Secretary of Commerce Hoover attended the sixth annual Convention of the U. S. Fisheries Association. He had some statistics to give:
In 30 years, the shad fisheries have decreased their yield 70%.
Salmon have disappeared from the Atlantic Coast and have decreased by 50% along the Pacific Coast.
In 25 years, the lobster yield has fallen off 66⅔%.
In 25 years, the oyster fisheries of Chesapeake Bay have fallen off 50%.
In 10 years, the crab fisheries of Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River have fallen off 50%.
In 40 years, the sturgeon fisheries of the...