats  for  this  species,  a  valuable  addition  would  be  made  to  our 
food  fishes. 

As  the  measures  which  I  consider  necessary  for  the  better  protection  of  our 
fisheries  have  formed  the  subject  of  numerous  special  and  lengthy  reports,  further 
reference  to  them  here  will  be  unnecessary. 

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CONDENSED  REPORTS  FROM  LOCAL  OFFICERS. 

RISTIGOUCnE     COUNTY. 

Overseer  Verae  of  the  River  Division,  says:-" The  catch  made  on  the  New 
Briinertck  side  of  the  Ristigouche  *as  less  than  that  of  last  year.  This  decrease  is 
.^a^tounfevopable  winds  in  the  early  part  of  the  season,  and  to  excessive 
netting  at  the  mouth  of  the  river."  «au:„« 

Overseer  McPhersm,  of  the  Coast  Division,  reports  as  follows: -"The  fishing 
industry  T  my  district  has  been  prosperous  and  profitable,  the  aggregated  catch 
being  equal  to  that  of  previous  years,  and  the  prices  m  market  having  been  Well 
Staid.  A  comparison  wit/last  season  wi  show  some  variety  in_ result s.  In 
Replaces  salmon  Ashing  has  been  exceptionally  good;  in  others  below  th^ aver- 
age  The  lobrter  fishery  throughout  the  district  has  been  unsatisfactory,  the  quan- 
tttv  taken  being  small  in  proportion  to  the  number  of  men  and  traps  emp oyed. 
Last  year  Z& catch  was  146,560  pounds;  this  year,  93,704  pounds  showing  a 
decrease  of  47,856  pounds.  The  close  seasons  have  been  well  observed,  and  I  have 
had  no  occasion  to  resort  to  legal  measures  to  enforce  the  law. 

GLOUCESTER  COUNTY. 

Overseer  Sickson  reports  that  during  the  early  part  of  the  season  the  catch  , rf 
salmon  was  large,  but  as  the  season  advanced  fish  became  scarce,  and  the  total  catch 
doeTnot  exceeTthat  of  last  year.  The  catch  of  lobsters  continued  to  decrease, ^  while 
She  average  size  of  the  fish  grows  smaller  every  year.  Mr.  Hickson  attributes  this 
atoadv  decrease  to  over-fishing,  and  he  thinks  if  this  continues,  a  very  few  years  will 
Sethe  whole  bay  denuded  of  this  source  of  an  important  industry.  He  indulges 
Tme  mriancholyyreflections  on  the  impending  extinction  of  this  business ,  in  Glouces- 
ter and  suggests  the  appointment  of  a  commission  to  inquire  into  a  matter  which 
££3  All  the  commissions  in  the  world  cannot  enable  us  "to  have  our 
c^ke  and  eat  it  too"  All  they  could  recommend  Mr.  Hickson  and  other  officers  have 
ntged  a  hundred  times  "  preserve  the  cake  before  it  is  entirely  eaten."  The  opening 
S  the  county  by  means  of  the  Caraquet  Railway  has  given  a  great  impetus  to  the 
^ckerel  fishery.  Mr.  Hickson  reports  that  the  bay  was  swarming  with  schools  of 
toth  from  th;  1st  July  to  the  end  of  August.  Nine  extensive  pound  nete  or 
"trans"  were  set  off  the  coast  this  season ;  hut  these  were  not  so  successful  as  their 
enteTrisfng  owners  hoped,  though  some  good  catches  were  made  Herring 
we  plentiful  in  spring,  lent  scarce?  in  fall.    Cod  gave  a  fair  average  catch  of  a  fine 

^Overseer  Cormier,  of  Caraquet,  reports  that  mackerel  would  not  take  bait  freely 
and  in coZaZZ ^  the  catch  was  smaller  than  usual  in  the  district  A  good  catch 
o  tod  rS,  and  the  quantity  of  lobsters  was  larger  than .usual in  consequence 
of  the  increased  demand  made  by  two  new  factories  started  this  season  The  catch 
of  snriog  herrings  was  good ;  but  the  fall  yield  was  not  so  good  as  last  season.  Ihe 
ameU  fishery  sgrowinf  into  an  important  industry  in  this  district,  the  catch  made 
C  wfnter  was  fa™  an d  will  probably  be  exceeded  the  coming  J-t-  ^  C 
expresses  his  fears  that  the  extended  use  of  purse  seines  wil 1  ^twy  to terrtnet^l 
and  mackerel  fishery ;  as  vast  quantities  of  small  mackerel  and  all  the  herring  taken 

*■  *&%^^S&^?^*^  ***>  wi*  favorable  weather  for 
xuringT^  prices  were  M  thanUal.  The  catch  of  lob »«*»  w«  »boat  the  same 
in  qui ntity  as  usual ;  but  the  average  size  was  much  palter  than  formerly.  Spung 
herring  were  very  plentiful  and  a  good  catch  was  made;  but  owing  to  "atavmaDie 
w^athfr  Tall  fish'ng  was  a  complete  failure.  Smelts  are  plentiful  in  this  district  and 
tt^quantitv  fakenyows  large?  every  season.  Mr.  Ache  expresses  he  be  .ef that 
^^pletionofthe  breakwater  and  the  dredging  of  Shippegan  Gully  would  ba  of 

incalculable  benefit  to  the  county. 


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Overseer  Boyd,  of  Miscou,  reports  a  falling  off  in  the  catch  of  lobsters  in  his 
district,  as  well  as  a  decrease  in  the  size  of  the  fish.  The  catch  of  spring  herriDg 
was  good,  but  the  fall  fishing  was  a  failure,  which  Mr.  Boyd  attributes  to  the  throw- 
ing overboard  of  fish  offals  from  vessels  which  clean  and  pack  their  catch  on  the 
banks.  Cod  fishing  was  good,  but  low  prices  discouraged  its  vigorous  pursuit.  Smelt 
fishing  has  been  commenced  and  with  railroad  facilities  for  transport  will  no  doubt 
increase,  and  this  district  will  add  its  quota  to  the  glutted  markets.  Mr.  Boyd  again 
urges  that  something  be  done  to  save  the  lobster  fishery  from  ruin  and  preserve  an 
important  source  of  employment  to  the  people  of  Miscou. 

Overseer  Sewell,  of  Pokemouche  district,  reports  a  decreased  aggregate  catch. 
Salmon  shows  a  small  increase  over  last  year.  Mackerel  gave  about  an  average 
catch,  but  herring  show  a  considerable  decrease  compared  with  last  year.  Alewives 
show  a  small  increase  over  last  year,  but  a  great  decrease  compared  with  the 
catch  of  1884.  Mr,  Sewell  considers  excessive  fishing  the  cause  of  the  steady  decline 
in  this  fishery.  Shad  were  more  plentiful  than  last  year,  but  bass  scarcer.  Both 
smelts  and  trout  show  a  large  falling  off  from  the  quantities  caught  last  year.  The 
cateh  of  lobsters  was  somewhat  larger,  owing  to  an  increased  number  of  traps  set  in 
the  same  space,  but  the  average  size  was  less,  requiring  six  lobsters  to  fill  a  pound 
can. 

Overseer  Mavzerolles,  of  Tracadie  district,  reports  a  good  catch  of  salmon,  ale- 
wives,  smelt,  herring  and  trout,  but  a  decrease  in  cod,  mackerel  and  bass.  Lobster 
fishing  was  more  vigorously  pursued  than  last  year,  and  the  quantity  canned  some- 
what larger.  The  extension  of  the  Caraquet  Kailway  to  Pokemouche  will  give  an 
impetus  to  all  branches  of  fishing  in  these  lower  districts  of  Gloucester  County. 

NORTHUMBERLAND  COUNTY. 

Overseer  Noble,  of  Escuminac  district,  reports  as  follows  : — "  Salmon,  our  great 
stand-by,  made  a  good  appearance  in  the  early  part  of  the  season,  but  fell  off  as  the 
season  advanced,  so  that  the  catch  falls  much  below  that  of  last  year.  The  lobster 
fishery  was  good  as  to  quantity  caught,  but  the  size  has  become  very  small,  requiring 
about  six  and  one-half  to  fill  a  can."  Mr.  Noble  makes  some  suggestions  of  a  practical 
kind,  the  adoption  of  which,  he  thinks,  would  save  the  small  fish  from  destruction. 
Were  there  large  fish  enough  to  keep  the  factories  in  operation,  there  might  be  some 
hope  of  saving  the  small  fish,  but  now  that  only  small  fish  are  left,  saving  them 
means  shutting  up  the  factories.  But  before  anything  can  be  done  in  this  direction 
the  fishery  must  be  brought  under  the  control  of  those  whose  interest  is  to  save  the 
business,  not  to  destroy  it.  Mr.  Noble  again  urges,  very  piteously,  that  some  regu- 
lations be  made  to  prevent  the  total  destruction  of  the  oyster  beds  in  his  district. 
He  recommends  the  leasiDg  of  the  existing  beds,  and  inducements  for  the  planting  of 
new  ones,  as  the  only  means  of  preventing  the  total  extinction  of  the  shell  fish  in  his 
district.  Smelt  fishing  is  prosecuted  on  an  increasing  scale,  but  the  prices  obtained  by- 
fishermen  get  lower.  Mr.  Noble  says  that  every  season  shows  more  clearly  that  the 
1st  December  is  early  enough  for  this  fishery  to  commence.  Even  at  that  date  this 
year  the  weather  was  not  cold  enough  to  freeze  the  fish  fit  for  safe  export. 

Overseer  Willistony  of  Bay  du  Yin  district,  says :— "  I  have  this  year  to  report  a 
falling  off  in  the  salmon  catch  which  has  shrunk  from  51,220  pounds  in  1885,  to 
33,580  pounds  in  1886.  The  large  returns  of  mackerel  made  from  this  district  last 
year  are  not  repeated.  The  schooner  '  Middleton,'  which  alone  took  850  barrels, 
was  not  fishing  this  s^feson,  and  the  quantity  caught  with  hook  and  line  did  not 
exceed  100  barrels.  Herrings  were,  as  usual,  plentiful  in  the  spring,  and  a  good 
catch  was  made.  Alewives,  shad  and  bass  show  no  increase.  The  great  destruction 
of  young  bass  in  smelt  nets  will  prevent  any  improvement  in  this  fishery,  and  will, 
in  all  probability,  cause  the  extinction  of  the  species  in  our  rivers.  Smelt  and  frost- 
fish  show  larger  returns  than  last  year.  I  would  urge  that  licenses  do  not  issue  earlier 
than  1st  December,  for  even  at  that  date  the  ice  is  unsafe  for  fishing.  I  send  another 
large  return  of  oysters.    The  quantity  would  be  still  larger  but  for  heavy  westerly 

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winds  which  prevailed  and  interfered  with  raking.  A*  long  as  the  beds  will  pay  for 
constant  raking  there  will  be  no  voluntary  cessation,  and  as  the  yearly  close  season  is 
auite  insufficient  to  preserve  the  beds,  their  complete  destruction  is  only  a  question 
of  time,  and  that  time  i  *  not  far  off.  Leasing  the  beds  might  not  give  general  satis- 
faction  but  this  measure  seems  to  be  the  only  one  that  will  save  them  from  utter 


extinction,' 


Overseer  Stymast,  of  Tabusintac  district,  reports  a  serious  decrease  in  the  catch 
of  salmon,  alewives,  trout  and  bass.  With  resoect  to  the  latter  fish,  Mr.  Sty  mast  says 
that  when  smelt  nets  are  set  before  the  1st  December  large  quantities  of  young  bass 
are  killed  The  returns  show  a  decreased  catch  of  smelts;  but  Mr.  btymast  is  ot 
opinion  that  if  the  quantities  lost  by  soit  weather  and  those  thrown  away  on  account 
of  their  small  size  are  taken  in,  the  catch  would  exceed  that  of  last  year.  For  the 
reasons  given  above— to  save  the  destruction  of  young  bass  and  to  prevent  the  loss 
of  smelts  from  soft  weather-he  thinks  that  no  licenses  for  bag  nets  should  be  issued 

iOVOve%epR2ichaud,  of  Neguac  and  Portage  Island  district,  reports  a  greatly 
decreased  catch  of  all  kinds  of  fish.  Four  out  of  the  six  lobster  factories  in  the 
district  were  shut  down  for  want  of  lobsters  to  keep  them  running.  Both  cod  and 
herring  gave  poor  returns.  Salmon  gave  only  half  of  last  year's  catch.  Mackerel 
were  plentiful?  but  only  four  boats  were  fishing.  Smelts  were  not  so  numerous  as 
formerly  and  a  considerable  quantity  was  lost  from  soft  weather. 

Overseer  Wise,  of  Chatham  and  Lower  Newcastle  district,  reports  as  follows  :- 
■«  The  salmon  catch  up  to  the  20  th  June  was  good,  but  from  that  date  to  the  end  ot  the 
season  fish  were  very  scarce,  and  the  returns  are  nearly  50  par  cent,  less  than  last  year 
The  catch  of  fall  bass  was  also  very  small ;  that  of  smelts  was  large  but  prices  were 
^remunerative,  owing  to  the  glutted  state  of  our  usual  markets.  Wore  no  licenses 
issued  until  1st  December,  both  shippers  and  fishermen  would  be  benefited. 

Overseer  Hogan,  of  Newcastle  and  North  Esk  district,  reports  a  fair,  catch  of 
salmon  and  smelts,  but  a  very  poor  catch  of  bass.  A  late  run  of  salmon  J*  October 
gave  rise  to  much  illegal  fishing,  the  proceeds  of  which  found  an  easy  outlet  by  means 
of  the  Intercolonial  Kailway  whose  officials  are  always  ready  to  assist  the  poacher 
and  illegal  shipper,  while  throwing  every  obstacle  in  their  power  in  the  way  ot 
officers  who  seek  to  detect  them.  A  whole  car-load  of  contraband  fish  and  game  was 
seized  a  few  weeks  since  ;  but  by  far  the  greater  part  shipped  escapes  detection,  it 
seems  somewhat  strange  that  mere  arbitrary  rules  of  the  railway  dep^mei^  oaii 
over-ride  the  laws  of  the  land,  and  that  articles  which  these  laws  declare  to  be  contra- 
band, illegal,  and  subject  to  confiscation,  are  perfectly  safe  when  placed  in  the  care 

*f  ^v^nTarker,  of  Derby,  Bamford,  of  Blissfield,  and  Freeze,  of  Boaktown,  report 
poor  catches  of  salmon  and  alewives,  which  are  the  only  commercial  fishes  in  these 
districts:  These  districts  are  now  all  traversed  by  railroads,  one  on  each  side  ot  the 
river,  and  the  former  facilities  for  exporting  illegal  fish  are  now  doubled  borne 
more  effective  means  will  be  necessary  to  protect  the  fish  in  these  difficult  parts  ot 
the  river. 


KENT    COUNTY. 


Overseer  Guimon,  of  the  St.  Louis  district,  reports  a  very  poor  catch  of  salmon 
compared  with  that  of  last  year,  wh'ch  was,  however,  exception lly ^-  ™™™ 
in  great  schools  and  of  fine  size  and  quality  struck  in  shore  about  10th  July,  ana  a 
gooli  catch  was  made  with  hook  and  line.  Preparations  for  more  #t  2fw»n  hi 
Vigorous  fishing  are  being  made  and  freezers  are  being  built  so  that  the  fish t  car i  be 
Jhipped  for  market  fresh?  Bass  fishing  was  good  in  autumn  though  the  weather  was 
unfavorable  for  net  fishing.  Lobsters  were  scarce  and  poor.  After  the  ™f*[Q  <* 
June  the  factories  were  idle  half  the  time  for  want  of  fish  The  «toh  of  emelte  wjb 
very  large ;  but  losses  from  sof  I  weather  at  both  ends  of  the  season,  have 'reduced I  the 
returns  made.     Mr.  Guimon  strongly  urges  that  no  licenses  be  issued  m  future  before 

1st  December. 

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Overseer  Hannah,  of  Biehibucto  district,  says  : — "  Mackerel,  herrirg,  hake,  and 
cod,  all  show  a  small  improvement  on  last  year's  catch.  Lobsters  were  both  scarcer 
and  smaller  than  last  year,  requiring  about  seven  to  fill  a  pound  can.  The  twelve  fac- 
tories in  this  district  did  not  put  up  much  more  than  half  the  quantity  packed  lsatyear. 
Smelts  show  an  increased  catch,  and  the  fishery  is  now  being  pursued  on  a  still  larger 
scale. 

Warden  Harnett,  of  the  Upper  Eiver  district,  reports  smelts  and  alewivos 
plentiful,  but  bass  very  scarce." 

Overseer  Girouard,  of  Buctouche  district,  reports  about  an  average  catch  of  all 
kinds  of  fish,  except  salmon  and  bass  which  were  scarcer  than  usual.  Mackerel  were 
of  good  quality  and  brought  good  prices.  Alewives  were  more  plentiful  than  last 
season,  and  though  fewer  men  pursued  this  fishery,  a  fair  catch  was  mado.  Cod 
fishing  was  pursued  with  difficulty,  owing  to  very  unfavorable  weather  during  the 
greater  part  of  the  season.  Spring  herrings  were  more  plentiful  than  usual,  and  a 
good  catch  was  made.  Smelt  fishing  was  pursued  on  a  large  scale,  and  in  the  early 
part  of  the  season  fish  were  very  numerous.  The  catch  of  lobsters  was  about  the 
same  as  last  year. 

Overseer  Cormier,  of  Cocagne  district,  says  : — "  The  returns  show  an  increased 
catch  of  herring  j  but  though  the  quality  was  better  than  usual,  prices  were  so  low 
as  to  be  unremunerative.  The  catch  of  mackerel  was  small;  fish  were  plentiful  but 
did  not  take  the  bait  as  in  former  years.  In  the  early  part  ot  the  season,  lobsters 
were  of  good  size,  and  though  getting  scarcer  as  the  season  advanced,  a  very  good 
catch  was  made.  Smelts  were  plentiful  and  the  returns  largely  exceed  those  of  last 
year." 

Overseer  Leblanc,  of  Legerville  at  the  head  of  Canaan  river,  reports  trout 
plentiful  in  all  lakes  and  streams.  Formerly  these  waters  were  netted  and  the  fish 
destroyed  by  every  kind  of  illegal  fishing,  without  regard  to  times  or  seasons.  They 
are  now  protected  and  the  law  obeyed  in  the  neighborhood.  As  these  waters  are 
easy  of  access  from  Moncton  and  other  places  on  the  line  of  railway,  they  afford 
excellent  fishing  to  anglers  who  visit  them  during  the  summer  season. 

WESTMORELAND  COUNTY. 

^  Overseer  Deacon,  of  Shediac,  reports  as  follows : — "  There  were  twenty  ^lobster  fao 
lories  in  operation  this  season,  and  several  new  ones  will  be  started  next  summer.  The 
returns  show  a  decrease  of  220,944  lbs.  from  the  quantity  canned  last  year.  As 
long  as  the  present  overfishing  is  allowed,  and  new  factories  permitted  to  crowd  ia 
on  limits  already  too  small,  this  annual  decrease  will  become  greater,  A  good  catch 
of  fine  quality  mackerel  was  made,  and  high-prices  for  export  in  ice.  Preparations 
are  being  made  for  the  prosecution  of  this  profitable  fishing  on  a  large  scale.  The 
returns  show  a  large  falling  off  in  the  catch  of  smelts,  and  there  can  be  no  doubt 
that  the  vast  drain  annually  made  on  the  supply  is  showing  visible  effects  not  only 
on  the  quantity  caught,  but  on  the  average  size  of  the  fish  which  has  been  reduced 
nearly  one  half.  This  season,  as  last,  large  quautities  were  lost  from  soft  weather 
at  both  ends  of  the  season.  To  avoid  this  waste,  licenses  should  not  issue  until  1st 
December,  and  they  should  expire  on  1st  February  instead  of  15th;  Even  then  the 
quantity  caught  will  keep  all  the  usual  markets  so  glutted  that  prices  will  remain  at 
their  lowest  ebb." 

Overseer  Goodwin,  of  Bay  Verte  and  Sackville  district,  reports  an  average  catch 
of  all  kinds  of  fish.  He  gays: — "  Herring,  as  usual  in  the  spring,  were  plentiful 
and  a  good  catch  was  made.  In  September  schools  of  fine  herring,  fat  and  large  and 
equal  to  Canso  best,  made  their  appearance  in  the  bay.  They  were  soon  followed  by- 
schools  of  extra  quality  mackerel,  accompaniod  by  vast  numbers  of  young  fish  called 
"  tinkers,"  which  were  not  worth  catching.  Bass  and  alewives  were  scarce,  and  the 
catch  of  shad  in  Sackville  fell  much  below  the  returns  of  last  year." 

Overseer  Cormier,  of  Dorchester  district,  reports  a  serious  falling  off  in  tho  shad 
iishery.    The  catch  will  not  much  exceed  half  the  quantity  taken  in  average  years  j; 

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Equality  was  good  and   the  who.< ^«  Hstatbtgu^ilKth" 

they  fchould  not  be  made. 

ALBERT   COUNTY. 

0*r~  SUvart  reports  a  decrease  in  ^^J^^jLaSL-TS  SS 
decline  of  the  shad  fisher y Jor  «>m .years  p» st  has  led to  me ao  ^.^ 

generally  find  excellent  sport. 

VICTORIA  COUNTY. 

Overseer  Byan,  of  the  upper  d^ion  reports  ^^^V^^^f^i 
which  he  attributes  to  lowness  of  the  water  H stiU  °omP  di  wh*ose  whole 
in  the  Tobiqne,  and  urge,  the  employment  °^°™JP£™  £™  resident  wardens 
*™rt«™^,^^h£Z£emJl£rtL*  employed  from  July  until 
SetrcfofTneVegll  X^»^»  on  the  Tohiquo  could  be  prevented. 

CARLETON    COUNTY. 

(W«r  2Mto»  of  the  ^PP- ^W^^ 

waller  than  last  season  "J^^^^^n^Aonld  be  appointed, 
At   the   npper  end,  where  1  Have  long  urge  direction   of  the 

spearing  and  illegal  netting  were  done ^  «™h  »?  °Xl«  fishing  season,  whose  pre- 
inspector  I  employed  a  special  guardian  during  the  wb ok »6n,n«  .  '  r  am  veiy 
sence  on  the  spot  and  attention  to  his  work  pu t  a  stop  to  the* ^practice  ^ 

sorry  to  report,  however,  that  the  fish  esc  aped  in  this  divisior to    y      v  ^  ^ 

same  illegal  means  when  they  reached  the  fobiqne.  ^iTJa  warden,  to  act  under 
single  officer  to  guard,  and  I  would )  again  ^ommend  that ^aroe  ^ 

Overseer  Burtt's  direction,  be  appointed  at  the  upper  end,  wnion 
his  residence.  ,.,.,  ___  ..f  B<.imon     Only  nine  nets 

S  Drdi.po.iti™  o»  th.  put  of  H.«.™eD  to  ™l«t.  th.  It.. 

YORK   COUNTY. 

Overteer  Orr  reports  as  follows :_<■  There  has heeu  ^-^CwnthTo 
ber  of  salmon  ascending  the  St „  John  this  year  I  haw se™mhj(,  Bea8on  above 
scarce  in  this  county.  Bass  and  ^^^^^^"the^rentives  to  poaching, 
Fredericton.    Ihis  extreme  scarcity  of   fi.- h  has  reducea  in >  i  r     river_ 

and  the  wardens  have  had  but  little  trouble  m  en/orc.ng  the  law  on  me 
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took  a  large  number  of  spears  and  illegal  nets,  and  saw  every  evidence  of  extensive 

poaching  which,  under  the  present  Rystem,  will  never  be  prevented."  exten81™ 

Warden  Cronkhite,  of   Southampton,  who  has   a  very  large  district  in  which  no 

Snn^nl'w^K^'8  T  ***>  W?*  lhe  be8t  Cat(*  on  ^  riverfamWw  to 
3,258  pounds,  which  do  not  appear  in  the  returns,  his  report  not  having  reached  me 
uotilthe  general  statement  had  been  sent  forward.  He  reports  good  ordeMn  £e 
district,  and  compliance  with  all  the  requirements  of  the  law. 

SUNBURY   COUNTY. 

Overseer  Eoben  reports  a  good  catch  of  ale  wives  a  fair  ontoh  *e  a\,nA  u  *. 

tzit  toil  funrdol?lmon  The  *m "°7  ^et;Dr;ii8aayr^ 

export  to  the  United  States  increases  everv  vear     At  nraannt  ih*JL  ;a  „~  ~i  6    4. 
to   protect   these   fishes   in   their  ^d^LovSTeyTe     aughfwltho™ 
restraint  at  all  t.mes.     Mr.  fioben  urges  that  a  close  time  of  three  months  cCrin* 

queen's  county. 
Overseer  Setherington  reports  a  fair  catch  of  alewives  and  shad  but  a  ereat 
scarcity  of  salmon.    The  pickerel  fishery  has  now   become  more  valuable  toThe 
«ounty,  ,n  a  commercal  point  of  view,  than  the  salmon  fishery  ever  was     The  Utter 

trnSrS°,  t  ?°y  c,on9iderabl9 •D.Umb/r  '  but  the  former  nave  been  sen  to 
*bWm«  „  a  T  f  k6t8  li"  large  1aanTt,tie8.  for  some  years  past,  and  have  brought 
fishermen  and  dealers  good  returns.  In  view  of  the  rapid  growth  of  the  pickerel 
and  perch  fisher.es  ,n  the  county,  and  of  the  exten',  to  which  they  are  now  pursued 

Kstsl;:1   • Hoben  that  a  cl08e  8eason  to  co™  their  sp=g 

Warden  Phillips  of  Canaan  River,  thinks  that  shad  and  alewives  were  as  plonti- 
SeTake IXT  TT  ^  T'  ^  ?Bjr  W0"  be  the  ca8e-  as  so  fe"  were  caught   u 


kino's  county. 


mnt  £f r  BfZf  a',of  Westfield  and  Belle  Isle  district,  has  not  a  cheering  report  to 
r„n\,  6  Ha'?h  °f  eTy  kiDn  u°f  fi8b  fre1uentiog  the  river  has  been  poor.  Salmon* 
shad,  bass  and  a ewives  have  all  been  .career  than  he  has  ever  known  them  while 
sturgeon  have  almost  disappeared.  These  fluctuations  are  not  without  precedent 
next  season  s  catch  may  be  as  cheering  as  that  of  the  present  is  depressing. 
mtnJ^OTIt  t  '  ?  Ken°ebe«as,i8  and  tributaries,  has  the  same  rather  cheerless 
story  to  tell  of  a  great  scarcity  of  all  kinds  of  fish.  The  only  species  that  show  any 
increase  m  the  catch  are  pickerel  and  perch,  and  these  are  becoming  plentiful  in  Jl 

caught  for  eex7ort.8Uble  *"  *'"  habi,,t    SeV6ral  thoa8and  P°und8  ha™  »<"" 

ST.  JOHN  COUNTY. 

Overseer  O'Brien,  of  St.  John  and  Lepreau  districts,  reports  as  follows:-"  The 
oatch  of  salmon  show  a  great  decrease  compared  with  that  of  last  year  Ale- 
SES\'?0W  a  ^  ^1Kng  0ff'^"y  4°  Per  cent,  from  the  returns  of  las  year. 
Shad   show   a  small   increase.    Herring  gave  a   better  catch  than  last  year.     The 

«S fZ-  t    F  WaR  m°re  y,g°lr0U9ly  Pnr8ned  than  in  past  years,  with  a  corresponding 

teh  Tttw^'"^  ?atCh'. tbe  bU'k  °f  Wbich  Wa8  8eAt  t0  the  UDited  Stat^ 
Ireeh.    The  duty  of  82  per  barrel  on  alewives  imposed  on  our  fish  had  the  effect  of  res- 

l^l'T  thneir.confnmpt>on  in  the  States,  and  they  were  shipped  to  Boston  in  bond  for 

IT,  •  f„SanDg  the.Pre8ent. year  th0  ' cut  fish  '  trad°  has  assumed  large  proportions. 
Fonr  establishments  in  the  city  are  now  operating  extensively.  Cod  is  the  principal 
kind  used  The  boxes  are  neatly  made  and  labelld,  and  contain  five,  ten  and^wenty- 
five  pounds  each  of  fish.    There  is  a  growing  demand  all  over  the  Dominion  for  the 

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ash  thus  prepared  for  immediate  use.  All  the  bones  and  trimmings  are  used  in  ft 
Sue  factory  Lar  the  city,  and  no  waste  is  made.  _  The  preparation  of  herring ■  « 
floater,,' is  another  large  business,  rapidly  growing  larger,  to  which  has  lately 
been  added  the  Scotch  process  of  '  kippering.' which  makes  a  nice  relish  for  break- 
fast  and  lunch  "  Mr.  O'Brien  attributes  the  great  and  steady  decrease  in  salmon  to 
years  of  over-fishing,  which  has  not  left  enough  parent  fish  to  keep  up  the  supply. 
In  this  belief  I  entirely  agree,  and  the  same  cause  that  made  t.he  scarcity  is  s  ill  mora 
actively  a  work  to  prevent  any  permanent  improvement.  This  is  true  not  only  of  the 
St  John  Eiver,  but  of  every  other  salmon  river  in  the  Province  Mr.  O'Brien  thinks 
fhe  on"y  foible  mode  of  increasing  the  supply  is  to  prohibit  catching  them 
entirely  for  two  years.  No  doubt  this  extreme  measure,  if  feasible,  would  large  y 
tncreaee  the  supply  of  following  years;  but  in  a  few  years  more  the  same  scarcity 
■would  be  Droduced  by  tbe  Bame  over-fishing. 

OversVe Skdlen,  of  St.  Martins,  writes  as  follows:-"  I  have  nothing  extraord.n- 
8rv  to  report  from  my  district.  The  aggregate  catch  of  fish  exceeds  tha  of  last  year, 
notwu3nding  a  small  show  of  herring  in  consequence  of  the  suspension  , of  fishing 
"n  many  of  the  best  places  during  the  spawning  season.  I  had  some  difficulty  in 
keepinJthe  spawning  grounds  clear  of  vessels;  but  was  not  obhged  to  resort  to 
Seme  measles,  f  he  lobster  fishery  in  the  western  part  of  the  d.stnct  w .pro- 
secuted  with  great  industry  and  with  encouraging  results.  The  great  bulk  of  the 
catch  was  exported  fresh." 


CHABLOTTE  COUNTY. 


Overseer  Todd,  of  Ste.  Croix  district,  reports  salmon  scarce,  and  ™ry  few  were 
taken  with  the  rod  compared  with  last  season.     The  Commissioners  of  Fisheries  for 
the  State  of  Maine,  with  that  foresight  and  liberality  which  have  distinguished  them 
since  their  accession  to  office,  placed  last  year  200,003  young  salmon  in  *«***• 
stream  a  tributary  of  the  St.  Croix,  in   which  Commissioner   Stil well   has   always 
taken   tne  greatest  interest,  knowing  it  to  be  the  source  whtfnce  that  river  must  m 
future  derive  its  new  stock.'   The  same  number  was   placed  in  the  other  branch  of 
the  river  at  Vanceboro'  from  the  St.  John  hatchery,  so  that  there  is  now  every  reason 
to  look  for  the  rapid  re-stocking  of  what  was  once  the  best  salmon  river  in  Maine 
Ind  New  Brunswick.    The  principal  obstacle  to  this  desirable  end  is  the  illegal  fish- 
ing  which  is  pursued  at  the  head  of  the  tide,  in  the  neighborhood  of  the  fi?h-ways 
The  Maine  Commissioners  have  employed  a  night  watchman  on  the  American  side 
of  the  river,  and  Overseer  Todd,  acting  in  consort  with  them,  has  employed  another 
on  the  Canadian  side  ;  the  concerted  action  of  these  guardians  has  had  the  effect  of 
putting  a  stop  to  this  illegal  work,  and  the  best  results  may  now  be  expected      The 
Lh-ways  at  Milltown  are  all  in  good  repair,  and  an  esce  lent  one  wa bu.lt  at ^Banng 
last   summer.     The   sardine  fishery  is  now  pursued  as  far  up  the  r  ver  as  Oak  B*y, 
and  a  large  quantity  has  been  caught,  which  founi  a  ready   market  at  good,  prices. 
Overseer  Campbell,  of  St.  Andrew's  Bay,  reports  as  follows  :-«  About  the .usual 
number  of  boats  and  men  has  been  engaged  in  the  fisheries  of  this  district j»nd  the 
result  does  not   show   any  decrease   in   the   catch  compared  with     past  years.     A 
large  nuTber  of  boats  fromCampo  Ballo,  La  Tete  Deer  Island,  and  other  places  has 
beegn  fishing  in  the  bay  this  season;  their  catch   does   not  appear  in   the   returns 
With   more   traps   set   than   last   year,  their  catch  of   obsters  has  been  small ,  the 
average  size  remains  about  the  same,  and  the  whole  catch  was  sold  to  the  Bastpor 
factories.    The  returns  for  line  fish  are  smaller  than  last ;  year    but  the  catch  of  net 
herrines  was   larger.    Very  few   herring   were  smoked  m  the  district ,  those,  too 
Targe Tr  sTraines^ere  soW  at  low  prioef  for  smoking  elsewhere.     There  has  been  a 
larle  increase  in  the  oatch  of  sardines,  and  a  ready  sale  for   all   caught      fi larly ■  m 
Au°ust  immense  numbers  of  squid  drove  the  schools  of  hernng  into  all  the ,  small 
cov°es  and  inlets,  which  were  so  crowded  with  ^?*°y  ™M  ^ZZtXte 
dipnets.    They  sold  readily  at  85  to  $7  per  hogshead,  and  large  wages  were  made 
I   have  no  doubt  that  the  catch  would  have  been  qoie  as  large  ha la j»toh  never 
-been  lighted,  and  it  would  have  been  more  evenly  distributed  among  the   boats. 


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After  a  time  boats  from  other  places  began  to  use  torches  and  go  out  late  at  night. 
This  broke  up  the  schools  and  soon  only  those  who  used  lights  got  any  fish,  and  the 
practice  became  general  in  utter  defiance  of  the  law  which  prohibts  this  destructive 
mode  of  fishing.  In  a  short  tbr.e  the  fish  were  driven  into  deep  water  and  disap- 
peared from  the  bay.  Up  to  the  present  time  (31st  December),  they  have  not 
returned,  though  large  preparations  have  been  made  for  the  winter  fishing.  The 
demand  for  sardines  seems  to  increase,  and  despite  the  destructive  fire  in  Eastport,  it 
&as  not  fallen  off.  Other  factories  have  started  up  in  place  of  those  consumed,  and 
the  canning  business  has  shown  no  signs  of  diminution.  I  have  just  been  asked  if 
coal  tar  could  be  used  for  torches  in  '  driving,'  and  have  been  told  that  it  is  used  for 
that  purpose  since  parafiine  has  been  forbidden.  It  is  quite  impossible  to  follow 
fifty  or  sixty  boats  in  the  nigbt,  scattered  miles  apart,  to  ascertain  whether  the 
torch  is  made  of  oil,  tar  or  bark.  The  torchers  know  this,  and  it  is  safe  to  conclude 
that  the  kind  of  torch  most  easily  and  cheaply  procured,  and  most  effective  for  the 
purpose,  will  be  used  by  those  whose  object  is  immediate  gain,  regardless  of  the  con- 
sequences to  the  future  of  the  fishery.  The  only  way  to  prevent  the  use  of  injurious 
articles  is  to  stop  the  use  of  any  kind  of  lights,  the  effect  of  which  is  to  break  up  the 
•schools  and  drive  the  fish  away.  There  is  a  class  of  men  who  have  no  thought  or 
care  for  the  protection  of  a  profitable  industry ;  these  can  be  restrained  only  by  the 
strong  hand  of  the  law."  I  entirely  agree  with  the  conclusions  arrived  at  by  Over- 
seer Campbell,  during  the  short  time  he  has  been  acting  as  a  fishery  ofiicer,  and  his 
testimony  is  all  the  more  reliable  because  it  corroborates  that  of  older  ofl&cers,  and 
of  all  fishermen  whose  experience  enables  them  to  speak  with  confidence  on  the  sub- 
ject. I  can  only  add  my  voice  to  that  general  condemnation  of  a  most  unwise  and 
destructive  mode  of  fishing,  one  that,  if  allowed  to  continue,  will  result  in  driving 
the  heriing  from  all  our  inland  waters. 

Overseer  Ashy  of  Beaver  Harbor,  reports  a  falling  off  in  the  catch  of  some 
kinds  of  fish,  and  an  increase  in  that  of  other  kinds.  Cod,  haddock  and  hake  show 
smaller  figures  than  last  year.  The  catch  of  lobsters  was  larger,  as  was  that  of  sar- 
dine herrings,  which  is  the  principal  fishery  of  the  district.  Mr.  Ash  did  not  com- 
mence his  official  duties  as  overseer  until  the  season  was  near  its  close,  and  he  has 
not  had  time  to  acquire  that  intimate  knowledge  of  the  district  and  its  needs,  which 
a  longer  experience  will  give  him. 

Overseer  Lord,  of  Deer  Inland  and  La  Tete  district,  reports  as  follows :— "  The 
-returns  show  a  slight  increase  in  the  catch  of  cod  and  pollock,  but  a  great  falling  off 
in  bake  and  haddock.  The  price  of  hake  was  too  low  to  induce  fishermen  to  follow 
4he  business  with  their  old  vigor  and  perseverance,  while  the  almost  total  absence  of 
liaddock,  inshore,  rendered  fishing  useless.  Very  few  herrings  have  been  salted,  and 
still  fewer  have  been  smoked  this  season.  This  has  been  owing  partly  to  the  scarcity 
of  suitable  fish  ;  but  principally  to  the  fact  that  salted  and  smoked  fish  are  subject  to 
duty  in  the  United  States,  while  fresh  herring  are  not.  The  winter  catch  for  freezing 
was  very  good  last  season ;  but  apprehensions  are  expressed  that  fishing  will  not  be 
good  in  the  bay  this  winter,,  as  no  herring  have  returned  there  since  the  torches 
drove  them  out,  and  none  are  there  at  the  present  date.  A  larger  catch  of  lobster* 
was  made,  fair  prices  and  a  good  demand  stimulated  fishing.  The  catch  of  sardine 
berrmgs  was  larger  than  last  year,  but  the  greater  part  in  this  district  was  taken 
«arly  in  the  season.  After  July,  the  fish  were  driven  in  shore  by  immense  numbers 
©f  squid,  and  the  few  taken  in  weirs  were  too  large  for  sardines.  In  former  years 
there  was  always  a  good  run  of  sardine  herrings  in  the  fall ;  but  for  the  last  two 
years  they  have  been  driven  into  deep  water  by  '  torching.'  I  have  been  blamed  in 
certain  quarters  for  expressing  my  honest  opinion  in  this  matter,  and  have  been 
charged  with  interested  motives  ;  but  I  must  still  express  my  conviction,  founded  on 
years  of  experience  and  observation,  corroborated  by  men  whose  judgment  is  better 
than  my  own,  that  this  mode  of  fishing  is  injurious  to  all,  because  it  drives  the  fish 
fceyond  the  reach  of  both  nets  and  weirs." 

