Fisheries Research at Hull


    THE Department of Zoology in the University College of Hull has recently been expanded into that of Zoology and Oceanography. From its first establishment it has been intended that there should be co-operation between the Department of Zoology and the fishing industry. The Humber ports form the largest fishing centre in the world. The Council of the College has now decided to put into operation a scheme of fishery research which is to be organised by Prof. A. C. Hardy. A new section will be added to the accommodation of the department and throe research biologists will be appointed. The capital expenditure will be borne by the College, but the greater part of the maintenance charges will be met by a grant from H.M. Treasury, which has been made on the recommendation of the Development Commissioners. A grant towards the cost has also been made by the Fishmongers' Company, and it is hoped that contributions will be made by the fishing industry itself. The scheme of research, which will be carried out in co-operation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Fishery Board for Scotland, and will be co-ordinated with the researches of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, concerns the distribution of the North Sea plankton in relation to the movements of fish, particularly the herring.

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    Fisheries Research at Hull. Nature 127, 911 (1931).

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