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pecting trips with the Steamer Albatross over the region under discussion, as follows: April 27 to May 16, May 25 to June 1, Aug. 27 to September 10, 1914; third, a visit to the various fishing ports along the coast in the latter part of June by Mr. Driscoll, expert fisherman in the employ of the Bureau; and fourth, a series of trials, July 11 to August 17, conducted out of Newport, Oregon, from a launch chartered for the purpose.

Following a resumé of the history of these "banks" and a brief narrative of the 1914 Albatross cruise, the various "results" are set forth. These are embodied in two charts and five tables, giving weather conditions during the days present on the "banks", the results of the various "sets" for fish, the trials for scallops, the yield of the banks since the beginning of the investigation, and the hydrographic stations made, together with an explanation or discussion of each.

The principal chart, No. I, it is hoped, will prove one of the most valuable results of the cruise in portraying the typography and character of the bottom in what is considered the most readily understandable way by means of contour lines and color washes.

Halibut fishermen, in particular, desire to know the depth and conditions of the bottom with which they have to deal. This chart is an attempt to satisfy this demand on their part. It is hoped that it is to be but one of a series covering the waters visited by American offshore fishermen, from southern California northward to include the Bering Sea.

The second chart, No. II, gives the location of all soundings made in the course of the survey and together with the fifth table presents all hydrographic data obtained.

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