Overseer  Brown,  of  Carapo  Eello,  reports  an  increased  catch  of  all  kinds  of  fish. 
.Make  and  haddock  were  more  plentiful  in  the  district  than  last  season,  and  a  better 

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catch  was  made.    Pollock  was  tagood  «^f  J^^ft^S 
made.    Weir  fishing  was  also  better 'than    £t  7°^.  business,  while  a  brisk 

smoked  herring  has  reduced  opera hons  >£»»  » ^       and  a    ood  busines8  was 
demand  and  good  prices  have  led  to  m ore  e ^m, v. b  g^  ^ 

done,  so  that,  on  the  »*d*  f^ej££  Zo°rte  that  « the  season's  fishing  has  re- 
Overseer  ^La^hhX^T^T&shTh^h  the  people  have  worked  most  at. 
suited  in  an  increased  catch  of  all  tad»of  ish  wl &,cn  i     £    i        fishermen  been  pre- 

Mackerel  were  plentiful  for  *«J^*  *^0<S'Sids  great  catches  might  have  been 
pared  for  this  unexpected  visit  from  the „  old  fr ^  |r  l9  were  86eoured)  which 

made.  Some  of  the  weire .took  ^y^^^^t  the  small  fish  fit  for  smoking 
Bold  readily  at  good  prices.     Herring  were  pie ntuu ^  in  former  s,  and 

were  not  as  fat  as  usual.  .Line  fashing  has  been Jess  louow e 

the  returns  show  no  increase.     More  lobsters  wer £tom£a  °£         ^  *  ^ 

The  whole  catch  was  sold  fresh  to  American  buyers,      m  ^        ^  and 

if  torching  is  allowed  in  »™d.^*n  ™^££d* and  that  no  torch  be  allowed  to 
that  the  use  of  oil  and  coal  tar  be  ^oU7P~^^X.  the  year  has  been  paid.  The 
fish  nearer  than  1,200  feet  to  » W^ £^a^en?on  tk  action  of  th^e  United 
change  in  the  fishery  policy  of^e  »ominmn  conseq  assistance 

Kp^g^a^  He  reports  that,  with  this  assi. 

tance,  be  has  bad  no  serious  difficulty. 

I  have  tbe  honour  to  be,  Sir, 

Your  obedient  servant, 

W.  H.  YENNING, 
Inspector  of  Fisheries,  N.  B. 


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A.  1887 


Eecapitulation  of  the  Yield  and  Yalue  of  the  Fisheries  of  New  Brunswick,  during 

the  Year  1886. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Salmon • • brJ8- 

do      freshen  ice ~ }J8- 

do      smoked lbs- 

do      in  cans ?ans- 

Mackerel brls- 

do      in  cans fa.08- 

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Cod  Tongues  and  Sounds Drj°- 

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Oysters 

Lobsters 

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Fish  Oil • Plls 

Fish  Guano "  J0?8' 

Fish  osed  as  Bait oris. 


lbs. 

brls. 

bhds. 

brls. 

tons. 

cans. 


do 


Manure 


brls. 


Quantifies. 


Total,  1886. 
do      1885 

Increase — 


224 

1,201,732 

18,198 

4,125 

17,868 

70,128 

95,180 

21,023,300 

1,081,384 

15,865 

79,445 

46 

16,034 

22,990 

29,510 

13,321 

55,721 

16,264 

5,577 

131,707 

65,650 

713,875 

564 

49,920 

6,484,1«5 

134,200 

14,900 

3,745 

73,291 

28,083 

4,290 

4,661,812 

92,788 

655 

55,454 

39,185 


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Value. 


$      cts. 

4,032  00 

240,346  40 

3,639  60 

825  00 

178,680  00 

10,519  20 

380,720  00 

126,139  80 

270,346  00 

63,460  00 

337,641  25 

322  00 

56,119  00 

80,465  00 

29,510  00 

46,623  50 

3,343  26 

975  84 

55,770  00 

7,902  42 

3,939  00 

28,555  00 

2,256  00 

2,995  20 

3S9.048  70 

8,052  00 

894  00 

33,705  00 

732,910  00 

8i,249  00 

128,700  00 

699,271  80 

55,67?  80 

9,825  00 

83,181  00 

19,592  50 


4,180,227  27 
4,005,431  29 


174,795  98 


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A.  1887 


Number  and  Value  of  Vessels,  Boats,  Nets,  Weirs,  Traps,  &c,  engaged  in  the  Fish- 
eries of  the  Province  of  New  Brunswick,  during  the  Year  1886. 


173  vessels,  2,902  tons . 

5,179  fishing  boats , 

Nets,  374,509  fathoms , 

306  weirs 

r  1,679  smelt  nets 

139,236  lobster  traps 

9  mackerel  traps 


5  salmon  and  mackerel  canneries 

168  lobster  factories 

2  sardine  factories 

84  freezers 

78  ice  houses 

1  fertilizer  factory 

710  smoke  houses  and  fixtures , 

200  oil  presses,  with  furnaces  and  boilers  ,.. 


Total. 


Value. 


$    cts. 

84,460  00 

193,937  00 

229,581  50 
128,713  00 

44,841  00 

132,603  00 

10,000  00 


17,000  00 

147,950  00 

13,500  00 

66,700  00 

24,620  00 

20,000  00 

200,485  00 

6,725  00 


Total. 


$    cts, 


824,135  50 


496,980  00 


1,321,115  60 


170 


60  Victoria.  Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.)  A.  1887 


APPENDIX   No.    s- 


PRINCE  EDWARD  ISLAND 


ANNUAL  REPORT  ON  THE  FISHERIES  OP   PRINCE   EDWARD   ISLANI> 
FOR  THE  YEAR  1886,  BY  J.  HUNTER  DUVAR,  INSPECTOR. 

Alberton,  P.E.I.,  31st  December,  1886* 

Hon.  George  E  Foster, 

Minister  of  Marine  and  Fisheries, 
Ottawa. 

Sir— I  have  the  honor  to  transmit  statistics,  in  tabular  form,  of  the  Prince 
Edward  Island  fisheries,  for  the  year  ended  3 1st  December,  1885,  together  with 
remarks  under  the  various  headings. 

general  summary. 

The  total  returns  of  the  fisheries  of  the  province  show  a  deficiency  in  value  as 
compared  with  last  year  of  $151,438.24;  said  deficiency  being  on  the  articles  of 
lobsters  and  cod  and  hake.  Decrease  in  lobsters  is  readily  accounted  for  but  neither 
the  weather  nor  other  apparent  cause  explain  the  deficit  in  deep-sea  fish.  All  lisii 
came  to  the  shores  later  this  year  than  usual.  , 

Excepting  in  the  above  items  the  returns  are  satisfactory.  Two  hundred  tons 
of  tonnage  have  been  added  to  the  fishing  fleet,  which  is  now  of  the  strength  of  fifty- 
fix  vessels,  aggregating  2,249  tons.  Nearly  2,500  fathoms  have  been  added  to  the 
stretch  of  seines,  now  reaching  9,000  fathoms.  The  number  of  boats  and  men 
employed  in  sea-fishing  are  about  the  same  as  in  previous  years.         ^ 

Spring  herrings  can  usually  be  taken  on  this  coast  in  any  quantity  that  may  bo 
wanted  ;  the  demand  for  bait  regulating  the  supply.  Thus,  of  43,000  barrels  of  her- 
ring  taken  this  year,  only  about  6,000  were  packed  for  food. 

Mackerel  fishing  has  been  favorable  to  our  local  fishermen,  although  every  year 
shows  that  less  dependence  can  be  placed  on  hook  and  line  The  catch  exceeds  last 
year's  by  about  5,300  barrels ;  quality  generally  good.  In  the  official  returns  accom- 
panying this  report  the  value  is  set  down  at  $10  per  barrel ;  the  same  as  last  year, 
but  I  should  be  disposed  to  think  that  in  the  present  quotations  of  the  United  States 
markets  $10  is  too  low  an  average.  Over  2,250  barrels  were  canned,  producing 
679  584  one-pound  cans,  or  266,000  lbs.  over  last  year  A  fleet  of  American  fishing 
vessels,  reported  as  close  on  200  sail,  fished  from  early  in  the  season  until  late  with 
it  is  believed,  indifferent  success.  The  duty  performed  by  the  protective  cutters  is 
favorably  thought  of  by  our  local  fishermen. 

DeeLea  fish,  such  as  *od  and  hake,  kept  far  off  the  land  until  near  the  close  of 
the  season,  but  became  plentiful  jusfTwhen  it  was  less  safe  for  ™*™U*^°**^ 
to  venture  to  sea.  Boats  such  as  those,  m  which  the  fishermen  of  Caraquet,  N.B.,  hj 
off  the  North  Cape  of  Prince  Edward  Island,  would  doubtless  have  brought  m  good 
fares.  The  deficiency  of  cod  and  hake  together,  is  close  on  15,000  hundredweight , 
total  catch  of  both,  22,380  hundredweight. 

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Lobster  fishing  was  pursued  this  year  with  increased  rapacity,  there  being  130< 
factories  in  operation,  with  many  more  traps  and  men.  The  result  is  as  might  be 
expected,  772,409  cans  short.  Total  quantity  canned  this  year,  3,616,780  lbs.,  repre- 
senting not  less  than  22,000,000  of  lobsters,  alUmall,  as  against  4,389,189  lbs.  last 
year.     Some  observations  on  this  fishery  are  mado  in  the  body  of  this  report. 

A  rush  has  also  been  made  on  the  oyster  fishery — 500  boats  on  Richmond  Bay 
this  year  for  300  last  year.  The  whole  quantity  taken  this  year  was  33,125  barrels, 
being  an  increase  of  nearly  5,000  barrels  over  1885. 

Other  sea  fisheries  do  not  call  for  special  remark.  Sounds  and  fish  oil  show 
smaller  returns,  from  the  less  catch  of  cod.  All  the  rivers  are  in  good  angling 
condition. 

The  value  of  the  plant  in  the  Prince  Edward  Island  fisheries  is  estimated  as 
follows : — 

Sea  fisheries $214,230 

Lobster  fishery 270,000 

Oyster  fishery 10,000 

Say  a  capital  of  half  a  million  dollars,  with  56  fishing  vessels,  9,1  JO  fathoms  of 
seines,  45,t<97  fathoms  of  set  nets,  118,800  fathoms  of  set  lines  or  trawls,  1,018  sea- 
boats,  650  smaller  boats,  3,000  men  and  900  women,  besides  1,000  fishers  of  oysters. 

HERRING. 

Practically  we  have  no  herring  fishery  in  this  Province  in  the  important  sense 
of  the  Scotch  and  Irish  herring  fisheries  that  rouse  the  whole  fishing  population  to 
activity,  fill  a  large  export  trade  and  consequently  bring  money  into  the  country, 
besides  providing  an  excellent  article  of  food  a?  a  stand-by  for  the  poorer  class  of  the 
community.  In  Prince  Edward  Island  with  her  whole  shore  swarming  with  spring 
herring,  her  fishermen  content  themselves  with  dipping  out  enough  to  sell  for  bait, 
chiefly  to  the  lobster  factories;  6,000  barrels  aie  too  small  a  quantity  to  be  resorved 
for  food  out  of  a  total  catch  of  43.0CO  barrels;  45,000  fathoms  of  nets  worth  $18,000 
is  likewise  too  large  an  investment  for  the  food  so  caught.  Although  claims  for 
fishing  bounties  are  largely  based  on  herring  it  does  not  appear  that  since  bounty 
was  granted  extra  exertion  has  been  used  to  increase  the  catch.  On  the  contrary 
the  stietch  of  nets  has  somewhat  diminished. 

It  is  stated  by  fishermen  that  it  is  of  no  ute  1o  catch  more  herring  when  there  is 
no  market-  also  that  the  spring  herring  caught  off  these  shores  are  thin  and  unsuit- 
able for  barrelling  as  an  article  of  commerce.  To  a  certain  extent  this  is  true— but 
not  altogether  true.  A  barrel  of  herring  costs  little  from  the  boat  and  a  fair  article 
of  food  will  almost  always  fetch  a  fair  price  and  command  a  market  for  itself.  It  is 
quite  true  that  our  spring  run  of  herring  is  of  but  moderate  quality,  but  iali  herring 
are  superior,  and  it  is  a  matter  of  astonishment  that  nobody  engages  in  catching 
them.  This  year  a  few  hundred  barrels  of  tail  n>h,  described  to  me  as  equalto 
Labrador,  were  taken  off  the  east  of  King's  County,  as  late  as  the  end  cf  November, 
and  I  am  of  opinion  that  similar  runs  occur  every  year.  Mackerel  hook-and-linera 
have  persisted  in  their  primitive  way  of  fishing  until  they  can  now  scarcely  make  a 
living  in  competition  with  seiners,  and  it  is  safe  to  predict  that  when  a  market  is 
found  for  gulf  herring,  the  clumsy  fixed  herring  nets  now  in  use  will  be  crowded 
out  by  drilt  nets  with  decked  vessels,  such  as  produce  the  million  or  60  of  barrels 
yearly  exported  from  the  coasts  of  Scotland  and  Ireland. 

Smoked  herring  do  not  appear  in  the  returns,  the  quantity  being  too  small— say 
fifty  boxes. 

So  far  as  I  am  aware  there  is  but  one  place  on  the  island  coast  where  it  could  be 
attempted  to  convert  the  young  of  herrings  into  sardines,  and  in  that  locality  netting 
is  prohibited.     The  place  is  De  Gros  Marsh,  Cardigan  Bay,  King's  County. 

Fishermen  say  that  although  herring  were  so  plenty  around  the  island  they 
were  scarce  farther  up  the  gulf. 

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MACKEREL. 


While  cod  and  mackerel,  as  elsewhere  explained,  show  a  very  large  falling  off, 
the  catch  of  mackerel  is  larger.  Double  the  quantity  over  last  year  has  been  put  up 
in  tins.  Eecent  advices  from  London  say :— "The  demand  for  Canadian  pickled  fish 
is  found  to  be  small  here,  though  certain  grades  of  mackerel  from  Prince  Edward 
Island   have  been  greatly  admired.     English  people   are  found,  however,  to  prefer 


fresh  fish. 


Lust  year,  1885,  the  total  mackerel  barrelled  were  24,424  barrels,  and  393,452 
pounds  put  up  in  tins.  This  year,  1886,  the  quantity  is  27,534  barrels  and  679,584 
pounds  tinned.  Allowing  for  the  quantity  canned,  at  the  rate  of  three  to  two,  the 
increase  this  year  is  over  5,375  barrels. 

So  fur  as  the  island  mackerel  fishery  itself  is  concerned  there  are  no  special 
features  to  report.  If  anything,  there  was  loss  preparation  than  usual  for  a  large 
catch,  especially  among  boat  tishers,  who,  literally,  fish  "  every  man  on  his  own. 
hook  "  and  sell  their  catch  to  dealers  for  shipment.  It  was  feared  that  the  United 
States  import  duty  would  cause  exporters  to  give  a  very  low  price—a  feir  that  has 
not  been  realized  to  the  extent  anticipated.  J3.ook  and  line  fishermen  are  at  length 
coming  to  understand  that  the  day  for  dependence  on  that  primitive  method  is  past, 
and  that  future  competition  with  foreigners  must  be  made  on  the  equal  ground  of 
modern  improved  appliances.  There  having  been  until  now  no  need  for  such  statistics 
no  provision  has  hitherto  been  made  to  ascertain  what  proportion  per  man  was  taken 
relatively  by  vessels  and  how  much  by  hook  and  line  boats,  but  next  year,  1887,  this 
shall  be  seen  to.  Taking  the  total  number  of  men  engaged  more  or  less  in  the 
mackerel  fishery  of  this  island,  in  boat  and  vessel,  an  estimate  is  arrived  at,  at  $10 
per  barrel,  of  about  $70  per  individual  man,  which  is  probably  quite  as  much  as 
individual  fishermen  in  the  American  fleet  netted  this  season,  to  which  must  be  added 
to  credit  of  our  island  fishermen  their  take  of  herring,  cod,  hake  and  other  fish. 

In  guessing  at  the  course  of  migration  this  year  the  fish  appear  to  have  struck 
in  about  the  usual  time  and  to  have  distributed  themselves  in  about  the  usual  quan- 
tity all  along  our  coast,  as  is  proved  by  the  quantities  taken  in  the  respective  warden's 
districts,  being  very  close  on  the  figures  of  last  year.  On  rounding  the  North  Cape 
of  Prince  Edward  Island  the  chief  bulk  probably  struck  north,  for  fishermen  tell  me 
the  fish  did  not  appear  as  usual  in  the  early  part  of  the  season  in  the  Bay  of  Chaleurs. 
After,  that  there  was  a  pause  in  which  few  fish  were  seen.  A  second  migration  seems 
to  have  struck  the  east  side  of  the  island,  later  in  the  season,  as  is  indicated  by  the 
greater  plenty  and  by  the  whole  surplus  of  5,000  barrels  having  been  taken  off  the 
coast  of  King's  County.  These  movements  are  of  course  merely  surmised.  Young 
mackerel  were  numerous  in  Cardigan  Bay  until  into  December.  The  quality  of  the 
marketable  fish  was  generally  good.  The  first  American  seiners  appeared  moui- 
waters  about  the  middle  of  June,  and  had  all  left  before  the  middle  of  November.  The 
fleet  numbered  from  180  to  200  sails,  of  which  about  two-thirds  hailed  from  Gloucester, 


Mass. 


Although  the  personal  feeling  between  our  own  and  the  American  fishermen  is 
the  reverse  of  hostile,  our  people  were  well  satisfied  to  have  our  fisheries  kept  to 
ourselves.  That  the  Americans  have  made  a  comparatively  poor  year's  mackerel 
fishing  in  Island  waters  seems  beyond  dispute,  while  the  Islanders  have  caught  more 
than  iuat  year.  This  fact  alone  should  prove  the  efl&ciency  of  the  measures  of  pro- 
tection taken  by  the  Canadian  Government.  Our  fishermen  think— from  a  fisher- 
man's point  of  view— that  if  such  protection  continues  to  be  enforced,  it  will  throw 
a  large  proportion  of  the  mackerel  trade  into  their  hands.  As  regards  the  alleged 
surreptitious  supply  of  bait,  provisions  and  stores  to  Americans,  I  think  there  has 
been  less  of  t  than  rumor  asserts.  It  would  be  hoping  too  much  from  human  nature 
to  expect  that  needy  owners  of  obscure  shore  farms  would  refuse,  on  patriotic 
grounds,  to  accept  fancy  prices  for  needed  food.  The  fact,  however,  that  many  of 
the  fleet  ran  short  of  provisions  and  had  to  seek  supplies  on  shore  or  return  home  as 
early  as  the  beginning  of  October,  somewhat  contradicts  American  statements,  tnat 


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they  bring  with  them  everything  they  need,  and  that  they  want  nothing  from  Cana- 
dians. As  to  certain  Island  traders  who  are  reputed  to  have  sold  to  American  vessels 
such  fishing  requisites  as  barrels,  salt,  &c,  no  excuse  can  be  made  for  them,  and  if 
no  punishment  exists  for  such  sordid  offences,  it  is  to  be  hoped  that  one  will  be 
enacted.  In  this  connection  it  may  be  mentioned,  that  in  years  previous  to  this, 
frequent  tales,  true  or  false,  have  reached  me  as  to  Americans  smuggling  on  a  small 
scale,  chiefly  of  kerosene  oil  and  Lowell  cottons.  This  year,  thanks  to  the  cruisers, 
no  rumors  of  infraction  of  the  Customs  regulations  have  been  afloat. 

It  would  convey  an  erroneous  impression  were  I  to  sav  that  all  those  interested 
in  Island  mackerel  are  agreed  in  their  view  of  the  present  state  of  affairs.  Opinions 
differ  on  that  as  on  every  other  subject.  All,  however,  are  agreed  as  to  the  strong 
cards  in  the  hand  of  the  Canadian  Government  in  any  negotiat  on  for  settlement  of 
matters,  namely,  conformity  to  our  Customs  laws,  the  three-mile  line,  the  prohibition 
to  ship  men,  or  repair  -damages,  or  purchase  suppl  es,  or  linger  in  our  ports,  or  cure 
their  fish  there,  or  tranship  cargos.  Instances  have  occurred  where  every  one  of 
these  restrictions  have  been  felt  on  our  coast.  And  therefore  the  general  impression 
is  in  favor  of  a  continuance  of  the  system  of  protection. 

As  the  present  report,  when  laid  before  Parliament  and  printed,  will  be  read  by 
the  fishing  population,  I  take  the  opportunity  of  quoting  a  newspaper  paragraph, 
and  recommending  it  to  the  serious  consideration  of  the  young  men  of  Prince  Edward 
Island,  too  many  of  whom  are  seduced,  by  hopes  of  better, ng  themselves,  into  the 
arduous  and  dangerous  service  of  the  American  fisheries.  The  paragraph,  which 
seems  to  state  the  truth,  says : — 

"Seventy  natives  of  the  Maritime  Provinces  were  lost  from  Gloucester  fishing 
fleet  during  1886,  leaving  nineteen  widows  and  forty-five  children.  It  is  estimated 
that  fully  one  thousand  Canadians,  a  large  number  of  whom  were  Prince  Edward 
Islanders,  have  been  drowned  in  the  Gloucester  fishing  service  during  the  past  fifteen 
years." 

The  above  offers  startling  food  for  reflection.  There  are  few  places  in  the  world 
where  a  moderate  competency  can  be  made  from  the  soil  with  greater  certainty  and 
less  labor  than  in  Prince  Edward  Islard.  Besides  this,  wo  have  mapnificent  fish- 
cries  at  our  own  doors.  Canadian  fishing  enterprise  cannot  stand  still,  and  must 
Boon  find  room  for  all  our  skilled  maritime  hands.  Men  experienced  in  outside  fish- 
ing would  be  eagerly  snapped  at  even  now  for  Canadian  fishing  craft,  in  which  case 
they  would  fish  safely  almost  within  sight  of  their  own  homes.  Canadians  can  fish 
their  own  waters  more  cheaply  than  Americans  can,  and  must,  therefore,  eventually 
get  a  large  portion  of  the  trade  into  their  hands,  not  only  giving  to  individual  fisher- 
men fair  wages  at  sea,  but  enabling  them  to  lay  by  something  on  shore  for  old  age 
or  a  rainy  day.  1  leave  to  others  to  point  out  the  moral  dangers  to  which  "young 
men  from  the  country  "  are  exposed  when  they  embark  in  the  reckless  life  of  foreign 
fishermen. 

THE   CRUISERS. 

When  the  gulf  cruisers  were  first  placed  on  the  station,  our  local  fishermen 
expected  too  much  and  looked  for  a  succession  of  prizes  to  be  brought  in  as  in  time  of 
war.  As  the  season  advanced,  a  better  understanding  of  the  object  of  the  force  gained 
ground  and  the  watchfulness  of  the  Government  vessels  was  recognized  as  a  great 
aid  to  the  local  fisheries.  From  the  low-lying  shore  of  Prince  Edward  Island,  with 
no  salient  points  to  triangulate  the  distance,  it  is  extremely  difficult  to  say  how  far  a 
fishing  vessel  is  off  the  land,  or  whether  inside  or  outside  of  three  miles.  This  led  to 
many  unfounded  complaints  against  the  cutters.  Another  cause  was  the  readiness  of 
persons  on  the  shore  to  give  vague  information  of  supposed  trespass,  but  when  such 
statements  came  to  be  sifted  they  were  usually  a  mere  guess.  In  several  instances 
where  I  investigated  statements  of  Americans  trespassing,  with  a  view  to  notify  the 
nearest  cruiser,  the  complainants  either  failed  to  prove  that  the  alleged  trespassers 
were  Americans  and  not  Nova  Scotians,  or  refused  to  come  forward  to  substantiate 

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the  complaint.  From  this  arose  much  of  the  discontent  expressed  through  the  press. 
For  my  own  information  I  addressed  an  inquiry  to  fifty-two  coast  wardens  and  light- 
house keepers  to  the  effect :  "  1st  Have  you  yourself  seen  Americans,  knowmg  them 
to  be  Americans  and  not  Nova  Scotians,  &c,  fishing  within  the  three-mile  limit,  and 
about  how  many  times  have  you  seen  them  so  fishing  ?  2nd  And  about  how  many 
times  have  you  seen  any  of  the  cruisers  ?"  The  replies  received  eriable  me  to  express 
the  opinion  with  some  degree  of  authority  that  the  Government  cutters  on  the  Island 
station  performed  an  arduous  and  delicate  duty  with  much  activity,  discretion  and 
success.    The  log  of  one  of  the  vessels  that  I  have  been  privileged  to  see  confirms  this 

It  would  be  of  the  greatest  assistance,  not  only  to  the  cruisers  but  to  officers  and 
others  on  shore,  were  ihe  Department  to  require  Canadian  fishing  vessels  to  fly  a 
distinctive  flag  while  engaged  in  fishing  or  searching  for  fish.  For  want  of  some  such 
distinguishing  mark,  considerable  contusion  arose  this  year  both  on  land  and  sea. 

COD   AND    HAKE. 

Crediting  the  quantity  of  fish  used  in  the  preparation  of  boneless  cod,  the  returns 
show  the  very  large  deficiency  of  about  9,500  cwts.  of  cod  and  5,000  cwts.  of  hake, 
being  together  14,500  cwts.  short  of  last  year's  catch.  The  deficiency  is  not  readily 
to  be  explained.  It  is  true  the  weather  was  frequently  breezy,  but  not  sufficiently  so 
to  account  for  the  shortage.  The  following  supplied  by  James  Hunter,  Esq^,  Meteoro- 
logical  Observer,   Alberton,   gives  a  synopsis   of  the  weather  during  the   nshing 

RPflROTI  * 

"  The  fishing  season  of  1886,  say  from  1st  May  to  31st  October,  presented  few 
features  calling  for  special  remark.  Taken  altogether  there  was  less  cloud,  less  rain, 
a  slightly  higher  temperature  and  more  wind  than  usual.  Caecumpec  Harbor 
opened  on  the  5th  April  and  the  first  schooner  arrived  on  the  28th  April.  June  and 
July  showed  together  3-140  inches  less,  and  May,  August,  September  and  October 
1^32  inches  more  rain  than  the  average  of  eight  years.  The  temperature  for  May, 
June  and  July  was  4-5?  degrees  above,  and  for  August,  September  and  October  4*4(1 
degrees  below  the  normal.  The  increase  of  wind  was  almost  entirely  in  September, 
which  was  1*56  miles,  and  June  0-36  miles  per  hour  above,  while  May,  July,  August 
and  October  were,  together,  0.71  miles  under  the  mean  velocity." 

Up  to  about  the  15th  July  cod  were  everywhere  reported  scarce,  but  subse- 
quently they  were  taken  in  increasing  numbers  up  to  nearly  the  end  of  November,  a 
month  later  than  usual.  The  size  was  generally  large  and  quality  good,  As  prices 
were  low  in  1885  a  good  many  fishermen  did  not  fit  out  so  extensively  this  year, 
whicii  was  perhaps  an  error.  Bait,  both  herring  and  squid,  was  abundant.  Ihe 
deficiency  of  catch  was  not  confined  to  one  district  but  was  distributed  over  the 
whole  island.  Fewer  boats  were  after  cod  this  year  from  Nova  Scotia,  but  there  were 
more  Nova  Scotia  seiners.  The  usual  large  number  of  boats  from  Caraquet  and 
elsewhere  in  New  Brunswick  fished  around  the  North  Cape.  t 

Boneless  cod  shows  35,790  pounds,  almost  all  put  up  in  King's  County,  as  against 
7  600  pounds  in  preceding  year.  This  is  as  it  should  be,  it  being  a  good  article  and 
steadily  increasing  iD  local  favor.  Eecent  advices  from  agents  of  the  late  Colonial 
Exhibition  at  London  say:—"  A  market  has,  it  is  thought,  been  found  here  for  bone- 
less cod  exhibited  by  (certain  firms  in)  St.  John  and  Halifax."  There  is  no  reason 
why  the  fine  quality  put  up  in  Prince  Edward  Island  should  not  share  the  market 
with  that  from  Nova  Scotia  and  New  Brunswick. 


LOBSTERS. 


The  lobster  fishery  has  taken  another  year's  step  towards  its  early  extinction. 
More  factories  have  been  in  operation  (with  still  more  threatened  for  next  7**?};™**? 
more  traps  have  been  set  and  greater  exertions  made,  with  the  result  ot  1U A"* 
fewer  cans.  There  is  now  a  total  absence  of  large  fish,  while  the  great  bulk  of  those 
canned  barely  reached  the   standard   of  nine   inches,  thereby  placing  the  nenery 

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officers  in  the  unpleasant  dilemma  either  of  being  powerless  or  of  having  to  shut 
down  every  factory  in  the  Province,  with,  it  may  be,  one  or  two  exceptions. 

The  course  of  the  fishery  this  year  was  as  follows  :  Lobsters  were  very  scarce 
all  the  first  part  of  the  sum  ner,  but  towards  the  latter  part  of  the  season  they  were 
more  or  less  plentiful  until  the  day  of  closing.  In  June  a  storm  damaged  many  traps. 
One  hundred  and  thirty  factories  were  in  operation.  The  first  one  got  to  work 
on  3rd  May,  and  on  8th  Mey  two  more,  on  10th  to  12th  eight,  13th  to  16th  forty-six, 
17th  seven,  18th  nine,  19th  six,  20th  fifteen,  2 1st  to  2*rd  six,  24th  seventeen,  25th  to 
31st  May  ten,  and  on  1st  Jane  three;  total,  130.  Of  these,  eighteen  closed  from 
scarcity  of  lobsters  or  damaged  traps,  before  1st  July ;  twenty-eight  on  other  days  of 
July,  and  thirty-three  in  August  previous  to  the  20th,  leaving  but  fifty  one  factories 
actively  in  operation  on  the  legitimate  day  of  closing.  It  will  thus  be  seen  that  the 
very  large  quantity  of  lobsters  obtained — say  22,000,000,  all  small — was  taken  by  a 
few  factories  rushing  the  business  towards  the  close  of  the  season,  at  which  time  the 
fish  were  abundant  near  shore,  but  which  wholesale  slaughter  of  the  late  immigra- 
tion must  certainly  have  a  bad  effect  on  next  year's  supply.  It  farther  shows  the 
amount  of  destruction  that  even  a  few  factories  can  do.  At  the  risk  of  commercially 
undervaluing  the  Island  brands,  I  must  say  that  although  the  quantity  keeps  up 
astonishingly,  the  general  run  has  fallen  off  in  quality,  and,  in  comparison  with  the 
earlier  years  of  the  industry,  is  inferior. 

The  movements  of  the  lobsters  were  very  erratic.  In  factories  within  a  few 
miles  of  each  other,  some  had  as  many  as  could  be  conveniently  handled,  while  others, 
a  short  distance  off,  had  to  close  for  want  of  fish. 

In  previous  annual  reports  the  undersigned  fully  discussed  the  various  points  of 
the  industry  as  they  arose.  Among  these  were,  last  year,  shortening  the  fishing 
season,  making  the  legal  standard  by  weight  instead  of  measure,  and  bringing  the 
fishery  under  the  operation  of  the  Fisheries  Act.  As  these  points  have  been  so  fully 
commented  on,  they  need  not  again  be  gone  into.  The  circumstances  of  the  fishery 
are  changing  year  by  year.  It  is  now  no  longer  a  question  of  regulating  a  legitimate 
occupation,  but  of  dealing  with  a  ruined  industry. 

The  subjects  now  requiring  discussion  are:  A  different  fishing  time  for  the  north 
and  south  sides  of  the  Island;  fishing  licenses,  pure  and  simple  ;  the  total  closing  of 
the  factories  for  a  term  of  years  ;  and,  incidentally,  the  impracticability  of  now  laying 
off  fishing  area^,  even  if  the  industry  is  brought  under  the  operation  of  the  Act. 
The  following  remarks  are  intended  to  apply  to  this  Province  only,  without  reference 
to  their  being  applicable,  or  otherwise,  to  other  lobster  fishing  grounds  cf  the 
Dominion. 

It  is  stated  that  evidence  has  been  laid  bofore  your  Honor,  by  south  side  packers, 
setting  forth  the  advantages  that  would  accrue  to  them  from  having  a  fishing  season 
commencing  later  than  20th  of  April  and  ending  later  than  20th  August.  The  line 
indicated  as  divisional  between  the  north  and  south  would  be  a  line  drawn  from 
about  Seal  Point,  Lot  7,  on  the  west  beach  of  Prince  County,  to  Cape  Bear,  the 
extreme  south-east  point  of  the  Island  in  King's  County.  A  line  so  drawn  would 
fairly  define  the  two  interests.  I  am  not  aware  whether  all  the  fifty-four  packers 
(packing  for  themselves  or  for  others)south  of  that  proposed  line,  have  made  the  request 
for  a  line  unanimous,  or  whether  it  emanates  from  a  section.  Theoretically,  such  differ- 
ence of  fishing  time  would  place  both  north  and  south  on  an  equality  as  to  the  actual  num- 
ber of  days  on  which  fishing  might  be  carried  on,  but  other  considerations  come  into 
play,  the  chief  of  which  is:  Would  it  not  be  equivalent  to  giving  the  whole  Pro- 
vince, both  north  and  south,  an  extension  of  fishing  time,  inasmuch  as  traps  and 
boats  might  be  removed  from  north  to  south  after  20th  August,  thus  virtually 
extending  the  season  ?  If  this  could  be  guarded  against,  the  climatic  difference 
between  the  north  and  south  sides  of  the  Island  renders  a  difference  of  time  only  just 

The  Inspector,  in  previous  reports,  has  repeatedly  drawn  attention  to  the  extreme 
desirability  of  having  the  lobster  fishery  brought  within  the  operation  of  the  Fish- 
eries Act  so  that— under  whatever  name  or  form— packers  could  be  assured  of  an 
area  in  which  they  could  carry  on  their  legitimate  business  without  undue  interfere 

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ence,  and  he  has  time  and  again,  brought  forward  verbal  and  written  evidence  to 
show  that  almost  all  the  packers  in  this  Province  were  in  favor  of  such  a  measure, 
and  that  without  it  nothing  but  confusion  and  overfishing  would  ensue.  While  quite 
aware  that  no  grant  can  be  made  nor  any  exclusive  use  of  any  portion  of  the  sea  be 
given  his  reading  of  the  clause  in  section  18,  6ub-section  5  of  the  Act— that  "  disputes 
between  parlies  relative  to  *  *  *  *  position  and  usage  of  nets  and 
other  fishing  apparatus  shall  be  settled  by  the  local  fishery  officer" — was  that  the 
local  fishery  officer  had  power  to  define  the  space  required  for  the  due  use  of  fishing 
apparatus,  namely,  traps,  against  undue  interference  by  others,  and  his  opinion  (per- 
haps an  erroneous  one)  was,  and  is,  that  such  required  space,  as  laid  down  by  the 
fishery  officer,  would  be  sustained  in  the  ordinary  courts  of  law.  Time  was,  not  more 
than  two  years  since,  when  such  arrangement  would  have  been  most  welcome  and 
valuable,  and  would  have  prevented  in  a  great  measure  the  ruin  that  has  fallen  on  the 
fishery.  Insane  competition  and  grasping  greed  have  rendered  any  such  adjustment 
almovt  impracticable  now.  The  traps  and  cordage  of  closely  adjacent  factories  are 
interlaced  like  the  tangled  roots  of  a  forest.  It  is  the  legitimate  packer  whose  factory 
and  fit-out  have  cost  money,  that  suffers  from  this  state  of  things.  The  small 
adventurer  with  nothing  merely  ruins  his  more  responsible  neighbor  and  does  little 
good  to  himself.  He  has  no  interest  in  preserving  the  fishery.  On  the  contrary  his 
interest  is  to  destroy  it  as  quickly  as  possible,  by  getting  all  he  can  out  of  it  in  the 
shortest  possible  time,  and  having  himself  nothing,  nothng  can  be  got  out  of  him. 
To  such  a  pass  is  the  fishery  now  reduced.  The  question  almost  narrows  itself  to  the 
consideration,  whether  the  Government  will  close  the  fishery  for  a  term,  or  whether 
reckless  destruction  will  close  it  for  ever.  If  officially  closed  for  a  torm,  new  regu- 
lations laying  off  lines  to  prevent  the  recurrence  of  a  similar  wretched  state  of  affairs 
would  be  indispensably  necessary  on  resumption  of  fishing. 

In  default  of  a  present  possibility  of  adjusting  lines,  it  becomes  a  matter  of  con- 
sideration whether  it  is  not  within  the  Minister's  own  power,  under  section  2  of  the 
existing  Act,  to  require  a  considerable  annual  license  fee  from  all  persons  running 
lobster  factories.  The  cases  of  licensed  fish  traps  and  lobster  traps  would  seem  to  be 
parallel.  Such  a  license  fee,  if  heavy  enough,  would  have  the  effect  of  preventing  the 
crowding  in  of  irresponsible  small  packers,  and  if  it  had  that  effect,  could  not  be 
objected  to  by  the  larger  factory  owners,  and  would  have  the  further  good  result  of 
turning  the  attention  of  adventurers,  whose  only  resources  are  a  dory  or  two,  to 
fisheries  less  heavily  weighted.  Moreover,  it  would  bejthe  first  step  towards  putting 
in  practice  the  sound  maxim  that  fishery  protection  should  be  self-supporting. 

Any  proposal  to  prohibit  lobster  fishing  for  one  year  or  for  a  term  of  years  so  as 
to  give  the  exhausted  fishery  a  chance  to  recuperate,  would  be  met  by  the  most 
vehement  opposition  and  cry  of  f  ruin !  " ;  yet  this  measure  has  had  to  be  resorted  to 
on  the  New  England  coast.  To  close  for  one  year  would  certainly  do  great  pscu  - 
niary  injury  to  the  packers,  but  to  close  for  a  term  of  years,  say  three  or  more,  must 
be  viewed  from  a  different  standpoint,  inasmuch  as  the  capital  that  might  be  reserved 
idle  in  hand  for  one  year's  rest  would  not  likely  be  held  idle  over  three  or  more 
years  but  would  find  its  way  into  other  channels  of  productive  industry.  Although 
it  is  not  at  all  to  be  supposed  that  the  Government  would  suddenly  spring  any 
measure  that  would  bring  serious  injury  on  any  class,  the  packers  of  this  Province 
would  require  a  much  longer  notice  of  intention  to  close  than  would  the  packers  on 
the  mainland.  New  Brunswick  and  Nova  Scotia  have  uninterrupted  land  and  water 
carriage  the  whole  year  round,  and  can  defer  ordering  the  year's  supplies  for  their 
factories  until  the  second  or  third  month  of  spring,  whereas  the  Prince  Edward 
Island  packers  must,  of  necessity,  send  their  orders  in  early  fall  so  as  to  have  a  year's 
supply  in  advance,  delivered  not  later  than  October  for  next  year's  work.  This 
alone  weights  the  Island  packers  with  six  months'  interest  more  than  their  brethern 
on  the  mainland,  and  if  only  twelve  months'  notice  were  given  the  Islanders  would 
certainly  have  laid  in  their  next  year's  supplies,  among  which  the  expensive  article 
of  tin  is  very  perishable. 

