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. California fish and game. Fisheries -- California; Game and game-birds -- California; Fishes -- California; Animal Population Groups; Pêches; Gibier; Poissons. 214 CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME to cut down on the oil production and bring the industry back to a basis of canning. Thej^ could see the handwriting on the wall and felt that the sardine supply could not stand up under such a heavy strain. Most of the canners believed that the sardine catch should be curtailed instead of allowed to increase each year, and as long as six years ago they were willing to accept the recommendations of the Div

. California fish and game. Fisheries -- California; Game and game-birds -- California; Fishes -- California; Animal Population Groups; Pêches; Gibier; Poissons. 214 CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME to cut down on the oil production and bring the industry back to a basis of canning. Thej^ could see the handwriting on the wall and felt that the sardine supply could not stand up under such a heavy strain. Most of the canners believed that the sardine catch should be curtailed instead of allowed to increase each year, and as long as six years ago they were willing to accept the recommendations of the Div Stock Photo
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. California fish and game. Fisheries -- California; Game and game-birds -- California; Fishes -- California; Animal Population Groups; Pêches; Gibier; Poissons. 214 CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME to cut down on the oil production and bring the industry back to a basis of canning. Thej^ could see the handwriting on the wall and felt that the sardine supply could not stand up under such a heavy strain. Most of the canners believed that the sardine catch should be curtailed instead of allowed to increase each year, and as long as six years ago they were willing to accept the recommendations of the Division that the catch for the State should have a fixed maximum limit each year. The limit originally proposed by the Division was 250, 000 tons per year, but 300, 000 tons was the figure of later discus- sions. This limit was to be applied as a beginning and the amount was to be decreased later if it proved to be too high. This amount was to be allotted among the canners on some basis of canning capacity and past performance, and it began to look as though the problem. REASONS J^'iG. 76. The California sardine catclie.s by fislTing season.s, exclusive of deliv- eries made to off-shore reduction ships. Fluctuations of catch have followed roughly the changes in economic conditions throughout the country, but the general trend of the catches over this 22-year period has been upward due to increased fishing effort. child had grown up into a sensible and useful citizen, when someone threw a monkey wrench into the proceedings. A year or two before this, a trial had been made at reducing sardines on the high seas outside State jurisdiction and tliiis to gain completely unrestricted tonnage for oil with no canning whatever to hamper oil production. The trial Avas not promising the first two seasons, but later it succeeded in a big way and a number of ships Avere outfitted to reduce sardines beyond the three-mile limit. This Avide-open reduction blocked the plan of restricting the sardin

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