California Fishing & Hatcheries
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 9:19AM
Jo Giessner

1858 March 22Lowell Daily Citizen and News - The California Farmer says a fisherman with a single net, in 28 days, took from the Eel River 16,000 salmon. At Smith River 500 were taken in 30 days. At Rogue River, in Oregon, this noble fish is more plentiful than in Connecticut in olden times.~

1878 January 29San Francisco Bulletin - Catfish are being shipped to Virginia City, Nevada, from the sloughs of the Sacramento River.~

1907 December 18, Evening Tribune (San Diego, CA) - Redding, Cal, Dec 18 - The three United States fisheries at Baird, Battle Creek and Mill Creek in Shasta and Tehama counties have taken 75,000,000 salmon eggs in the season now closed. Three hundred thousand were shipped today from Baird in this county to Buenos Ayres, Argentine republic. They will be sent first to London and thence to South America and will be five weeks in transit.~

1929 April 21Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio) - ". . .The output of the California fish hatcheries for 1928 includes approximately 52,000,000 trout and 27,000,000 salmon. California operates 25 hatcheries and 12 egg taking stations, its work being confined almost wholly to trout and salmon."~

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