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portant trust committed to them; and they, GRAND SURREY CANAL DOCKS. I therefore, now present the following accounts of An Account of the Total Number of Vessels, the herring and cod fisheries, for the year ended

of every description, with their Tonnage, 5th April, 1824 ; which they are happy to say which entered the Grand Surrey Canal Docks will be found most satisfactory. in the Year 1824; shewing also the average

Herring Fishery. Tonnage of the Vessels.

No. 1.- Account of vessels fitted out for the 201 sail, amounting to 48,283 tons per registers; I coast fishery. and averaging 240 tons.

No. 2.- Account of herrings landed there. An Account of the Namber of Ships, of the average of 300 Tons burthen, the Grand Sur.

No. 3.-Account of herrings cured on shore.

| No. 4.- Account of the open sea fishery. rey Canal Docks are capable of containing at

No. 5.--Account of the total quantity of her. one time.

rings landed and cured on shore. 300 sail.

No. 6.-Account of herrings branded for The greatest Number of Vessels, with their Register Tonnage, which were loading or dis-.

ial No. 7.--Account of bung-packed herrings,

| branded for bounty, now repacked and rebranded; charging at any one time in the Year 1824.

but for which no additional bounty has been 19 sail . . 4,429 tons.

allowed.

No. 8. -- Account of repacked herrings sent THE Number of Vessels which were loading or coast wise for exportation to a place out of discharging on the 5th of April, 1825.

Europe.
None.

No. 9.-Account of herrings exported.

Cod and Ling Fishery.
HERRING FISHERY.

No. 1.-Account of cod, ling, and hake, found

entitled to bounty, taken or purchased by the REPORT by the Commissioners for the Herring crews of vessels fitted out on the tonnage bounty.

Fishery, of their Proceedings, Year ended No. 2.- Account of cod, ling, and hake, found

5th April, 1824 ;-being Fishing 1823. entitled to bounty, taken or purchased by the (Presented in pursuance of the Acts 48 Geo. III.

crews of vessels and boats not on the tonnage c. 110, sec. 7, and 55 Geo. III. c. 94, sec. 4.)

bounty.

No. 3.- Account of the total quantity of cod, The provisions of the fishery acts, and the re- ling, and hake, found entitled to bounty. gulations made by the commissioners for improve No. 4. -- Account of cod, ling, and hake ex. ing the construction of casks, and the cure of ported. fish intended for bounty, are now so well under No. 5. ----Account of the quantity of fish al stood, and so generally observed, that in their manufactured, and found entitled to bounty. proceedings during the year ended 5th April, From a comparison of these accounts with 1824, little has occurred requiring particular no- those of the preceding year, it will be found, that tice in this Report. It has been the object of the although the produce of the West Higliland commissioners to uphold the reputation of the fishery is still very deficient, the fishing, upan official brand, and to raise the character of the the whole, has been most abundant. The total British fishery, by every means they could de- quantity of herrings cured is 392,1902 barrels, vise. For this purpose, the attention, both of of which 299,631 barrels have been found ethe officers and curers, has been again directed titled to bounty, and 239,630) barrels have been to the propriety of having the fish prepared so exported, being an increase over the preceding as to suit the different markets for which they year of 143,321 barrels in the quantity cured, are destined; and measures have been taken for of 96,521 barrels in the quantity branded, and introducing a more perfect knowledge of the of 69,185ļ barrels in the quantity esported. Dutch mode of cure, for herrings intended for The condition of the herrings has been reprethe continent of Europe. The stations have, sented to the commissioners as superior to that as usual, been surveyed by the general-inspectors of any former year; and although the prices during the fishing season ; the naval superin- continued low, they have every reason to believe, tendents have been employed in preventing de- notwithstanding the great quantity taken, that predations, and preserving order at the fishery, few herrings remained in the hands of the curers wherever their presence could be useful; and in this country at the coinmencement of the esthe accommodation of the trade has been studied suing season. by removing the officers from one district to ano. It will be found, also, that the accounts of the ther, as occasion required.

cod and ling fishery exhibit a comparison equally In these circumstances, the commissioners con- favourable. In the year under considerativo, sider it unnecessary to advert more particularly the number of vessels cleared out for the tosto their proceedings in the discharge of the im- | nage bounty is 102, while the total quantity

fish found entitled to bounty is 63,590 cwts. great, that the whole were quickly disposed of at aired dried, and 5,437 barrels cured in pickle ; remunerating prices. and the total quantity exported is 23,089 cwts.

AL. Osborn. cured dried; being an increase over the preced

GILBERT INNES.

Office for the herring Joun Hay. ing year of fourteen in the number of vessels ;

fishery, Edinburgh, WM. RAE. of 9,016) cwts. dried fish, and 1,746 barrels

1st November, 1824.) pickled fish, in the quantity found entitled to

J. CLERK RATTRAY. bounty; and of 3,699 cwts. in the quantity ex

WILLIAM FORBES. ported. The cure of the fish has also been represented to the commissioners as having been The following is an abstract of the accounts much improved, and the demand for them so referred to in the foregoing Report:-. .

