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The Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission. Selected reports 1881-1901.

Reports published by the U.S Fish Commission describing the fish and fisheries of New England and Atlantic Canada.
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VOLUMES: 1881 * 1882 * 1883 * 1884 * 1885 * 1886 * 1887 * 1888 * 1889 * 1890 * 1891 * 1892 * 1893 * 1894 * 1895 * 1896 * 1897 * 1898 * 1899 * 1900 * 1901

CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER       (BY SUBJECT)

1881 ... Cover page ... Table of Contents

The Origin of the Menhaden Industry.
By Captain E. W. DeBlois. January 24, 1880.

Protection of Whales
Translated by Herman Jacobson. [From a Christiania paper of January 25, 1881.]

The Fish Eating Cows of Provincetown, Mass.
By Isaac Hinkley. [Extract from a letter dated July 20, 1881.]

Notes on the Mackerel fishery of 1881, Gloucester Massachusetts
By Captain S. J. Martin, July 26, 1881

Coal Ashes as a means of raising mackerel in purse seines.
By S.J. Martin

Notes on New England Fisheries, Gloucester Mass 1881
By S.J.Martin [From a letter to Prof S. F. Baird], August 8, 1881

Notes on the Fisheries of Gloucester Massachusetts. 4 Apr 16 to Apr 30, 1881
By S.J. Martin

The Winter Haddock Fishery of New England, 1881
by G. Brown Goode and Captain J.W. Collins (9 pages)

The Destruction of Young Fish by Unsuitable Fishing Implements. December 23, 1881
By B. P. Chadwick, Deputy Fish Commissioner, Massachusetts ( 1 page)

Some Results of the Artificial Propagation of Maine and California Salmon in New England and Canada
Compiled by the United States Fish Commissioner for 1879 and 1880. Eight pages

Cod-fishing with gill-nets in Ipswich Bay, Massachusetts.
by S.J. Martin [Letter to Prof. S.F. Baird]

Memorandum Of Some Results of the Artificial Propagation and Planting of Fish, Due Mainly to the Efforts of the United States Fish Commission
By the Fish Commissioner.

The Protozoa and Protophytes Considered As the Primary or Indirect Source of the Food of Fishes.
By John A. Ryder.

1882 ...Cover... Table of Contents

An opinion regarding the influence upon the coast fisheries of the steamers used in the Menhaden Fishery.
by J.W. Hawkins. January 20. 1882

Artificial culture of medicinal leeches and of species of Helix.
by Rudolph Hesse, February 9, 1882.

Appearance of Dogfish on the New England Coast in Winter.
By J.W. Collins [Letter to Prof. S. F. Baird Feb 18, 1882]

The capture of shad at Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire.
By Cedric Laighton

Observations on the Absorption of the Yolk, the Food, Feeding, and Development of Embryo Fishes, Comprising Some Investigations conducted at the Central Hatchery, Armory Building, Washington DC in 1882.
By John A. Ryder.

Notes on the Gloucester Fisheries. February 19, 1882.
Fishery Notes from Gloucester Massachusetts. February 27 1882
Notes on the Fisheries of Gloucester Mass April 1882
Notes on the Fisheries of Gloucester, Mass June/July 1882.
Notes on the Fisheries of Gloucester, Mass. August-December 1882
[Above Notes from letters by S. J. Martin to Prof. S. F. Baird]

Movement and Catch of Mackerel 1882
[Letter by S. J. Martin to Prof. S. F. Baird, July 18, 1882 ] (2 pages)

Why the size of mesh in menhaden seines should not be restricted.
by Daniel T. Church [From a letter to Prof S.F. Baird, August 18, 1882

Decrease of Fish in Squamscot River, New Hampshire, On Account of Refuse Matter from Gas Works.
By S. B. Swett, MD, May 20, 1882

Catching Dogfish for Oil and Guano Sept 26, 1882 (1 page)
By B. Frank Gallup [Letter to Prof. S. F. Baird. ]

Experience of a Menhaden Oil Manufacturer on Northumberland County, Virginia.
By William R. Polk October 12, 1882

Notes on the herring fishery of Massachusetts Bay in the Autumn of 1882. Pub'd April 1883
By Capt. J. W. Collins (4 pages)

Do Striped Bass (Roccus Linneatus) feed on Menhaden?
By Gideon Mosher [From replies to questions in a pamphlet furnished by Joseph Church, and entitled "The menhaden question."] December 26, 1882.

