FISHING: Troubled Waters

Boston's beleaguered fisherfolk looked uneasily toward Canada. Last week the Dominion's shipments of cod fillets to the U.S. ran almost neck-&-neck with those sliced from Boston catches. Week before, Canadians dumped more cod on Boston markets than were landed at the sprawling Fish Pier by the city's own boats. Reason: a three-month-old labor dispute had tied up the big steel trawlers of eleven of Boston's fishing companies, allowed only the smaller draggers to operate.

Alarmed fishermen and boat owners, eying the latest figures on Boston's fish imports, found gloomy reading:

¶ In 1939, Canada shipped about nine and a quarter...

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