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Fisheries Historical Highlights
The Albatross carries two presidentially appointed commissions to study the plight of the fur seal; their reports confirm that seal populations are being seriously harmed by pelagic (high-seas) seal hunting.
Based on Stone's recommendations, Afognak Island, Alaska, is set aside as a Forest and Fish Cultural Reserve.
The last of four carloads with 1,000 specimens of fish representing 40 species is delivered by the Commission to the Chicago World's Fair for a fish culture exhibit.
A contract to complete a fishway at Great Falls, Va., on the Potomac River is accepted for $15,000.
Marshall McDonald steps down as commissioner of the Bureau of Fisheries and Herbert A. Gill becomes acting commissioner.
The first successful Pacific coast sardine cannery is established at San Pedro, Calif.
The rainbow trout is now successfully acclimatized in almost every state east of the Rocky Mountains.
George M. Bowers becomes commissioner of the Bureau of Fisheries.
For the first time, total Commission production of fish eggs, fry, and larger fish exceeds one billion.