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a  time,  as  a  measure  of  recuperation,  I  do  not  lose  sight  of  the  difficulty,  if  not 
impossibility,  ot  shutting  down  the  Island  factories,  unless  the  same  remedy  were 
applied  to  all  the  factories  on  the  Atlantic  seaboard  of  the  Dominion.  ^ 

Were  such  a  sweeping  measure,  as  closing  the  factories,  to  come  into  effect  some 
persons  afflicted  with  pseudo-philanthropy  would,  doubtless,  indulge  in  weeping  for 
what  would  become  of  "  the  poor  fisherman."  Such  maudlin  sentiment  is  quite 
beside  the  mark,  and  is  not  borne  out  by  the  realities  of  the  case.  All  the  fishermen 
who  devote  the  early  part  of  the  year  to  attending  lobster  traps,  take  that  service, 
because  it  is  easier  than  sea  fishing,  and  because  they  draw  wages  thereat,  instead  of 
having  to  wait  till  the  end  of  the  year  for  the  proceeds  of  their  labor.  As  a  matter 
of  fact,  all  the  men  employed  in  tending  traps  from  20th  April  to  20th  August  go 
into  general  sea  fishing  as  soon  as  the  factories  close.  So  far  as  the  fishermen  are 
concerned,  it  is  therefore  a  mere  choice  between  whether  they  will  go  six  months  sea 
fishing,  or  three  months'  sea-fishing,  and  three  months'  lobstering.  The  prospects  are 
equally  good  either  way,  and  there  is  room  enough  for  lull  employment,  even  if  no 
factories  existed.  Sea  fishing  all  the  time  would  pay  quite  as  well,  and  might'pay 
better  only  not  on  monthly  wages.  Boats  can  always  be  hired  or  had  on  shares,  and 
crews  are  readily  formed.  Besides  there  is  the  fishing  bounty.  To  think  therefore 
that  closing  the  lobster  factories  would  throw  the  men  employed  therein  out  of 
bread  is  a  fallacy  of  the  most  thin  description.  Another  point  is  that,  wore  the 
factories  closed,  a  large  amount  of  capital  would  bo  released,  and  as  there  are  few 
active  investments  in  this  Province,  it  may  be  assumed  that  it  would  seek  use  in 
another  branch  of  the  fisheries.  That  capital  would  fit  a  very  fair  mackerel  fleet, 
and  thereby  give  employment  to  many  more  fishermen.  Bight  hundred  and  ninety- 
five  women  were  this  year  employed  in  packing.  Even  these  would  not  suffer, 
excepting  in  having  their  means  of  personal  adornment  somewhat  curtailed.  They 
all  have  respectable  homes,  many  of  which  homes  can  but  ill  spare  the  daughters 
from  household  or  farm  occupations,  and  there  is  no  part  of  this  Island  in  which 
homebred  good  girls  cannot  readily  obtain  fairly  paid  domestic  employment.  There- 
fore, the  stoppage  of  lobster  factories  would  not  be  the  social  calamity  to  fishermen 
that  some  persons  prophesy. 

These  views  will,  no  doubt,  be  objected  to  by  interested  parties,  but  investiga- 
tion will  disclose  their  truth. 

It  is  to  be  regretted  that  the  abundance  of  lobsters  after  the  appointed  day  of 
closing  tempted  some  fishermen  of  the  baser  sort  to  run  the  risk  of  illegal  canning. 
In  at  least  three  instances,  persons  hired  vacant  canning  premises  for  that  purpose. 
These  men  were  totally  irresponsible,  yet  managed  to  obtain  supplies,  thus  affording 
strong  suspicion  of  complicity,  although  such  could  not  be  proved  on  evidence.  One 
of  the  offenders  was  committed  to  gaol  for  one  month  in  default  of  payment  of 
penalty  of  $200;  another  was  fined  $400,  and  fled  the  country  to  avoid  arrest;  in  the 
third  case,  the  fine  is  held  over  for  collection.  It  is  impossible  to  pass  over,  without  a 
word  of  reprobation,  the  conduct  of  those  perties  who  let  premises  for  a  purpose 
which  they  must  have  known  was  illegal. 

The  overfishing  of  lobsters  in  Island  waters  threatens  to  do  mischief  on  other 
coasts  besides  our  own.  One  packer  fitted  out  an  exploring  expedition  along  the 
shores  of  Anticosti  and  Labrador,  but  did  not  affect  a  lodgment.  Others  have  gone 
to  Cape  Breton  and  yet  others  to  Newfoundland,  in  which  last  province,  as  I  hear, 
lobsters  are  not  yet  protected  by  close  time  or  other  restrictive  regulations.  The 
reported  success  of  these  parties  (and  in  the  instance  of  the  firm  to  which  I  specially 
allude,  a  success  deserved)  in  Newfoundland,  will  no  doubt  attract  a  number  of  more 
rapacious  adventurers  to  renew  there  the  ruthless  destruction  that  has  devastated  our 
own  shores.  As  Newfoundland  derives  no  benefit  from  this  invasion  of  her  coast  by 
Canadians  bringing  their  own  hands  and  supplies,  probably  protective  regulations 
will,  ere  long,  be  adopted. 

Appended  to  last  year's  report  was  an  estimate  of  the  amount  of  capital  locked 
up  in  lobster  canning.  With  a  view  to  arrive  as  closely  as  might  be  at  a  true  result, 
schedules  were  sent  by  the  Inspector  to  all  the  fishery  wardens,  requesting  them  to 

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ascertain  as  accurately  as  possible  from  the  packers  themselves  the  value  of  the  plant 
&c,  in  the  respective  districts.  For  details  see  appendix  to  this  report.  The 
packers'  own  figures  show  say  $270,000,  for  the  factories  with  all  their  gear,  exclusive 
of  current  funds  in  hand  to  pay  wages  for  four  months  to  2,000  men  and  900  women, 
besides  supplies.  Tbis  is  a  perilous  amount  to  risk  on  a  failing  industry.  It  might 
be  worth  while  to  calculate  tbe  strength  of  tbe  fishing  fleet  equipped  with  all  modern 
appliances  which  such  capital  might  set  afloat  in  the  safer  and  more  enduring  business 
oi  sea  fishing. 

The  following  newspaper  item  may  not  be  without  interest  to  some  of  our  fisher- 
men.    The  same  thing,  I  understand,  is  successfully  done  in  England. 

"  The  close  watch  kept  by  the  authorities  of  Maine  to  prevent  the  sale  of '  short  * 
or  small  lobsters  has  given  rise  to  a  new  industry.  Last  fall,  a  firm  bought  a  lot  of 
small  lobsters  and  put  them  into  a  forty-acre  pond  in  a  cave  at  Yinal  Haven.  They 
were  fed  liberally  throughout  the  winter  on  fish  heads,  and  now  weigh  from  two  to 
six  pounds,  bringing  $10  per  hundred  pounds  in  the  Boston  market." 

ALEWIVES 

are  of  no  account  in  the  general  average.  With  the  exceptions  of  one  or  two 
estuaries  which  they  run  up  in  the  season,  and  some  others  where  they  are  not 
sought  for,  they  are  only  caught  in  shallow  ponds  on  the  north  coast  connected  by 
small  runs  with  the  sea.  These  runnels  flowing  across  the  beach  are  liable  to  be 
silted  up  or  diverged  from  their  channels  by  drifted  sand,  therefore  it  would  not  be 
judicious  ,to  expend  Government  money  in  attempting  to  keep  them  open  ;  the  take 
being  confined  to  a  few  families  in  the  immediate  vicinity.  Of  700  barrels  total 
quantity  taken,  490  barrels  were  used  for  bait  and  only  210  barrels  for  food.  The 
great  plenty  of  herring  so  easily  taken  supersedes  the  necessity  of  seeking  alewives 
for  either  purpose. 

OTHER    SEA   FISH. 

Shad. 

Seven  hundred  and  fifty  pounds  weight  of  shad  were  taken  in  herring  nets ; 
partly  in  the  fish-trap  off  Kildare,  Prince  County,  and  partly  in  the  tidal  rivers  of 
Queen's.  It  is  only  within  the  past  three  or  four  years  that  these  fish  have  appeared 
on  our  coast,  and  only  in  small  numbers.  A  few  have  been  observed  in  the  Hills- 
borough Eiver  above  Charlottetown,  and  have  been  taken  as  far  up  as  Mount  Stewart* 
If  it  be  correct,  as  surmised,  that  shad  do  not  breed  further  north  than  the  middle 
United  States,  and  that  the  supply  in  the  Bay  of  Fundy  is  merely  a  migration  north- 
ward from  that  source,  it  would  most  likely  be  in  vain  to  look  for  them  in  quantity 
on  the  island  coast.  I  am  informed,  however,  that  shad  do  propagate  in  the 
Schubenacadie  River,  Nova  Scotia  j  perhaps  in  other  Canadian  waters. 

LINE  FISH. 

In  the  fish  markets  of  cities  in  Europe  and  the  American  continent,  purchasers 
have  a  varied  choice  of  excellent  food  fishes,  considered  luxuries,  that  never  appear 
in  the  smaller  markets  of  Charlottetown  ;  as  for  instance,  besides  haddock,  whiting 
(so  called),  skate,  flounders  and  kindred  flatfish,  rock  cod,  with  shrimps,  mussels, 
whelks,  &c,  all  of  which  are  found  in  these  waters,  but  will  probably  not  appear  in 
market  until  the  system  of  beam-trawling  is  introdued.  I  may  mention  that  the  word 
"  trawl "  is  here  synonymous  with  "  set  lines."  A  true  trawl  is  quite  a  different 
thing.  The  English  trawl  is  a  triangular  net  of  about  70  feet  by  40  feet  with  two 
pockets,  attached  to  a  beam  of  40  feet  in  length,  and  operated  from  decked  vessels 
sailing  with  the  tide.  Much  the  greater  part  of  the  fresh  fish  brought  to  the  London 
market— mackerel  and  herring  excepted— are  taken  by  the  trawl,  and  thp  Royal 
Fishery  Commission  of  the  United  Kingdom  have  given  it  their  approval  as  against 

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the  complaints  of  the  line  fishers.    In  my  opinion  the  Gulf  of  St.  Lawrence,  a  few 
miles  off  the  Prince  Edward  Island  coast,  is  peculiarly  adapted  to  beam-traw  wg 
Mr.  Walter  Mathieson,  of  Charlottetown,  has  it  in  contemplation  to  try  this  mode  of 
fishing. 

STRIPED   BASS. 

This  excellent  but  rather  coarse  sea-fish  is  occasionally  taken  by  hook,  inshore 
on  the  west  of  Prince  County  when  ice  is  forming  and  again  when  the  ice  is  break- 
ing up  in  spring.  It  is  thought  the  bass  remain  all  winter  on  the  outer  edge  of  the 
shore  ice.  A  few  have  been  taken  by  codfishers  at  one  or  two  localities  in  King  s 
County  Doubtless  they  would  be  found  elsewhere  along  coast  if  sought  tor.  Quan- 
tity taken  this  year,  200  pounds.    Average  weight  eight  to  twelve  pounds. 


HALIBUT. 


Every  year  my  annual  report  shows  more  or  less  of  halibut,  some  of  large  size. 
These  are  captured  by  chance  on  cod-hooks.  A  special  outfit  for  the  capture  of  hah- 
but  is  somewhat  expensive,  but  as  the  Canadian  fisheries  cannot  remain  stationery 
it  might  not  be  amies  for  some  of  our  fish-masters  to  enquire  why  Canadians  cannot 
engage  in  the  halibut  fishery  with  as  good  a  chance  of  success  as  Americans  it  being 
understood  that  a  successful  halibut  trip  is  the  most  lucrative  voyage  that  New 
England  fishermen  make.  Quantity  of  halibut  taken  m  codfishmg  in  island  waters, 
this  year,  about  four  and  a  half  tons,  all  of  which  sold  readily,  fresh,  at  fair  price. 

PREDATORY  FISH. 

Predatory  fish,  such  as  sharks,  American  tunny  or  black  fish,  dogfish,  &c.,which 
always  follow  the  herring  and  mackerel  schools,  are  reported  to  have  been  many  this 
year.  It  has  been  brought  to  my  notice  that  the  gurry  thrown  overboard  by  the 
large  number  of  New  Brunswick  fishing  boats,  which  make  the  deep  water  off  the 
North  Cape  of  Prince  Edward  Island  their  headquarters  (and  whose  catch  of  fish 
does  not  appear  in  the  island  returns)  has  made  that  locality  a  great  resort  of 
sharks. 

OIL   AND   MANURE. 

The  returns  of  fish  oil  show  under  the  quantity  that  might  by  good  manage- 
ment be  produced ;  2,238,000  pounds  weight  of  cod  and  hake,  besides  herrings  and 
other  fish,  should  produce  more  than  15,000  gallons.  The  fish  of  prey  above  named, 
as  well  as  the  fish  offal  now  illegally  cast  into  the  sea,  should  all  find  their  way  first 
to  the  oil-press  and  afterwards  to  the  chemical  vat.  A  little  enterprise  and  a  moder- 
ate capital  might  establish  at  one  or  more  central  points,  combined  works  for  the 
production  of  oil  and  valuable  dry  artifical  'manures ;  3,315  tons  are  set  down  in  the 
column  of  unmanufactured  manures,  but  this  is  merely  the  shells  and  animal  debris 
of  lobster  factories,  containing,  however,  highly  fertilizing  ingredients,  and  is  far 
under  the  quantity  actually  thrown  out.  Farmers  are  glad  to  cart  this  manure  away, 
but  it  is  only  available  to  those  who  live  in  immediate  vicinity  of  factories.  I  have 
said  this  quantity  of  over  three  thousand  tons  is  solely  lobster  refuse,  namely,  lime 
and  bodies.  There  is  no  possibility  at  present  of  estimating  the  quantity  of  purely 
fish  refuse  that  could  be  collected  and  converted  into  guano.  The  only  difficulty  in 
the  enterprise  would  be  the  collection  of  the  bulky  and  heavy,  wet,  raw,  material. 
When  converted  into  dry  powder  its  transport  would  be  easy  and  would  benefit  the 
Province  by  bringing  the  fertilizing  products  of  the  shore  within  the  reach  of  inland 
farmers.    To  this  manufacture  might  be  added  the  preparation  of  glue  and  isinglass. 


COD   AND  HAKE   SOUNDS. 


It  will  be  noticed  that  the  quantity  of  this  product  is  given  at  20,580  pounds,  or 
at  the  rate  of  about  one  pound  per  hundred  weight  of  fish.   In  twelve  fishery  districts 

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which  produced  4,564  hundredweights  no  sounds  are  shown  On  the  other  hand  it 
Z  understood  to  be  a  common  custom  with  fishermen,  chiefly  belonging  to  New 
Brunswick  to  come  ashore  and  use  sounds  as  a  species  of  currency  for  the  purchase 
of  supplies.  Prom  this  custom  the  figures  ought  in  reality  to  be  increased.  The 
Quantity  of  20,580  pounds  is  the  product  of  fish  caught  by  Island  fishermen. 


OTHER   SEA  MATTERS. 


An  establishment  has  been  advertised  for  the  preparation  of  an  antiseptic  from 
potato  starch  by  the  use  of  which  it  is  claimed  that  fish  may  be  sent  fresh  to  distant 
Seta  NeiSer  the  nature  of  the  preparation  nor  the  success  of  its  use £■ ^ een 
sufficiently  known  for  me  to  express  an  opinion  regarding  it.  The 'address  is  Mr. 
F  Langston,  of  St.  John's,  Newfoundland;  Milpeque  Eaad,  Charlottetown. 


OYSTERS. 


The  present  and  future  of  the  oyster  fishery  of  th,s  Province  were  so  fully  dis- 
cussed inlast  annual  report  that  I  need  not  occupy  space  by  recapitulation.  The 
po  nts  Then  presented  to  (your  Honor's  notice  were,  that  the  fishery  runs  a  r.sk  of 
C  destroyed,  as  the  lobster  fishery  has  been,  by  overfishing;  that  excepting  a 
S  season!  no  other  restrictive  regulations  exist;  that  such  regulation  defining 
s WothT?b.an  the  general  terms  of  lection  13,  sub-section  9,  of  the  Fisheries  Act, 
which  forbids  the  taking  of  « the  young  of  fish  ")  are  wanted ;  and  that  encourage- 
ment to  private  culture  of  oysters  would  tend  much  to  increase  and  preserve  tho 

fi8h(Th'eSe  points  have  likewise  been  so  fully  gone  into  in  several  previous  reports, 
that  it  is  unnecessary  here  to  reproduce  the  facts  and  arguments. 

Last  year  the  number  of  boats  engaged  in  oyster  fishing  in  Richmond  Bay  alone 
was  estimated  at  300 ;  this  year,  500.  Persons  flock  from  all  parts  of  the  country  to 
rtds  fishery,  the  work  besides  requiring  no  outfit,  being  comparatively  easy,  and  at 
least  for  part  of  the  season,  paying  well.  It  is  no  uncommon  day's  work  to  average 
]Z  to  tCee  barrels  per  '11  The  fishery  opened  at  daylight  on  6th  September 
and  on  17th,  nearly  800  barrels  from  Richmond  Bay  were  delivered  to  the  dealers  in 
SummersideTh/ fir8t  day's  shipment  by  steamer  included  440  barrels  to  Quebec 
an™236  to  Montreal,  some  eighty  barrels  of  which  were  sent  by  express  to  Quebec, 
thereby  IntTdpaWng  the  marke/by  twentyfour  hour.  During  the  season  some 
orders  were  filled  from  Chicago  and  Milwaukee,  thus  opening  up  a  market  that  is 
new     As  elsewhere  stated,  the  catch  of  this  year  exceeds  that  of  last  by  nearly  5,000 


barrels. 


Summerside  being  the  principal  shipping  port,  the  follo™e  table  fexp0rt  wiU 
show  at  once  the  supply  and  demand  in  the  respective  months  of  the  season .- 

Barrels. 

Shipped,  1886,  previous  to  close  season,  1st  Jane 880 

do  do     16th  to  30th  September ^wni 

do  do    month  of  October ».^« 

do  do  do      November y>4U" 

do  do  do      Docomber (not  made  up) 

Fine  weather  favored  late  fishing     Add  to  the  general  estimate  2 ,000  barwb 
taken  for  home  use,  which  would  make  the  total  catch  this  year  about _3,  000  barrels 
I  have  to  thank  James  Coleman,  Esq.,  Superintendent   of  the  Prnee  Mwara 
Island  KaLay,  for  assistance  in  preventing  the  transport  of  oysters  dunng  the  close 

"^Notwithstanding,  it  is  common  to  hear  the  assertion  that  the  ^«re  n^faUug 
off,  but  that  they  increase  in  production  the  more  they  are  raked  J ^  »  n^^ 
the  fishery  is  carried  on  in  a  wasteful  manner,  especially  W^d**^^*™! 
oysters.     It  is  true,  that  in  the  past  year  more  oi  the  bivalves  have  been  taken,  b* 

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it  must  be  remembered,  that  many  more  fishermen  were  after  them.  The  preserva- 
tion of  voung  oysters  not  yet  old  enough  to  spawn  forms  an  important  subject  of 
attention  in  the  ojster  culture  of  both  continents.  The  destruction  of  these  year  old 
shells  is  a  heedlessness — call  it  a  crime — for  which  there  is  no  necessity,  and  from 
which  no  benefit  of  any  kind  is  derived.  They  are  not  marketable  in  any  way. 
The  remedy,  too,  is  simple.  Cause  the  ovsteis  to  be  culled  in  the  boats,  and  make 
possession  of  small  oysters  on  land — say  two  and  a-balf  inches  or  less  in  greatest 
leDgth — punishable  by  fine,  whether  in  the  hands  of  fishermen  or  on  the  premises  of 
dealers.  An  Order  in  Council  would  effect  this,  and  it  is  perhaps  the  only  new 
regulation  at  present  called  for  as  regards  the  Prince  Edward  Island  public  oyster 
fishery  excepting  that  it  is  matter  worthy  of  consideration  whether  every  boat  engaged 
in  the  oyster  fishing  should  not  be  required  to  take  out  an  annual  license  for  that 
purpose.  Individual  offenders  against  the  law  are  not  easily  identified,  and  it  would 
much  strengthen  the  hands  of  the  fishery  officers  could  the  boat  license  bo  called  for. 
The  license  need  not  be  oppressive — say  one  dollar— and  to  save  trouble  to  the 
Department  might  be  issued  by  the  Inspector.  It  is  a  matter  of  registration,  not  of 
revenue. 

With  reference  to  the  protection  of  the  beds  during  the  summer  months,  it  is 
certain  that  so  long  as  the  public  persist  in  eating  oysters  in  the  close  season,  so  long 
will  the  restaurants  continue  to  supply  them.  With  some  degree  of  caution  supplies 
may  be  bought  from  poachers  all  summer  and  the  oysters  be  safely  dumped  after 
nightfall  into  cellars,  from  which  it  requires  a  regul&r  information  and  a  search  war- 
rant to  extract  them.  Hitherto,  the  protective  force  has  not  been  strong  enough  to 
grapple  with  this  abuse,  but  the  recent  appointment  of  wardens  at  West  Eiver  and 
Pownai  Bay,  in  Queen's  County,  and  .Richmond  Bay,  in  Prince,  should  go  far  to  check 
the  illegal  sources  of  restaurant  supply.  The  special  duty  of  the  new  warden 
{Uamsay)  on  south  side  of  .Richmond  Bay  is  to  be  afloat  during  the  close  season  with 
sufficient  witness  to  identify  offenders.  One  more  warden  with  like  duties  afloat  on 
the  north  side  of  the  bay,  and  with  residence  at  "  the  old  store,"  is  required  to  com- 
plete the  water  patrol,  and  I  would  urge  that  such  warden  be  appointed  on  the  same 
terms  as  Warden  Bamsay. 

From  the  deposits  of  shells  on  dead  oyster  ledges  in  many  parts  of  the  Province 
it  is  evident  that  extensive  stores  of  oysteis  were  found  in  localities  where  none  are 
now.  These  could  easily  be  revived  at  little  expense.  The  main  fishery  is  in  Prince 
County ;  Queen's  County  still  has  valuable  beds ;  King's  County  has  none,  yet  King's 
seems  entitled  to  share  in  so  valuable  a  resource.  I  would,  theiefore,  venture  respect- 
fully to  recommend  that  a  sum  of,  say  $1,000,  be  placed  in  the  estimates  for  the 
planting  of  oyster  beds  in  King's  County,  and  in  such  other  localities  as  the  amount 
of  appropriation  might  cover  under  section  15,  subsection  5,  of  the  Fisheries  Act. 
Such  planted  beds  would  be  Government  property  for  the  supply  of  stock  for  private 
artificial  culture,  and  in  the  course  ^of  not  more  than  three  or  four  years  should 
become  self-supporting,  which  brings  me  to  tho  subject  of  private  culture,  under 
section  15,  subsection  4  of  the  Act. 

The  area  of  ground  in  the  "  creeks  "  and  sheltered  bays  of  this  island  eminently 
adapted  for  oyster  culture  is  very  large.  In  some  instances,  suitable  ground  is  covered 
by  land  titles  and  I  have  reason  to  believe  that  were  areas  protected  for  oyster  breed- 
ing many  sites  would  be  taken  up.  It  is  unnecessary  in  this  report  to  go  into  details  of 
regulation  or  management,  but  I  am  prepared  to  furnish  a  practical  and  inexpensive 
scheme,  should  such  be  required  by  the  Department.  Here,  likewise  (as  in  the  case 
of  licensing  oyster  boats),  it  would  not,  for  the  first  tjiree  or  four  years,  be  a  question 
of  revenue,  for  the  reason  that  even  the  best  practices  of  the  oyster  culture  of  Europe 
and  of  the  middle  United  States  would  have  to  be  modified  by  experiment  to  suit  the 
Canadian  climate.  Meantime,  so  much  oyster  ground  lying  idle  is  a  waste  of  national 
resource.  Indeed ;  an  oyster  fishery  well  developed  is  of  much  higher  importance  than 
a  mere  supply  of  bivalves.  The  oyster  industry  of  the  State  of  New  York,  for  instanco, 
gives  employment  to  50,000  men. 

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RIVERS—  SALMON. 


a„  ^«*»H  in  next  narserarh  salmon  is  not  a  river  fish  in  Prince  Edward  Island. 
4  ™5  thlfhoreshoreve?  salmon  are  fonnd,  and  I  thick  if  fished  for  with  proper 
Around  the  shores  howeve h™  >     k       in  con6iderable  abundance  and 

appliances  and  with  regu |«V  '"j  m  g  re80urces.  To  the  present  time  they  have 
become  a  legitimate  add^^ J°  \heou^«  r  •„"  fiahtrap  licensed  for  other  fish  near 
only  been  taken  in  very  ™f  ^"^  ™*  *£%*  north  of  Prince  County,  m 
TV™rv  'fishine net  bV  *r« ^  oV  fourtatsat  Stfpetort  Bay,  north  of  King's  County 
0rl^-yl»r  fhrnt  twLtv  were  captured  in  a  net  at  West  Point,  the  south-west  point 

^in^ 

r.motTw!Va7ew"n  the  ^LdpSSvi  Bivers,  south  of  Prince  County,  and  i. 
T^lthVwlte MorellandMidgell  on  the  north  of  the  island      In  addition 
quantity  up  the  Winter,  MOieii  an  6  „     reports      number  this  summer  m 

to  these  ordinary  places  o *  resort, ,  Warden ^j*  "£.  .      of  date  30th  November, 
the  Montague,  King's  County,  and Warden  mmoi, ^w        g  ^ 

"'S^'.tt^^  ; Theefi"t  sZSn  Stream  in  many  year, 

rhfweight^akt,  W'  toTmpose  a  moderate  tax.  Such  temporary  arrangement 
^^iXZluo^T^^  taken,  and  importations  are  made  fresh 
from  the  adjacent  provinces. 


TROUT. 


them  of  parasites.     I  know  of  but  three  or  four  caught  with  bait,  ;«ew'o n    > ' 
durTng  the  past  siz  or  seven  years.    Trout,  however,  are  •**>»£ an aotoMy 


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Inland  is  becoming  rapidly  denuded  of  wood,  and  the  number  of  saw  mills  is  falling 
off  year  by  year.  Most  of  them  were  built  before  Confederation,  mere  boarded 
•hells  on  wood  lots,  worth  at  most  a  very  few  hundred  dollars,  and  no  provision  was 
made  for  sawdust,  except  to  let  it  down  the  brooks.  Fish-ways,  even  if  necessary— 
which  they  are  in  only  a  very  few  instances  here— would  cost  an  undue  proportion 
of  the  total  value  of  the  concerns,  which  now  mostly  barely  make  a  livelihood  The 
attention  of  the  wardens  is  directed  to  apply  such  remedy  as  is  possible  and  not 
oppressive,  and  warning  circulars  have  been  sent  to  all  saw-miilers,  over  350  in 
number.  Two  fish-ways  that  have  been  partly  carried  away  will  have  to  be  put  in 
working  order  in  spring.  * 


EELS. 


Eels  as  usual  have  been  most  abundant.  They  are  found  in  plenty,  cf  large  size 
and  superior  quality,  in  every  muddy  bottom.  Except  a  few  barrels  sent  to  a  United 
btates  market  as  a  test  of  prices,  and  which  it  is  stated  brought  a  remunerative 
fcgure,  none  were  exported.  The  whole  quantity  of  150,650  pounds  was  therefore  used 
in  family  food.  There  is  a  fair  chance  of  transporting  eels  alive  to  markets  at  a  con- 
siderable distance.  A  schooner  belonging  to  Cape  Sable,  N.S.,  has  gone  into  the 
business  with  appearance  of  success,  her  present  market  being  Boston.  A  regular 
supply  could  be  obtained  from  this  Province.  - 

SMELTS. 

The  business  of  sending  frozen  smelts  to  market  is  unknown  here.  With  the 
increased  facilities  of  communication  with  the  mainland  that  we  Islanders  are  clam- 
oring for,  the  industry  might  spring  up  in  the  future.  These  excellent  little  fish  fill 
all  our  running  brooks  early  in  spring  whence  they  are  dipped  by  boys,  and  in 
winter  are  caught  by  hook  through  the  ice  of  estuaries.  Attempts  at  seining  and  to 
use  the  fish  as  food  for  pigs   and  as   manure   are   strictly  prevented  by  the  fishery 

SALMON   HATCHERY. 

Dunk  Eiver,  in  Prince  County,  on  which  the  salmon  hatchery  is  built,  flows  a 
long  course  and  is  liable  to  sudden  freshets  in  spring  and  fall.  Last  spring  a  heavy 
flood  carried  away  the  greater  part  of  the  retaining  dam,  removed  the  main  building 
from  its  foundation,  filled  the  hatching  room  to  a  depth  of  five  feet,  thus  floating  the 
trays  of  ova,  and  did  other  damage.  Enquiry  was  made  as  to  the  lowest  sum  at 
which  repairs  could  be  done,  and  by  sanction  of  the  Department  a  contract  was  taken 
by  Mr  Henry  Clark,  at  a  reasonable  rate,  to  replace  the  establishment  ia  full  work- 
ing order  in  time  for  the  fall  run  of  salmon.  It  is  now  in  working  order.  Owing  to 
low  water  during  the  whole  month  of  November,  the  number  of  ova  secured  was  not 
as  large  as  could  be  desired,  but  on  my  last  visit  they  appeared  to  be  healthy  and  in 
a  satisfactory  condition.  The  following  is  the  statement  of  Mr.  Clark,  the  officer  in 
charge: 

Cl  _  _  _  „  "  Dunk  Eiver  Hatchery,  18th  December,  1886. 

"  J.  H.  Dtjvar,  Esq.,  ' 

"  Inspector  of  Fisheries,  Alberton. 
h  DEAR  SlR,~~~At  y0Ur  re<luest  J  send  y°u  a  few  lines  about  the  working  of  the 

"In  the  fall  of  1885,  we  had  laid  down  in  the  trays  1,000,000  good  sound  eggs 
which  done  remarkably  well  up  to  1st  April,  when  one  of  the  heaviest  fresntto 
known  tor  many  years  came  down  on  us,  and  not  having  sufficient  gates  to  carry  off 
the  water,  it  rose  so  high  that  it  ran  over  the  clay  part  of  the  dam  2  feet  deep 
carrying  about  40  feet  of  the  dam  away,  and  causing  nearly  the  whole  stream  to  flow 
right  into  the  hatchery,  washing  a  great  part  of  the  foundation  from  under  it,  and 
lifting  the  floor  about  2  feet  in  the  centre  of  the  building,  displacing  the  troughs  or 
runnels,  so  that  they  could  not  be  put  in  position  again,  and  carrying  such  a  quantity 
of  sand  and  sawdust  on  to  the  eggs  that  it  was  impossible  to  get  them  cleaned  with- 
out killing  them.  Mi\  A.  B.  Wilmot  was  sent  from  Halifax  by  the  Department  to 
carry  away  as  many  as  he  could  to  his  hatchery  in  Bedford.  He  took  400  000  away 
«nd  the  rest  were  IohL  '  -  ,.«f,f 


^«nd  the  rest  were  lost 

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"  We  had  to  get  men  and  jackscrews  to  raise  the  building  and  secure  it  at  the 
time  as  it  was  nearly  washed  away.  The  water  was  nearly  5  feet  in  the  hatohery. 
Nothing  more  was  done  until  October,  when  I  was  ordered  by  the  Department  to 
have  the  dam  and  building  rapaired,  which  was  done  as  quickly  as  possible  but  not 
in  time  to  catch  all  the  salmon  that  came  up,  as  quite  a  large  number  of  them  got 
above,  before  we  could  get  the  water  stopped  to  get  the  gates  m.  The  consequence* 
is,  we  are  short  of  eggs  this  season.  We  have  only  600,000  eggs  in  the  hatchery, 
which  are  doing  well  at  present.  Quite  a  largo  number  spawned  in  the  river  below 
also,  which  would  not  come  in  on  account  of  the  lowness  of  the  water  at  the  time. 
'«  Everything  is  working  splendid  at  present.  .  _ 

"  We  had  quite   a  heavy  freshet  on  the  16th  and  17th,  but  the  dam  stood  it  all 
right.    The  new  gate  is  quite  a  success. 

"  Yours  respectfully, 

"  H.  CLARK, 

"  Manager  of  Hatchery.1* 


A  fishway  in  the  dam  was  also  authorized,  but  from  circumstances  officially 
explained  to  the  Department  I  have  deemed  it  judicious  to  postpone  the  erection 
until  next  year.  The  river,  as  I  have  said,  runs  a  long  course  with  a  slow  current 
through  a  level  country  of  brush  and  out  of  the  way  farms.,    tn  ordinary  times  the 


opinion  of  Mr.  Samuel  Wilmot,  Superintendent  of  Canadian  fish  culture,  and  of  the 
other  fish  culturists— in  which  opinion  I  share -that  when  anadromous  fish  are  pre- 
vented by  dams  or  other  obstructions  during  a  succession  of  years  from  reaching  the 
cold  springs  of  head  waters,  some  occult  instinct  or  physical  evolution  toaches  them 
to  return  to  that  stream  no  more.  It  is  not  therefere  from  immediate  necessity  that 
a  fish-pass  is  proposed  in  the  dam  of  the  hatchery,  but  with  a  view  to  prevent  dim- 
inution  in  the  number  of  fish  coming  up  to  the  establishment  in  the  future,  as  there  is 
some  fear  of  being  the  case.  So  that  next  summer  will  be  time  enough  to  build  the 
salmon  way.  It  will  further  be  necessary  to  open  the  dams  of  two  (if  not  more) 
mills  some  miles  above  the  hatchery. 

I  would  be  glad  to  have  one  table  of  trays  officially  set  apart  for  experiments  in 
hybridising,  Ac.,  such  as  those  to  which  Mr.  Seth  Green  and  other  United  btates. 
culturists  are  giving  attention  with  very  interesting  results. 

THE  WARDENS. 

I  have  to  thank  the  fishery  wardens  of  the  Province  for  the  amount  of  good 
work  they  have  done— large  in  proportion  to  their  moderate  salaries.  Prince 
Edward  Island  is  now  so  well  organized  under  experienced  men  that  statistics  or  any 
-other  necessary  information  can  be  readily  and  accurately  obtained.  It  is  with: 
regret  I  report  the  death  of  Warden  Robert  Quinn,  of  Cardigan,  a  good  officer  A 
successor  will  be  wanted  to  replace  him,  but  before  the  commencement  of  next  fish- 
ing season  I  will  suggest  a  slight  amendment  in  the  limits  of  the  district,  lnree 
new  wardens  have  been  appointed  during  the  past  year,  and  two  have  been  dispensed 
-with  as  unnecessary.  Another,  respecting  whom  a  communication  is  before  the 
Department,  has  become  superfluous.  John  A.  Ramsay,  one  of  those  recently 
appointed,  has  been  required  to  provide  himself  with  a  boat,  and  will  be  afloat  on 
Richmond  Bay  during  the  close  oyster  season.  For  further  suggestions  respecting 
wardens  I  beg  to  refer  to  the  paragraph  headed  "  oysters  "  in  this  report. 

I  have  the  honor  to  be,  Sir, 

Your  most  obedient  servant, 

J.  HUNTER  DUVAR, 
Inspector  of  Fi&Jieries,  Prince  Edward  Island, 
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Sessional  Papers  (No.16.) 

A.  1887 

^Return  showing  the  Number,  Tonnage  and  Value  of  Vessels  and  Boats  engaged  m 
and  the  Total  Number  of  Men  Employed,  &c,  in  the  County 

Vessels  and  Boats  Employed 
in  Fishing. 

Fishing  Material. 

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200 
350 

300 
1500 

250 

300 

75 

300 

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Cascumpec    Bay    to 
fiildare  Cape 

Kildare  to  Sea  Cow 
Head,       including 
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1400 

4000 
60000 
95904 

254400 

117840 
33600 

2000 
6720 

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5000 
1738 

2000 
1000 

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Skinner's  Pond  ..... 

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Black  Pond 

Black   PoDd    to    Big 
Miminigash,  inclu- 
sive  

8 
3 

1 
20 

120 
100 

2000 
4000 

80 
26 

Little  Miminigash  to 
Seal  Point,   Lot  7, 
including      Camp- 
hell  ton  

From     Seal     Point, 
whole  of  Lot  8 

From    East    Line   of 
Lot  8  to   Egmont 
Bay 

Egmont   Bay  to  Lot 
15,  Point 

Richmond    Bay,    vid 
Summerside  

Indian  River,  includ- 
ing Malpeque 

23 

635 

400 

17900 

3 
217 

Lot  12,  shore 

Grand  River,  Lot  13.. 

Graham    Head,    Lot 
26,    to    Cape    Tra 
verse 

Cape      Traverse     to 
Queen's        County 
Line „„. 

Rivers  and  estuaries, 
viz.  :   Dunk,  Tyne, 
Ten,  Enmore,  Per- 
cival,      the      two 
Pierre  Jacques,  and 
others  

Totals 

50C 

2000 

578364 

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A.  188T 


he  Fisheries,  Quantity  and  Value  of  Fishing  Material,  Kinds  and  Quantities  of  Fish, 
>f  Prince,  Province  of  Prince  Edward  Island,  for  the  Year  1886. 


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1000 
4000 

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2000 
100 

800 

4500 

100 

2000 
300 

3800 

200 
2000 

1000 

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4000 

26000 

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32,023  8© 

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250 

200 

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3000 
1600 
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20000 
1000 

17200 

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11,313  50 

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550,522  92 

187 


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Sessional  Papers  (ft 

0.16.) 

A. 

1887 

Eeturn  showing  the  Number,  Tonnage  and  Value  of  Vessels  and  Boats  engaged  in 
and  the  Total  Number  of  Men  Employed,  &c.,  in  the  County  of 

Vessels  and  Boats  Employed 
in  Fishing. 

Fishing  Material. 

Vessels. 

Boats. 

Nets. 

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Queen's. 

East  Line  of  Prince  County 

to  New  London , 

New  London  to  Cavendish... 

Clifton 

Kustico  District 

1 

4 

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1 
8 

54 
270 

291 

64 

180 

$ 

1200 
7200 

12000 
2500 

7000 

1500 
180 

1680 
450 

625 

500 

350 
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200 

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6245 

810 
60 

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2870 

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1000 

300 
20 

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New  Glasgow  District 

Wheatley  River  to   Rustico 

Island 

Cove    Head    and    Tracadie, 

including  Ponds,  to  N.W. 