The incipiency of the menhaden oil business.
by E. L. Barker [From a letter to Prof S.F. Baird, December 28, 1882]

Catch of fish in Newfoundland & Labrador in 1881-82
By Jos. S. Hayward [From a letter to Prof. S.F. Baird February 15, 1883]

Gulf of Maine model made for the Fish Commission.
By A. Lindenkohl, December 26, 1882. (5 pages)

Connection of abundance of moss and of black flies with abundance of trout
From Scientific Farmer, May 1878. ( 1 page)

1883 Cover... Table of Contents

The injurious effect of menhaden steamers upon the food fisheries.
by John O. Babbitt, January 8, 1883

Notes on the Fisheries of Gloucester, Mass. January-May 1883 7 pages.
Notes on the Fisheries of Gloucester, Mass. June-July 1883 6 pages.
Notes on the Fisheries of Gloucester, Mass. August-October 1883 4 pages.
[Above Notes from letters by S. J. Martin to Prof. S. F. Baird]

A New Process of Drying Fish. 1883
from Cape Ann Advertiser February 25, 1883

An account of the whale fishery of Nantucket, Mass., one hundred years ago. (4 pages)
By J. Hector St. John 1883 [From "Letters of an American Farmer," &c.London. 8.1782. Pp: 162-171.]

Success of the Gillnet Cod Fishery on the New England Coast, Winter of 1882 - '83 (3 pages)
By J.W. Collins

Return to Gloucester of young codfish hatched by United States Fish Commission in 1879
By Benjamin H. Spinney.

A Mammoth Cod, Portland Me.
By Everett Smith April 1883

Notes on the Movements, Habits and Captures of Mackerel for the Season of 1882. Part 1 and Part 2 12 pages
By Captain J.W. Collins

Sketch of the Penobscot Salmon-breeding Establishment
By Charles G. Atkins. Written by request of Prof. S. F. Baird, for the London Exhibition, 1883. ( 6 pages)

Description of an eel-like creature taken in a net at New Harbor, Maine, in 1880
By S. W. Hanna. fisherman, Pemaquid Maine September 1880. Two pages

1884 .... 1884 Table of Contents __ Image of TOC

What Cod Sometimes Swallow
By Capt J.W. Collins [From a letter to Prof. S. F. Baird.] January 26, 1884

Return to Gloucester Harbor of the Young Codfish hatched by the U.S. Fish Commission.
By R. S. Tarr. [From a letter to Professor Spencer F. Baird.] November 12, 1884

Some Observations on the Cod Gill-Net Fisheries and on Preservatives for nets.
By J. W. Collins. [From a letter to Prof. S. F. Baird.]

The Sturgeon Industry
By H.C. Hovey (First Published in Scientific American magazine, July 26, 1883.)

Notes on the Decrease in Lobsters
By Richard Rathbun. [A paper read before the American Fishcultural Association]

Notes on the History of the Fish Hook
by R. Christensen. Translated from 1881.
By Hugh M. Smith, Assistant in charge of Division of Statistics and Methods of the Fisheries

Notes on the Fisheries of Gloucester, Mass. October 13, 1883 to December 16, 1883
Notes on the Fisheries of Gloucester, Massachusetts. January to April 1884
Notes on the Fisheries of Gloucester, Massachusetts. April-July 84
Notes on the Fisheries of Gloucester, Massachusetts. August-September 1884
[Above Notes from letters by S. J. Martin to Prof. S. F. Baird]

Catching Alewives with Hooks Baited With Eels.
By A. R. Crittenden. [From a letter to Prof. S. F. Baird, May 10, 1884*]

Memoranda Relative to Inclosures for the Confinement of Salmon drawn from experience at Bucksport, Penobscot River, Maine.
By Charles G. Atkins [In response to request of Dr. C. J. Bottemanne.] April 7, 1884.

