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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 47



Sea fish, and lake and river fish, most abundant—one of the chief resources of the province for consumption and exportation.

Salmon, very numerous at various periods, from early spring to end of summer. All the larger streams along the coast abound with salmon; they also go 700 miles up the Fraser. At the regular shops, salmon and other fine fish are sold at 6 to 8 cents (3d. to 4d. English) per lb.; but the Indians frequently sell salmon at 12$ to 25 cents (6d. to 1s. English) for a good-sized fish. Salted salmon are sold at about 7 dollars (28s. English) for barrel of 200 lbs.

Sturgeon, halibut, cod, herrings, oysters, and crabs, are plentiful in the sea-board districts, and are sold at prices that would be considered absurdly cheap in England. Good fish abound in the numerous lakes and rivers of the interior.