CouQty  Line 

S.W.  Line  of  King's  County 

to  Point  Prim 

Pownal  Bay  and  Seal  River 

Orwell  and  Newton 

Hillsborough  Bay,  including 
Charlottetown 

Argyle  Shore  

De  Saole  to  Prince   County 
S.B.  Line 

Rivers  and  Estuaries,   viz.  : 
Xorth,  East,  West,  John- 
ston's, Trout,  Hope,  Win- 
ter, Vernon  and  others 

3 
22 

180 
1039 

4000 

15 

86 

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33900 

7090 

2685 

2680 

51800  1 

| 

188 


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Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


e  Fisheries,  Quantity  and  Value  of  Fishing  Material,  Kinds  and  Quantities  of  Fish 
ueon's,  Province  of  Prince  Edward  Island,  for  the  Year  1886. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


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400 


140 


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151 


120 


500 


50 


1300 


1500 


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2400 


25 


2825  240 


220 


4950 


500 
1000 


250 
600 


450 


500 


500 


500 
300 
100 


500 
1500 

700 


1000 
5000 
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1500 


3200 


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5000 
8000 

1200 


5000 
100 


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1000 
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14500 


500 
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35 
1000 
1000 

1400 
200 


800 


175 


148368 
242256 


28800 
166148 

43200 


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300 
30 

300 


330 
150 


100 
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100 
200 


40 
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cts. 


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3,358  00 

570  00 

42,921  36 
5,551  00 

1,952  00 

40,689  16 

31,140  72 
3,338  00 
3,122  00 

7,846  00 
24,790  76 

8,594  00 


2,904  00 
203,822  50 


189 


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Sessional 

Papers  (IN 

0.36.) 

L. 

1881 

Eeturn  showing  the  Number,  Tonnage  and  Value  of  Vessels  and  Boats  engaged  in 
and  the  Total  Number  of  Men  employed,  &c,  in  the  County  of 

Vbss 

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IN  FlSHINQ. 

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King's. 

Queen's  Countj,  N.W.  Line  to 
Morell,  including  St.  Peter's 
Bay 

Morell  to  Cable  Head 

Schooner  Pond  to  Naufrage  ... 

Lots  46  and  47,  including  North 
and  South  Lakes... 

$ 

$ 

435 

1060 
800 

3540 
1400 

270 
2500 

500 
2000 

500 

2500 
1055 
2500 

7420 
2500 

180 
5250 

250 
2500 

1600 

$ 

1300 
500 
800 

3000 
1000 
90 
1250 
150 
1000 

650 
9740 

150 
350 

175 
600 

160 
1435 

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383 
502 
550 

2360 

3000 

124 

6000 

250 

750 

50 

8000 
50000 

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35000 

To  Red  Head,  including  Souris 
Rollo,  Fortune  and  Howe  Bays. 

Boughton  Bay  and  Island 

Cardigan  Bay 

3 

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14 

180 

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300 
575 

5000 

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Georgetown  to  Cape  Sharp.... 

To  Queen's  County,  S.E.  Line, 
including  Murray  Harbor.... 

Rivera  and  Estuaries,  viz  :— 
Morell,  Midgell,  Marie,  Mon- 
tague,  Cardigan,  Brudenell 
and  others.^.. 

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14000 

13005 

1439 

25755 

99000 

13969 

190 


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Sessional  Papers  (No.16.) 


A.  1887 


the  Fisheries,  Quantity  and  Value  of  Fishing  Material,  Kinds  and  Quantities  of  Fish, 
King's,  Province  of  Prince  Edward  Island,  for  the  Year  1886. 


Kinds  op  Fish. 


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500    160    815 
115      25    200 


4800 


49420 


2600 

325 

80 

2200 
250 

2500 

1500 


10447 


2196 
500 

50 
400 

25 
500 

2000 


1000 


3000  3000 

500    2000    500 


300 


8500 


293 


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29610 


32610 


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4000 


700 
7000 


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7680 


450 


40000 


58200 


3230 


3000 

500 

1300 

7000 

1000 
600 
500 


500 


18000 

32400 


2500 

500 

1200 


3000  5 
500  ... 
300  ... 


1200    10000 

500 

900 
2000 
1200 


4000 


2000 


16000 


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30000 

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54250 


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12,198  00 
16,528  10 
17,282  56 

73,185  68 

48,984  00 

4,580  24 

101,884  68 

3,548  00 

38,475  56 


1,518  00 


382,645  98 


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A.  1SS7 


EECAP1TULATION. 

Yield  and  Value  of  the  different  Fisheries  in  the  Province  of  Prince  Edward  Island, 

during  the  Year  1886. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 

Price. 

%    cts. 

0  15 

10  00 

0  10 

3  00 

3  00 

4  00 
0  06 
0  60 
3  00 
0  06 
0  06 
0  06 
0  06 
0  03 
0  06 
0  06 
3  00 
0  12 

0  50 

1  00 

Quantities. 

Value. 

., Lbs. 

2,400 

27,534 

679,584 

43,204 

700 

12,850 

35.790 

20,580 

9,530 

71,550 

9,680 

750 

200 

75,195 

74,100 

150,650 

33,125 

3,616,780 

14,997 

3,315 

$    cts. 
366  00 

Brls. 

275,340  00 

do      canned - 

Herring 

Alewives m 

God 

Lb*. 

Brls. 

Brls. 

Cwt. 

67,958  40 
129,612  00 

2,100  00 
61,400  00 

2,147  40 
12.348  00 
28  590  00 

4,293  00 

do  boneless? 

Ood  and  Hake  Sounds   . 

Hake .. 

Lbs. 

Lbs. 

Cwt. 

Lbs. 

Halibut ........ 

Sbad 

Lbs. 

Lbs. 

Lbs. 

580  80 
45  00 
12  00 

Trout 

Smelt , 

Eels 

Oysters 

Lobsters,  canned , 

Pish  Oil 

Unmanufactured  Fish  Manure.  

Fresh  Sea  Fish  (15,000  families) 

Lbs 

Lbs. 

Lbs. 

Brls. 

Lbs. 

Galls. 

Tons. 

Fisheries,  1886. 

4,511  70 
4,446  00 
9,039  00 
99,375  00 
434,013  60 
7,498  50 
3,315  00 
5,000  00 

Total  Value  of  the  Products  of  the 

1,141,991  40 
1,293,429  64 

151,438  24 

For  Value  of  Fishing  Plant  in  1886,  see  next  page. 


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ESTIMATE 

Of  Capital  invested  in  Plant  of  the  Fisheries  of  the  Province  of   Prince  Edward 

Island,  in  the  Year  1886. 


Sea  fisheries. 


56  fishing  vessels,  aggregate  tonnage,  2,249  tons 

1,018  fishing  boats •••• 

45,097  fathoms  of  nets 

9,140        do         seines 

118,800        do         trawls 

1  fish  trap < 

Say  350  curing  houses,  stages,  Ac 


Lobster  Fishery. 

130  factory  buildings,  viz.:-30  at  less  valae  than  $300  ;  34  at  $1,200;  33  at 
$1,600 ;  22  at  $2,000  ;  7  at  $4,000,  and  3  at  $5,000  and  upwards,  with  all 
their  gear,  including  traps,  movable  outfit,  cables,  anchors,  tools,  &c, 
besides  which  there  are  nine  factories  not  working , 

969  fishing  dories 


Oyster  Fishery. 


650  boats 


Total ... 


Value. 


$    cts 

65,800  00 
31,415  00 
18,165  CO 
22,850  00 
25,000  00 
1,000  00 
50.000  00 


261,000  00 
9,000  00 


Total. 


$    cts. 


214,230  00 


270,000  00 

10,000  00 
494,230  00 


J.  HUNTER  DUVAR, 

Inspector  of  Fisheries,  P.EJ. 


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APPENDIX  Na6. 


QUEBEC. 


REPORT  OF  THE  FISHERY  OFFICER  IN  CHARGE  OF  THE  GOVERNMENT 
VESSEL  "LA  CANADIENNE,"  ENGAGED  IN  THE  PROTECTION  OF 
THE  GULF  FISHERIES,  FOR  THE  YEAR,  1836. 

Gasp£,  Qde.,  3M  December,  1886. 

Hon.  George  E.  Foster, 

Minister  of  Marine  and  Fisheries. 

Sir, — I  have  the  h  nor  to  submit  my  report  on  the  fisheries  of  the  Gulf  division 
of  the  Province  of  Quebec  for  the  season  of  1886,  together  with  synopses  of  the 
reports  of  the  various  local  officers,  and  detailed  statements  of  the  material  em- 
ployed in  the  fishing  industry,  and  of  the  general  yield. 

As  can  be  seen  by  a  glance  at  the  statement  of  the  total  value,  the  fisheries  for 
this  year  show  a  slight  increase  over  those  of  1885,  and  this  in  spite  of  the 
fact  that  certain  of  the  fish  products,  especially  the  oils,  have  fallen  considerably  in 
value.  These  oils  have  been  falling  steadily  in  price  since  the  introduction  of  min- 
eral oils. 

The  season  of  1886  will  be  a  memorable  one  in  the  Gulf  division.  In  the  month 
of  February  we  were  shocked  by  the  announcement  that  two  of  the  oldest  and  most 
considerable  fishing  firms  had  suspended  ;  one  of  these  firms  had  done  business  on 
the  coast  for  upwards  of  one  hundred  and  thirty  years.  The  stoppage  of  these  firms 
threw  a  large  number  of  people  out  of  employment,  and  as  many  of  them  were  en- 
tirely dependent  on  weekly  advances  for  a  living,  it  became  necessary  to 
furnish  relief  to  tide  them  over  the  months  of  February,  March,  April  and  May. 
This  was  done  by  grants  from  the  Dominion  and  Local  Governments,  supplemented 
by  considerable  private  aid.  Relief  committees  were  organized  on  those  parts  of  the 
coast  where  distress  existed,  to  control  the  distribution  of  supplies.  A  sum  of 
about  six  thousand  dollars  was  expended,  of  which  two  thousand  was  granted  by  the 
Dominion  Government,  two  thousand  by  the  Local  Government,  and  about  two 
thousand  was  given  by  private  subscriptions.  Fortunately,  the  creditors  of  the  firms 
in  trouble  decided  to  continue  the  business,  and  after  the  month  of  May  there  was  no 
necessity  for  continuing  the  relief. 

On  the  north  coast  the  distress  which  existed  was  not  in  any  way  due  to  the 
stoppage  of  these  firms,  but  to  the  almost  complete  failure  of  the  cod  fishery,  between 
Esquimaux  Point  and  Blancs  Sablons.  The  distress  was  greatest  at  and  about  Natash- 
quan,  and  it  was  wisely  decided  to  aid  all  who  were  willing  to  do  so,  to  leave  the 
coast.  With  this  object,  your  Department  sent  the  Dominion  steamer  "  Napoleon  " 
to  Natashaquan,  and  she  carried  to  Quebec  about  one  hundred  and  sixty  persons ;  at 
Quebec  these  people  were  taken  charge  of  by  the  Local  Government,  and  removed 
to  the  County  of  Beauce,  where  arrangements  had  been  made  to  settle  thorn.  It  is 
to  be  hoped  that  they  will  succeed  in  making  a  better  living  as  farmers,  than  they 
did  as  fishermen.  If  they  succeed,  they  will  likely  be  joined  by  others,  as 
in  spite  of  all  that  may  be  said  by  those  who  are  interested  in  settling  the 
coast  of  Labrador  and  Anticosti,  it  is  impossible   for   any   considerable  population  to 

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live  on  these  coasts  if  they  are  dependent  on  the  cod  fishery  alone  for  their 
maintenance.  Those  who  hold  sedentary  salmon  and  seal  fisheries  may  do  well, 
bat  all  others  are  certain  to  come  to  grief,  sooner  or  later. 

SEALS. 

This  fishery,  though  far  from  being  a  good  one,  was  yet  a  decided  improvement 
over  those  of  the  past  four  years.  Seals  were  very  abundant  on  the  ice  during  the 
month  of  April,  especially  at  Magdalen  Islands.  A  great  many  were  lost  owing 
to  rouo-h  weather,'  and  disputes  occurred  as  to  the  ownership  of  seals  taken 
dead  on  the  ice ;  about  twice  as  many  seals  were  killed  and  skulped  as  were  saved, 
and  several  vest- els  loaded  with  seals  not  killed  by  their  own  crews.  This  was  due  to 
the  fact  that  the  ice  kept  driving,  and  the  vessels  were  often  driven  away  from  the 
pans  on  which  their  crews  had  killed  the  seals.  Certain  rules  or  customs  exist 
among  seal  fishermen,  as  to  the  manner  of  dealing  with  skins  thus  found  adrift  on 
the  ice  but  it  is  often  difficult  to  prove  the  ownership  of  skins  that  bear  no  blaze  or 
mark.  '  Much  of  the  loss  incurred  is  unnecessary,  and  seal  fishermen  are  frequently 
in  the  habit  of  killing  more  seals  than  they  have  any  chance  of  saving.  Seals  were 
also  plenty  otf  Point  Eich,  on  the  western  coast  of  Newfoundland,  and  had  our  fish- 
ermen been  fitted  with  steamers  instead  of  schooners,  large  fares  would  have  been 
made.  The  fall  and  spring  seal  fishery  with  nets  on  the  Labrador  was  poor.  The  price 
of  skins  keeps  up,  but  oil  has  fallen  to  80  cents  a  gallon. 

HERRING. 

Spring  herring  were  abundant  all  over  the  Gulf,  but  there  being  no  great 
demand  for  them,  but  few  were  caught  for  export.  They  are  principally  taken  for 
smoking  baiting  lobster  traps  and  manure.  The  fall  herring  fishery  made  by  our  fleet 
from  Esquimaux  Point  was  good,  though  the  Labrador  herring  fishery  was  a  failure. 
The  schooners  from  Esquimaux  Point  having  failed  at  the  cod  fishery,  were  fortunate 
enough  to  strike  herring  at  the  mouth  of  the  Straits.  They  at  once  abandoned 
cod  fishing  and  filled  up  with  herring  in  bulk ;  these  herring  they  afterwards  barrelled 
at  the  Point.  A  few  of  the  schooners  that  were  fortunate  enough  to  procure 
barrels,  returned  to  the  Straits  towards  the  end  of  September  and  again  struck 
herring  off  Point  Rich,  returning  to  the  Point  with  a  second  load.  The  Newfound- 
land Labrador  herring  fishery  having  failed  on  account  of  these  herring  being  scarce, 
this  was  fortunate  for  the  people  of  Esquimaux  Point,  as  they  obtained  a  high  price 
for  their  herring,  much  of  it  selling  for  $5.50  per  barrel. 

COD. 

The  cod  fishery  off  the  mainland  of  Gaspe  and  Bonaventure  Counties  was  fully 
up  to  the  average ;  though  on  account  of  rough  weather  the  fall  catch  was  small.  The 
bulk  of  the  fishery  was  made  during  the  two  last  weeks  of  July,  when,  with  fine 
weather  and  plenty  of  bait  the  boats  did  splendidly.  In  the  upper  part  of  the  County 
of  (^pe  from  Mont  Louis  to  Cape  Chatte,  the  fishery  failed  again ;  it  U  in  fact  pretty 
well  abandoned  as  a  summer  fishery.  In  the  fall,  for  some  weeks,  the  boats  did  well. 
The  people  still  attribute  the  failure  of  the  summer  fishery  to  the  visits  of  the  white 
porpoise.  It  is  quite  certain  that,  when  these  whales  put  in  their  appearance,  the  cod 
disappear  and  do  not  show  up  again  for  a  week  or  two. 

On  the  north  coast,  cod  were  scarce  all  along  in  shore.  This  scarcity  was  most 
marked  at  Natashquan,  where  the  failure  was  complete.  The  fish  stuck  to  deep 
water  and  never  came  inshore;  capelin  were  uncertain  and  scarce  all  season.  Most 
of  the  north  shore  fishermen  between  Natashquan  and  Blancs  Sablons  are  not  rigged 
for  deep  sea  fishing ;  in  fact  they  are  in  many  cases  too  indolent  to  tit  out  for  it.  They 
have  been  accustomed  to  have  the  cod  inshore  in  shallow  water,  where  they  are 
taken  without  so  much  labor  with  the  float  line  or  the  seine.  At  Harrington  and 
Mutton  Bay,  two  considerable  settlements  of  people  from  Newfoundland,  where  the 
fishermen  are  particularly  pushing  and  industrious,  the  catch  was  quite  considerable. 


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It  was  however  all  made  in  deep  water.    Seines  and  trap  nets  did  nothing  whatever. 
At  Gran  Island,  on  the  room  of  Messrs.  LeBoutillier  Brothers,  of  Paspebiac,   a  fairly 
eood  fishery  was  made  with  hook  and  line ;  this  being  the  only  room  on  toe  north 
coast  that  made  anything  like  an  average  fishery.    The  failure  of  the  cod  was    not 
confined  to  our  Labrador,  as  it  was  even  more  complete  on  outer  Labrador   and 
on  the  east  and  north  coast  of  Newfoundland.     Very  few  Nova  Scotia  cod  fishermen 
visited    Labrador  this   season,  and  I  do  not  expect  to  see  one  of  them   on  the  coast 
next  season,  as  they  will  all  be  sent  to  the  banks.    The   number   of  Newfoundland 
vessels  was  also  much  balow  the  average,  most  of  the  large  firms  having   reined   to 
fit  out  planters   for  Labrador,  with  the   object   of  driving  as  many  as    possible  into 
the  bank  fishery.     My  own  idea  is  that,  the  failure  of  the  inshore  fishery  is  largely 
due  to  the  fact  that,  fish  are  kept  on  the  banks  by  the  largely  increased  quantity 
•  of  bait  distributed  there.     Many  of  the  smaller  merchants  or  planters  doing  business 
on   Labrador   have  been   completely  ruined  by  a  succession  of  bad   fisheries   on 
that  coast      The  fact  of  the  existence  of  extensive  cod  fisheries  in  the  Pacific,  ott  the 
coast  of  British   Columbia,   had  just  reached   Labrador  when  I  was  last  there,  and 
many    enquiries   were    made   by    Newfoundland    fishermen    as  to  the   cost    and 
means  of  getting  there.     I  would  not  be  surprised  to  see  a  considerable  emigration  of 
fishermen  from  the  more  remote  coasts  of  Newfoundland  towards  the  Pacific      On  the 
coast  of  Labrador,these  people  lead  a  hard  life ;  born  and  reared  as  fishermen  they  know 
little  or  nothing  of  farming,  and  though  in  many  parts  of  Newfoundland  they  have 
good  land,  they  neglect  to  cultivate  it.     I  have  always  held  that,  only  thoBe  who  have 
sedentary  seal  and  salmon  fisheries  to  depend  on,  should  winter  on  the  north  coast, 
and  the  experience  of  each  successive  season  is  proving  that,  all  others  have  no  dusi- 

The  returns  from  the  Island  of  Anticosti  also  show  a  falling  off.  This  is  because 
a  much  smaller  number  of  boats  have  fished  from  the  island;  the  owners  having 
refused  to  allow  non-resident  fishermen  to  make  use  of  the  beaches  for  landing  and 
drying  fish  unless  on  payment  of  a  rental  or  royalty.  Many  fishermen  objecting  to  pay 
this  have  gone  elsewhere  to  fish. 


SALMON, 


The  returns  of  salmon  fishing  again  show  a  slight  falling  off.  The  fishery 
was  late  in  beginning,  in  spite  of  an  early  and  favorable  spring.  The  n*b  seemed  to 
run  in  schools  more  than  usual,  and  in  many  places  it  was  noticed  that  nets  which 
had  not  usually  done  well  had  beaten  good  stands.  By  the  reports  of  local 
officers  it  will  be  seen  that  the  rivers  are  well  stocked  with  parent  fish.  Angling  was 
good,  though  in  the  early  part  of  the  season  the  weather  was  too  dry  and  clear  tor 
good  sport  Several  local  officers  complain  that  licensees  are  negligent  and  dilatory 
ab«ut  rendering  a  statement  of  their  catch  and  paying  their  fees.  Should  this 
continue,  we  will  have  to  make  an  example  of  some  of  the  more  careless  by  refusing 
to  renew  their  licenses. 


LOBSTERS. 


In  1»85,  there  was  canned  in  the  Gulf  Division  872,257  pounds  of  lobsters ;  this 
season  the  returns  give  949,482  pounds;  an  increase  of  77,225  pounds  The  local 
returns  of  the  Gaspe  sub-division  show  that  257,810  pounds  were  canned  there  this 
year  as  against  103,593  pounds  last  year,  being  an  increase  for  this  season  ot  l&V" 
pounds.  So  that,  outside  of  the  Gaspe  sub  division,  there  *as  a  considerable  falling 
off.  In  Gasre  Bay,  and  off  the  adjoining  coast,  fishing  was  good,  i and  lobsters 
ran  large.  A  number  of  new  factories  were  opened  in  the  neighborhood  ot 
Gaspe.  In  the  upper  part  of  Bay  Chaleurs,  this  fishery  was  almost  nil.  On  the 
mainland,  cannera  are  anxious  to  have  the  close  season  changed  I  hey  wisji 
to  have  it  during  midsummer,  so  that  they  can  continue  fishing  during  the  tail 
when  lobsters  are  firmer,  fuller  and  in  every  way  better.  At  Magdalen  Islands 
the  majority  of  canners  are  of  the  same  opinion  Some  few  who  have  their 
factories  on  the  west  side  of  the  islands  and  who  could  not  fish  late  in  the  fall,  owing 

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to  the  prevalence  of  westerly  winds,  might  not  benefit  by  the  change,  but  even  they 
are  of  opinion  that  the  close  season  should  be  during  midsummer.  I  believe  that 
lobsters  are  in  primer  condition  towards  the  fall. 

MACKEREL. 

Mackerel  fishing  was  a  failure;  the  fish  remained  about  the  coasts  of  Cape 
Breton  and  Prince  Edward  Island  and  never  came  north  in  any  great  quantity. 
Those  that  were  taken  were  large  and  in  fine  condition.  Only  one  trap-net  was 
fished ;  that  of  Captain  Cunningham,  at  Cawees.  He  did  nothing.  It  is  not  likely 
that  there  will  beany  further  demand  for  trap-net  licenses  ;  these  nets  being  evidently 
not  suited  to  our  coasts.  Some  years  ago,  several  of  our  fishermen  purchased  mackerel 
traps  and  took  out  licenses,  but  in  no  instance  has  one  of  them  taken  enough  fish  to. 
pay  for  the  poles  on  which  the  net  was  hung;  the  mackerel  would  school  all  round 
the  tiaps  but  never  go  in. 

Only  one  American  schooner  came  up  as  far  as  Gaspe  Bay ;  this  was  the  seiner 
u  Eliza  A.  Thomas,"  of  Portland.  Several  American  fishermen  entered  Pleasant  Bay, 
Magdalen  Islands,  among  others  the  mackerel  steamer  "  Novelty,"  of  Portland. 

BAIT. 

Bait  was  abundant  on  the  south  shore  ;  herring  being  taken  in  Gaspe  Bay  well 
into  the  month  of  December.  On  the  north  shore  capelin  failed,  and  there  can  be  no 
doubt  that  the  failure  of  the  cod  fishery  was  in  part  due  to  this,  as  over  a  great  part 
of  the  coast  the  only  summer  bait  is  capelin. 

The  guano  factory  at  Salmon  Bay,  on  the  Coast  of  Labrador,  was  unable  to  run 
full  time,  owing  to  want  of  material ;  only  about  sixty  tons  of  guano  were  manu- 
factured. 

The  season  on  the  whole  was  a  rough  one,  though  we  did  not  have  many  gales 
of  wind  ;  yet,  the  weather  was  frequently,  for  a  week  at  a  time,  too  rough  for  boats  to 
get  out.  The  crops,  over  all  that  part  of  the  coast  where  any  attempt  is  made  to 
cultivate  the  land,  were  abundant.  Could  our  fishermen  be  induced  to  devote  a 
larger  part  of  their  spare  time,  of  which  they  have  a  great  deal,  to  improving  their 
land  and  raising  potatoes,  grain  and  pork,  no  people  in  the  Dominion  could  be 
more  independent.  The  price  of  fish  abroad  keeps  low.  The  large  catch  in  Norway 
and  the  cholera  in  the  Mediterranean  has  kept  down  European  markets.  For  a 
while  this  fall  there  was  some  appearance  of  a  rise  in  Brazil,  but  the  outbreak  of 
cholera  in  the  Argentine  Eepublic  and  the  probability  of  its  spreading  to 
Brazil,  will  certainly  keep  down  prices  in  South  America.  Fortunately 
for  our  fibhermen,  the  prices  of  all  that  they  most  need,  molasses,  tea,  flour, 
cotton,  and  pork  are  low.  We  had  no  mishap  on  board  "  La  Canadienne;  "  all  went 
well  and  smooihly  from  the  opening  to  the  close  of  the  cruise.  Should  mackerel 
strike  north  next  season,  it  will  be  necessary  to  have  another  coast  guard  stationed  in 
the  river. 
,  I  beg  to  append  synopses  of  the  reports  of  local  Overseers. 

I  have  the  honor  to  be,  Sir, 

Your  obedient  servant, 

WM.  WAKEHAM, 

Commander  of  the  Government  Steamer  "La  Canadienne"  and 

Fishery  Officer  for  the  Gulf  Division. 


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SYNOPSES  OF  FISHERY  OVER3H1ERS'  EEPORTS. 

RISTIGOUCHE   SOB  DIVISION. 

Mr  Verqe  reports  that,  the  catch  of  salmon  on  the  Quebec  side  has  about  main- 
tained its  average;  65,590  pounds  having  been  taken  this  season  as  compared  with 
64  680  pounds  last  season.  Salmon  were  late  in  entering  the  estuary,  and 
remained  in  the  bay  below  Dalhousie,  where  they  schooled  like  mackerel  during  the 
early  part  of  June.  Mr.  Verge  complains  that  the  regulations  in  force  below  Dal- 
housie, on  the  New  Brunswick  side,  are  unfair  to  the  estuary  fishermen  who  are 
restricted  in  their  manner  of  fishing  and  compelled  to  observe  the  Sunday  clo^e  time, 
while  those  outside  fish  without  any  such  restrictions.  Mr.  Verge  suggests  that  the 
yeches  be  abolished,  or  that  the  bar-nets  be  shortened,  and  that  lessees  be  compelled 
to  observe  the  Sunday  close  time.  •*.*,.  i 

The  quantity  of  smelts  caught  with  bag-nets  last  winter  off  Escummac  was  less 
than  the  year  before,  owing  to  the  ice  having  moved  off  several  times  during  the 
fishing.    The  fish  taken  were  very  choice  and  large.  . 

The  Sunday  close  time  and  other  regulations  were  well  observed,  lne  pools  in 
the  Ristigouche  are  full  of  fish.  Upwards  of  four  hundred  fish  were  either  taken  in 
the  Government  net  or  bought  from  net  fishermen  for  the  hatchery.  *rom  these, 
about  two  million  eggs  were  obtained. 

NEW  RICHMOND    SUB  DIVISION. 

Mr.  Cullen  reports  a  decrease  in  the  catch  of  salmon,  as  compared  with  1885,  of 
8.212  pounds;  salmon  having  kept  on  the  south  side  of  the  bay. 

The  summer  catch  of  cod  was  small,  the  fact  being  that  people  are  devoting 
more  of  their  time  to  farming  and  less  to  cod  fishing  during  the  summer  season.  In 
the  tall,  when  farming  operations  are  over  and  fishing  better,  more  attention  is 
devoted  to  it.  Fall  fishing  was  good.  Spring  herring  were  abundant,  but  as 
they  were  of  no  great  value  and  salt  was  scarce,  no  great  quantity  was  prepared  for 
export.  Fall  herring  were  abundant  and  of  good  quality.  A  lew  mackerel  were 
taken,  but  our  people  do  not  devote  themselves  to  this  fishery. 

The  lobster  catch  was  small ;  only  37,88'J  pounds  having  been  canned  this  year 
by  seven  factories,  as  compared  with  90,552  pounds  last  year.  Mr.  Cullen  considers 
that,  fishing  should  be  prohibited  for  a  few  years  to  let  the  lobsters  increase  in 
number  and  size..     Opinions  are  divided  on  the  subject  of  a  close  season. 

PORT    DANIEL    SUB-DIVISION. 

Mr.Phelan  reports  that  salmon  fishing  began  on  20th  May,  which  is  earlier 
that  usual.  The  catch  is  a  trifle  less  than  last  year.  The  fish  ran  in  schools  and 
were  very  unevenly  distributed  ;  some  nets  making  heavy  catches  while  others  did 
nothing  at  all.  Most  of  the  fish  were  taken  between  25th  of  May  and  lOtn 
of  June.  All  nets  were  ashore  by  the  20th  of  June.  Cod  fishing  began  on  the 
8th  of  June.  The  summer  catch  was  small ;  the  fall  catch  better,  tfquid  st™ck  in 
plentifully  in  August,  giving  an  abundance  of  bait.  At  Paspebiac,  fall  fishing 
was  particularly  good  ;  some  boats  haviDg  landed  as  much  as  thirty  drafts  a  week. 
Spring  herring  were  taken  in  great  quantities  for  lobster  bait  and  manure,  between 
20th  of  May  and  10th  of  June.  After  that  date,  herring  became  scarce  and 
were  not  seen  again  until  October,  when  they  struck  in  abundantly,  and  large  quan- 
tities were  taken,  principally  for  home  consumption. 

Mackerel  appeared  to  be  scarcer  than  usual.  A  few  were  taken  in  herring 
nets.  Capelin  were  plentiful  at  Paspebiac,  but  never  struck  Port  Daniel  Bay  or 
Anse  an  Gascon.  Lobster  fishing  was  fair.  A  new  lobster  cannery  was  opened 
at  Anse  au  Gascon  by  Mr.  Haddow,  of  Dalhousie.  Lobster  fishing  began  on  dOtn 
April  and  closed  on  2nd  of  August.  A  few  smelts  were  taken  in  Port  Daniel 
Bay  this  fall.  They  were  shipped  by  steamer  to  Dalhousie.  No  contravention  oi 
the  Fisheries  Act  came  under  Mr.  Phelan's  notice  this  season. 

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QASPti,   SUB-DIVISION. 

Mr.  Vibert  reports  that  salmon  fishing  began  earlier  than  last  year  ;  the  first 
Balmon  being  caught  on  13th  of  May.  The  catch  was  about  the  same  as  in  1885  ; 
83,000  pounds  being  taken  in  nets  and  5,916  pounds  with  the  fly.  The  last  week  in 
May  was  rough  and  coast  nets  lost  many  fish.  On  31st  of  May  two  stands  in 
the  Basin  caught  37  fish  averaging  23  pounds.  Two  salmon  taken  with  nets  in 
June  weighed  89  pounds.  There  was  no  run  of  small  fish  in  July.  One  hundred  and 
seven  net-fishing  licenses  were  issued.  Ninety-six  stands  were  fished.  At  Pabos  and 
Grand  Eiver  the  catch  was  good.     The  angling  statement  is  as  follows : — 

No.  Weight. 

York  Eiver 125  2,723 

Dartmouth   Eiver 33  700 

St.  John  Eiver 2d  386 

Grand  Eiver < ,..  109  1,962 

Little  Pabos  Eiver 6  90 

Grand  Pabos 4  55 

Total 300  5,916 

The  largest  fish  on  the  York         weighed 35  pounds 

do  Dartmouth     do     30      do 

do  St.  John  do     . 29       do 

do  Grand  do     26J     do 

Messrs.  Walker  and  Harris  killed  78  salmon  in  ten  days  on  Grand  Eiver* 
There  was  no  angling  after  26th  July. 

Cod  only  struck  late  in  June.  At  Point  St.  Peter,  on  the  16th  of  June,  the  catch 
was  not  a  quarter  that  of  previous  years  at  a  corresponding  date.  Herring  at  this 
time  were  plentiful  ;  on  the  14th  June  twelve  nets  caught  thirty-five  barrels.  At 
Giand  Eiver,  on  the  2nd  July,  cod  fishing  was  no  better  than  last  year;  by  the  end  of 
July  there  was  a  great  improvement,  boats  bringing  in  twenty-five  drafts  from  the 
banks  in  one  trip.  At  this  time  there  was  no  fith  inshore.  At  Cape  Cove,  in  the  week 
ending  21st  August,  boats  landed  from  twenty  to  forty  drafts.  September  was  windy 
and  rough.  October  being  a  fine  month,  a  considerable  quantity  of  cod  was  landed 
at  some  places,  much  of  which  was  salted  in  casks  and  shipped  to  Quebec  and  the  West. 

The  principal  bait  used  after  July  was  squid.  The  wet  weather  in  July  and 
August  interfered  greatly  with  the  curing  of  fish. 

From  Gaspe  12  cargoes  were  sent  to  Brazil. 

do  6        do  do  Mediterranean, 

do  2        do  do  West  Indies, 

do  1        do  do  Jersey. 

Mackerel  were  scarce,  only  a  few  barrels  being  taken.  They  were,  however, 
of  good  quality. 

Lobsters  were  plentiful  and  fishing  was  good.  There  were  ten  canneries  in 
operation  besides  two  boilers  at  Chien  Blanc  which  supplied  Malbaie  and  Belle 
Anse  factories.  On  15th  of  June,  32,000  pounds  were  received  at  Chien  Blanc. 
On  25th  June,  a  lobster  was  taken  which  weighed  fifteen  pounds.  All  those 
engaged  and  interested  in  the  lobster  fishery  agree  in  the  belief  that  there  should  be 
a  close  season  for  a  month,  from  25th  July  to  25th  of  August ;  this  being  the 
soft  shell  season.  Only  three  factories  were  running  in  1885.  The  catch  in  this 
sub-division  shows  an  increase  of  167,217  pounds  over  the  packing  of  1885. 

The  schooner  "  Admiration,"  Captain  Tripp,  was  employed  in  the  whale  fishery 
from  10th  June  to  16th  September  in  the  Straits  of  Belle  Isle  and  on  the 
coast  of  Labrador.     She  captured  six  whales  representing  3,760  gallons  of  oil. 

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STE.   ANNE    DES   MONTS. 


Overseer  Lttourneau  reports  summer  cod  fishery  as  slightly  better  than  last  year. 
Be  attributes  the  failure  in  this  fishery  to  the  presence  of  white  porpoises.  It  wa» 
always  noticed  by  the  fishermen  that,  when  these  porpoises  come  down  the  river,  cod 
disappears.     Fall  cod  fishing  was  poor,  bait  being  scarce. 

Salmon  fishing  was  poor.  The  nets  were  frequently  driven  ashore.  Salmon 
were  much  later  than  usual  in  striking  the  coast.  The  rivers  are  abundantly  sup- 
plied with  breeding  fish.  There  was  no  contravention  of  the  law  in  Ste.  Anne  & 
river  this  season.  Fly  fishing  was  not  quite  so  good  as  last  year  ;  fish  being  late  in 
taking  to  the  river.  Eighty-four  fish  were  taken  with  the  fly  in  Ste.  Anne  s  River  ; 
they  iveraged  18J  lbs. ;  the  largest  weighed  32  lbs,  The  run  of  salmon  was  smaller 
this  year  than  last.  Trout  were  abundant ;  they  were  mostly  taken  with  hook  and 
line  ODe  fisherman  having  taken  400  lbs.  in  two  days  in  this  way.  Mr.  Letourneau 
is  sorry  to  Bay  that  trout  are  increasing,  and  this  is  sure  to  damage  the  rivers  for 
salmon  fishing.  Spring  and  fall  herring  were  abundant ;  the  latter  are  mostly  sold  for 
local  consumption.  Mackerel  entirely  failed.  Capelin  were  scarce  being  on  y 
taken  in  the  eastern  part  of  the  sub-division,  where  they  were  used  principally 
for  manure. 

MAGDALEN    ISLANDS. 

Mr  Chevrier  reports  that  the  fisheries  of  Magdalen  Islands  were  below  the 
averse".  Spring  herring  were  abundant,  but  there  being  no  demand  for  these  fish 
save  tor  lobster  bait  and  manure,  no  great  quantity  was  taken.  The  seal  fishery^ 
though  a  poor  one,  was  yet  much  better  than  for  the  past  few  years.  JSo 
vessels  fitted  out  for  the  Labrador  cod  fishery  ;  a  few  vessels  fished  on  the  banks 
about  the  islands  ;  owing  to  rough  weather  fall  fishing  was  also  poor,  though  cod 
were  abundant,  Lobster  fishing  was  poor  ;  there  is  no  doubt  that  it  is  being  over- 
done. There  are  nineteen  factories  in  operation  on  Magdalen  Islands.  It  is  pro- 
posed to  erect  a  factory  on  Dead  Man  Rock. 

GODBOUT  SUBDIVISION. 

Overseer  Comeau  reports  the  catch  of  salmon  as  about  an  average;  he  believes 
that  had  fishermen  been  well  supplied  with  nets,  the  yield  would  have  been 
large  the  season  being  a  favorable  one.  Trout  were  plenty,  and  a  great  many 
were  taken.  Cod  and  halibut  were  only  taken  for  local  consumption.  Herring  were 
abundant;  they  first  struck  on  15th  of  April.  Mackerel  were  abundant  m 
August,  but  kept  outside.  Sturgeon  were  also  plentiful  at  Manicouagan ;  they  were 
taken  in  weirs,  no  attempt  being  made  to  net  tbem.  An  extensive  white  porpoise 
fishery,  with  stake?,  was  erected  at  Manicouagan  ;  it  was  a  failure,  only  one  porpoise 
being  caught  in  it.  Porpoises  were  very  abundant,  but  the  water  is  too  clear  for  this 
mode  of  fishing.  The  harbour  seal  fishery  at  Manicouagan  was  below  the  average  ; 
this  kind  of  seal  seems  to  be  getting  scarce  in  the  river.  Seal  hunting  off  Point  des 
Monts  in  winter,  for  Greenland  seal,  was  good,  over  400  having  been  killed  by  ten 
hunters.  Salmon  fly  fishing  was  about  an  average  ;  fishing  gave  out  early,  as  the 
water  got  too  low  and  clear.  Over  300  fish  were  taken  by  three  rods  in  Godboufc 
River,  the  average  weight  being  12  lbs. 


TRINITY  SUB-DIVISION. 


Overseer  BeJanger  reports  salmon  fishiug  an  average  one,  the  yield  being  slightly 
ahead  of  last  year.  The  fish  did  not  remain  long  in  salt  water  but  went  right  into 
the  rivers.  Trout  fishing  was  poor;  cod  fishing  a  failure;  the  cod  were  late  in 
coming  and  were  always  scarce;  heavy  winds  prevailed  during  summer  and  fa  11 
The  price  of  cod  was  low,  and  fishermen  are  consequently  poorly  off.  »™™&  a  g»lJ 
which  occurred  in  September,  many  boats  and  nets  were  totally  lost  at  English  Point 
and  Caribou  Islets.     Herring  were  scarce  and  owing  to  the  loss  of  nets  but  few  were 

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taken.     Mackerel  were  scarce.     Thirty  barrels  were  taken  by  Capt.  Cunningham,  at 

•Cawees. 

