Obituary | Published:


Nature volume 127, page 346 (07 March 1931) | Download Citation



MR. DAVID T. JONES, C.B.E., chairman of the Fishery Board for Scotland, who died in Edinburgh on Feb. 4, in his sixty-fifth year, began his official career as a junior clerk in the Fishery Board in 1887. He was promoted after five years' service to be chief clerk, and in 1909 to be secretary to the Board. During the War, he served as Paymaster Lieut.-Commander, R.N.R., prepared a census of fishermen, and organised a fleet of fishing vessels for various patrolling and defensive purposes. His special knowledge of fishermen and fishing interests, extended by this war service, was of great value in his subsequent administra tive work. In 1920 he was appointed chairman of the Board. He was especially interested in the fisheries problems of the North Sea, and was one of the British representatives on the International Council for the Investigation of the Sea. His strong support of the Scottish Fishery Board's scientific investigations is evidenced by the expan sion of the laboratory facilities for this work under Dr. Alexander Bowman in Aberdeen. Mr. Jones was of cheerful temperament, and was a very genial friend who will be missed in many circles, especially in Edinburgh.

About this article

Publication history





    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

    Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing