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The International Fishery Congress at Washington

    Naturevolume 79pages109111 (1908) | Download Citation



    THE fourth International Fishery Congress, which met in Washington on September 22, and adjourned sine die on September 25, is generally conceded to compare well with the high standards set by its predecessors in Paris, St. Petersburg, and Vienna. Although several of the more important fishery nations were not represented, the membership was truly international. About twenty foreign countries of Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Australasia were in attendance through delegates of Governments, scientific bodies, and fishery societies, and practically all the States of the United States were officially represented. Although the place of meeting and the preponderance of American membership tended to accentuate the American point of view, the strength and ability of the foreign delegation gave to the proceedings a catholicity of expression not always observable in international congresses.

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