MOISIE  SUB  DIYISION. 

Overseer  Migneault  reports  that  salmon  fishing  began  on  19th  of  May.  The 
yield  was  one-third  less  than  last  year.  He  attributes  this  to  an  early  spring  and  to 
the  fact  that  salmon  wont  right  up  the  rivers  on  striking  the  coast,  a  large  number 
ascending  the  rivers  before  the  nets  were  set.  Mackerel  were  scarce,  only  fifty-five 
barrels  being  taken  at  Seven  Islands  ;  they  were  of  superior  quality.  Herring 
fiahiDg  was  about  as  usual.  Summer  cod  fishing  was  about  an  average,  though  during 
the  whole  season,  that  is  to  say  up  to  4th  of  September,  there  were  only  thirty-four 
days  on  which  boats  could  get  out ;  the  season  was  rough  and  foggy.  Bait  struck  in 
on  20th  of  April  and  was  abundant  during  the  summer.  Squid  were  plentiful 
during  the  fall.  One  hundred  and  eighty  seals  were  taken  at  Seven  Islands  and  Ste. 
Marguerite. 

MINGAN    SUB  DITISION. 

Overseer  Duguay  reports  salmon  fishing  to  have  been  a  comparative  failure. 
In  1885,  103 \  barrels  were  salted,  and  16,540  pounds  prepared  fresh  in  ice.  This  was 
&bout  an  average  fishery.  This  season,  only  36  barrels  were  salted  and  14,000  lbs, 
prepared  fresh.  Spring  was  unusually  early  and  waters  fell  rapidly  in  the  rivers,  so 
that  the  fish  did  not  remain  long  in  the  estuaries.  Cod  fishing  was  also  poor ;  the  fleet 
of  schooners  from  Esquimaux  Point  doing  absolutely  nothing.  Bait  was  uncertain 
^nd  the  weather  rough  ;  the  nab  kept  out  ia  deep  water.  Herring  fishing  was  good; 
vessels  from  the  Point  having  tailed  at  the  cod  fishery  were  fortunate  enough  to 
strike  the  fat  fall  herring  off  Bra  lor,  at  the  mouth  of  the  Straits.  They  took  over 
5,000  barrels.  Spring  seal  fishing,  though  not  good,  was  yet  much  better  than 
last  year.  The  vessels  from  the  Point  took  7,600  seals  as  compared  with  740  last 
year.  A  good  many  people  from  Long  Point  and  St.  John's  Kiver  were  obliged  to 
leave  the  coast.  At  these  places,  the  fishing  rooms  of  Messrs.  J.  Fauvel  &  Co.,  and  J. 
&  E.  Col!as  were  abandoned  for  a  time. 

NATASHQUAN    SUB-DIVISION. 

Overseer  McLeod  reports  that,  he  arrived  at  Natashquan  on  the  20th  May  and 
found  a  good  deal  of  destitution ;  no  traders  having  yet  arrived.  Spring  herring- 
were  abundant,  but  people  only  took  what  they  required  for  their  immediate  use, 
as  they  had  no  salt  nor  barrels.  On  continuing,  to  West  Avocat  he  found  the  desti- 
tution greater,  and  many  families  were  subsisting  on  clams.  The  arrival  of  the  Over- 
seer with  bounty  checks  was  fortunate  for  most  of  them,  as  they  were  at  once  able 
to  procure  a  few  luxuries.  Salmon  were  first  taken  at  Natashquan  on  J 4th  of  June  ; 
there  was  then  neither  cod  fish  nor  bait.  Salmon  fishing  was  poor.  Soon  after  the 
arrival  of  the  fish,  the  weather  became  rough,  and  it  was  impossible  to  keep  the  nets 
out,  owing  to  the  heavy  sea  on  the  shore  and  the  freshets  in  the  rivers.  "  La 
Canadienne"  passed  down,  calling  at  Natashaquan  on  29th  of  June.  She  returned 
from  below  on  20th  of  July.  Fall  herring  struck  in  late  in  September,  but  owing  to 
rough  weather,  it  was  frequently  impossible  to  handle  the  nets  and  the  catch  was 
smaller  than  usual.  Owing  to  the  failure  of  the  cod  fishery,  several  families  were 
in  a  state  of  destitution  all  season.  From  the  neighborhood  of  Natashquan,  thirty- 
five  families  were  removed  to  Quebec  on  board  the  Government  steamer  "Napoleon." 

WASHEEOOOTAI    SUB-DIT[SION. 

Overseer  Mathurin  reports  that,  salmon  fishing  began  on  the  10th  and  ended  24th 
of  June.  The  waters  which  had  been  low  during  ail  the  month  of  May,  began  to 
rise  about  the  middle  of  June  and  effectually  put  an  end  to  net  fishing,  Very  few" 
cod  were  taken  in  this  division.  Strong  easterly  winds,  with  fog  and  rain,  prevailed 
during  the  entire  season. 

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ST.  AUGUSTIN   SUB  DIVISION. 

Overseer  Legouvi  reports  salmon  fishing  as  being  slightly  better  than  during 
he  previous  year,  though  far  from  being  good.  The  catch  of  cod,  mostly  made  at 
Harrington  Harbor  and  Mutton  Bay,  is  better  than  in  1885.  Cod  was  only  taken  in 
leep  water.  The  season  was  rough  and  foggy,  and  persevering  fishermen  only  did 
jomething.  Bait  was  scarce  until  fall,  when  squid  were  plentiful.  Summer  fishing 
was  made  mostly  on  clams,  which  are  not  by  any  means  abundant  Yery  few  vessels 
ashed  along  the  coast.  They  all  gave  it  up  and  proceeded  further  north.  No  fish 
were  taken  in  seines  or  with  traps.  There  is  not  likely  to  be  any  great  distress,  as 
such  families  as  had  not  enough  for  the  winter,  left  tne  coast.  The  sedentary  seal 
Sshery,  which  takes  place  in  December,  was  poor;  winds  and  ice  not  suiting. 

BONNE  ESPERANCE  SUB-DIVISION. 

Overseer  Whitely  reports  cod  fishing  poor,  although  the  season  opened  early,  and 
fishing  was  expected  to  begin  early ;  yet  capelin,  the  only  spring  and  summer  bait, 
ild  not  appear  before  the  20th  of  Jane,  and  even  then  were  scarce  and  uncertain. 
Seines  and  traps  did  nothing;  cod  never  struck  inshore.  The  usual  supply  of 
launce  failed.  Squid  were  plenty,  and  in  some  degree  towards  the  close  of  the  season 
supplied  the  place  of  other  bait.  Salmon  were  scarce,  though  some  stations  did  better 
than  last  year;  the  fish  came  from  the  east,  the  western  berths  did  nothing.  The  run 
of  salmon  stopped  suddenly  two  weeks  before  the  usual  time.  Seals  were  not  caught 
in  any  quantity  in  sedentary  fisheries ;  they  passed  outside  and  not  in  the  runs. 
The  last  seasons  have  been  very  trying  to  fishermen  in  this  division,  and  most  of  the 
enterprising  men  have  abandoned  the  coast  aud  moved  where  they  can  obtain 
employment  during  winter.  The  guano  factory  made  sixty  tons  of  manure.  The 
supply  of  material,  owing  to  the  failure  of  the  fishery,  was  short.  Should  fishing 
improve,  this  industry  will  be  of  great  benefit  to  the  people,  as  the  factory  will 
utilize  offals  which  have  heretofore  been  thrown  away. 


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A.  1887 


Return  showing  Number  and  Value  of  Vessels, 


Boats,  Nets,  &c,  in  the  County  of 
the  Province  of  Qaebec, 

RISTIGOUCHB  SUB-DIVISION 


Vessels  and  Boats  Employed 
in  Fishing. 

Fishing  Material. 

Vessels. 

Boats. 

Nets. 

Seines. 

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23 

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3895 

.... 

65590 

NEW  RICHMOND  SUB-DIVISION 


14 

30 
70 

102 
60 
80 

160 
30 

152 

688 

250 

460 
1100 
1380 

700 
1400 
5600 

580 
3900 

30 

60 
100 
150 

60 
100 
270 

60 
275 

1105 

1250 
1500 
4099 
8332 
3222 
3400 
4105 
1300 
3013 

1070 
13D0 
3130 
6932 
2267 
1050 
2470 
680 
1970 

200 
40 

140 
500 
160 
340 

1380 

20*0 
40 

150 

500 
160 
340 

1390 

5800 

7102 

13011 

32353 

15501 

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370 
1240 

250 
1300 

3185 

Nouvelle 

Maria 

New  Richmond  and  Black  Cape 

... 







Big  and  Little  Bonaventure 

New  Carlisle 

37 

37 

392i 
3821 

1*96560 

227 

227 

Totals  » 

196560 

15370 

30221 

20869 

74567 

PORT  DANfEL  SUB-DIVISION 


Paspebiac  Portage 

Nouyelle  and  Shegiwake 

Point  Loup-Marin.. 

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"To 
10 

'  300 

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3 

25 

46 
40 
45 
25 
45 

226 

1400 
2300 
500 
2250 
1250 
3000 

60 
105 

50 
100 

60 
100 

475 

700 
2000 
1200 
1100 
1000 
1500 

400 
1000 
60D 
600 
500 
800 

160 

120 

80 

40 

40 

180 

620 

300 

150 

80 

40 

40 

200 

810 

1100 
950 
400 

1000 
640 

1850 

594& 

24320 

2618 

830 

L'Anse  au  Gascon 

1 

Totals 

300 

10700 

7500 

3900 

27768 

TOTAL  FOR  COUNTY 


Ristigouche  Sub-division 

New  Richmond    do  

Port  Daniel  do  

Totals 


37 

1 

38 

3921 
10 

3931 

1*96560 

300 

227 
3 

230 

23 
688 

226 

937 

420 
15370 
10700 

22 

1105 

475 

1602 

3816 

30221 

7500 

3895 

20869 

S900 

1380 
620 

2000 

1*3*90 
810 

2200 

65590 
74567 
27768 

196860 

26490 

41536 

28664 

167925 

3185 
5940 

9125 


204 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  .Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


lonavenlure,    extending 
or  the  Year  1886. 

3ead  of  Tide  to  Maguasha). 


from  Head  of  Tide,  Kistigouche,  to  Point  Maquereau,  in 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


60 


ttf>  00 

si 


6000 


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SI 


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$    cts. 
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Maguasha  Head  to  Paspebiac  Point). 


60 
110 

100 
205 

475 


90 
200 
300 
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400 
500 
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300 

400 

1500 

1200 

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9,837  10 

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15,673  20 

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12,145  40 

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400 
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400 
500 
150 
400 
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13,563  80 



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475 

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103 

205 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16  ) 


A.  1887 


Return  showing  the  Number  and  Value  of  Vessels,  Boats,  Nets,  &o.,  in  the  County 

Magdalen  Islands),  in  the  Province 

GASPE  SUB-DIVISION 


Vbsbbls  akd  Boats  Employed 
in  Fishing. 

Fishing  Material. 

Namb  o*  Placi. 

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5 
37 

6 
13 
17 

7 
16 

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22 
23 
66 
49 
25 
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52 
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118 
20 
45 

8 
34 
58 
30 
11 
10 
16 
15 
30 
15 
13 
14 
18 
25 
29 

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197 

898 

527 

320 

1500 

220 

760 

1025 

350 

650 

320 

1205 

1890 

5030 

2058 

540 

2900 

206s 

1021 

6440 

730 

2700 

320 

1640 

3465 

1800 

450 

400 

900 

380 

366 

250 

171 

242 

264 

645 

1162 

297 

722 

439 

210 

1500 

200 

450 

736 

188 

440J 

206 

1032 

880 

3000 

1908 

720 

1854 

182 

2444 

4281 

795 

1342 

400 

1560 

2524 

1100 

220 

365 

1270 

2U9 

2800 

900 

1376 

584 

540 

1353 

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$ 

175 
341 
280 
146 
750 

80 
190 
380 
106 
260 

85 
650 
625 
1871 
872 
390 

1148 

824 
902 

2557 
567 
575 
175 
840 

1164 

550 

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70 

592 

3052 

1560 
426 
762 
331 
3  9 
837 
636 

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do         Portage 

Grand  Ruisseau 

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Anse  aux  Basques , 

St.  Adelaide  de  Pabos...... 

Little  Pabos 

Little  River,  West 

......... 

6400 

Grand  River ~ 

Little  River,  East. 



*  20*00 

2200 
2300 

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Cape  Cove  (Anse  du  Cap) 

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70 

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95 

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Anse  au  Beaufits 

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Perce  „ 

Corner  of  Beach  (Coin  du  Banc). ... 

........ 

Barachois  River - ,.... 

Belle  Anse ........     » 

Malbaie 

Point  St.  Peter 

Chien  Blanc 

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Seal  Cove  *...... 

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3 
3 
2 

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172 
140 
105 

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6000 
2000 
3100 

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15 

24 

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Gaspe  South- West  Bay 

Gaspe  .North- West  Bay.....  

12000 

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Cap  aux  Os 

Little  Gaspe  and  Seal  Rock 

GraDde  Gi  eve  and  St.  George's  Oove 
Indian  Cove  and  Ship  Head  .  „ 

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20 

1140 

119 

Totals 

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45804 

43719 

25255 

3105 

3088 

20400 

206 


60  Victoria 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


cf  GaspS,  extending  from  Point   Maquereau  to  Cape  Chatte  (and   including  the 
of  Quebec,  for  the  Year  lb86. 
(Point  Maquereau  to  Cape  Gaspe  Head). 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


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6550 

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567 

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386 

4000 

235 

750 

2580 

340 

2540 

465 

2180 

1260 

6715 

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1111 

4020 

3065 

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9660 

1185 

2776 

450 

2800 

5602 

2000 

660 

400 

800 

285 

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10 

279 

364 

580 

1760 


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240 
670 
450 

1630 
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350 
1200 

150 
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265 

750 


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36 
20 

100 
22 
12 
98 
25 
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230 
62 

212 
30 


20 
75 
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120 


200 


157 


7905 


18 
23 

257 
44 
20 
5 
35 
50 
25 

1000 
60 
40 
49 
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5 
11 
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2071 


160 


10176 


71042 


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15696 
43000 


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22600 


7200 


21267 


3760 


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586 

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3500 

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330 

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400 

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886 
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112 
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720 
1281 
660 
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103 
14 
238 
307 


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274 

640 

29 

20 

100 

10 

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60 

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180 


35 


120 


21466 


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75 
48 
25 
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24 
30 
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20 
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60 
72 
213 
331 
129 
540 
328 
30 
560 
17 
140 
15 
115 
64 
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20 
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3,522  50 
2,017  80 
20,224  00 
1,242  00 
3,617  00 
12,564  10 
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11,661  50 
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11,437  25 
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28,772  50 
24,377  00 
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15,860  00 
18,542  00 
53,913  40 
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1,226  00 
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207 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No,  16) 


A.  1837 


Eeturn  showicg  the  Number  and  Value  of  Vessels,  Boate 


MAGDALEN  RIVER  SUB-DIVISION— 


Vessels  and  Boats  Employed 
in  Fishing. 

Fishing  Material. 

■ 

Namb  of  Pla.cz. 

Vessels. 

© 

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70 
14 
18 
70 
9 
134 
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650 
175 
240 

1610 
170 

3148 
468 
136 
415 
25 
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186 
150 
400 
710 
240 
230 
300 
375 
170 
170 
500 
190 
744 
216 
144 
210 
208 
209 

2480 
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85 

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21 

28 

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184 

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39 

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710 
450 

1775 
200 

3900 
650 
680 
275 
175 
225 
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400 
400 
330 
400 
440 
400 
400 
700 
200 
780 
200 
160 
330 
220 
260 
!     1940 
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610 

$ 

708 
790 
170 
212 

1100 
140 

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350 
140 
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108 
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11 
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200 
200 
130 

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410 
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1118 

21230 

11546 

208 


Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1SS7 


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16—14 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16) 


A.  1887 


Eeturn  ghov.ing  the  Number  and  Value  of  Vessels,  Boats, 
STE.  ANNE  DBS  MONTS  SUB-DIVISION 


Vessels  and  Boats  employed 
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120 

200 

1890 

850 

$ 

120 

200 

1655 

788 

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50 

63 

1286 

352 

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3060 

2763 

467 

1959 

1751  .... 

MAGDALEN  ISLANDS 


6 

8 

14 

2 
30 

179 
315 
520 

65 

5500 
12000 
12000 

3000 

30  j 
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60 

10 

102! 

2780 

256 

210 

83 

20 

569 

14590 

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1860 

366 

780 
270 
140 

1190 

1190 

430 

80 

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33 
10 

205 

4500 
600 
250 

3400 

1270 

30 

120 

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1079 

32500'  13R 

8130 

18120!  10306 

1700 



10155 

405 

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TOTAL   FOR  THE 


Gaspe      Sub-division...  i20, 1140 

Magdalen  River  do 

St.  Anne's  do      ...    4i  183 

Magdalen  Isl'ds  do      ...!30  1079 


Totals. 


54 


2402 


34200 


10220 
32500 


76920 


119 


100345804 
872  16226 


112 

205 


4053 
8130 


2192  74215 


1919 

1118 

320 


43719  25255 

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50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Nets,  &c,  in  the  County  of  Gaspe,  &c. — Continued. 
(Marsouis  to  Cape  Chatte). 


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60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Eetorn  showing  the  Number  and  Yalue  of  Vessels,  Boats,  Nets,  &c.,  in  the  County 

Quebec,  for 


GODBOUT  SUB-DIVISION 


Vessels  and  Boats  employed 
in  Fishing. 

Fishing  Material. 

Name  of  Place. 

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Boats. 

Nets. 

Seines. 

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15 

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201 

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1 

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1100 
800 

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1 
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1500 

300 

2300 



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16345 

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2 

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600 

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332 
152 
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10 

209 

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214 

900 

1368 

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171 

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207 

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100 
62 

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75 
59 

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4 

95 

1850 

13 

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82 

4132 

68548 

212 


60  Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16;) 


A.  1887 


>f    Saguenay  extending  from  Manicouagan  to  Blancs  Sablons,  iir  the  Province  of 

he  Year  18H6. 

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50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Beturn  showing  the  Number  and  Yalue  of  Vessels,  Boats,  Nets,  &c,  in  the  County  of 

MINGAN  SUB-DIVISION 


Vessels  and  Boats  Employed 
in  Fishing. 

Fishing  Material. 

ts. 

Name  of  Place, 

Vessels. 

Boats. 

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Seines. 

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30 

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16 

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50 

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100 

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200 
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100 

1000 
100 
150 
100 

1000 
50 

1800 
50 

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23 

901 

2 

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15100 

161 

310 

8165 

662 

4470 

3520 

2630 

4010 

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300 
100 

150 
300 
100 

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49 

115 

237 

5000 

3610 

650 

850 

214 


60  Victoria 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16) 


A.  1887 


Saguenay  Division,  extending  from  Manicouagan  toBlancs  Sablons,  kz.-Continued. 
(Chaloupe  to  Watsheeshoo). 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Fish  Products. 


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140 

150 

1650 

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2780 
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1200 


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130 


5300 
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20 


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215 


f>0  Victoria, 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16  ) 


A.  1S3T 


Beturn  showing  the  Number  and  Value  of  Vessels,  Boats,  Nets,  &c.,  in  the  County  of 

WASHEECOOTAI  SUB-DIVISION 


Vessels  and  Boats  employed 
in  Fishing. 

Fishing  Material. 

Name  of  District. 

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Boats. 

N 

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30 
80 
50 
240 
20 

6 
2 

1 

4 

10 

2 

155 

75 

50 

200 

100 

30 

20 

$ 

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512 

25 

610 

30 

— 

ST.  AUGUSTIN  SUB-DIVISION 

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5 

3 

2 

1 

25 

5 

20 

37 

15 

3 

3 

4 

4 

4 

3 

2 

1 

3 

3 

3 

146 

100 
120 
120 

50 
500 
125 
400 
630 
300 
100 

75 
130 

80 

75 
100 

30 

30 
130 

80 
200 

5 
3 
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6 

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14 

4 

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4 

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4 

2 

2 

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2 

2 

6 

193 

150 

300 

150 

40 

400 
100 
600 
1200 
1400 
250 
500 
350 
300 
360 
400 
200 
100 
200 
100 
400 

7500 

300 
500 
150 
40 
400 
125 
750 
1200 
1600 
250 
475 
200 
100 
200 
400 
200 
75 
150 
100 
300 

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Point  a  Mourier., 

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50 
240 
300 
200 
100 


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50 
300 
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100 
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150 
150 

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Mutton  Bay ,.... 

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730 

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Poacachoo 

675 
40 

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St.  Auguatin  Bay  

St.  Auguatin  Harbor 

Sandy  Island 

Oaucasippi 

2 

13 

300 

6 

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Totah 

3425 

7515 

1690 

11 

2045 

216 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.16.) 


A.  1S8T 


iaguenay  Division,  extending  from  Manioouagan  to  Blancs  Sablons,  &c— Continued* 
English  Point  to  Coacoachoo.) 


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260 
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20000 

1851 

9083 

2000 

2785 

1844 

278 

30,789  82 

217 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


^Return  showing  the  Number  and  Yalue  of  Vessels,  Boats,  Nets,  &c,  in  the  County  of 

BONNE  ESPERANCE  SUB-DIVISION- 


Vessels  and  Boats  Employed  in 
Fishing. 

Fishing  Material. 

Name  of  Place. 

Vessels. 

6 

20 

2 
11 

6 

1 
10 

4 
58 
13 

7 
12 

7 
101 

4 

7 
30 

2 
20 

5 
10 
12 

4 

346 

Bjats. 

Nets. 

Seines, 

Trap  Nets. 

& 

© 

d 
d 
o 
EH 

0 

d 
> 

d 

01 

^d 
la 
> 

1000 

40 

400 

200 

20 

500 

100 

3000 
720 
500 
800 
450 

5050 
160 
400 

1650 
100 
800 
140 
400 
400 
300 

d 
9 

S 

60 

1 
16 

4 

1 
18 

3 
114 
28 
15 
22 
11 
208 

6 

15 
60 

4 
32 

6 
14 
16 

6 

01 

a 
0 

300 

90 

380 

150 

60 

40 

400 

400 

200 
200 
440 
400 
550 
490 
400 
900 
400 
400 

400 

03 

J3 
IS 
> 

$ 

400 
90 

595 
75 
60 
20 

200 

200 

ibo 

200 

400 
250 
275 
800 
250 
550 
400 
600 

400 

5865 

09 

a 
© 

08 

Be, 
400 

1480 

200 
200 
300 
200 
1800 

ibo 

*4i0 

280 
100 

5550 

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^d 

> 

$ 
400 

m 

a 
0 

■2 

Be. 

Green  Island 

'      $ 

$ 

Bull  Cove  and  Rocky  Say 

Dog  Islands . . 



Pe*che  a  Lizotte  , 

Old  Fort  Island  

2130 
200 
200 
300 
200 

3000 

ibo 
"490 

450 

150 

7620 

"4 

""i 

1 

1 

7 

JSt.  Paul's  River  ........... , 

Bonne  Esperance <■ 

..... 

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280 

""506 

"600 

"8000 

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""4 

"20 

1200 

Waby  Island  . 

Burnt  Island < 

Pigeon  Island »„*« 

Stick  Point 

1 

400 
200 

4 

400* 

Little  Fishery 

Five  Leagues 

Middle  Bay 

Belles  Amours 



..... 



Bras  d'Or 

L'Artse  des  Dunes 



"so 

"3OOO 

7 

35 

Long  Point , , 

Gulch  Cove 



Blancs  Sablons 

1 
7 

Totals 

430 

12100 

17130 

660 

6600 

220O 

THE  ISLAND 


English  Bay  , 

1 

20 

500 

4 

18 
3 

15 
3 

10 

12 
3 

20 

16 
6 
6 
8 
9 

16 
3 
8 
2 
3 
3 
2 

165 

702 

90 

450 

60 

400 

360 

60 

600 

480 

200 

200 

160 

270 

580 

75 

300 

15 

K0 

75 

30 

30 

6 

30 

6 

22 

26 

5 

40 

36 

12 

8 

10 

16 

32 

3 

13 

2 

2 

2 

3 

304 

300 

30 

150 

40 

80 

120 

36 

200 

160 

60 

60 

96 

100 

300 

100 

300 

100 

60 

100 

20 

2412 

300 

30 

160 

40 

80 

120 

36 

200 

160 

60 

60 

96 

100 

300 

100 

300 

100 

60 

100 

25 

2417 

60 
"60 

"lOO 
220 

40 
**40 

100 

180 



Point  au  Foin 

L'Anse  aux  Fraises 

Oil  River ... 

Wreck  Point 

Hackett's  Cove . 

Lacroix   .- - 

Indian  Harbor   











Macdonald's  Cove 

Oapelin  Bay 

Potato  River 

Cow  Point 









Tapp's  Cove  

Mauzeroiles  River 

Salmon  River 

Fox  Bay 

Jupiter  River  

Becscie  River. *  

Shallop  Creek 

Ohicot.....  .- , 

1 
2 

10 
30 

400 

3 



Totals 

900 

7 

5167 

60  tons  guano,  $2,400. 


218 


>0  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  36.) 


A.  1SST 


Saguenay  Division,  extending  fronvManicouagan  to  Blancs  Sablons, 
(Chicatica  to  Blancs  Sablons). 


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400 

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120 
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10 

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110 

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30 
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10 

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1,282  0O 

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675  20 

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20 
10 

150 
20 
20 
25 
10 

150 
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20 
5 
30 
15 
10 
5 
10 

1,310  00 

70 
10 

10 

1,070  60 

1500 
300 
250 
450 

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3500 

75 

250 

1750 

20 
460 

30 

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560 
560 

11153 

1000 
200 
200 
300 
100 
1500 

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100 
900 

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100 
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2,400  00 
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80 

100 

60 

200 

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700 

420 

1400 

23,900  00 
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200 
40 
20 





9,680  0O 
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4,344  0O 

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635  0O 

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1,465  0O 



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60 

300 

2100 

4,944  00 

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181 

16425 

430 

1048 

6648 

5520 

599 

88,438  40 

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699 

49 

£00 

40 

210 

300 

100 

200 

600 

70 

300 

500 

400 

700 

*  100 

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4570 

9600 
600 

2100 
600 

130 

20 

2 

482 

39 
283 

20 
100 
150 

75 
130 
425 

50 
260 
375 
264 
530 

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150 

50 
100 

40 
200 
200 

50 
100 
250 

45 
200 
200 
200 
360 

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100 

100 

20 

25 

10 

10 

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50 

20 

15 

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8 

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4,702  80 

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386  20 

1,120  00 

1,480  00 

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300 

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50 

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20 

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1,192  00 

1 

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1,625  00 

1,764  00 





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170 

59 

10 

2,630  00 



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4,672  00 

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675  60 
236  00 



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406  00 

104  20 

16  00 

19 

12900 

1260 

6 

3 

479 

809 

3247 

2209 

100 

374 

30,303  40 

219 


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Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Statement  of  Value  of  Lobster  Canneries  and  Outfit  in  the  Gulf  Division,  1886. 

COUNTY  OF  BONAVENTURE. 


Locality. 


Carleton ...» 

Maria 

Capelin 

do        

Little  Bonaventure 

New  Carlisle 

do  

Nouvelle 

Port  Daniel  , 

do 
L'Anse  au  Gascon. 


Total 


6,661 


•Value  of 

Value  of 

Traps  and 

Buildings  and 

Boats. 

Machinery. 

$ 

$ 

660 

800 

386 

600 

380 

900 

900 

800 

680 

800 

315 

650 

380 

400 

850 

800 

850 

1,200 

560 

600 

700 

600 

8,150 


COUNTY  OP  GASP3  (Mainland). 


Newport , 

Grand  Pabos , 

Little  River 

Cape  Despair 

Perce 

Corner  of  the  Beach. 

Belle  Anse 

Mai  baie .... 

Douglastown 

Cape  aux  Os.... 


Total 


1,200 

1,000 

400 

300 

400 

700 

250 

1,300 

300 

1,250 

680 

820 

400 

1,250 

308 

420 

135 

300 

426 

475 

4,491 


7,815 


COUNTY  OF  GASPE^  (Magdalen  Islands). 


Bryon  Island  , 

do  

Old  Harry 

Grosse  Isle  Head , 
Grand  Entry 

do         

do         

House  Harbor 

do 
Grindstone 

do         

do         

Etang  du  Nord.... 
do 

Hospital 

Cabane  Cove 

Amherst 

South  Beach  

Entry  Island , 


Total 


1,215 

1,000 

801 

450 

908 

800 

700 

400 

3,145 

2,000 

3,330 

3,000 

965 

400 

635 

500 

1,602 

800 

4,690 

2,500 

1,080 

2,000 

1,787 

1,200 

2,050 

1,650 

1,780 

3,000 

1,060 

800 

2,720 

1,500 

1,900 

4,000 

2,000 

3,500 

900 

250 

33,268 


29,760 


COUNTY  OF  SAGUENAY. 


Pashashsheeboo 
'Wolt  day 


Total 


Total,  County  of  Bonaventure. 

do  Gaspe 

do  Saguenay  .... 


Grand  Totals 


400 
500 


900 


6,661 

$7,759 

900 


45,320 


2*2 


500 
750 


1,250 


8,150 

37,565 

1,250 


46,965 


50  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16;) 


A.  188T 


Statement  of  Value  of  Material  employed  in  Gulf  Fisheries,  Season  of  188&. 


Description. 

Value. 

$  cts. 

315,780 

148,411 

111,564 

23,871 

Description* 

Value. 

Traps  and  brush  fisheries 

$  cts. 
7,225 

Vessels,  lot  ot  o,J«y  ions i... 

Lobster  factories  and  plant 

92,285 

.DOatS,  4,4ib   

Nets,  165,755  fathoms 

Total 

699,136 

Seines,  19,763     do     

, 

Statement  of  Number  of  Men  employed  in  the  Gulf  Fisheries,  Season  of  1886. 


Description. 


Sailors  

Fishermen  and  Shoremen 


Total 


Number. 


807 
8,012 

8,819 


223 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


EBCAPITULATION. 


Quantity  and  Yalue  of  Fish,  Oils,  &c,  in  G-ulf  Division  for  1886. 


Description. 


Salmon,  salt , Brls. 

do      fresh , Lbs. 

do      canned - ••    do 

Cod,  salt Cwt. 

Haddock,  salt - do 

Halibut      do  Lbs. 

Herring Brls. 

do      smoked ,  *... ^ Boxes. 

Mackerel,  salt.., Brls. 

Trout  do do 

Eels  do do 

Cod  Tongues  and  Sounds,  salt do 

Lobsters,  canned Lbs. 

Coarse  and  Mixed  Fish,  canned Brls. 

Seal  Skins . Pieces. 

Porpoise  Skins  .,...,... , do 

Seal  Oil Galls. 

Porpoise  Oil .... •    do 

Whale  Oil.., do 

Cod  Oil do 

Fish  as  Bait * Brls. 

Fish  as  Manure , do 

Fish  for  Local  use do 

Smelt,  fresh , Lbs. 

Guano Tons 


Total  Value  in  1886. 
do  1885. 


Quantities 


647 

364,957 

2,255 

161,050 

1,037 

46,432 

18,560 

7,560 

613 

152 

113 

239 

949,482 

2,713 

23,226 

20 

111,682 

282 

5,760 

126,709 

58,624 

66,551 

21,142 

32,400 

60 


Increase  for  1886., 


Prices. 


$  cts. 

14  00 
0  10 


0  25 
10  00 
10  00 

7  00 
9  00 
15 

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40 
40 
40 
40 
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0 
0 

1 

0 
4 
0 
40  00 


Value. 


$    cts. 

9,058  00 

36,495  7§ 

451  00 

644,200  00 

4,148  00 

2,785  92 

74,240  00 

1,890  00 

6,130  00 

1,520  00 

791  00 

2,151  GO 

142,422  30 

5,426  00 

28,226  00 

40  00 

44,672  80 

112  80 

2,304  00 

50,683  60 

58,624  00 

32,775  50 

84,568  00 

1,9*4  00 

2,400  00 


1,238,059  62 
1,197,802  62 


40,257  00 


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SYNOPSES  OF  FISHERY  OVERSEERS'  REPORTS  IN  THE  PRO- 
VINCE OF  QUEBEC,  EXCLUSIVE  OF  THE  GULF  DIVISION, 
FOR  THE  YEAR  1886. 


SOUTH  SHORE  DIVISION— FROM  POINT  LEVIS  TO  CAPE  CHATTE.. 

Point  Liois  to  Ste.  Anne — F.  C.  Oaron,  Fishery  Overseer. 

The  yield  of  fish  id  this  division  is  given  as  follows  : 

1885.  1886. 

Salmon lbs.          5,100  3,010 

Trout lbs.           6,500  6,0<>0 

Shad No.         16,335  lbs.  105,252 

Eels No.         92,663  lbs.  225,602 

Sturgeon brls.             644  264 

Bar  aud  whitefish doz.          2,063  1,907 

Mixed  fish brls.         1,012  482 

Value $20,856.20     $25,932.49 

Overseer  Carcn,  whose  division  extends  from  Point  levis  to  Ste.  Anne,  reports 
that  the  fishery  laws  and  regulations  were  well  observed;  the  jealousies  and  ill. 
feeling  which  formerly  exibted  between  fishermen  are  gradually  disappearing. 
General  satisfaction  is  expressed  with  last  year's  catch,  although  some  kinds  of  fish 
were  very  scarce.  Salmon  fishing  shows  a  falling  off  of  nearly  one  half  below  that 
of  last  year,  and  fishermen  are  at  a  loss  how  to  account  for  it.  Some  ascribe  this 
poor  result  to  the  high  temperature  of  the  water,  while  others  are  equally  sure  it 
was  due  to  continuous  calm  weather.  Shad  and  eels  show  increased  catches,  undoubt 
edly  due  to  improved  eel-weirs  located  between  Point  Levis  and  Berthier. 

FROM  STE.  ANNE  TO  ISLE  VERTE. 
X.  Pelletier,  Fishery  Overseer. 
The  yield  of  fish  in  this  division  is  given  as  follows : — 

1884.  1885.  1886. 

Salmon Ib3.  16,580  12,620  2.960 

Trout lbs.  4,000  5,000  *24,500 

Herring brls.  7,7fc0  11,510  4,2<0 

Sturgeon brls.  420  857  10 

Shad No.  40,375  3?,050     lbs.  1?3,691 

Eels No.  40,770  82,950     lbs.  112,148 

Sardines brls.  6,666  4,859  183 

Whitefish doz 110  580 

Porpoise  skins No.  17  41  74 

do      oil gals.  1,020  2,460  4,440 

Mixed  fish brls.  1,726  2,050  336 

Fish  for  manure  brls.  4,073  4,225  821 


Total  value $78,290      $99,162.25      $43,257.59 

•Including  Lake  Temiscouata. 

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Overseer  Pelletier,  who  replaced  Mr.  Gauvreau,  has  charge  of  the  fishery 
district  extending  from  Ste.  A.nne  to  L'Isle  Verte.  He  reports  a  general  falling 
off  in  almost  every  kind  of  fish  except  the  eel  fishing,  and  ascribes  this  result  to 
the  large  number  of  porpoises  preying  upon  the  small  kinds  of  fish. 

FEOM  ISLE  YERTE  TO  RIMOUSKI. 
H.  Martin,  Fishery  Overseer. 

The  following  table  shows  the  yield  of  fish  in  this  division  :— 

1884.  1885.  1886. 

Salmon lbs.  14,280  1S,580  15,400 

Trout lbs.  13,000  y,755  9,000 

Shad No.  3,556  6,850  lbs.  15,465 

Eels  No.  2,875  5,500  lbs.    6,000 

Herring., brls.  4,992  8,325  4,075 

Sturgeon brls.  3  16  4 

Sardines brls.  690  1,620  540 

Mixed  fish brls.  71  153  83 

Fish  for  manure brls.  3,340  5,100  3,740 


Total  value $31,382.53     $53,034.50      $27,516.90 

Overseer  Martin,  whose  division  extends  from  L'Isle  Yerte  to  Rimouski,  reports 
salmon  and  shad  about  the  same  as  last  year,  but  all  other  fisheries  show  a  large 
failing  off,  which  he  is  unable  to  account  for. 

FROM  RIMOUSKI  TO  RIYER  BLANCHE. 
L.  E.  Grondin,  Fishery  Overseer. 
The  yield  of  this  district  is  stated  to  have  been  as  follows: — 

1884.  1885.                1886. 

Salmon lbs.            7,640  10,830          11,060 

Shad No.            1,800  750  lbs.  11,400 

Herring brls.         12,281  8,580          13,363 


Sardines brls.  1,215  315 


Total  value $66,358        $45,537        $69,158 

Overseer  Grondin  has  charge  of  the  division  extending  from  Rimouski  to  Riviera 
Blanche.  He  reports  a  large  increase  in  the  catch  of  herring.  Salmon  about  the 
*ame  as  last  year.  Sardine  fishing  a  total  failure,  owing  to  unfavorable  weather* 
The  total  valu9,  however,  shows  an  increase  of  $24,000  over  that  of  1885. 


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FROM  RIVER  BLANCHE  TO  CAPE  CHATTE. 
J.  Bte.  Saucier,  Overseer, 
Statement  of  the  yield  and  value  of  the  fisheries  of  this  division : — 


Salmon lbs. 

Herring brls. 

Sardines brls. 

Coarse  fish brls. 

Fish  for  manure brls. 

Trout lbs. 

Total  value 


1884. 

1885. 

1886. 

3,770 

3,010 

3,260 

750 

905 

335 

65 

38 

.  ..  .. 

6 

299 

225 

200 

"Too 

$4,578.50       $5,987.50     $2,871.00 


Overseer  Saucier,  who  has  charge  of  the  division  extending  from  Riviere  Blanche 
to  Cape  Chatte  reports  salmon  more  abundant  than  in  1885.  Angling  in  Matane  River 
was  not  so  good,  only  about  80  fish  being  caught  with  the  fly  against  100  in  1885.  The 
Largest  fish  weighed  31  pounds.  The  catch  of  herring  in  weirs  was  a  failure,  but  net 
fishing  iared  better ;  especially  about  the  end  of  the  season.  These  fish  were  of  a 
superior  quality,  being  as  fat  and  quite  as  large  as  the  Labrador  herring.  Capelin 
again  failed  to  near  the  shores  this  season.  With  the  exception  of  a  couple  of  Indians 
caught  spearing  salmon  in  Matane  River,  no  violations  of  the  law  came  under  this 
officer's  notice. 

NORTH  SHORE— FROM  QUEBEC  TO  BERSIMIS. 

