Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission 1883
Catching Dogfish for Oil and Guano.
Allow me to call your attention to a new industry started this season on this coast upon scientific principles, and which promises to be a success, providing there is a bounty allowed to the fishermen. I refer to the catching of Dogfish and making them into oil and guano. I have paid this season $1 per 100 fish, and the fishermen claim that the price is too low, yet it is all that I can afford to pay for them - in fact all they are worth.
My views are that if the fishermen received a bounty in addition to the above price, that many more would engage in the business, and add their mite to ridding the ocean of these destructive fish.
I have this season converted the Pogie factory, formerly owned by
Gallup & Holmes into using the fish, and can handle during their stay
here say 1,000,000 fish, besides being instrumental in destroying twice
that number in the young fish nearly matured.