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Wisconsin. State Conservation Committee (1915-27) / Biennial report of the State Conservation Commission of Wisconsin for the years 1915 and 1916
(1916)

Commercial fishing industry--Mississippi River,   p. 158 PDF (176.2 KB)


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  WISCONSIN CONSERVATION COMMISSION
STATISTICS ON COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY
                LAKE SUPERIOR.
                            YEAR-1915.
                                               Pounds      Value
Whitefish............................................................................
 43,187       $3  516.36
Lake Trout       ......................................511,443 28,274.11
Bluefin .................................................................................
 3,783         184.10
Herring.....  .      .     .       .    ........1,904,202  16,344.15
Pike.     ;      .                                49,315 5,428.13
Perch...................................................................................
   89              6.14
Rough Fish        .....................................166,018 3,478.37
Sturgeon...............................................2,673    302.07
                                                2,680,710 | 57,533.43
Number of men employed, 163.
Number of row         boats. 48; value................................................................
 $1 072.00
Number of power boats. 48; value...........................................................
        24,115.00
Feet of gill nets. 1.163.100; value;..............................................................
 24,371.00
Number ot fyke nets. 2; value....................................................................
       150.00
Number of pound nets, 49; value..............................................................
       5,425.00
Feet of set hooks, 72,200; value.................................................................
      400.00
Number of tugs. 2; value.             ........................................................................
 5,000.00
Number of sail boats, 2; value....................................................................
   1,875.00
   Total.......................................................................................................
 $62,408.00
         STATISTICS ON COMMERCIAL FISHING INDUSTRY
                        MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
                            YEAR-1915.
                    Specie                    No. Pounds    Value
.Buffalo .388,214 $20,216.83
CarM p.                                           560,864 21,361.90
Bullheads and Catfish.60,090                                 6,256.26
Sturgeon or spoonbill........................................................
6 066  655.66
Sheephead  ....................................6.......................................
164,895  3,885.80
Red Horse ..............................................  4,957     172.29
Gar and Dogfish ..............................................   70,834 
632.78
Eel Pout.........................                               7 7
Suckers............................................................................
..  24,909  677.74
     Total ..1 1,280,829 $53,859.26
  *Out of 177 licenses issued, about 30 failed to render reports.
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