. The beam-trawl fishery of Great Britain. Trawls and trawling; Fisheries. BULLETIN OF THE UNITED STATES L-'1S1J COMMISSION. .'177 or grade, while tbe "boxed" fish from tbe trawling Heels are sold in a in it her lot. No busier scene can be imagined than transpires here every day, ami considering the quantities of fish displayed one can not help being occasionally surprised at the prices they sell for. All tish are disposed of by a number of salesmen, each of whom is empowered by contract to sell the catch of a certain number of smacks, he receiving a percentage ou the sales for his s

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. The beam-trawl fishery of Great Britain. Trawls and trawling; Fisheries. BULLETIN OF THE UNITED STATES L-'1S1J COMMISSION. .'177 or grade, while tbe "boxed" fish from tbe trawling Heels are sold in a in it her lot. No busier scene can be imagined than transpires here every day, ami considering the quantities of fish displayed one can not help being occasionally surprised at the prices they sell for. All tish are disposed of by a number of salesmen, each of whom is empowered by contract to sell the catch of a certain number of smacks, he receiving a percentage ou the sales for his s
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. The beam-trawl fishery of Great Britain. Trawls and trawling; Fisheries. BULLETIN OF THE UNITED STATES L-'1S1J COMMISSION. .'177 or grade, while tbe "boxed" fish from tbe trawling Heels are sold in a in it her lot. No busier scene can be imagined than transpires here every day, ami considering the quantities of fish displayed one can not help being occasionally surprised at the prices they sell for. All tish are disposed of by a number of salesmen, each of whom is empowered by contract to sell the catch of a certain number of smacks, he receiving a percentage ou the sales for his services. Cod are sold by the score (that is, L'l) fish), and these, with halibut and ling, are knocked off to the high- est bidder; trawled fish are, however, generally sold at Dutch auction, which is thus described by Uoldsworth : 'â¢A lot of turbot, perhaps, is to be sold; the salesman's hell is rung and the stentorian voice of the auctioneer is heard calling out, 'Now then, turbot buyers, turbot buyers, turbot buyers, come along, ye tur- bot buyers.1 A knot of people collects and the salesman descants in a few words on the quality of the fisli ; a price is named, no one responds,. Fig. 24. Loading nsii vans. or indeed is expected to do so, for it begins loo high for any dealings; it comes down by degrees until a nod from one of the crowd closes the transaction, and the sale is booked. Then calls may !»â made lor -sole buyers,' 'plaice buyers,' 'ling buyers,' or 'cod buyers,' and the work is rapidly got through, for there is no time to be wasted over individual lots where they are so many to lie sold, packed, and sent away as soon as possible." They are packed with ice in crates, barrels, ami in box ears, specially designed for the purpose, and shipped by swift-running trains to the various markets they are consigned to.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appea

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