Foreign News: Fish Afloat

When a British battleship does its victualing for a crew of 1,000 men, it takes aboard 15 tons of frozen meat, one ton of corned beef, three tons of frozen fish and half a ton of canned fish. Last week an M. P. from a coast county had an idea: "The British fishing industry is languishing. Could not the Admiralty encourage sailors to eat more fish?"

Bluntly the Admiralty replied: "Service rations now include herring, kippers and bloaters. The average sailor prefers meat. If the fishing industry desires to develop consumption of fish it...

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