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FISH ACCLIMATISATION.

(Pee Pbbss Association.)

Dunedin, Maroh 14

At the meeting of the Acclimatisation Society members appeared to be satUfiad that the fiah caught by the ranger ln Jacobs' river tributary were salmon juat putting on smolt livery, and there is little doubt that the experiment of the Otago and Southland Societies will be a auooess. The Manager stated that he had removed 300 salmon par to Olioton. They were the first salmon produced m Otago from fish reared ln freah water without being allowed to go to sea. Some 700 hybrids were liberated m the Waitaki.

At tbe same meeting the manager reported that when the pond m whioh the whltefish were plaoed waa emptied, only onn solitary specimen remained, measuring llfin long by 3ln deep. Though the gre-test oare was taken the fish slokened and died. There are a few m another pond, but tbey are small. It Is hoped, however, those plaoed m Lake Wakatlpo have thriven. An showing the destruction o%usid by eels, the manager caught a number and opened them. The first contained a salmon par about 6ln long, f rush and In good oondition * another had a trout exaoiiy 10. v long, and the remains of two or three smaller fi*h apparently from 3ln to s in ; and a 'third bad also, besides a crayfish, the remains of several small fish. The one containing tbe salmon bad also the remains of some smaller fish.

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FISH ACCLIMATISATION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2088, 15 March 1889

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FISH ACCLIMATISATION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2088, 15 March 1889

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