Note on the Destruction of Mackerel by Dogfish.
By Captain J.W. Collins July 7, 1884

On the Occurrence of Coral on the Grand Banks. 1884 (1 page)
By Capt. J. W. Collins. June 6, 1884

1885 ... 1885 Cover Page ... 1885 Table of Contents

Resolution asking for the Abrogation of the Fishery Clause of the Washington Treaty of 1871

Segregation of the Sexes of Trout.
By Livingston Stone. January 12, 1885

Report on the Schoodic Salmon Work of 1884-85.
By Charles G. Atkins.

Monster Sea Serpents.
By Richard A Proctor. [from Knowledge, April 3, 1885.

New England Fisheries from January to March 1885
New England Fisheries in April 1885
New England Fisheries in May 1885
[Above Notes from letters by W. A. Wilcox to Prof. S. F. Baird]

The Sardine Canning Industry of Eastport. A petition to the Secretary of the Treasury
By T. H. Kemp, and others. May 28, 1885

Unusual Abundance of Cod on Brown's Bank
By Captain J.W. Collins, May 30, 1885.

Culture of Landlocked and Penobscot Salmon in New Hampshire
By E. B. Hodge. [Letter to Prof. S. F. Baird.]

Restocking the Merrimac River with Lamprey Eels. June 19, 1885
By George W. Riddle. [Letter to Prof. S. F. Baird.]

American Fish in France.
By C. Raveret-Wattel. July 1885

Notes on the Lobster (Homarus americanus) (In New Brunswick, Canada)
Fishing on an edge of the Grand Banks
By Captain J.W. Collins. [From a letter to Prof. S. F. Baird. July 20, 1885]

Young Trout Destroyed By Mosquitoes.
By C. H. Murray. [From a July 22, 1885 letter to Prof. S. F. Baird. ]

1886 ...Cover ...Table of Contents

Notes on Lobster Culture
By Richard Rathbun February 8 1886

Vegetable Parasites of Codfish
By W. G. Farlow. February 8, 1886.

New England Fisheries in January 1886
W.A. Wilcox Feb. 27, 1886.

The Fisheries of Canada in 1884
W.A. Wilcox Feb. 27, 1886.

Scarcity of Cod and Haddock on the Coast of Maine.
By N.V.Tibbetts [Letter to Prof. S. F. Baird February 27, 1886] (1 page)

A Reasoning Lobster by Willard Nye May 10, 1886

Fishing in the Navigable Waters of the United States.
A report to the House of Representatives by Hon. J. R. Tucker, May 13, 1886.

Notes on Certain Fishery Industries of Eastport Maine in 1886.
By R. Edward Earll

Young Mackerel destroyed by small mesh seines.
By B. P. Chadwick. [From a July 6, 1886 letter to Prof. S. F. Baird.]

Dead Fish on the Coast of Rhode Island
By Herbert H. Knowles [From a letter to Prof. S. F. Baird. July 11, 1886]

Report on the Distribution of Fish and Eggs by the U.S. Fish Commission for the season of 1885-86. ...(To Part 2)
By Marshall McDonald.

Notes on an 1885 Investigation of the Great Fishing Banks of the Western Atlantic
by JW Collins, Dec. 31, 1886 PART 1 (6 pages)

Notes on an 1885 Investigation of the Great Fishing Banks of the Western Atlantic
by JW Collins, Dec. 31, 1886 PART 2 (7 pages)

1887 Table of Contents

Notes on Certain Fishery Industries of Eastport Maine in 1886.
By R. Edward Earll.

