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J. N. C. -2- and thrown overboard. As to the proportion of halibut to the other fish taken with the net, I was unable to get any information. The Hammond people gave up the proposition as a bad job, and consequently, the "Eillah May" is again in your neighborhood. I have enclosed a table of fish taken from the Oregon banks, so far as I have been able to get the the data together. Will you please revise, correct if necessary, and extend it so as to include all of the September returns, and those of October if there are any as of yet? There is one point for which I am most desirous of securing figures, and that is, the amount of mushy and good fish comprising the total catches brought by each vessel. I have, as you will see, those for August and of the "Decorah" and of the "Daisy". This, to me, is quite important, as it may have something to do with the spawning-habits of halibut, and I wish to include it in my report. Yes, I'm grubbing away at that and my chart, and by the end of the month hope to what there will be of it completed. Don't ask me of the tuna-investigation; for, with the Bureau's usual foresight, kindness, and interest in the ship, we have heard nothing more from them than what you told us. Sincerely, Mr. J. N. Cobb C/o The Pacific Fisherman, 500 Mutual Life Bldg. Seattle, Wash.
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