RUSSIA-JAPAN: Crabs v. Railway

The giant crabs, salmon, herring and cod that swarm along the broken Russian coast of the Okhotsk, Japan and Bering Seas, were last week the subject of grave diplomatic conversations in Tokyo and Moscow. Russian property, they became international following the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05) when the Japanese demanded and got equal rights with Russians to fish certain waters. After the Russian Revolution, Japanese fishermen stampeded into all the best fishing grounds, exported their crab catch largely to the U. S., their salmon catch to Britain. Not until 1928, when an eight-year...

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