Fisheries of Gloucester, Massachusetts January 1887
Fisheries of Gloucester, Massachusetts February 1887
Fisheries of Gloucester, Massachusetts March 1887
Fisheries of Gloucester, Massachusetts April 1887
Fisheries of Gloucester, Massachusetts May 1887
Fisheries of Gloucester, Massachusetts June 1887
[Above Notes from letters by W.A. Wilcox to Prof. S. F. Baird]

Questions Relative to the Mackerel and Mackeral Fisheries
By the US Fish Commission, March 18, 1887

Notes on the Seal and Whale Fishery of 1886
By Thomas Southwell, FZS. [From the Zoologist, London, England, May, 1887.]

Injuries to the Fisheries in the Baltic by Seals 1887
By Mr. Hinkelmann, Royal Superintendent of Fisheries.

Results of planting shad in the Kennebec River 5/27/1887
by Everett Smith. [From a letter to Prof. S. F. Baird.]

Some reasons why the fishermen of Nova Scotia prefer salt clams (Mya Arenaria) for bait in the bank hand-line fisheries. 1887
By J. W. Collins. 1887

1888

1889 > Table of Contents

The Giant Scallop Fishery of Maine
by Hugh M. Smith 1889.

1890 Table of Contents

Report on the Fisheries of the New England States, 1890 (partial)
By J.W. Collins and Hugh M. Smith

1891 Table of Contents

1892 Table of Contents

1893 .. Cover... Table of Contents

The decrease of food fishes in American Waters and some of the causes.
By A. M. Spangler, President of the Pennsylvania Fish Protective Association, Philadelphia, Pa.

Methods employed at Craig Brook Station in rearing young Salmonid fishes.
By Charles G. Atkins, Superintendent U. S. Fish Commission Station at Craig Brook, Maine.

Our Ocean Fisheries and the Effect of Legislation upon the Fisheries.
By J. M. K. Southwick, Fish Commissioner, Newport, Rhode Island. 1893

Foul Fish and Filth Fevers.
By J. Lawrence-Hamilton, Member, Royal College of Surgeons, London; Licentiate, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh.

1894 ... Table of Contents

Notes on the Freshwater Fishes of Washington County.
By W.C. Kendall.

Notes on the Capture of Atlantic Salmon at Sea and in the Coast Waters of the Eastern States
By Hugh M. Smith, M. D.

1895 ... Table of Contents

Notes on an investigation of the Menhaden Fishery, with special reference to the food fishes taken.
By Hugh M. Smith, M.D., Assistant in charge of Division of Statistics and Methods of the Fisheries.

1896 ... Table of Contents

1897 ... Table of Contents

The Protection of the Lobster Fishery.
By Francis H. Herrick, Ph.D.,Professor of Biology, Adelbert College.

Some Notes on American Shipworms
By Charles P. Sigerfoos, B.S., PhD. Assistant Professor of Animal Biology, University of Minnesota.

Salmon Fishery of Penobscot Bay & River in 1895 and 1896

By Hugh M. Smith, M. D. (10 pages)

1898 Table of Contents

The Reappearance of the Tilefish.
By Hermon C. Bumpus, Ph.D., Director of Biological Laboratory of the United States Fish Commission.

1899 ... Cover ... Table of Contents

The Clam Problem and Clam Culture.
By James L. Kellogg, Professor of Biology in Williams College.

Observations On The Life-History Of The Common Clam, Mya Arenaria.
By James L. Kellogg.

On The Movements Of Certain Lobsters Liberated At Woods Hole, During The Summer Of 1898.
By Hermon C. Bumpus

The Lobster Fishery of Maine. 1899
By John N. Cobb, Agent of the United States Fish Commission.

1900 Table of Contents

1901 ... Cover ... Table of Contents

Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole. 1901

The Reactions Of Copepods To Various Stimuli And The Bearing Of This On Daily Depth-Migrations.
By G.H. Parker, Assistant Professor of Zoology, Harvard University.

The Reproductive Period in the Lobster
By Francis Herrick

Description of a new Oceanic Fish Found off Southern New England.
By Carl H. Eigenmann, Professor of Zoology, University of Indiana.

** Scanned from the original texts and uploaded to the internet in 2004-2006. by Ron Huber, ...Penobscot Bay Watch, Rockland Maine. This compilation copyright Ron Huber, 2006.

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