Extract from the 'Annual report of the Fishery Board for Scotland', 1881.
The Fishery Board for Scotland was founded in 1909 to develop the herring fishing industry. It was responsible for regulating the boats, nets and processing of the catch. A network of inspectors ensured that the standards were met. It also provided funding for building harbours and boats to encourage fishing activity. It gradually came to oversee all types of fishing and published an annual report of its activities. These reports are a hugely valuable resource for historians.
Table II. Transcript below:
'Account of the Number of Barrels of White Herrings Cured or Salted in Scotland by Fish-Curers on Shores, in the Year ended 31st December 1881; and the Districts in which Cured, distinguishing the Herrings Cured Gutted from those Cured Ungutted'.