NUMBER of Vessels, including their repeated Voyages, which have been cleared Outwards for

the British Herring Fishery, not on the Tonnage Bounty, in the Year ended 5th April, 1824 ; distinguishing the Number of Men on Board; the Tonnage, Netting, Salt, and Barrels carried

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NUMBER of Vessels, including their repeated Voyages, which have been entered Inwards from

the British Herring Fishery, not on the Tonnage Bounty, in the Year ended 5th April, 1824 ; distinguishing the Tonnage, Netting, Salt, Empty Barrels, and Barrels of Herrings landed; and distinguishing also the Herrings cured Gutted, from those cured Ungutted.

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NUMBER of Barrels of White Herrings which have been cured by Fish Curers on shore in the

Year ended 5th April, 1824; distinguishing the Herrings cured Gutted, from those cured Ungutted.

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NUMBER of Vessels which have been fitted out in Scotland for the Open Sea Fishery in the Year

ended 5th April, 1824, under the Conditions and Regulations published by the Commissioners for the Herring Fishery, in virtue of the 55th Section of the Act 48th Geo. III. c. 110, and 37th Section of the Act 55th Geo. III. c. 94 ; distinguishing the Tonnage, Netting, and Number of Men ; together with the Number of Barrels of Herrings landed; distinguishing also the Herrings Gutted from those Ungutted, and the Amount of the Premium allowed.

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NUMBER of Barrels of White Herrings which have been landed from the Fishery, and cured on

Shore, in the Year ended 5th April, 1824; distinguishing the Herrings which were cured Gutted from those which were cured Ungutted.

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NUMBER of Barrels of White Herrings which have been branded for the Bounty of 48. and of

3s. 6d. per Barrel, granted by the Act 55th Geo. III. c. 94, in the Year ended 5th April, 1824; distinguishing the Herrings which were Bung-packed from those which were Repacked; together with the Amount of Bounty allowed.

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NUMBER of Bung-packed Barrels of White Herrings, branded for Bounty, which have been Re

packed and Rebranded, in virtue of the 23d Section of the Act 55th Geo. III. c. 94, in the Year ended 5th April, 1824, but upon which Herrings, so Rebranded, no additional Bounty has been allowed.

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NUMBER of Barrels of re-packed White Herrings, not branded for Bounty, sent Coastwise for Exportation to a Place out of Europe, in the Year ended 5th April, 1824; distinguishing the Ports to which sent; distinguishing also the Herrings which were cured gutted from those which were cured ungutted.

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NUMBER of Barrels of White Herrings, which have been exported in the Year ended 5th April,

1824; distinguishing the Quantity exported to Ireland, to other Places in Europe, and to Places out of Europe ; distinguishing also the Herrings cured gutted, from those cured ungutted.

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QUANTITY of Cod, Ling, and Hake, cured dried, and Quantity cured in Pickle, found entitled to

Bounty, which have been taken or purchased by the Crews of Vessels fitted out for the Cod and Ling Fishery, for the Bounty of 50s. per Ton, granted by the Act of 1 Geo. 4, c. 103, in the Year ended 5th April, 1824, distinguishing the Number of Vessels, Men, and Tonnage, and the Amount of Bounty allowed.

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QUANTITY of Cod, Ling, and Hake, cured dried, and Quantity cured in Pickle, found entitled to

the Bounty of 4s. per Cwt. or of 2s. 6d. per Barrel, granted by the Act 1 Geo. 4, c. 103, which have been taken or purchased by the Crews of Vessels or Open Boats employed in the Cod and Ling Fishery, not on the Tonnage Bounty, in the Year ended 5th April, 1824, distinguishing the Number of Fish taken or purchased, and the Amount of Bounty allowed.

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QUANTITY of Cod, Ling, and Hake, cured dried, and Quantity cured in Pickle, found entitled to

Bounty, under the Act 1 Geo. 4, c. 103, in the Year ended 5th April, 1824, distinguishing the total Number of Fish taken or purchased, and the total Amount of Bounty allowed.

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QUANTITY of Cod, Ling, and Hake, which have been exported in the Year ended 5th April, 1824;

distinguishing the Quantity exported to Ireland, to other Places in Europe, and to Places out of Europe ; and distinguishing also whether cured dried, or cured in Pickle.

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QUANTITY of Oil manufactured from Fish taken on the Coasts of Great Britain, Ireland, or the Isle

of Man, in the Year ended 5th April, 1824; distinguishing the Quantity found entitled to the Bounty of £3 per Ton, granted by the Act 1 Geo. IV. c. 103; and the Amount of Bousty allowed.

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