QUEBEC  AND  MONTMORENCY  DIVISIONS. 
L.  P.  Huot,  Overseer, 
The  following  is  a  comparative  statement  of  the  Fisheries  in  this  Division  : — 


Kinds  of  Fish. 

1882. 

1883. 

1884. 

3,750 

3,425 

34,836 

162 

1,161 

131 

15,880 

1885. 

1886. 

Lb3. 

2,900 

4,500 

23,561 

29 
1,747 

24 

2,640 

2,575 

21,595 

207 
1,904 

131 

3,120 

4,535 

31,192 

136 

1,655 

220 

15,944 

1,940 

Shad      .... 

No. 

Lbs.  23,259 

Eels 

No. 

do  119,052 

Brls. 

182 

Bar  and  whitefish  - ■ 

....Doz. 
.  ...Brls. 

3,175 
385 

....  Lbs. 

16,727 

Value    

$5,572  85 

$6,454  25 

$7,830  40 

$8,140  74 

$15,482  03 

Overseer  HuoVs  division  comprises  the  Island  of  Orleans  and  that  part  of  the 
north  shore  of  the  River  St.  Lawrence  extendiDg  from  Chateau  Richer  to  St.  Joachim. 
He  reports  a  general  increase  in  the  fisheries  of  his  district,  excepting  salmon  which 
was  almost  a  failure.  Shad  and  eels  show  larger  catches  than  ever  before.  This  is 
undoubtedly  due  to  the  fact  that  more  men  were  engaged  in  these  fisheries. 


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MUEEAY  BAY  DIVISION. 

Ulysse  Bhereur,  Overseer, 

Ant.  Filion,\ 

Henri  Cot^    Ward™  0****™™-) 

Ed.  Martin,/ 

Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  of  the  Fisheries  in 

this  Division. 

Kinds  of  Fish. 

1S82. 

1883. 

1884. 

1885. 

1886. 

Trout, . » 

Lbs. 

60  100 

19,794 

2,910 

123 

4 

10 

72 

250 

953 

60,000 

9,344 

4,380 

159 

6 

100 

84 

300 

2,429 

35,700 

39,100 

2,280 

144 

3 

26 

40 

400 

885 

12 

720 

46,900 

33,460 

3,530 

16 

74,420 

Lbs.  72,646 

1,310 

13 

15 

15 

85 

80 

1,658 

3 

180 

Eels 

No. 

Lbs. 

Brls. 

Herring 

u 

60 

60 

250 

687 

3 

180 

Small  and  mixed  fish 

Bar  and  whitefish 

K 

'"..'.'.  Doz. 
Bris. 

No. 

.......Galls. 

Value 

$9,865  66 

$9,777  65 

$8,180  25 

$7,743  75 

$9,996  96 

Overseer  BMreur,  whose  division  comprises  that  part  of  the  coast  of  the  Eiver 
St.  Lawrence  extending  from  Eiver  du  Gouffre  to  Eiver  aux  Canards,  also  reports  a 
falling  off  in  the  catch  of  salmon.  Trout  were  plentiful.  Eels  show  a  good  increase. 
Only  three  porpoises  were  killed  in  the  fishery  of  Isle  aux  Coudres.  The  scarcity  of 
capelin  and  other  small  fish  probably  drove  these  voracious  cetaceans  to  other  parts 
of  the  coast  in  seek  of  food. 


SAGUENAY  DIVISION. 

L.  N.  Catellier,  Overseer. 

Joseph  Boily,  Warden. 

Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  of  the  Fisheries  in  this  Division. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 

1882. 

1883. 

1884. 

10,810 

1,500 

230,400 

309 

80 

1 

457 

1885. 

1886. 

Salmon 

Eels 

Trout ,....*« 

Herring 

Sardines 

Sturgeon « 

Small  fish 

Fish  for  manure 

....  Lbs. 
....  No. 
...  Lbs. 
....  Brls. 

it 

it 

<t 

ti 

9,690 

470 

247,100 

146 

62 

1 

432 

12,510 

400 

250,800 

658 

108 

22,580 

8,500 

211,700 

27 

9 

14,790 

35,*00o"" 

202 
8 

10 
661 

233 

205 

150 
1,525 

495 

8© 

4,000 

Shad- , 

Porpoise  skins 

do      oil..- 

...  Lba. 
...  No. 
...  Galls. 

Value „ 

$18,111  50 

$20,789  75 

$18,299  50 

$17,704  95 

$8,383  45 

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Overseer  Catellier,  who  replaced  late  Overseer  Radford,  has  charge  of  the 
Saguenay  district.  He  reports  salmon  scarce,  but  of  a  large  size.  Very  few  fish 
were  caught  in  July  owing  to  the  absence  of  easterly  winds.  A  few  shad  were 
caught  in  this  division  for  the  first  time.  Herrings  show  a  large  increase.  Por- 
poises were  numerous,  80  being  killed  near  Tadoussac.  No  violations  of  the  law 
came  under  this  officer's  notice. 


LAKE  ST.  JOHN  DIVISION. 


Job  Bilodeau, 
Chas.  Potvin 
R.  Maltais 


:N'i 


Wardens. 


Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  of  Fish  in  this  Division. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 

1882. 

1883. 

1884. 

1885. 

1886. 

...  Lbs. 
...    No. 
...  Doz. 
...  Brls. 
...  Lba. 

5,800 

21,500 

8,700 

195 

32,800 

114,000 

4,200 

25,600 

9,725 

115 

29,000 

106,600 

3,500 
28,500 

3,400 

135 

12,100 

84,700 

3,600 

Winninish 
Whitefish 

42,160 

1,562 

403 

Lbs.  64,600 
1,630 

Mixed  fish 

1,160 

89,900 

Pike 

<< 

42,500 

Value 

$13,298  50 

$23,516  CO 

$27,174  25 

$16,813  00 

$15,968  50 

Wardens  Bilodeau,  Potvin  and  Maltais,  who  have  charge  of  Lake  St.  John 
division,  report  an  increase  in  the  yield  of  pickerel  and  a  falling  off  in  that  of  win- 
ninish, whitefish  and  pike  ;  trout  about,  an  average  catch. 

FROM  QUEBEC  TO  THE  UPPER  OTTAWA. 

RICHELIEU  DIVISION. 

Pierre  Latraverse,  ~) 

J.  F.  Picown,  V  Overseers. 

Jos.  Gingras,  ) 


Comparative  Sta 

tcment  of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  Fish  in  this  Division. 

Kinds  of  Fish. 

No. 
ii 

Lbs. 
ii 

<  < 
ii 
u 
<( 
ii 

1882. 

1883. 

1884. 

1885. 

1886. 

8had 

Eels 

6,600 
15,800 
22,C00 

7,000 

26,800 

16,800 

100 

4,300 

3,600 

32,500 

3,500 

2,362 

134,000 

7,000 
13,900 
15,000 

7,200 

131,000 

16,800 

125 

5,050 

3,300 

3,500 

3,300 

1,800 

148,600 

Lbs.    12,600 
Lbs.  106,100 

8turjjeon 

Trout 

Maskinonge 

Bass 

■Pickerel 

Pike 

Whifpfiah 

60,100 

2,100 

2,200 

V,600 

16,600 

4,560 
2,500 
26,500 
3  500 
2,080 
120,000 

4,000 

2,000 

11,800 

13,000 

Mixed  fish 

62,040 

146,720 

Value  

$5,932  80 

$10,315  00 

$3,246  20 

$18,899  00 

$15,160  40 

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VEKCH^RES  DIVISION. 
Mathias  Hurteau,  Overseer, 
*    Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  Fish 

in  this  Division. 

Kinds  of  Fish. 

1883. 

1884. 

1885. 

600 
7,300 

41,400 
3,460 
6,400 
5,030 
1,000 
1,090 
1,980 

38,450 

1886. 

Trout  . Lbs. 

6,000  " 

58,650 
12,000 
4,758 
6,000 
1,343 
3,183 
3,815 
159,250 

""7,226"' 

15,580 

2,814 

3,290 

1,775 

469 

1,500 

1,393 

54,800 

Shad No. 

Eels " 

Whitefish Lbs. 

Lbs.     9,330 

Lbs.  234,400 

13,300 

260,000 

7,220 

700 

3,200 

3,900 

41 ,000 

Sturgeon " 

Maskinonge " 

Bass " 

Pickerel '  • 

Pike " 

Mixed  fish „ " 

Value ■ 

$12,033  47 

$4,134  79 

$6,952  40 

$30,592  40-  \ 

CHAMBLY  AND  IBERVILLE  DIVISIONS. 

J,  B.  Chevalier,  Overseer. 

Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  Fish  in  these  Divisions, 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Shad No. 

Eels " 

Sturgeon Lbs. 


Pickerel 

Pike 

Mixed  fish  .. 

Maskinonge\ 


Value 


1882. 


26,300 

2  300 

3,350 

4,760 

19,050 

63,000 


$6,006  30 


1883. 


27,500 

1,400 

7,010 

5,160 

10,600 

93,600 

40 


$6,208  80 


1884. 


6,500 

50,755 

705 

6,255 

5,915 

136,600 

475,000 

460 


$20,165  15 


1885. 


7,0C0 

282,650 

500 

2,940 

6,600 

31,150 

714,000 

2,320 


$45,776  30 


1886. 


Lb3.  109,278 

96,C0O 

800 

1,820 

1,630 

138,760 


$14,422  98 


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CHATEATJGUAY  AND  BEAUHARNOIS  DIVISIONS. 

Joachim  Laberge,  J  0verseerSt 
John  Kelly,  J 

Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  Fish  in  these  Divisions. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Eels No. 

Sturgeon  •  ^J3 

Maskinonge , 

Bass \\ 

Pickerel 

pike ;; 

Mixed  fish - 

Value 


1882. 


35,400 
10,400 
130,000 
115,000 
80,000 
150,000 
240,000 


1883. 


38,400 
48,100 
92,606 
124,500 
82,500 
168,500 
298,600 


1884. 


$42,360  00   $44,610  00 


30,400 

22,700 

23,000 

164,700 

95,500 

136,600 

475,000 

$42,361  00 


1885. 


34,700 

94,500 

18,600 

132,900 

96,000 

136,350 

637,000 


$47,552  50 


1886. 


Lbs.  82,890 
89,000 
112,195 
80,025 
106,20© 
155,200 
401,075 


$49,078  50 


M1SSISQUOI  BAY  DIVISION. 

P.  E.  Luke,  Overseer. 

Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  Fish  in  this  Division, 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Shad No- 
Pickerel  tM. 

Mixed  fish 

Value ~ .»••••« 


1882. 


6,295 
29,800 
13,800 


$3,289  50 


1883. 


5,330 
24,600 
34,200 


$3,185  00 


1884. 


6,500 
30,960 
38,200 

$3,890  80 


1885. 


5,400 
17,0C0 
36,000 


$2,620  00 


1886. 


Lbs.  7,218 
2,125 
19,000 


$983  08 


MAGOG  DIVISION. 

N.  A.  Beach,         J  0verseers. 
T*  Marchessault,  j 

Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  Fish  in  this  Division. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Trout - Lbs. 

Shad No- 

Rasa I*D8, 

Pickerel " 

Mixed  fish '* 

Pike " 

Value 


1882. 


10,00") 

6,000 

100 

2,0C0 

12,000 


$1,800  00 


1883. 


12,000 


1884. 


150 

1,000 

14,000 


$1,332  00 


18,000 


4,600 

1,200 

12,000 

40,000 

$4,144  00 


1885. 


20,000 


51,000 

5,000 

39,000 

120,000 


Lbs.  15,000 

101,000 

151,200 

28,000 


$12,860  00 


$21,636  00 


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SHERBROOKE  AND  MEGANTIC  DIVISIONS. 

P.  W.  Nagle,        •) 

Joel  Shurtleff,    | 

A.  L.  Darche,        y  Overseers, 

J.  B.  McDonald,    | 

P.  C  Boubke,        J 

Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  Fish  in  these  Divisions. 
Kinds  of  Fish.  !33g^ 

Tr0Qt Lbs.  24,570 

Shad "      17,400 

-Bote «      12,000 

MasknoDge «        7,350 

^ass u       8b00 

Pickerel «     17,250 

-Pike— "       8,920 

Mixed  Fish «     35,800 

Value , $7,563.60 


CHAMPLAIN  AND  ST.  MAURICE  DIVISIONS. 

Overseers, 
Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  Fish  in  these  Divisions. 


O.  Lacoursiere, 
Joseph  Desatjlniers, 
Joseph  Lambert, 


iNIERS,  J- 


Kinds  of  Pish. 


Shad No. 

Eels « 

Tom  Cod Brls. 

Trout , Lbs. 

Sturgeon « 

Maskinong§ " 

Whitefish " 

Bass " 

Pickerel » 

Pike , " 

Mixed  fisn « 

Value , 


1882. 


40,000 

72,000 
3,500 
9,185 

20,000 
3,720 

11,000 
3,000 
2,000 

26,000 
902,000 


$39,102  40 


1883. 


25,000 

20,000 

4,000 

27,300 

150,000 

13,300 

6,000 

4,000 

15,000 

63,000 

1,054,000 


$47,478  00 


1884. 


23,000 

31,400 

2,080 

51,200 

142,000 

12,050 

6,000 

4,000 

19,350 

55,300 

980,000 


$45,433  00 


1885. 


25,500 

56,000 

1,550 

59,300 

148,000 
16,000 
11,800 
5,000 
25,000 
60,000 

992,800 


$50,163  00 


1896. 


Lbs. 
Lbs. 


80,000 

179,000 

10,000 

63,500 

157,400 

16,500 

12,000 

7,200 

18,000 

60,850 

1,284,200 


$76,512  50 


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BERTHIER,  JOLLETTE  AND  MONTCALM  DIVISIONS. 

J.  W.  Hanson,        ") 

S  A.  Grant,            [ocerscers. 
J.  L.  Mart  el,           j 
William  Kitchie,J 

Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  Fish  in  these  Divisions. 

Kinds  of  Fish. 

1883. 

1884. 

1885. 

1886. 

Eels-.-.. 

Trout 

M No. 

1,400 

37,000 

660 

1,160 

800 

5,583 

6,315 

628,750 

1.820 
26,500 

f,170 

810 

4,800 

4,600 

631,250 

1,420 
32,200 

Lbs.   101,000 

Lbs 

it 

45,950 
1,700 

Maskinonge. 
Bass 

<< 

1,320 

210 

1,350 

6,800 

106,800 

2,500 
76G 

10,000 

Pike " 

12,500 

II 

29,200 

Shad 

<( 

10,5(  0 

9,000 

$16,642  19 

$15,699  40 

$5,424  40 

$13,22L  00 

. 

MONTREAL  DIVISION. 

John  Morris,  Overseer. 

Compapative  Statement  of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  Fish  in  this  Division. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 

1882. 

1883. 

1884. 

1835. 

1886. 

Shad 

No. 

3,000 
16,600 
10,000 
21,000 
14,000 
21,200 
18,600 
85,200 

3,000 
17,000 
15,000 
23,000 
14,000 
24,000 
19,000 
86,000 

5,000 
17,000 
15,500 
25,000 
15,000 
25,000 
20,000 
90,000 
500 

19,000 
19,000 
17.0C0 
30,000 
10,000 
25,000 
23,000 
90,000 
5,000 

$13,200  00 

Lbs.  60,000 

Eels 

Sturgeon.... 

'.Z  Lbs. 
it 

"      38,000 
18,000 
32,000 

ii 

3,000 

Pickerel « 

Pike 

15,000 
23,500 

Mixed  fi*h 

Whitefish 

ii 

«( 

90,000 
2,000 

Value 

$9,590  00 

$10,300  00 

$11,015  00 

$13,915  00 

233 


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A.  1S87 


TERREBONNE  DIVISION. 

Joseph  Lauzon,  }  ^ 
T.Cloutier,     '\  Overseers. 

Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  Fish  in  this  Division, 


Kinds  of  Pish. 


Shad „ « No. 

Eels " 

Trout  -.. Lbs. 

Bass » 

Pickerel  .. " 

Pike « 

Mixed  fish " 

Sturgeon " 

Value 


1S82. 


2,175 
10,000 
5,450 
5,180 
3,940 
10,400 


$2,272  91 


1883. 


740 
1,570 


5,980 
3,840 
4.490 
7,500 


$1,391  10 


1884. 


1,100 
1,105 


4,560 
2,265 
4,360 
8,700 
18,600 


$2,128  50 


1885. 


1,380 

680 

48,000 

6,000 

3, 125 

4,700 

10,000 

15,600 

$5,991  00 


1886. 


Lbs. 
Lbs. 


6,350 

i,785> 

49,000 

5,890- 

3,510 

4,930 

11,300 

31,200 


$7,192  60 


LAKE  OF  TWO  MOUNTAINS  AND  ISLE  PERROT  DIVISIONS. 

TttfiOPHJLE   SaBOURIN,  )   n 
JULIEN  MONPETIT,  J  UVerSeerS* 

Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  Fish  in  these  Divisions. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Eels No. 

Miad , " 

M&skinonge , Lbs. 

Sturgeon , " 

Bass , " 

Pickerel. " 

Pike « 

Maxed  6sh " 

Whitefish " 

Value 


1882. 


2,000 
1,000 
1,800 
2,000 
3,400 
7,800 
2,200 
15,000 


$1,850  60 


1883. 


3,000 
1,200 
3,000 


2,500 
8,500 
3,500 

25,000 


$2,239  00 


1884. 


3,500 

1,400 
20,000 
35,000 

3,200 
10,000 

4,000 
30,000 


$5,6S6  00 


1885. 


6,000 

1,500 
21,000 
36,100 

2,000 
10,500 

4,210 
32,000 

2,000 


$6,245  50 


1886. 


Lbs.   6,500 

Lbs.   5,000 

12,000 

38,000 

1,800 

13,500 

12,500 

^24,000 


$5,879  00 


234 


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A.  1SR7 


LOWE  R  OTTAWA  DIVISION. 

Robert  W.  Jones,  Overseer, 

Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  Fish  in  this  Division 


Kinds  of  Fish, 


Shad No. 

Eels * 

Sturgeon Lbs 

Trout 

MaskiDonge 

Whitefish  ....  >.•• 

Bass ....  - 

Pickerel 

Pike , " 

Mixed  fish " 

Value ~ •••■ 


1882. 


275 
1,900 
7,800 

900 
1,400 
1,(50 
1,400 
5,5C0 
7,500 
28,000 


$2,362  50 


1883. 


1,100 

2,5C0 

15.  COO 

1,000 

4,2(0 

850 

1,600 

5,600 

8, COO 

35,000 


$3,270  00 


1884. 


1,200 

5,000 

18,000 

1,500 

5,000 

2,100 

1,700 

6,500 

10,000 

£0, COO 


1885. 


18$  6. 


1,450 

7,000 
20,000 

1,100 
12,500 


$4,328  00 


2,800 

7,000 

12,000 

44,000 

$5,191  00 


Lbs.   6,000 
Lbs.  14,800 
30,  COO 
1,400 
14,000 
600 
3,000 
7,500 
14,000 
50,000 


$6,568  00 


AKGENTEUIL  DIVISION. 
Alexander  Beaton,  Overseer. 
Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  Fish  in  this  Division. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Pickerel- 
Trout  

Eels 

Whitefish.. 
Mixed  fish 
Pike 


Lbs. 

No. 
Lbs. 


Value 


1883. 


4,000 

4,600 

?,500 

10,000 


$1,250  00 


1884. 


5,000 

5,400 

3,000 

15,000 


$1,480  00 


1885. 


10,000 
5,100 
5,500 
1,000 
8,000 


1886. 


$1,998  00 


15,000 

""3,000 
8,600 
4,000 

$     1,810 


UPPER  OTTAWA  AtfD  GrATINEAU  DIVISIONS. 

Joseph  Marion, 
James  Mohr, 
J.  T.  Coghlan, 
Comparative  Statement  of  the  Yield  and  Value  of  Fish  in  these  Division. 


} 


Overseers, 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Trout Lb3. 

Eels No. 

Whitefish Lbs. 

Sturgeon " 

MaBkinonge M 

Ba8s ! " 

Pickerel " 

Pike ~ u 

Mixed  fish - " 


Value. 


1882. 


116,500 
6,000 

22,950 
6,500 
1,750 

13,050 
8,550 

50,500 

27,500 


1833. 


115,200 

7, ICO 

20,200 

6,630 

1,550 

12,000 

10,000 

50,100 

30,000 


1884. 


120,000 
7,000 

22,000 
5,800 
1,800 

13,000 
9,400 

52,000 

32,100 


1885. 


135,000 

7,200 

25,000 

6,200 

1,500 

11,000 

10.000 

65,000 

33,200 


1886. 


$17,024  00  I  $16,383  50  I  $17,528  00      $19,544  00 
•A6D 


Lbs. 


143, COO 
12,400 
21,200 
7,100 
1,650 
12,000 
12,120 
66,100 
33,000 


$20,221  60 


60  Victoria. 


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A.  188T 


STATISTICS  OF  FISHERIES  IN  THE  PROVINCE  OF  QUEBEC, 
[Return  of  Fishing  Stations,  Number  and  Value  of  Fishing  Boats  and  Nets,  together 

St.  Lawrence,  from  Point  Levis  to 


Fishing 

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21 

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30 
32 
38 
16 
9 
16 
11 
10 
14 
30 
24 

28 
14 
15 
12 

Kinds  of  Nets  Used. 

Eel 
heries. 

Names  of  Places. 

Boats. 

Gill  Nets. 

Brush  Fish- 
eries with 

Nets. 

Brush 
Fisheries. 

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300 
178 
99 
94 
16 
28 

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$ 

$ 

2200 
1440 
2120 
3000 
1200 

700 

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300 

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160 

$ 

"  720 

400 
930 

430 
200 
270 
400 
400 
810 

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2005 

459 

40 

350 

40 

175 

200 

480 

120 

40 

240 

20 

80 

20 

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165 

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St.  Michel 

St.  Valier 

Berthier 

St.  Thomas 

710 

Cap  St.  Ignace 

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31a 

Isle  aux  Grues 

Inland  waters,  Co.  L'Islet 

L 'Islet 



"1033 

16*5 
850 
873 

2750 
711 
205 
605 
172 
19 
140 

St.  Jean  Port  Joli 

St.  Roch 

Ste.  Anne 

Riviere  Ouelle 

St.  Denis  

Kamouraska  

St.  Andre.  , 

Notre  Dame  da  Portage 

Riviere  du  Loup 

Cacouna  

..... 

6 

12 
3 
4 
6 
2 
7 

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1400 

120 
12 
35 
50 
16 
55 

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1 

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120 
200 

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420 

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150 

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1 
2 

40 

200 
250 

"  136 

40 
40 
75 

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Inland  waters,  Co  Temiscouata 

Lake  Temiscouata  and  Touladi 

River , , 

Cap  a  la  Loupe 

......... 

St.  Simon 

L'Anse  au  Foin ,..., 

Riviere  Hatee 

5        * 

Riv.  Rimouski  and  St.  Mathieu. 
Rimouski, 

20 

10 

2 

22 

1 

4 

2 

4 

16 

10 

8 

24 

16 

598 

2 

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*  20*0 

Isle  St.  Barnabe. 

Ste.  Luce  and  Ste.  Anne 



Pointe  aux  rfnelles 

** 

Metis 

Riviere  Blanche 

St.  Felicite 

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5 

4 
12 

8 
103 

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50 

40 

120 

80 



Mechins 



Capucins 

Totals 

3193 

2220 

1078 

12505 

10854 

10315 

*  Porpoise  fishery.        f  Herring  nets. 


236 


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A.  1S87 


EXCLUSIVE  OF  THE  GULF  OF  ST.  LAWKENCE. 

with  the  Yield,  Yalue  and  Kinds  of  Fish,  &c,  on  the  South  Shore  of  the  River 

Cape  Chatte,  duriDg  the  Year  1886. 


Kinds  op  Fish. 

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640 

17421 
43641 

9405 
28164 

6441 
180 

12800 
6100 
13400 
25000 
20250 
11336 
8434 
47964 

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41398 

26000 

19606 

65600 

17080 

2654 

3832 

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460 

968 

87 
256 
333 

551 
160 
406 
114 

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73 
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110 

112 

35 

45 

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130 

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25 

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150 
25 



$    cts. 
2,028  01 

780 
550 
360 

3,486  46 

1,917  05 

4,140  59 

610 
30 



2,014  96 

1,921  96 

1,397  54 

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2,877  84 
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2,813  88 
1,896  00 

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930 

600 

10920 

1500 

2450 

2,323  66 

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2 

20 

27 

640 

5,985  00 

600 

420 

70 

43 
40 

40 

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100 

250 

300 

2590 

2,115  25 

462  74 

20 

3,732  92 

110  88 

430 
1130 

10415 

21084 

74580 

1212 

396 

591 

1998 

146 

2,765  50 
4,701  62 

240 

50 

15,144  80 

100 

1,705  22 

3000 
21500 

240  00 

450 

750 

75 

400 

300 

2550 

2650 

1600 

5920 

600 

2270 

63 

270 

50 

60 

25 

120 

80 

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3,970  00 

900 

5150 
2900 

4590 
1200 
1275 
6000 
2400 
1500 
7500 
2400 

5,310  40 

1,274  50 

2,799  00 

4200 
2250 
2800 

2,679  00 

9000 

6000 



15,454  00 







13,760  00 

1000 

8,600  00 

6240 

30,680  00 

300 

3,045  00 

580 

11,437  00 

30 

110 

269  50 
1,366  50 

900 

400 

417  00 

10 

301  50 



275  00 

~2350 



.... 

4440 

1,402  50 

343750 

338 

723 





475  00 

39900 

2487 

1126 

4561 

74 

168,735  98 

237 


60  Victoria. 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Beturn  of  Fishing  Stations,  Number  and  Value  of  Fishing  Boats  and  Nets,  together 

St.  Lawrence  from  Quebec  to 


Fishing 

a 

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9 
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6 

4 
14 
10 

9 

10 
12 

1 

2 

1 

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26 

35 

48 

40 

11 

12 

11 

5 

3 

4 

2 
1 
1 
3 
2 
6 
2 
1 
3 
4 
2 
1 
1 

Kinds  op  Nets  Used 

• 

Names  op  Places. 

Boats. 

Gill  Neta. 

Brush  Fish- 
eries 
with  Nets. 

Brush 
Fisheries 

Eel 
Fisheries. 

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20 
44 

28 
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Island  of  Orleans. 

St.  Laurent.. 

St.  Jean 

St.  Francois  (North  side  of  Island) 
Argentenay 

500 
850 
450 
410 
70 
150 

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100 

75 

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205 

145 

86 

83 
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80 
30 
80 

$ 

420 
1150 
900 
660 
160 
300 

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54 
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15 

St.  Francois  (South  side  of  Island) 
Ste.  Famille 





North  Coast. 
St  Pierre , 

Isle  Madame 

24Q 
120 
200 

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82 
53 
40 

80 
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40 
80 

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Chateau  Richer 

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Ste.  Anne. « 

St.  Joachim , , 

70 
772 
186 
447 
237 

81 

Baie  St.  Paul  and  neighboring  lakes 

Isle  aux  Ooudres. 

Les  Eboulements 





St.  Irenee ..., , 

Malbaie 

Cap  al'Aigle , 

Eiviere  Noire _..r 

Port  au  Persil  

Kiviere  a,  la  Loutre 

• 

Inland  Waters  of  Charlevoix. 

Grand  Lake  Nairne 

Little           do 

Lake  Pointe  a  Jerome 

1 

10 



Other  lakes , 

Port  aux  Quilles ,..,... 

Baie  des  Rochers 



Kchafiud  aux  Basques... 

Fointe  au  Bouleau 

......... 

Anse  Ste.  Catherine 

Po.ue  St.  Martin , 

Grande  Baie...... 

2 

20 

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1 
3 

2 

1 

15 
60 
50 
20 

10 

Tadoussac 

Pointe  Roupe 

Moulin  Baude. 

......... 

Anse  Puante , 



233 

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A.  1887 


with  the  Yield,  Yalao  and  Kinds  of  Fish,  &c,  on  the  North  Shore  of  the  River 
Bersimis,  during  the  Year  1=86. 


Kinds  op  Fish. 

m 

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700 

7500 

12594 

750 

210 

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8400 
29420 
14900 
7350 
4840 
5720 

600 
7000 
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190 
230 
600 
385 

15 

630 
300 
190 

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112 

80 

1420 
804 
240 
1000 
2650 
2275 

100 

1920 

800 

3438 

1300 

780 





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3,137  83 
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1,574  95 

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80  75 

110 





1,479  80 

100 

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20 

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486  06 
2,038  16 
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145  00 

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230  00 

'"*6 

50  00 

69  00 

3        2,700  00 

148 
140 

3 

1 

223  80 
210  90 

25 
141 

0  

0  

37  50 

211  50 

239 


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Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


Eeturn  of  Fishing  Stations,  Number  and  Value  of  Fishing  Boats  and  Nets,  together 

St.  Lawrence  from  Quebec 


Fishing 

a 

« 

a 

ro 

O 

© 

3 
..... 

2 
3 

1 
] 
1 
3 
3 
3 
1 
2 
2 

30 
55 
30 
40 
35 
15 
90 

622 

Kinds  of  Nets  Used. 

Sel 
leries. 

Names  of  Places. 

Boats. 

Gill  Nets. 

Brush  Fish- 
eries 
with  Nets 

Brash 
Fisheries 

1 
Fisl 

6 
2 

6 
5 

30 

2 

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i 

"i 

2 

1 
2 

'*55 

30 
40 
35 
15 

227 

a 

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£ 

6 
12 

© 

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> 

6 

..... 

2 

1 

...... 

1 
3 

2 

1 

"2 

208 

6 

'03 

> 

"26 
25 
20 

"25 

20 
60 
70 
20 

'"40 
5074 

6 
140 

& 

> 

Saguenay  Division— Concluded. 
Anse  aux  Pilotes 

130 

""Si 

38 

70 

150 

38 

200 

'"1650 

900 

1200 

1050 

450 

975 

100 

'"*80 
40 

""60 

150 

40 

200 

""2*75 
150 
200 
175 
75 
600 

$ 

$ 

Petites  Bergeronnes 

Anse  a  la  Uave 

::::;::: 

Escoumains 

......... 

Anse  a  Peiletier , , 

Ilets  Boise3 

2 
1 

60 
10 

.:::."::: 

Petit  Escoumains , 

«. 

Sault  au  Mouton 



Mille  Vaches 

Pointe  Boisvert 

Portneuf... 

Sault  au  Cochon , 

2 
1 
2 

15 

"l5 
20 
10 
25 

180 

Pointe  Colombier ,...., 

*•• 

Bersimis 

Inland  waters,  Saguenay  District... 

Lake  St.  John  Division. 

St  Joseph  d'Alma 

Signal 



Metabatchouan  East.  

do            West 

Charlevoix 

Paribonca. , 

Roberval 

......... 

Labarre  and  neighboring  lakes 

39 

560 



Totals 

10776 

6976 

2340 

2022 

240 


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A.  188T 


with  the  Yield,  Value  and  Kinds  of  Fish,  &c,  on  the  South  Shore  of  the  River 
to  Bersimis— Concluded. 


Kinds  of  Fish. 

W 

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Si 
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3 

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25 
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30 
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2220 

450 



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"*2 

21 

■  MIHtM 

600 
50 
30 
35 
70 
45 

800 

500 
7500 
3000 
2400 

12000 
4500 

60060 

1200 

2500 

7500 

8000 

10000 

12600 

800 

4000 
15000 

7500 

9000 
12500 
10000 

6600 

$    eta. 
360  00 

2000 
"*500 

120  00 

75  00 

173  00 

1560 
250 
150 

292  75 

37  50 

178  50 

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197 

37  50 
302  00 

1600 
1200 

'"iobo 

2000 

'"2600 

20000 

435  00 
290  CO 

520 

2180 

220 



198  00 

327  00 

303  00 

1,200  00 

2,680  00 

ZZ. 

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1,587  50 
1,092  50 
1,163  75 
2,117  50 
1,575  25 
5,536  00 
216  00 

18040 

113020 

23754 

191698 

4885 

106627 

42500 

646G0 

49,829  91 

16—16 


241 


60  Victoria 


Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  188? 


Return  of  Fishing  Stations,  Number  and  Value  of  Pishing  Boats  and  Nets,  Number 

extending  from  Quebec  to  the  Upper  Ottawa 


Fishing 
Boats. 

a 
g 

o 
d 

Kinds  op  Nets  Used. 

Names  of  Places. 

d 

'08 

Gill  Nets. 

Seines. 

Eel 

Fisheries. 

'" 

d      i 

B 
o 

-a 

&4 

> 

d 

180 

"15 

23 
8 

55 

27 

308 

1 

> 

i 

237 

660 

6 

9 
43 

"i'i 

966 

0 

Is 
> 

Richelieu  Division .... 

Vercheres      do      

Chambly  and  Iberville  Divisions.... 
Ghateauguay  and  Beauharnois  Divi- 
sions   •    •; 

545 

334 

73 

121 

7 
70 

43 

217 

27 

298 

22 
17 
10 
82 

$ 

2142 
5010 
1116 

2054 

80 

1100 

430 

736 

270 
1788 

220 
255 
255 
502 

550 
535 
132 

172 

20 
130 

55 

267 

54 

470 

48 

18 

30 

132 

100 

442 
102 

20 
55 

1000 
8840 
2040 

400 
275 

% 

500 

4390 

108 

60 
275 

2310 

"*573 

690 
335 

1100 
540 

2560 
3300 
3100 

83 

Sherbrooke  and  Megantic  Divisions 
•Champlain,  St.  Maurice  and  Three 

230 

Berthier,     Joliette    and    Montcalm 

Montreal  Division .rf 

Terrebonne  Division 

Lake  of  Two  Mountains  Division 
if*  (including  Isle  Perrot) 

40 
65 

*340 

1600 
2405 

"3506 

500 
390 

'  "2306 

55 

Gatineau  Lakes    do      , 

Totals > ...... 

1866 

15958 

2613 

1164 

20060 

8523 

5548 

9328 

10,000  barrels  of  Tom  Ood  should  be  included  in  this  district. 


242 


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A.  1887 


of  Men,  together  with  the  Yield,  Value  and  Kinds  of  Fish,  &c.,  within  the  District 
in  the  Province  of  Quebec,  during  the  Year  1886. 


Kinds 

op  Fish, 

tn 

S3 
O 

trt 

EH 

■ 

08 
02 

00 
00* 

00 

a 

0 

CO 

bo 
H 

0 
■*» 

M 

dS 

oo 

."§ 
la 

oo 

.£2 

CO 

« 

O 

.2 

i 

4000 
7220 

09 

jQ 

00 
00 

.  03 
CQ 

2000 

700 
800 

80025 

DO 

"a) 

M 
O 

11800 
3200 
1820 

106200 

2125 

151200 

17250 

18000 

10000 

15000 

3510 

13500 
7500 

09 

aT 
,44 

£ 

13500 
3900 
1630 

155200 

'3 
8 
m 

o3  ^ 

Value. 

12600 
9330 

106100 
234400 
109278 

82890 

60100 

260000 

96000 

89000 

146720 

41000 

138760 

401075 
19000 
28000 
35800 

•1284200 

29200 
90000 
11300 

24000 

50000 

8500 

35000 

15,160  40 

13300 

30,592  40 

14,422  98 

112195 

49,078  50 

7218 
15000 
17400 

80000 

10500 

6000  0 

6350 

5000 
6000 

983  08 

""12000 

179000 

101000 

38000 

1785 

6500 
14800 

157400 

9000 
18000 
31200 

38000 
30000 

12000 

1700 
2000 

""7350 

16500 

2500 
32C00 

12000 
14000 

101000 
8800 

7200 

750 
3000 
5890 

1800 
3000 

21,636  00 
7,563  60 

76,512  50 

13,221  00 

13,915  00 

7,192  60 

5,879  00 

24570 

63500 

45950 

'"49000 

8920 

60850 

12500 

23500 

4930 

12500 

14000 

4000 

"  "66100 

381530 

1400 
15000 

600 
3000 

6,568  00 
1,810  00 



12400 
898153 

7100 
795800 

1650 
209415 

'"  12000 

226965 

12120 

2,900  60 

142000 

21200 
53800 

17,321  00 

373225 

341420 

229398 

2342555 

284,756  66 

10-61} 


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A.  188? 


EEOAPITULATION 

Op  tho  Quantity  and  Value  of  the  different  Fisheries,  from  Point  Levis  to  Cape 

Chatte,  in  1885  and  1886. 


Prices. 

1885. 

1886. 

Kinds  of  Fish. 

Quantity. 

Value. 

Quantity. 

Value. 

%  cts. 

0  06 
0  06 
5  00 
5  00 

3  00 
0  15 

0  08 

1  25 

4  00 
0  50 
3  00 
0  25 

No.  61,985 

do  181,113 

29,920 

1,517 

6,832 

50,140 

25,775 

2,173 

41 

2,460 

3,542 

9,325 

$    cts. 

5,578  65 

18,111  30 

149,600  00 

7,585  00 
20,496  00 

7,521  00 

2,062  00 

2,716  25 
164  00 

1,230  00 
10,626  00 

2,331  25 

Lbs.  255,808 

do  343,750 

22,043- 

338 

723 

i            35,690 

39,900 

2,487 

74 

4,440 

1,126 

4,561 

$    cts. 
15,348  48 

20,625  00 

.  Brls. 

n 

a 

!  Lbs. 
n 

'.  Doz. 
.    No. 
.  Galls. 
.  Brls. 

110,215  00 

Sturgeon .+ -• 

Sardines - 

1,690  00 
2,169  00 
5,353  50 

Trout             • 

3,192  00 

Wbitefish 

3,108  75 

Porpoise  skins 

296  00 
2,220  00 

3,378  00 

1,140  25 

- 

Total  Value  of  the  Fisl 
Decrease 

228,021  45 

168,735  98 

59,285  47 

EEOAPITULATION 

Of  the  Quantity  and  Value  of  the  different  Fisheries,  from  Quebec  to  Bersimis9 

in  1885  and  1886. 


of  Fish. 

Prices. 

$  cts. 

0  08 
0  06 
5  00 
5  00 

3  00 
0  15 
0  06 
0  06 

0  05 

1  25 
0  06 

2  00 
0  25 

4  00 
0  50 

1885. 

1886. 

Kinds 

Quantity. 

Value. 

Quantity. 

•     Value. 

Shad,  at  9c.  a  piece, 
Eels,  at  10c.  a  piece, 

or  6c.  per  lb  ... 
or  6c.  per  lb... 

.'Brls'.' 
u 
<t 

'  Lbs. 

« 

<( 

'.  Doz. 

.  Lbs. 

.  Brls. 
<< 

'.  No. 

.Galls. 

No.  5,485 

do  73,152 

27 

196 

25 

29,230 

262,120 

28,044 

84,700 

4,625 

118,750 

648 

892 

3 

180 

$    cts. 

