Hoover on Fish

A goodly number of representatives of the Governors of coastal states from Texas to Maine will present themselves, next week, to the Secretary of Commerce. "Consider the fish," Mr. Hoover will say.

Consider the herring. Its 60-odd species give it the rank of the world's most eaten fish. It abounds in the northern Atlantic, swims in schools of hundreds of millions. Its infants are smoked, canned, sold as sardines. Its younger set, coming shoreward for the first time to spawn, are caught as whitebait. The largest, known as...

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