493  65 

7,315  20 

135  00 

980  00 

75  00 

4,384  50 

15,727  20 

1,682  64 

5,082  00 

5,781  25 

7,125  00 

1,296  00 

223  00 

12  00 

90  00 

Lbs.  23,754 

do  191,698 

217 

197 

21 

18,040 

113,020 

106,627 

42,500 

4,885 

64,600 

1,780 

3,183 

83 

4,180 

$    cts. 

1,425  24 

11,501  88 

1,085  00 

985  00 

63  00 

2,706  00 

Trout 

6,781  20 

6,397  62 

Pike 

2,125  0» 

Bar  and  whitefish  ... 

6,106  25 
3,876  00 

Mixed  fish   ........ .... 

3,560  00 

795  75 

332  00 

do       oil.. 

ue  of  Fisheries. 

2,080  00 

Tntftl  Val 

50,402  44 

49,829  94 

Decrease . 

572  50 

244 


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Sessional  Papers  (No.  16.) 


A.  1887 


BECAPITULATION 

Of  the  Quantity  and  Value  of  the  different  Fisheries,  from  Quebec  to  Upper 

Ottawa,  in  1885  and  1886. 


Prices. 

$  cts. 

0  06 
0  06 
0  05 
0  08 
0  08 
0  08 
0  08 
0  08 
0  05 

0  02 

1  50 

1885. 

1886. 

Kinds  of  Fish. 

Quantity. 

Value. 

Quantity. 

Value. 

No.  75,730 

"  592,550 

361, 100 

305,925 

50.C60 

113,820 

237,150 

236,965 

469,490 

2,831,850 

1,550 

$    cts. 

7,573  00 
59,255  00 
18,055  00 
24,474  00 

4,304  80 

9,105  60 
18.972  00 
18,957  20 
23,474  50 
57,037  00 

2,325  00 

243,233  10 

Lbs.  229,398 

"    898,153 

795,800 

341,420 

53,800 

209,415 

226,965 

373,225 

381,530 

2,342,555 

10,000 

$    cts. 
13,763  88 

Eels,  at  10c.  a  piece,  or  6c.  per  lb... 

Sturgeon  

Trout 

Whitefish - 

Maskinonge  .  - - 

Bass  ........ ...... .  «•««•»•••  ••«•••  ..........•••• 

Pickerel  

Pike 

Mixed  Fish 

['Lbs." 
u 

it 

u 
ti 

n 

n 

'.  Brls. 

53,889  18 
39,790  00 
27,313  60 
4,304  00 
16,753  20 
18,157  20 
29,858  00 
19,076  50 
46,851  10 
15,000  00 

284,756  66 

41,523  56 

Increase  - • 

RECAPITULATION. 

Yield  and  Value  of  the  Fisheries  of  the  Province  of  Quebec  (exclusive  of  the 

Gulf  Division)  for  1886.  


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Salmon 
Shad  ... 


Lbs. 


Eels (< 

sturge°n • .'.77.7.77  Bds. 

do       u 

Sardines 717.7-™"  Lbs. 

Trout •••••••   •;;•'        Brls. 

Hewing -•  ;•;;;;•  ;;•;;;; Lba. 

.'.'". Doz. 

Lbs. 


Whitefish 

Bar  and  Whitefish. 

Pickerel 


Pike 

Winninish 


Bass 


No. 


Maskinonge 

Porpoise  bkins ZZlZ\ZZ"(SSa. 

do      Oil B1 

Mixed  Fish cf, 

Fish  for  Manure ■ • u 

Tom  Cod - 


Quantity. 


Vaiue. 


53,730 

508,960 

L,433,60i 

795,800 

535 

744 

494,340 

22,260 

53,800 

7,372 

479,852 

424,030 

64,600 

226,965 

209,415 

157 

8,620 

14,619 

7,744 

10,000 


Total  in  1886. 
do       1885. 


Decrease 


$  cts. 

8,059  50 
3),537  60 
86  016  06 
39,790  00 

2,675  00 

2,232  00 

37,286  80 

111,300  00 

4,304  00 

9,215  00 
36,255  62 
21,201  50 

3,876  00 

18,157  20 

16,753  20 

628  OO 

4,310  00 
53,789  10 

1,936  00 
15,000  00 


503,322  58 
521,656  99 


18,334  41 


Notb.— See  page  224  for  recapitulation  of  Gulf  Division. 

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A.  1887 


GENERAL  RECAPITULATION 
Yield  and  Yalue  of  the  Fisheries  in  the  whole  Province  of  Quebec  for  1886, 


Kinds  of  Fish. 


Salmon,  pickled Brls. 

do       fresh Lbs. 

do       canned " 

-Cod,  pickled Cwt. 

Haddock,  pickled " 

Halibut „ Lbs, 

Herring,  pickled .. Brls. 

do       smoked „..  Soxes 

Shad Lbs. 

Eels „ « « 

do  salt , Brls. 

Mackerel,  salt „ " 

Sardines u 

Sturgeon Lbs. 

do       , a Brls. 

Trout , Lbs. 

do  salt , Brls. 

Winninish , Lbs. 

Bar  and  Whitefish Doz. 

"Whitefish , Lbs. 

Maskinonge " 

Bass , " 

Pickerel „ " 

Pike , « 

•Tom  Cod «. Brls 

Cod  Tongues  and  Sounds " 

Smelt , .. Lbs. 

Lobsters,  pickled " 

Small  and  Mixed  Fish Brls. 

Seal  Skins „ No. 

Porpoise  Skins " 

Fish  for  Manure  and  Bait Brls. 

Fish  Oils „ Galls. 

Guano „ Tons. 

Local  Consumption , , Brls. 


Total  in  1886 
do      1885 


Increase 


Quantity. 


Value. 


$    cts-. 

647 

9,058  00 

418,687 

44,555  20 

2,255 

451  00 

161,050 

644,200  00 

1,037 

4,148  00 

46,432 

2,785  92 

40,820 

185,540  CO 

7,560 

1,890  00 

508,960 

30,537  60 

1,433,601 

86,016  06 

113 

791  00 

613 

6,130  00 

744 

2,232  CO. 

795,800 

39,790  00 

535 

2,675  00 

494,340 

37,286  80 

152 

1,520  00 

64,600 

3,876  00 

7,372 

9,215  00 

53,800 

4,304  00 

209,415 

16,753  20 

226,965 

18,157  20 

479,852 

36,255  62 

424,030 

21,201  50 

10,000 

15,000  0Q 

239 

2,151  00 

32,400 

1,944  00 

949,482 

142,422  30 

17,332 

59,215  10 

28,226 

28,226  0O 

177 

668  00 

131,919 

93,335  50 

253,053 

102,083  20 

60 

2,400  00 

21,142 

84,568  00 

„ ., . 

1,741,382  20 

1,719,459  61 
21,922  59 


The  following  is  an  estimate  of  capital  invested  in  plant  of  the  fisheries  of  Quebec, 
*  exclusive  of  the  Gulf  Division,  for  the  year  1886: — 


Value. 

Total. 

2,009  Fishing  Boats , , 

1,731  Nets  and  Seines .... ..", 

1,824  Weirs  (Brush  and  Eel) ........'........... '*. 

%    cts. 

19,711  00 
22,125  00 
52,438  00 

%    cts. 
94,274  CO 

Note.— See  page  223  for  Statement  of  Gulf  Division. 

246 


50  Victoria.  Sessional  Papers  (No.16.)  A.  1887 


APPENDIX  No.  7. 


BRITISH   COLUMBIA. 


ANNUAL  REPORT  ON  THE  FISHERIES  OP  BRITISH  COLUMBIA  FOR  THB 
ANfl  U  Ali  ^YbAR  1886,  BY  THOMAS  MO  WAT,  INSPECTOR. 

New  Westminster,  B.C.,  31st  December,  1886. 

Hon.  George  E.  Fostee, 

Minister  of  Marine  and  Fisheries, 
Ottawa. 

Sib -I  have  the  honor  to  transmit  the  statistics  of  the  yield  of  the  variona 
fisheries'  of  this  Province,  together  with  my  report  for  the  Presef  *?«%__  Ri„er 

Owing  to  the  thort  run  and  scarcity  of  Buckeye  salmon  in  the  Iraser •  ±ci ver, 
the  naTk  fill  very  much  short  of  the  expectation  of  all  the  cannery  owners  here  In 
accoXce  with  previous  observations  and  the  abundance  of  salmon  '°'ch  aBcended 
Sbe  Eraser  in  188P5,  the  periodical  theory  system  that  had  ^^tZtth^Z^ 
tic  was  not  this  year  verified,  and  the  cannery  proprietors  had  made  th?Be°«^ary 
preparations  fo/a  large  pack  ;  but,  fortunately,  this  deficiency  was  partly  compen- 
S  for  bv  the  increased  pack  at  all  the  northern  canneries,  except  Alert  Bay,  the 
fith  ascendVg  the  MinkishPRiver  in  great  numbers  before  the  canneries  were  ready 

fOT  °CwUhstanding  the  small  run  of  salmon  in  the  Eraser,  the  increa ^  ^  pack 
of  these  fish,  as  well  as  in  all  other  branches  of  the  fishing  industry,  has  been  con- 

8piCnAs8itis  the  result  of  last  year's  work,  including  the  estimated  consumption  by 
the  fndan'JopuTation,  reached  a  grand  total  of  $4,834,84* I,  and  if ^we £^*»«£ 
estimated  consumption  by  Indians,  and  confine  ourselves  to  the  commercial  pro- 
Sand  the  fishPused  by  white  and  Chinese  residents,  the  comparative  statement 

stands  thus: — 

„,  .  .  19fift  81,577,348  00 

^S^lB"J!Z!I^.^-3^^^'~~"-  l!087,03800 

Increase  in  1886 .£ggo]o 

This    increase  bespeaks  a  larger  amount  of  capital  invested,  as  well  as  an 
increased  number  of  men  employed,  as  follows  :— 

TotaUapital  invested  in  the  fisheries,  18J6...... — ^gg*^ 

Increase  in  1886 8~oW0J0 

The  above  increase  of  capital  invested  was  chiefly  occasioned  by  the  additional 

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number  of  salmon  canneries  in  operation  and  a  large  increase  in  the  far-seal  fishery* 
The  number  of  men  employed  was  as  follows : — 

Number  of  men  employed  in  1886 6,211 

do  do  1885 2',820 

Increase  in  1886 3,391 

The  increase  in  the  canned  salmon  pack  was  not  at  all  due  to  their  great  abund- 
ance in  the  Fraser  Kiver,  but  only  to  the  additional  number  of  canneries  in  opera- 
tion, which  necessitated  additional  plant  and  labor  in  the  capture  of  fish. 

A  good  deal  has  bean  written  with  regard  to  periodical  fluctuations  in  the  yield 
of  British  Columbia  salmon.  Some  persons;seek  the  cause  of  these  fluctuations  in  the 
destruction  of  ova  on  the  spawning  beds,  occasioned  by  sudden  rise  and  fall  of  water 
in  the  small  breeding  streams  which  many  of  these  fish  inhabit,  whilst  others  claim 
it  is  due  to  the  death  of  fish  ascending  the  rivers  and  their  being  destroyed  by 
natives  after  reaching  the  spawning  grounds  and  before  depositing  their  ova.  Others 
claim,  that  these  fluctuations  are  of  a  purely  local  character  and  occur  before  the  fish 
reach  the  riverp,  whilst  others  contend  that  the  falling  off  in  the  run  is  due  to  over 
netting  in  the  estuaries  and  by  Indians  on  the  headwaters.  This  appears  to'  be  the 
most  plausible  solution  to  the  difficulty.  Last  year,  there  were  8,075,275  pounds  of 
ealmon  taken  from  the  Fraser  Eiver  alone,  exclusive  of  Indian  consumption.  This, 
heavy  drain  has  been  going  on  for  eight  or  ten  years  past,  and  it  must  necessarily 
affect  the  supply. 

The  comparative  yield  of  canned  salmon  stands  as  follows  : — 

1886,  cases  (1  dozen  1-pound  cans) 161,270 

1885      do  do  do     108,ol7 

Increase,  1886 52,753 

Kepresenting  an  aggregate  of  7,748,960  pounds  of  fish,  which  were  mostly 
shipped  to  Europe,  Australia  and  Canada. 

The  quantity  of  salmon  packed  at  the  several  canneries  on  the  Fraser,  and  on 
the  coast,  is  as  follows : — 

Cans. 

Fraser  Eiver,  11  canneries , 99  177 

Coast,  6  canneries , 62*093 

Total  cases 161,270 

It  now  behooves  all  persons  engaged  in  this  great  industry,  to  do  everything  in 
their  power  to  devise  means  to  open  other  streams  closed  by  mill  dams  or  natural 
falls,  for  natural  breeding,  and  also  to  increase  the  facilities  for  artificial  propagation 
which,  I  am  satisfied,  will  be  of  great  value  in  assisting  to  keep  up  the  supply  of 
salmon  m  this  river.  The  increasing  demand  for  canned  salmon  in  home  and  foreign 
markets,  and  the  gradual  but  perceptible  decrease  of  these  fish  in  the  Columbia 
Sacramento  and  other  southern  rivers,  undoubtedly  caused  by  over-fishing  and  inade- 
quate protection,  should  teach  our  people  a  lesson,  and  show  them  that  efiicient 
protection  cannot  be  commenced  a  moment  too  soon. 

A  great  increase  took  place  in  the  fur  seal  fishery.  The  weather  was  exceed- 
ingly fine  this  summer,  and  most  favorable  for  good  catches.  This  branch  of  industry 
has  attained  a  wonderful  development  within  the  last  few  years,  and  extensive  pre- 
parations are  made  for  the  coming  season.  Some  of  our  schooners  are,  at  this  date 
sealing  off  the  California  coast ;  but  owing  to  the  unsettled  state  of  affairs  in  BehiW 
Sea,  I  believe  none  will  fish  there  this  season. 

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A.  1S87 


The  following  vessels  are  engaged  in  the  fur  seal  fishery : — 


Name  of  Schooner. 


Pathfinder 

Sarolina - 

tfary  Ellen 

rheresa 

Favorite 

Black  Diamond 

Alfred  Adams 

City  of  Santiago ... 

Silver  Handy 

Dolphin  (Steamer) 

Annie  Beck 

Grace 

Sayward 

Mary  Taylor 

Mountain  Chief 

Onward  

Thornton  (Steamer)  .... 

Rustler 

Kate —• 


Tonnage. 


Total 


33 
67 
70 
80 
81 
69 
45 
70 
75 
80 
50 
80 
75 
60 
40 
35 
35 
50 
55 


Sailors. 


1,216 


Hunters 


15 
8 
15 
15 
20 
16 
24 
16 
12 
12 
27 
24 
22 
18 
24 
16 
20 
12 
28 
36 


Boats. 


79 


380 


Canoes. 


Skins 
taken  daring 


29 


10 


12 
10 
11 

9 
12 

8 
10 


146 


1,766 

977 

4,256 

2,625 

3,325 

1,760 

2,465 

2,275 

1,620 

1,587 

2,601 

1,400 

2,550 

2,725 

650 

450 

950 

675 

650 

600 


38,917 


Estimate  of  Indian  catch  on  Coast,  3,000  seals. 
The  owners  and  captains  of  sealers  are  fitting  up  their  vessels  with  good  row- 
boats  and  engaging  whitemen  as  hunters  in  preference  to  natives,  because  after  one 
year's  experience,  the  latter  can  kill  more  seals,  and  in  every  way  they  are  handier 
to  deal  with  than  the  natives,  who  do  not  care  about  going  so  far  away  from  home, 
and  who,  when  they  are  dissatisfied,  do  pretty  much  as  they  like. 

TROUT  AND   WHITEFISH. 

Since  my  appointment  as  Inspector  of  fisheries,  I  have  not  had  time  to  examine 
the  large  lakes  of  the  interior,  but  I  am  informed  that  whitefish  and  speckled  trout 
of  large  size  abound  in  many  of  these  lakes,  as  well  as  a  superior  quality  of  fish  with 
Ted  flesh,  weighing  about  two  pounds,  and,  from  the  description  received,  somewhat 
resembling  a  suckeye  grilse.  These  fish  are  never  known  to  visit  salt  water, 
but  are  most  excellent  food  and  supply,  to  a  great  extent,  Indians  in  the  interior. 

I  have  spoken  at  great  length  of  the  different  species  of  fish  which  frequent  the 
west  coast  of  British  Columbia,  and  shall  not  again  allude  to  the  matter  here ;  I  will 
merely  add  that,  having  talked  over  the  matter  with  several  practical  fishermen  who 
intend  going  into  cod  fishing,  all  seemed  anxious  to  embark  into  the  venture;  but,  as 
a  general  rule,  they  have  little  money,  and  are  afraii  to  put  their  last  dollar  in  a 
venture  which  is  as  yet  undeveloped.  Mr.  McLennan's  steamer  is  still  in  this  port; 
he  expects  to  go  out  in  March,  unless  he  can  find  some  more  lucrative  employment 
for  his  vessel.  Several  persons  have  expressed  their  intention  of  going  into  the  trade 
should  the  Government  give  a  reasonable  bounty  on  tho  coi  fish  caught.  This,  I  am 
satisfied,  would  do  more  to  open  up  the  deep  sea  fisheries  on  this  coast  than  any- 
thing else. 

Shad  is  very  scarce  in  our  waters,  only  a  few  having  been  caught  last  year  off 
Eace  Rocks,  in  the  Strait  of  Fuca.  These  are  an  offshoot  of  the  fish  planted  by  the 
Urited  States  Fish  Commission,  in  San  Francisco  Bay.  A  few  were  also  taken  in 
Puget  Sound  and  on  the  Columbia  River  bar,  but  as  yet,  none  have  been  seen  in  the 
Fraser  River.  From  the  Fish  Commissioner's  Report  for  the  State  of  California,  I 
quote  the  following  : — 

"  Shad.— The  Pacific   coast  is   amply  stocked  with  this  species  of  fish.    The 

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increase  in  California  has  been  marvellous.  Millions  are  annually  hatched  in  tho 
overflows  or  Tule  Lakes.  The  supply  equals,  if  it  does  not  exceed,  the  demand. 
Whilst  as  an  edible  fish,  it  may  not  rival  its  eastern  relations;  in  numbers  and  size  it 
is  victor.  In  the  east,  a  six-pounder  is  a  very  large  specimen  ;  here,  we  take  them 
weighing  eight  or  ten  pounds. 

"  It  is  estimated  that,  more  than  a  million  of  good-sized  shad  have  been  taken  from 
the  waters  of  California  during  the  present  year.  We  note  here,  for  careful  considera- 
tion, the  fact  that,  the  yearly  actual  value  of  shad  to  the  State  is  many  times  greater 
than  all  the  money  that  has  been  expended  by  the  State  for  the  restoration  and 
preservation  of  fish." 

I  find  that,  during  a  period  of  five  months,  in  the  year  1885,  there  were  sold 
in  the  San  Francisco  market,  14,480  pounds  of  shad,  and  in  1886,  in  seven  months, 
-44,550  pounds.  It  appears  that,  shad  are  more  plentiful  in  places  where  originally 
planted  than  on  any  other  part  of  the  coast.  I  would,  therefore,  recommend  to  th 
Department  to  procure  a  couple  of  hundred  thousand  fry  and  have  them  planted  ii 
the  Fraser,  Cowichan  and  Nanaimo  Rivers.  The  cost  of  procuring  these  fry  from  San 
Francisco  would  be  small,  and  the  benefit,  I  am  satisfied,  would  be  satisfactory,  as  I 
know  of  no  river  better  adapted  than  the  Fraser  for  the  natural  propagation  of  shad 

Smelts  were  fairly  plentiful ;  but  few  are  exported  and,  in  consequence,  only  a 
sufficient  quantity  is  caught  to  supply  the  local  demand.  Oolachans  wore  not  so 
abundant  as  usual,  and  as  there  were  no  facilities  to  export  them  fresh  during  the 
run  in  the  Fraser,  only  a  lew  were  caught  for  local  consumption.  Sturgeon  are 
plentiful  and  hold  a  good  place  in  the  market,  but  no  exportation  of  this  fish  has  as 
yet  taken  place  from  the  Province.  I  received  a  letter  from  Mr.  D.  P.  Leonard,  of 
Queen's  Grove,  New  Jersey,  enquiring  about  this  important  fishery.  He  states  that, 
should  prospects  be  satisfactory,  he  intended  establishing  an  important  sturgeon 
fishery  on  the  Fraser  River. 

A  suggestion  is  made  by  Mr.  Alex.  EwiDg,  one  of  the  largest  cannery  proprietors 
on  the  Fraser  River,  and  a  man  who  has  had  large  experience  in  various  fisheries, 
that  dogfish,  dried  in  a  similar  manner  as  codfish,  would  become  an  important  art  cle 
of  trade  with  the  Chinese,  Mr.  Ewing  states  that,  ha  has  eaten  dogfish  when  dried, 
and  that  they  are  a  fair  article  of  diet.  Should  at  radeof  this  kind  be  opened  with 
China,  it  would  be  of  great  importance  to  our  Province,  as  these  fish  exist  in  count- 
less numbers  in  our  waters.  A  good  many  herring  were  caught  in  Burrard  Inlet  and 
in  the  neighborhood  of  Yictoria,  all  of  which  were  consumed  at  home. 

Mr.  Joseph  Spratt's  oil  and  scrap  factory,  at  Yancouver,  valued  at  $45,000,  was 
destroyed  by  fire  last  season.  He  had  just  completed  extensive  improvements,  and 
had  only  been  engaged  for  a  few  days  in  the  manufacture  of  herring  oil.  His  intention 
was  to  gather  otfal  from  canneries  on  the  Fraser  and  turn  it  into  oil  and  guano.  There 
is  some  talk  of  putting  up  a  similar  establishment  at  the  mouth  of  the  Fraser  River, 
which  I  trust  will  be  carried  out.  It  will,  undoubtedly,  prove  of  great  benefit  to  the 
Fraser.  The  loss  of  Mr.  Spratt's  factory  compelled  the  canners  to  throw  the  offal  of 
their  fish  into  the  river,  as  they  have  done  since  the  canning  industries  were  in 
operation.     This,  I  am  afraid,  will  injure  the  run  of  salmon  in  the  Fraser. 

Theso  offals  should  be  buried  on  shore,  in  pits  near  the  canneries,  or  deposited 
on  gurry  grounds,  defined  for  said  purpose,  at  the  mouth  of  the  river. 

The  guardians  employed  on  the  Cowichan,  Nanaimo,  Comox  and  Alberni  Rivers, 
report  that  the  natives  observed  the  weekly  close  time  set  apart  by  the  Donartment, 
with  reference  to  the  opening  and  closing  of  weirs  on  small  streams.  All  mill  and 
cannery  proprietors  were  served  with  a  copy  of  the  circular  issued  by  the  Depart- 
ment, relative  to  the  pollution  of  streams  and  rivers.  Mill-owners  were  very  strict 
in  the  observance  of  the  regulations  on  the  Fraser  River. 

There  are  no  close  seasons  at  present  for  this  Province,  except  for  trout,  and  even 
this  does  not  seem  to  be  a  suitablo  time.  I,  therefore,  trust  that,  the  close  seasons 
and  regulations  which  I  recommended  to  your  Department,  will  be  favorably  con- 
sidered. On  the  whole,  the  close  season  for  trout  was  well  observed  by  whitemon 
throughout  the  Province.     Since  the  appointment  of  a  special  guardian  for  the  lakes- 

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i  the  neighborhood  of  Victoria,  no  fish  were  killed  by  means  of  giant  powder  by  the 

hlBThere  are,  as  yet,  no  fish-ways  in  this  Province.  One  is  needed  on  the  Nicola, 
tributary  of  the  Thompson  Kiver,  which  flows  into  it  about  one  mile  from 
Spencer's  Bridge.  The  Nicola  is  closed  by  a  mill  dam  fifty  miles  from  its  mouth ; 
his  prevents  all  fish  from  ascending  higher  up  and  entering  the  following  important 
akes  viz. :  Nicola  Lake,  fourteen  miles  long  and  two  miles  broad ;  Minnie  Lake, 
Serton  Lake,  Douglas  Lake,  Bear  Lake  and  Stump  Lake.  All  of  these  lakes  are 
laid  to  be  well  stocked  with  whitefish  and  speckled  trout ;  and  were  there  a  fish- way 
n  the  mill  dam  at  Nicola,  thousands  of  salmon  would  also  have  free  access  to  the 
aWe  natural  spawning  grounds  above,  A  fish  ladder  is  also  wanted  at  the  falls  on 
;hegLnapar e ftiver,  ags  Stated  in  the  Inspector's  Eeport  for  1885.  Another  fish-way 
s  required  on  the  Stave  Eiver,  a  large  tributary  of  the  Fraser,  and  one  on  the 
Nanaimo  Eiver,  on  Vancouver  Island,  is  much  needed,  to  permit  the  fish  to  ascend  a 
Ditch  of  falls  into  Nanaimo  Lake.  - 

P  A  new  industry  has,  sprung  up  in  the  shipment  of  fresh  fish  packed  m  ice.  This 
venture  promises  to  be  of  fair  commercial  importance.  A  large  building  containing  500 
tons  of  ice  has  already  been  erected  in  this  town,  to  be  fitted  up  with  freezers  of  50  00G 
pounds  capacity.  There  is  also  stored  at  Port  Haney,  on  the  Fraser,  650  tons  of  ice  and 
freezers  of  lOofoOO  pounds  capacily  will  be  put  up  during  the  summer  In  Victoria, 
foere  is  between  700  to  1,000  tons  of  ice  stored,  and  the  experiment  of  bringing  the 
black  cod  or  "skil,"  as  well  as  other  fish,  into  the  market  in  afresh  condition,  will  be 

t6It  was  thought  by  several  persons  in  this  Province  that,  whitefish  and  speckled 
trout  did  not  exist  in  our  large  lakes,  and  I  am  surprised  that  our  inspectors  did  not 
take  the  trouble  to  find  the  truth  about  this  matter.  I  am  in  a  position  to  state  that 
the  true  whitefish  (Coregonus  clvprformis)  and  speckled  trout  (Salvemlus  fontinahs) 
exist  in  most  of  our  principal  lakes.  I  have  seen  and  indentified  them,  and  have  also 
eaten  whitefish,  and  found  them  excellent.  These  whitehsh  were  from  Nicola  Lake 
and  Indians  inform  me  that  they  are  found  there  in  countless  numbers.  I  am  satisfied, 
an  extensive  trade  could  be  done  in  speckled  trout  and  whitefish  from  this  Province. 
On  referring  to  the  official  report  of  the  different  Provinces  in  the  Dominion  for 
the  year  1885,  1  find  the  salmon  catch  to  be  as  follows  :— 

Nova  Scotia  and  Cape  Breton  :— 

Fresh,  canned  and  smoked  salmon 503,oyd  pounas. 

Salted  salmon 3,428  barrels. 

New  Brunswick : —  «0onn*fl  a 

Fresh,  canned  and  smoked  salmon 1,380,01b  pounds. 

Salted  salmon H»  barrels. 

Fresh,  canned  and  smoked  salmon 583,668  pounds. 

Salted  salmon 739  barrels. 

Prince  Edward  Island : —  0  ,**  j 

Fresh  salmon 8>455  Ponnds- 

British  Columbia : —  _  A<i,  , 

Fresh,  canned  and  smoked  salmon 7>0ll»™i  P0™™8' 

Salted  salmon m      3,486  barrels. 

Indian  consumption 25,000,000  pounds. 

The  above  figures  show  that,  there  were  caught  in  all  the  Provinces  of  the 
Dominion  2,475,832  pounds  of  fresh,  emoked  and  canned  salmon;  4,358  barrels  sa  ted 
salmon,  whilst  the  Province  of  British  Columbia  alone  yielded  3,486  barrels  salted 
salmon  and  7,011,761  pounds  fresh,  canned  and  smoked  salmon  together  wit ri 
25.600,000  pounds  consumed  by  the  Indian  population,  which  is  a  low  estimate  tor 
45  000  natives.    British  Columbia,  therefore,  yielded  29,535,929  pounds  more  fresh, 


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smoked  and  canned  salmon  than  all  the  other  Provinces  of  the  Dominion  put  together, 
and  came  within  810  barrels  of  salted  salmon  of  the  total  catch,  To  keep  up  this 
supply,  the  eastern  Provinces  turned  out  of  eight  hatcheries  5,267,000  salmon  fry : 
and  British]Columbia,with  only  one  hatchery ,turned  out  1,800,000  fry.  This  will  prov< 
that,  when'an  industry  is  of  such  large  dimensions  and  the  demand  so  great,  the 
means  of  keeping  up  the  supply  should  be  enlarged.  The  Province  of  British  Col- 
ombia should  have  another  hatchery  on  the  head  waters  of  the  Thompson  River, 
where  ova  could  be  obtained  from  the  Columbia  .River  fish,  and  one  on  the  coast  to 
supply  the  Nasse  and  Skeena  Rivers. 

In  concluding  this  report,  I  beg  to  say  it  will  be  necessary  to  employ  guardian* 
on  the  same  rivers  as  last  year.  A  permanent  overseer  should  be  located  on  the  lakes 
in  Victoria  district,  and  a  good  reliable  man  kept  on  the  Upper  Thompson  and  Col- 
umbia Rivers,  so  as  to  prevent  parties  from  shipping  uncleaned  salmon  over  th< 
Canadian  Pacific  Railway  and  injuring  the  trade  of  licensed  fishermen  by  spoiling 
the  reputation  of  our  salmon. 

I  have  the  honor  to  be,  Sir, 

Your  obedient  servant, 

THOMAS  MOWAT, 

Inspector  of  Fisheries  for  British  Columbia. 


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tEPOKT  ON  A  DEEP-SEA  FISHING  EXPEDITION  ABOUND  THE  COAST  OF 

BK1TISH  COLUMBIA.  BY  MR.  THOS.  MO  WAT,  INSPECTOR 

OF  FISHERIES. 

New  Westminster  B.  C,  31st  December,  1886. 

Ion.  G.  E.  Foster, 

Minister  of  Marine  and  Fisheries, 
Ottawa. 

Sir,—  I  have  the  honor  to  submit  the  accompanying  report  descriptive  of  the 
esults  of  our  fishing  expedition  on  the  schooner  "  Pathfinder,"  with  a  map  showing 
listances  and  locality  travelled  by  schooner  and  boats  ;  also  location  of  the  principal 
larbors  and  fishing  grounds,  with  temperatures  and  soundings  in  various  places. 

In  accordance  with  my  instructions,  I  ascertained  that,  a  suitable  schooner  could 
x>  procured,  but  would  not  be  available  until  the  10th  of  September.  This  informa- 
aon  I  laid  before  you  personally,  when  here.  Contrary,  however,  to  the  expectations 
)f  the  owners,  the  schooner  arrived  on  the  4th  September,  and  having  been  advised  of 
t,  I  at  once  set  about  getting  everything  ready,  expecting  to  leave  Yictona  on  the 
Llth;  but  finding  out  late  on  that  day  that  ice  was  scarce,I  had  to  proceed  to  Seattle  to 
procure  the  necessary  quantity  for  the  voyage.  When  I  arrived  at  Seattle,  I  found 
t  could  not  get  enough  ice  for  our  purpose  and  had  to  order  some  from  Portland. 
Owing  to  some  misunderstanding  between  the  railway  company  and  the  steamers, 
this  ice  did  not  reach  Victoria  until  the  afternoon  of  the  15th.  In  the  interim,  the 
Brews  were  busy  fixing  trawls  and  gear  and  making  a  suitable  place  for  storing  ice. 
Everything  being  in  shape  on  the  evening  of  the  15th,  the  vessel  hauled  out  in  the 
harbor  and  dropped  anchor.  .  . 

The  "  Pathfinder  "  is  a  schooner  of  66  tons  register.  The  crew  consisted  of  nine 
men,  as  follows  :  Captain  Wm.  O'Leary,  of  Nova  Scotia,  who  navigated  the  schooner 
around  Cape  Horn,  and  was  engaged  seal  fishing  in  Behring  Sea  during  the  past 
season.  The  mate,  Mr.  Owen  Thomas,  has  been  employed  on  coasting  schooners 
trading  and  sealing  along  the  west  coast  of  Vancouver  Island  for  the  past  sixteen 
years.  Four  of  the  crew  were  practical  fishermen,  who  had  been  trawling  and  hand 
line  fishing  off  the  coast  of  Nova  Scotia  and  Newfoundland  ;  the  others  had  some 
experience  in  fishing  and  sealing  in  the  Okhotsk  and  Behring  Seas. 

Mr.   H.   Yondall,   of  Harbor  Grace,   Newfoundland,  who  has  had  much   ex- 

rjrience  in  the  fishing  business  of  that  colony,   accompanied  the  expedition,    and 
herewith  append  a  statement  of  his  views  on  the  fisheries  of  our  Province. 

The  schooner's  gear  consisted  of  three  double  end  sealing  boats— length  of  keel, 
22  feet,  depth,  2  feet ;  breadth,  5  feet—with  ash  oars  and  sails.  Each  boat  was  sup- 
plied  with  a  trawl  half  a  mile  long,  having  about  470  hooks  attached.  The  schooner 
was  also  provided  with  Massey's  frictionless  sounder,  and  Miller,  Cassella  &  Mangy  s 
deep-sea  self-registering  thermometer,  for  taking  bottom  and  surface  temperatures  ;  a 
seine  for  taking  bait,  and  salt  for  curing  fish.  . 

On  the  morning  of  the  16th  September,  the  vessel  was  towed  from  Victoria 
Harbor  to  the  straits,  and  the  wind  being  light,  we  drifted  with  the  tide  down  as  far 
as  Reddy  Bay,  and  dropped  anchor.  Here  I  tested  the  sounder  and  found  it  registered 
correct  at  49  fathoms,  temperature  49°  ;  sounded  again  at  13  fathoms,  temperature 
53°.    Lay  at  anchor  all  night.     No  wind. 

Friday,  17th  September.— Weighed  anchor  at  7.30.  Light  wind.  Passed  Race 
Bocks  with  strong  tide,  beating  down  the  gulf  against  a  chopping  sea  and  head 
wind,  with  thick  fog.  Anchored  during  night  at  Kydaka  Point,  on  the  American 
side  of  the  straits 

Saturday,  18th  September.— Morning  calm  and  foggy.  Weighed  anchor  at 
10.35  a.m.  with  a  light  breeze.  Schooner  working  out  the  straits.  Caught  two 
salmon  with  spoon  kook,  in  perfect  condition ;  roe  well  developed. 

Sunday,  19th  September.— Found  the  vessel  off  Cape  Flattery,  rounded  the  Cape 

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at  7.30  and  with  a  fair  but  light  wind,  shaped  course  for  Ucluclet  Arm.  Caught  a 
"Tope  Shark,"  measuring  5  feet  9  inches,  from  the  liver  of  which  two  gallons  of  oil 
was  rendered.  At  noon,  took  sounding  ten  miles  off  Barclay  Sound,  52  fathoms; 
mud  bottom ;  temperature,  47°. 

Monday,  20th  September. — Light  N.  E.  wind.  Ran  into  Ucluclet  to  secure 
bait;  arriving  in  harbor  at  10  a.m.  Met  Mr.  Guillod,  Fishery  Guardian  and  Indian 
Agent.  Had  a  consultation  and  went  with  him  to  see  the  Indians  about  the  fish. 
The  chief  informed  me  that  the  true  cod  (gadus)  and  various  species  of  cultus  cod 
(ophiodon  elongatus)  called  by  the  Indians  tooshkwa,  and  also  the  rock  fish 
Csebastichthys)  of  various  species  could  be  caught  in  large  numbers  at  a  distance  of 
about  two  and  a  half  miles  from  shore.  He  said,  at  times  we  could  load  a  vessel  with 
them  ;  but  as  there  was  no  chance  of  disposing  of  them,  they  only  caught  what  they 
required  for  their  own  use,  and  had  no  encouragement  in  making  a  further  business 
of  fishing.  Sent  two  boats  to  search  and  seine  bait,  but  they  did  not  succeed  in  find- 
ing any,  after  making  a  circuit  of  the  whole  arm.  While  the  boats  were  absent  from 
the  schooner,  the  men  on  board  observed  a  large  school  of  sardines  near  the  vessel ; 
they  are  what  the  Indians  use  for  bait  in  the  fall  season.  The  method  adopted  for 
catching  them  is  with  a  small  rake,  made  out  of  a  piece  of  stick  shaped  like  a  boat  oar, 
split  in  two  pieces,  with  nails  driven  in  the  thin  edge  and  pointed  sharp.  By  drawing 
this  quickly  through  the  water  amongst  a  school  of  small  fish,  they  are  caught  on 
the  pointed  nails  and  lifted  into  the  canoes. 

Tuesday,  21st  September. — Men  out  at  5  o'clock  searching  for  bait,  but  without 
euccees.  Parchased  some  salmon  from  the  Indians.  Weighed  anchor  at  9.30  a.m., 
with  a  fair  wind.  Shaped  course  and  ran  for  Clayoquot  Sound  where  we  arrived  at 
2  p.m.,  taking  soundings  on  the  way  up.  I  here  learned  that  the  Indians  had  caught 
some  herring  up  the  Arm,  and  at  once  made  ready  to  go  in  pursuit  of  them,  giving 
orders  for  one  boat  to  set  a  trawl  off  the  harbor.  I  left  the  schooner  at  6  p.m.,  with 
one  of  the  boats  in  which  was  our  seine,  and  taking  an  Indian  for  a  guide,  we  pulled 
about  fifteen  miles  up  the  Arm  again ;t  a  strong  wind  and  through  heavy  rain.  Wo 
searched  for  bait  until  2  a.m.  the  following  morning.  The  Indian  stated  that  the 
wind  was  so  strong,  the  herring  had  left  the  bay.  We  then  pulled  to  an  Indian 
cabin  and  awaited  daylight. 

Wednesday,  22nd  September. — At  daylight,  proceeded  three  miles  further  up 
the  Arm  to  a  small  brook  where  the  Indian  informed  us  we  could  procure  some 
trout.  Returned  to  the  schooner  at  10.40  a.m.  Gave  orders  to  set  sail,  and  weighed 
anchor  at  11.20  a.m.,  with  a  heavy  breeze  blowing.  Gave  orders  to  shape  course  for 
Queen  Charlotte  Islands. 

Thursday,  23rd  September. — This  day  came  in  fine.  Took  soundings  at  6  o'clock, 
a.m.,  120  fathoms  of  water  without  bottom,  temperature  45J.  The  wind  springing 
up,  had  a  good  run,  vessel  keeping  well  on  her  course  but  rolling  heavily. 

Friday,  24th  September. — Wind  S.S.E.,  vessel  still  under  full  sail.  Wind  strong, 
but  not  so  much  sea  on  as  yesterday.     Misty  and  rainy. 

Saturday,  25th  September. — Wind  S.W.  Blowing  strong  in  morning,  moderat- 
ing towards  evening.  Air  getting  chilly.  Nearing  Queen  Charlotte  Islands.  Big 
eea  running. 

Sunday,  26th  September. — Wind  S.S.E.  Vessel  still  on  course ;  not  as  heavy  a 
sea  as  yesterday.  Took  surface  temperature,  53°.  Sighted  ea3t  end  Queen 
Charlotte  Islands.  At  4.30  p.m.  commenced  raining,  and  thick  fog  shut  out  sight  of 
land.  Our  intention  was  to  try  and  make  Eose  Harbor,  but  the  fog  being  dense,  we 
were  obliged  to  alter  our  course  and  steer  for  Gold  Harbor.  About  four  miles  off 
Cape  St.  James,  we  encountered  a  very  heavy  tide  rip  which  we  judged  to  be  running 
at  the  rate  of  about  three  miles  an  hour  to  the  N.E.  The  sea  was  running  so  high 
it  was  impossible  to  even  try  and  take  soundings,  our  schooner  being  knocked  about 
Mke  a  small  canoe  in  a  rapid. 

Monday,  2  7th  September. — Calm  and  dry,  with  heavy  fog  hanging  over  the 
land.    Took  soundings  in  83  fathoms ;  no  bottom  j  temperature,  43° ;  opposite  Queen 

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Charlotte  Islands.    Distance  from  land  about  15  miles.    Very  strong  currents  and 
ieavy  tide:  rips  are  to  be  seen. 

Tuesday,  28th  September.— On  awakening,  found  it  still  calm  and  foggy,  which 
jontinued  until  1  p.m.  Captain  tried  to  take  observation,  but  did  not  succeed; 
>ould  not  therefore  locate  position.  When  fog  raised  at  above  hour,  we  were  about 
L5  miles  from  land,  and  a  breeze  springing  up  got  to  within  4  miles  of  lund,  when 
t  calmed  down.  Tried  for  soundings,  but  failed  at  85  fathoms.  Surface  temperature 
>7°  ;  bottom,  43°.  Lay  to  ani  waited  for  morning.  The  land  here  is  high,  with 
■ugged  cliffs  standing  up  boldly  from  water's  edge. 

Wednesday,  29th  September.— Still  calm  and  foggy,  but  in  sight  of  land  ;  a  heavy 
•oil  upon  the  sea.  Tried  soundings  ;  no  bottom  at  12*  fathoms;  temperatures  sur- 
face 55°,  bottom,  43°.  Soundings  were  taken  with  at  20  lb.  lead,  and  with  60  fathoms 
)f  stray  line  it  would  show  a  very  strong  current.  At  2  p.m.  fog  clearing.  A  strong 
wind  sprang  up  and  we  stood  in  for  the  land,  but  after  making  a  few  miles,  wind 
iied  away  and  left  us  rolling  about  in  a  calm. 

The  captain  managed  to  take  an  observation  and  located  position  of  schooner* 
Found  that  the  strong  tide  had  driven  us  towards  the  north  beyond  Gold  Harbor. 
At  about  4  p.m.,  abreast  Skidegate  Channel.  m  ' 

Thursday,  30th  September.— Wind  sprang  up  during  the  night  from  -&•&•*«• 
blowing  a  gale,  with  heavy  swell.  At  daybreak  stood  in  for  Skidegate  Channel ;  but 
as  it  was  not  properly  surveyed  and  no  one  on  board  understood  the  ground,  the 
captain  did  not  deem  it  prudent  to  make  the  attempt  in  such  a  heavy  wind,  and  as  a 
portion  of  Gold  Harbor  had  been  surveyed  and  we  had  a  good  chance  to  get  "*>  the 
attempt  was  made,  as  we  could  also  explore  the  outside  coast  from  it.  We  then 
hauled  by  the  wind  and  tacked  back  to  Gold  Harbor,  which  took  us  all  day  against  a 
head  sea  and  wind.  The  wind  died  out  before  we  reached  suitable  anchorage  and 
we  had  to  drop  kedge  in  35  fathoms  of  water,  in  the  centre  of  the  inlet.  I  find  the 
echooner  a  very  poor  sailing  craft  by  the  wind,  especially  when  a  heavy  sea  is  run- 
ning. Ni<* htdisagreable  and  squally ;  the  bottom,  where  we  are  anchored,  is  foul  and 
rocky.     This  harbor  is  difficult  for  strangers  to  enter  in  thick  foggy  weather. 

Friday,  1st  October, —This  day  came  in  fine.  Sent  Mr.  Yondall,  with  boats,  to  set 
trawls  No.  I  trawl  was  set  in  25  to  65  fathoms  of  water,  half  a  mile  from  shore ; 
surface  temperature,  59°,  bottom,  55°.  No.  2  was  set  in  70  to  90  fathoms,  three 
quarters  of  a  mile  from  shore.  They  were  baited  with  salmon,  herring  and  pork. 
Went  with  captain  to  examine  Douglas  Harbor  and  get  the  vessel  in  a  place  ot 
safety.  The  tide  turning,  we  returned  at  once  to  the  vessel  and,  heaving  up  anchor, 
drifted  on  the  tide  up  into  Gold  Harbor,  which  is  distant  from  the  outside  land  about 
8  miles.  This,  I  consider  too  long  an  indraft  for  vessels  to  go  in  while  fishing  on  the 
outside  coast.  ...   , 

Saturday,  2nd  October.— Crew  on  deck  at  daylight ;  Mr.  Yondall  went  with  two 
boats  to  examine  trawls ;  found  it  blowing  hard  outside,  nearly  swamping  boats. 
Upon  lifting  trawls,  found  on  each  about  25  dogfish,  a  dozen  red  rock  fish  and  a  few 
rat  fish.  It  blowing  too  hard  outside,  trawls  were  taken  further  up  the  inlet.  No.  1 
was  set  in  40  to  80  fathoms,  and  No.  2  in  25  to  35  fathoms;  temperature,  50  at  bot- 
tom. Left  them  for  about  five  hours  when,  on  being  taken  up,  nothing  was  found  on 
them.  We  then  set  uawl  No.  3  at  the  entrance  of  Mudge  and  Gold  Harbors ;  depth 
of  water,  50  fathoms ;  temperature,  55°,  bottom,  47°.  Took  soundings  all  around 
Mudge  Harbor  and  down  Inskip  Channel,  a  distance  of  three  miles,  finding  on  an 
average  from  45  to  50  fathoms  of  water;  bottom,  sand  and  shells ;  temperature,  55 
to  56°  ;  bottom,  46°  to  48°.  Owing  to  the  lateness  of  the  season,  all  the  Indians  had 
left  this  part  of  the  coast  and  moved  to  the  more  sheltered  side  of  the  island  ;  at 
Skidegate  Harbor.   This  was  awkward,  as  we  could  not  procure  guides. 

Sunday  3rd  October.— Eaining  and  blowing  so  hard  outside  this  morning  that 
boats  could  not  get  out,  but  it  cleared  again  about  2  p.m.,  although  later  it  recom- 
menced. -        -        -  XT        1 

Monday,  4th  October.— Up  at  5  a.m.  Every  appearance  of  a  fine  day.  JNos.  I 
and  2  boats  start  for  Moore's  Channel,  each  with  trawls  and  hand  lines.    No.  1  boat 

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set  trawl  in  55  fathoms  of  water  ;  temperature,  55°,  bottom,  50° ;  another  trawl  is  set 
about  2\  miles  from  headland  and  fished  in  140  fathoms  of  water;  temperature,  bot- 
tom, 48° ;  further  out,  in  120  fathoms,  temperature,  bottom,  47°.  Here  we  caught 
some  rock  fish.  No.  2  boat  set  trawl  in  120  fathoms  of  water ;  temperature,  bottom, 
41°.  Got  it  badly  snarled  upon  the  coral  and  with  a  number  of  dog  fish  on  it.  Tried 
hand  line  fishing  in  55  fathoms  ;  caught  a  number  of  black  and  orange  rock  fish.  No, 
3  boat  set  trawl  in  75  fathoms  of  water  off  Inskip  Channel.  Tried  hand  line  fishing  in 
DO  fathoms,  one  mile  off  headland;  temperature,  47° ;  found  bottom  foul,  but  got  a 
number  of  rock  fish.  Found  suitable  shelter  for  small  sized  boats,  with  ample  room 
for  schooners  to  enter,  on  either  side  of  Kuper  Island  into  Inskip  Channel. 

Tuesday,  5th  October. — Weighed  anchor  at  6  a.m.,  and  began  to  drift  down 
channel.  No  wind ;  day  dull  and  hazy.  Tide  carried  schooner  down  to  Moore  and. 
Inskip,  when  kedge  was  dropped.  Sent  one  boat  to  put  out  trawl,  and  night  being 
very  dark  and  rainy  had  to  anchor  all  night. 

Wednesday,  6th  October.  Sent  boat  to  lift  trawl,  on  which  were  found  some- 
rock  fish.  Weighed  anchor  on  turn  of  tide  and  started  to  drift  out.  A  breeze  spring- 
ing up,  commenced  to  beat  out  of  the  harbor.  Just  after  getting  well  under  way,  a 
squall  struck  the  schooner,  carrying  away  one  of  her  boats,  bottom  up,  splitting 
main  sail  and  nearly  dashing  the  schooner  to  pieces  on  the  rooks.  Had  to  run  back 
to  Kose  Harbor  and  anchor  there  for  the  night. 

Thursday,  7th  October. — This  day  broke  out  fine,  and  on  turn  of  tide  weighed 
anchor,  and  with  the  assistance  of  the  boats  and  tido  got  out  about  3J  miles,  when 
had  to  drop  kedge  and  remained  until  9  p.m.,  at  which  time,  with  favorable  wind, 
began  to  work  out  by  the  light  of  the  moon. 

Friday,  8th  October. — Only  got  a  short  distance  out  of  the  harbor,  and  at  *J  a.m. 
had  to  drop  anchor  in  80  fathoms  of  water.  One  of  the  crew  noticed  a  large  fish 
feeding  close  to  the  schooner,  and  looking  over  the  side  I  saw  a  large  school  of 
small  fish,  and  upon  dropping  a  hook  secured  one,  which  was  at  once  recognized  as 
a  young  black  cod.  Rigging  up  some  small  hooks,  we  fished  until  noon,  securing 
about  a  barrel  full  of  these  fish,  measuring  from  11  to  13  inches  in  length.  They 
resemble  a  mackerel  in  outward  appearance,  except  the  head  and  tail,  but  as  they 
increase  in  size  this  resemblance  diminishes.  Temperature  of  water,  from  48°  to  55*. 
These  fish  were  caught  in  from  3  to  10  fathoms  of  water.  Weighed  anchor  at  noon. 
and  came  out  of  the  harbor. 

Saturday,  9th  October. — At  daybreak,  found  schooner  opposite  Tasoo  Harbor.. 
Calm ;  heavy  sea.  The  wind  rising  at  10.30  a.m.,  shaped  our  course  for  Houston 
Stewart  Channel.  Dropping  one  boat  3  miles  from  shore,  ran  into  Laskoon  and 
dropped  kedge.  Two  Indians  came  on  board  and  said  we  were  not  safe  with  the  wind 
blowing  so  heavy.  Boat  returned  and  reported  having  found  bottom  at  75  fathoms, 
but  foul  with  coral  rocks.     Temperature,  51°  to  52°. 

Sunday,  10th  October. — Weighed  anchor  and  sailed  through  Houston  Stewart 
Channel,  where  we  anchored  in  a  snug  little  harbor  shown  us  by  the  Indians.  It  not 
being  marked  upon  the  Admiralty  charts,  I  named  it  Foster  Harbor,  after  the  Honor- 
able the  Minister  of  Marine  and  Fisheries.  It  is  located  to  the  S.E.  of  Houston 
Stewart  Channel  and  just  inside  of  Moore  Head  from  Heckate's  Straits.  Visited  the 
Indian  Kanch  and  examined  the  natives'  hooks  and  lines,  but  could  not  get  them  to 
go  out  as  it  was  Sunday.  They,  however  promised  to  go  on  Monday,  weather  per- 
mitting. Whilst  on  shore  an  old  Indian  went  and  brought  to  us  a  large  opticus 
which  they  use  for  halibut  bait. 

Monday,  11th  October. — Blowing  hard  at  one  o'clock  a.m.  with  heavy  rain,  and 
at  noon  it  increased  to  a  gale*  The  captain  said  had  we  been  outside,  we  should 
have  been  blown  to  the  north.  Indians  came  on  board  and  told  us  it  was  useless 
attempting  to  fish  and  that  if  we  wanted  "  skil,"  we  would  have  to  wait  until  the 
weather  moderated.  Caught  three  fine  halibut  from  the  side  of  the  schooner,  the 
largest  weighing  165  lbs.  The  Indians  say  the  best  halibut  banks  are  inside  of  the 
island,  in  Heckate's  Straits,  and  that  we  could  easily  fill  our  vessel  with  them.  As 
they  are  not  a  desirable  fish  salted  and  w«  could  not  market  them  fresh,  we  did  not 

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catch  any  more.  In  any  place  where  the  water  is  shallow  halibuts  are  plenty,  and 
I  have  no  hesitation  in  saying  that  they  are  superior  in  every  way  to  those  caught 
off  the  Grand  Banks. 

Tuesday,  12th  October. — This  day  came  in  fine,  but  with  a  stiff  breeze  blowing 
and  heavy  sea  outside  ;  about  noon,  the  weather  moderating,  we  commenced  setting 
trawls  in  the  harbor  and  caught  a  number  of  rock  fish,  rat  fish  and  halibut.  Made 
arrangements  with  three  Indians,  named  Luke  Tate,  Timothy  Tate  and  Jeremiah 
Price  to  go  to  the  il  skil  "  grounds  as  soon  as  practicable. 

Wednesday,  13th  October. — This  day  came  in  fine,  and  after  getting  breakfast 
made  ready  for  a  start  at  daylight,  and  with  three  boats  and  what  we  considered  ample 
gear  started  off  for  the  grounds,  taking  the  Indians  on  the  way.  We  then  called  at 
the  Indian  Summer  Kanch,  and  took  along  some  of  their  native  hooks  and  lines. 
On  reaching  the  mouth  of  the  harbor  the  sea  was  found  to  be  very  heavy  and  the 
Indians  wanted  to  turn  back  ;  but,  I  showed  them  our  boats  were  built  for  rough 
weather  and  heavy  seas.  We  managed  to  get  through  the  heavy  tide  rips  and  pulled 
about  four  and  a-half  miles  beyond  the  outer  head  lands,  where  the  Indians  said  the 
"  skil "  grounds  were  located.  We  dropped  two  lines  in  180  fathoms  of  water,  leaving 
them  down  fifteen  minutes,  and  on  hauling  them  up  one  had  nothing  on  it  whilst  only 
one  fish  was  found  on  the  other.  The  boats  were  then  moved  half  a  mile  further  out, 
putting  out  lines  in  210  fathoms  of  water  ;  after  allowing  them  to  remain  twenty 
minutes  in  the  water  we  hauled  one,  on  which  there  were  eleven  large  fish  and  I 
believe  that,  had  not  the  hooks  and  lines  been  snarled  up,  we  would  have  found  a  fish  on 
each  hook.  The  other  boat,which  was  a  quarter  of  a  mile  nearer  shore,  caught  eight 
fish ;  but,  as  it  was  getting  late  and  a  breeze  springing  up,  we  started  for  the  schooner. 
The  Indians  told  us  the  "  skil  "  lay  on  these  grounds  the  whole  season  through,  and 
that  they  are  found  at  some  seasons  in  greater  numbers  than  at  others.  These  fish 
were  filled  with  roe,  and  from  all  appearances  would  spawn  early  in  November. 
Indian  Luke  said  he  filled  a  canoe  that  would  hold  about  half  a  ton  with  two  hauls 
of  his  line.  These  fish  are  split  on  the  back  like  salmon,  and  when  first  packed, 
about  fourteen  fill  a  barrel.  The  Indians  were  anxious  to  know  if  any  one  was  coming 
to  buy  fish,  as  they  prefer  fishing  at  home  rather  than  going  away  to  work  for  the 
canneries. 

Thursday,  14th  October, — Crew  on  deck  at  daylight,  and  everything  ready  for 
another  day's  fishing,  but  the  wind  was  strong  and  the  Indians  said  it  was  blowing 
too  hard.  Waited  until  after  sunrise,  but  as  the  wind  increased  weighed  anchor 
about  10  a.m.,  and  with  a  good  stiff  breeze,  from  N.  N.W.,  shaped  our  course  for 
Vancouver  Island. 

Friday,  15th  October. — At  daybreak,  headed  towards  Kyuquot,  but  the  wind 
failed  before  we  got  into  the  harbor.  Let  down  one  boat  to  test  fishing  ground,  bat 
found  no  bottom  at  360  fathoms.  Six  miles  from  land  again  sounded  and  found 
bottom  at  210  fathoms.  Here  we  caught  a  number  of  rock  fish.  We  have  only 
made  about  5  miles  all  day  and  it  will  be  impossible  to  get  in  the  harbor  to-night. 

Saturday,  16th  October. — Wind  still  dead  against  us,  but  very  light.  Sent  two 
boats  out  to  set  trawls  and  fish  with  hand  lines ;  depth  45  fathoms,  temperature,  52°. 
Whales  seen  in  large  numbers  about  three  miles  from  shore.  Arrived  in  Kyuquot 
Harbor  at  dark. 

Sunday,  17th  October. — This  day  came  in  fine,  Mr.  Yondall  and  self  went  to 
explore  inlet  and  harbor.  The  hills  come  down  bold  to  the  water's  edge,  but  on 
some  of  the  small  islands  there  are  patches  of  fair  level  land.  I  was  informed  by 
the  natives  that  good  flat  land  exists  at  the  head  of  the  different  inlets.  Found  good 
anchorage  for  schooners  and  boats.  Eeturned  to  vessel  at  noon.  At  2  p.m.  went 
on  shore  to  see  Father  Nicholas  and  learnt  from  him  that  the  Indians  catcht  lots  of 
"  Toshqua,"  rock  fish  and  halibut  when  they  care  to  fish  for  them. 

Herrings  are  said  to  be  plentiful  in  the  months  of  March,  April  and  May.  The 
Indians  brought  a  quantity  of  small  young  "  skil,"  caught  with  hook  and  line.  They 
state  these  fish  could  be  taken  in  large  numbers  but  were  small  and  similar  to  those 
caught  in  Gold  Harbor.    Made  a  bargain  with  one  of  the  Indians  to  show  me  whore 

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the  true  cod  are  found,  as  they  stated  they  were  found  up  the  deep  inlets  and  not 
caught  on  the  outside  banks.  ,     .  .  A       .,  ,   -  t 

Monday,  18ih  October.— Sent  one  boat  to  lift  trawl,  giving  orders  if  no  cod  fish 
on  it  to  return  to  schooner.  It  had  some  "  Tooshquas,"  rock  and  rat  fish  on,  also  a 
number  of  dog  fish.  In  fact,  the  dog  fish  were  so  thick  that  the  other  fish  had  not  a 
chance  to  be  caught,  and  when  on,  were  often  eaten  by  the  dog  fish.  I  sent  another 
boat  about  six  miles  off  to  set  trawl  and  to  fish  with  hand  lines,  with  directions  to 
remain  there  until  the  schooner  took  them  up.  Procured  some  samples  of  the  true 
cod  from  the  inlet,  from  30  to  40  inches  In  length,  and  of  good  quality,  very  much 
similar  to  the  fish  sent  to  the  Mediterranean.  Weiged  anchor  about  1  p.m.,  and  sailed 
out  picking  up  our  boats  about  5J  miles  out.  Found  they  had  secured  a  number  of 
«<  Tooshqua,"  rock  and  rat  fish,  and,  as  usual,  lots  of  dog  fish.  Qurrent  running  about 
three  miles  an  hour  ;  depth,  32  fathoms  ;  bottom  satid  and  gravel.  Temperature, 
bottom,  48°  ;  surface,  54°.    Bearing  down  upon  Hesquiat,  with  good  fair  wind. 

Tuesday,  19th  October.— Found  schooner  opposite  r£esquiat,  but  wind  had  died 
out.  Sent  two  boats  to  set  trawls.  Shortly  after  coming  back,  a  slight  breeze 
springing  up,  rowed  into  Hesquiat,  and  having  had  dinner,  went  on  shore  and  met 
Bev.  Fatber  Brabant,  and  had  some  conversation  with  him  relative  to  fishing,  sealing, 
land',  &c,  &c.  The  Rev.  Father  said  the  Indians  do  not  go  much  outside  for 
fishing,  as  sealing  is  so  remunerative,  they  make  enough  during  the  summer  months 
to  support  themselves  and  families  all  winter.  The  land  in  this  harbor  is  good  for 
cultivation  and  is  well  timbered  with  spruce,  fir,  cedar  and  hemlock.     The  harbor  is 

an  excellent  one.  .**»*-  «  *>  i      * 

Boats  returned,  having  set  trawls  in  45  to  50  fathoms  of  water,  four  miles  from 
shore.  Temperature ;  surface,  55e,  bottom,  52<> ;  gravel.  Captured  some  "  Tooshquas ' 
of  a  large  size,  also  a  number  of  rock  fish.  Each  trawl  had  from  100  to  150  dog  fish 
on  them*     Strong  currents  setting  in  from  the  west.  < 

Wednesday,  20th  October.— This  day  opened  fine  and  calm,  but  about  10  a.m., 
a  slight  wind  sprang  up  from  the  S.-E.,  which  gradually  shifted  until  it  blew  due 
east.  This  wind  being  directly  in  our  teeth,  we  could  make  no  headway,  and  went 
ashore  about  10  o'clock  p.m. 

In  a  further  interview  with  Father  Brabant,  I  learnt  that  the  Indians,  some 
time  ago  used  to  catch  the  "skil,"  or  black  cod,  at  a  distance  of  about  15  miles  from 
shore  but  as  these  fish  were  so  large  and  fat,  they  were  almost  unfit  for  food,  and 
were  seldom  brought  home  except  for  the  purpose  of  extracting  the  oil  which  they 
used  for  household  purposes  as  they  do  the  oil  of  the  "  Oolachan."  The  principal 
fish  used  here  is  the  li  Tooshqua  "  (a  name  given  to  it  by  the  Hesquet  Indians),  and  1 
have  seen  some  which  measured  four  and  a  half  feet  in  length,  while  some  red  rock 
fish  measured  three  feet.  ,...„■  ,        .    ,      ™        *  n- 

Thursday,  21st  October.— This  day  opened  with  easterly  wind,  Glass  falling 
rapidly  with  every  appearance  of  a  heavy  storm.  Captain  thought  it  best  to  remain 
where  we  were,  as  the  schooner  would  lose  ground  outside.  Schooner  "  Kate  came 
in  the  harbor  at  3  p.m.    Captain  said  it  was  blowing  very  heavy  outside. 

Friday  22nd  October.— Wind  blowing  from  the  N.-W.  At  7  a. m.  weighed  anchor 
and  made  sail  for  Victoria,  with  fair  wind  and  heavy  sea.  Wind  continued  in  same  direc- 
tion all  day,  but  at  8  p.m.,  it  veered  round  and  gave  us  no  chance  to  take  soundings. 

Saturday,  23rd  October.— Wind  light,  but  ahead.  Schooner  making  no  head- 
way. Men  putting  things  in  shape  to  discharge  cargo.  Schooner  opposite  "  Pellam. 
Bay';  "  no  chance  of  trying  trawl  to  day. 

Sunday,  24th  October.— Wind  still  ahead,  but  light.  Schooner  made  about 
15  miles  during  the  whole  day.  Temperature  in  straits,  50°.  Opposite  Kace  Kocks, 
wind  died  out.  Left  schooner  here  to  row  into  Victoria,  being  anxious  to  get  the 
vessel  off  charter.  Schooner  got  into  Victoria  Harbor  at  daybreak,  Monday 
morning,  25th  October,  1886. 

I  have  the  honor  to  be,  Sir,  your  obedient  servant, 

THOMAS  MO  WAT, 

Inspector  of  Fisheries,  British  Columbia. 
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APPENDIX  TO  MR.  THOMAS  MOWAT'S  REPORT,  WITH  REMARKS  ON 
THE  DEEP-SEA  FISHERIES,  FISHING  GROUNDS,  HARBORS,  &c,  OF 
THE  COAST  OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA. 

The  Cultus  Cod  or  "  Tooshqua"— (Ophiodon  elongates). 

This  fish  is  invariably  called  codfish  where  the  true  cod  is  scarce ;  about  Paget 
Sound  it  is  some  times  called  "  ling,"  which  fish  it  closely  resembles.  It  has  been 
given  the  name  of  Cultus  cod  by  the  early  settlers  on  the  coast ;  Cultus  in  Chinook 
jargon  meaning  "little  worth,"  they  deemed  it  inferior  to  the  true  cod.  It  is 
also  styled  "  bastard  cod,"  "  buffalo  cod  "  and  "  blue  and  green  cod,"  from  the  color 
of  its  flesh  and  skin.  These  particulars  arise  from  the  different  kinds  of  food  which 
the  fish  feed  upon,  as  well  as  the  ground  they  frequent,  the  temperature  of  the 
water  and  the  approach  to  spawning  season,  which  is  usually  in  summer*  It  ranges 
from  the  Pacific  coast  to  Behring  Sea ;  but  in  the  North  Pacific  regions  it  reaches  a 
larger  size  and  is  found  in  greater  abundance.  It  attains  a  size  of  five  feet,  and  a 
weight  of  from  60  to  TO  pounds.  The  natives  take  them  with  wooden  hooks  used  for 
u  skil"  fishing;  the  Yictoria  fishermen  catch  them  with  the  common  cod  fish  hook 
and  trawl  lines. 

At  certain  seasons  of  the  year  the  flesh  of  these  fish  is  firm  and  good  ;  much 
superior  to  the  eastern  ling,  and  I  dare  say  on  a  par  with  the  eastern  cod  fish.  If 
dried  in  the  same  manner  as  cod,  it  would,  I  am  sure,  find  ready  markets . 

These  fish  are  very  ravenous,  and  will  readily  take  any  bait;  I  found  a  rock 
fish  in  the  stomach  of  one  of  them  measuring  twelve  inches  long  and  weighing  about 
four  pounds.  They  are  plentiful  in  British  Columbia  waters,  all  along  the  Straits  of 
Fuca,  Georgia  and  Queen  Charlotte  Sounds,  Hecate  Straits  and  Dixon  Entrance ;  they 
are  also  met  with  on  the  west  coast  of  Vancouver  and  Queen  Charlotte  Islands,  and 
on  the  outlying  banks  where  the  depth  of  water  does  not  exceed  80  fathoms. 

Rock  Cod  or  Rook  Fish. 

Professor  Jordan  classes  this  fish  in  twenty-eight  different  species,  all  of  which 
are  considered  good  food  fish.  They  have  a  very  wide  range,  extending  all  over  the 
Pacific  coast.  The  species  most  frequently  found  on  the  British  Columbia  coast  are 
the  red,  black  banded,  orange,  black,  yellow  backed  and  black  spotted ;  of  these  six 
varieties,  the  red  and  orange  grow  to  the  largest  size  and  are  an  excellent  food;  they 
are  found  in  abundance  all  along  the  west  coasts  of  Vancouver  and  Queen  Charlotte 
Islands,  in  the  various  harbors  and  inshore  banks.  They  are  caught  with  the  cultus 
cod  in  120  fathoms  of  water,  but  more  often  in  30  to  80  fathoms,  with  a  temperature 
of  from  48°  to  52°. 

Mr.  A.  W.  Huson  states  that,  the  red  and  orange  rock  fish  abound  along  the 
northwest  coast  of  Vancouver.  This  gentleman  had  practical  experienee  curing 
them  for  the  Chinese  trade  in  this  Province.  They  are  sold  dry  from  four  to 
twelve  cents  and  a  half  per  pound.  The  flesh  is  firm  and  well  flavored.  The  fish 
would,  I  am  sure,  salt  and  cure  as  well  as  the  cod  ;  and  if  once  introduced  into  the 
market,  would  eventually  become  a  staple  product  of  the  country. 

All  of  the  above  species  of  fish  are  oviparous  ;  the  eggs  which  are  small  and 
numerous,  are  hatched  within  the  body,  bringing  forth  the  young  alive.  Little  is 
known  of  the  mode  of  copulation  under  which  the  young  is  exuded,  but  the  time  of 
breeding  is  probably  in  May  or  June. 

Rat  Fish  {Chimera  collies,} 

Very  little  is  known  of  these  fish  and  they  are  seldom  met  with  on  the  Atlantic 
coast,  but  they  appear  to  be  numerous  on  the  Pacific,  especially  around  the  west  coast 
of  Vancouver,  where  I  saw  specimens  measuring  two  feet  and  a  half  long  and  of  a 
weight  of  about  six  pounds.  Several  were  taken  on  trawl  hooks  when  fishing  for 
cod  in  dopths  of  from  thirty  to  fifty  fathoms  of  water ;  temperature  ranging  from  48° 
to  52°.  The  liver  is  very  large  and  renders  a  great  quantity  of  oil  in  comparison  to 
the  size  of  the  fish  ;  much  more  in  fact  than  what  is  obtained  from  any  ordinary  cod 
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fish  liver.  The  oil  is  seldom  extracted ;  only  a  few  fish  being  caught  by  chance  on 
dog  fish  trawls.  This  oil  is  highly  prized  by  watchmakers  as  a  lubricator,  and 
cannot  be  excelled  as  a  gun  oil  on  account  of  its  being  a  preventive  against  rust. 
With  proper  sized  hooks,  these  fish  could  be  caught  in  large  numbers  and  a  good 
business  done  on  account  of  the  oil. 

The  spawning  season  is  in  June  and  July. 

Dog  Fish  (Squalus  acauthias.)  ■ 

These  fish  are  distributed  all  over  the  Pacific  coast,  but  abound  from  Oregon  to 
Alaska.  They  are  a  source  of  great  annoyance  to  fishermen  on  account  of  their 
cutting  the  fish  lines  ;  they  also  eat  the  fish  on  the  hooks,  leaving  only  the  heads 

The  depth   of  water  in  which  they  are  usually  met  with  varies  trom  18  to  35 

°They  are  caught  and  found  in  abundance  in  quiet  inlets  and  on  shallow  banks, 
but  are  seldom  met  with  in  strong  currents  or  at  great  depths.    They  appear  to  be 
most  abundant  in  the  harbors  off  the  different  straits.  m 

Dog  fish  are  principally  caught  for  the   oil  extracted  from  their  liver  and  flesh  ,. 
the  live?  oil  being  superior  to  that  of  the  body.    It  is  considered  a  very  fine  lubricator, 
but  its  use  is  sometimes  objected  to  on  account  of  the  strong  sickly  smell  which 
arises  when  any  of  the  machinery  becomes  hot. 

The  Skidegate  Oil  Company's  factory  on  Queen  Charlotte  Islands,  puts  on  an 
average  of  20,000  gallons  during  the   season,  but  they  complain  of  being  unable  to 
find  a  ready  market  owing  to  the  high  duty  which   prevents   them  from  shipping 
to  the  States.     One  of  the  firm  stated  they  could  put  up  almost  twice  as  much  it  they 
had  a  market.  .        .    ... 

The  Indians  extract  a  good  deal  of  oil  from  these  fish  in  their  primitive  manner. 
This  oil  they  sell  to  traders  and  for  local  consumption  amongst  mills  and  lumber 
camps,  where  it  is  used  to  grease  skidways  for  hauling  logs. 

Dog  fish  can  be  purchased  from  one  to  three  cents  each,  and  any  quantity  can 
be  had.  They  grow  to  a  length  of  four  feet  and  weigh  from  forty  to  fifty  pounds. 
They  are  usually  found  in  a  temperature  of  from  55°  to  60°,  and  bring  forth  their 
young  alive. 

The  Halibut  (Hippoglossus  vulgaris.) 
This  fish,  which  is  widely  known  on  nearly  all  parts  of  the  Atlantic,  is  abundant 
also  on  the  Pacific  coast  and  increases  in  number  as  one  proceeds  towards  the  north. 
On  the  coast  of  British  Columbia,  they  were  found  in  ail  the  straits  and  inlets,  on 
the  shallow  banks  and  even  in  depths  of  300  fathoms  of  water.  While  they  are  met 
with  only  in  average  numbers  along  the  Straits  of  Georgia,  they  are  more  numerous 
in  Queen  Charlotte  Sound,  but  occur  in  great  abundance  between  Cape  Flattery  and 
Barclay  Sound,  near  the  entrance  to  Fuca  Strait.  It  is  from  these  grounds  Victoria 
fishermen  take  them,  and  American  fishermen  supply  the  Puget  Sound  and  ban 
Francisco  markets.  They  are  also  abundant  off  Clayoquot,  JSootka,  Kyuquot  and 
Quatsino  Sounds.  On  the  west  coast  of  Vancouver  Island,  they  are  known  to  be 
most  plentiful  between  Cape  Scott  and  Shelter  Bay  and  in  the  inlets  of  Queen 
Charlotte  Islands.  .  , 

While  in  Foster  Harbor,  Houston  Stewart  Channel,  opposite  the  south-east  end 
of  Queen  Charlotte  Islands,  we  fished  over  the  schooner's  rail  and  caught  four  large 
halibut;  the  largest  weighing  165  pounds.  The  Indians  of  Nin stints  Village  told 
us  we  could  easily  fill  our  schooner  by  merely  fishing  in  Hecate  Straits ;  butnot 
being  on  a  halibut  expedition,  we  did  not  try. 

The  species  of  halibut,  found  here  is  good ;  the  flesh  rich  and  firm,  and  superior 
to  the  halibut  I  have  seen  in  the  New  Yoik  market.  The  fish  we  caught  was  taken 
in  47°  temperature  at  the  bottom,  and  51°  on  the  surface ;  depth  18  to  20  fathoms. 
The  Bydah  Indians  use  this  fish  exclusively  for  "  skil  "  bait.  They  cut  it  in ^thin 
strips  about  one  inch  wide  by  six  inches  long  ;  this  is  wound  around  the  hook  which, 
^fcen  properly  baited,  is  half  covered  up   and  tied  on  with  a  piece  of  hemlock  root. 

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The  natives  consider  this  bait  as  the  best.    It  holds  on  well  and  is  not  so  apt  to  be 
taken  off  by  other  fish  or  ground  shark,  when  properly  fastened  on  the  hook. 

The  halibut  is  the  chief  article  of  diet  for  the  coast  Indians.  They  cut  it  in 
strips  and  dry  it  in  their  lodges  or  under  a  shed.  It  keeps  well  and  has  rather  a  nice 
flavor,  when  properly  cured.  A  profitable  trade  with  Japan,  Australia  and  the 
United  States  could,  I  think,  be  easily  worked  up. 

The  Cod  (Gadus  morrhua.') 
This  fish  is  so  well  known  on  the  Atlantic  coast  that  it  is  unnecessary  to  refer 
to  its  haunts,  habits,  migration  or  season;  but,  it  is  so  little  known  here  and  so  seldom 
caught  that,  when  mixed  with  a  number  of  other  fish,  it  is  hardly  recognized  as  the 
true  cod  except  by  practical  fishermen. 

The  true  cod  does,  however,  exist  on  the  coast  of  British  Columbia,  where  it  has 
been  known  to  fishermen  for  years  ;  but  it  is  caught  only  in  limited  numbers 
around  the  different  inlets  and  bays  which  run  into  the  strait,  where  they  make 
their  appearance  in  search  of  food  at  certain  seasons  of  the  year.  Still  I  am  of  the 
opinion  they  do  not  go  there  for  spawning  purposes,  as  the  roe  of  the  fish  we  caught 
was  small  and  the  fish  plump,  with  every  appearance  of  being  well  fed.  Considering 
the  large  numbers  of  dog  fisn  which  freqent  the  shore  banks  it  might  be  assumed 
that,  the  cod  run  into  these  inlets  in  order  to  escape  being  preyed  upon.  One  reason 
which  almost  leads  me  to  suppose  they  are  shoal  fish  in  search  of  food  is  that, 
they  were  plump  and  sy metrical,  giving  evidence  of  having  plenty  of  food.  They 
are  marked  with  very  distinct  small  black  spots  on  a  light  back  ground,  and  resemb- 
ling what  is  often  called  the  deep  water  cod  on  the  Atlantic  shore.  Their  food  at 
that  season  of  the  year  (October)  must  have  been  the  "  sardines  "  and  lant  or 
sand  eels ;  these  being  the  only  food  fish  I  noticed  in  these  waters.  The  water  in 
the  inlets,  where  the  cod  was  taken,  was  generally  deep ;  too  deep  for  dog  fish  to 
inhabit,  as  they  are  commonly  found  in  shallow  water. 

The  natives  only  fish  for  cod  during  the  winter  months;  say,  from  October  to 
March.  During  these  months,  the  fish  leave  the  shores  of  the  Pacific  and  move  up 
the  head  of  the  different  inlets  and  bays,  so  as  to  escape  the  storms  and  rigors  of  the 
Pacific  winter,  which  are  not,  however,  equal  to  the  rough  winter  weather  experienced 
on  the  Atlantic  coast. 

We  caught  no  fish  on  the  outlying  banks  ;  from  what  cause,  I  am  unable  to 
say.  It  might,  however,  be  advanced  as  a  reason,  the  immense  number  of  dog  fish, 
which  frequent  the  shore  banks  where  they  gorge  themselves  with  anything  that 
comes  within  their  reach,  without  ever  being  satisfied.  Their  non-appearance  on  the 
shore  banks  might  also  be  occassioned  by  the  scarcity  of  suitable  food,  a  proper  temper- 
ature of  water,  or  the  near  approach  of  the  spawning  season,  &c.  It  is  said  that,  cod 
prefers  a  temperature  ranging  from  35°  to  42°  Fah. ;  this  is  lower  than  any  results 
1  have  obtained,  as  the  deeper  I  went  the  lower  I  found  the  temperature. 

Our  lowest  temperature  on  the  shore  banks  was  47°  and  49°  Fah.  at  the  bottom 
and  50°  to  55°  on  the  surface.  It  is  possible  the  fish  had  a  better  temperature  a 
short  distance  from  where  our  lines  were  set. 

Captain  Deveraux's  letter,  which  is  printed  at  page  260  of  the  British  Columbia 
Inspector  of  Fisheries'  Keport  for  1884,  states  that,  he  found  the  temperature  on  this 
coast  to  be  from  44°  to  80°,  and  in  some  cases  noticed  the  changes  to  be  very  sud- 
denly marked,  as  by  a  partition  wall.  This,  I  should  say,  is  part  evidence  that  the 
bulk  of  fish  lay  further  off  from  shore,  in  places  where  they  find  a  more  equable 
temperature.  The  evidence,  however,  points  to  the  fact  that,  cod  exists  in  British 
Columbia  waters,  and  that  they  are  taken  in  the  inlets  and  close  to  shore,  although 
not  in  sufificient  numbers  to  make  a  lucrative  business  of  their  being  fished  alone. 
They  must,  nevertheless,  occur  in  large  numbers  somewhere  in  the  neighborhood, 
and  at  no  great  distan