The Fisheries of the Adriatic and the Fish Thereof: A Report of the Austro-Hungarian Sea-fisheries, with a Detailed Description of the Marine Fauna of the Adriatic Gulf
B. Quaritch, 1883 - 292 pages
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Adriatic amongst Anchovy Annellides Austrian average bait basse beds Blennius boat brackish waters bragozzi casks catching Cattaro caught Cherso chiefly Chioggia Chioggiotti coast of Istria common comune crabs craft Crenilabrus crew Croat d'Istria Dalmatia dentex depth eels exported fathoms fauna Fiume flesh florins gemeine genus Gilt-head Glamoč Gobius Goby Grado grey mullet ground-net Gurnard Habit Heck Hungarian-Croatian inches islands Istria Italian fishermen kilogr kilos Labrus lagoons length Lésina Leuciscus Lissa littoral Lobster Mackerel Mæna Menole mesh Minutaja mixed fish Mugil nets Norway Lobster pesca Pesce Pilchard Pirano Plate Preluca Quality Quarnero Ragusa Raja rare Risso rivers Rondeletii Rovigno salt sardines Sargus Scomber Sea-bream Season Serranus share Shark shoals shore Smaris soldi Spalato spawn species specimen summer tons Tratta trawl Trentino Treviso Trieste Trigla Tunny tunny fisheries valli Venice Vulg vulgaris winter Wrasse Wyman & Sons Zaole Zara
Page iv - Twill be a bloody day, And we all shall be weary of killing. Away, then, away, We lose sport by delay ; But first, leave our sorrows behind us : If Miss Fortune should come, We are all gone from home, And a-fishing she never can find us.
Page 24 - The traveller traces with almost breathless delight, every step of the progress of some mighty hero of ancient days. I have had my share of the pleasure when tracking the course of Alexander and his armies in Pisidia, and determining mile by mile the route of Manlius through Milias ; on ground, too, to the modern geographer, wholly new. Yet, absurd as it may seem to those who have not thought of such things before, there is a deeper interest in the march of a periwinkle, and the progress of a limpet.
Page 72 - ... of opercular spine. common fishes on the European coasts, and but too well known to all fishermen. Wounds by their dorsal and opercular spines are much dreaded, being extremely painful, and sometimes causing violent local inflammation. In the absence of any special poisonorgan, it is very probable that the mucous secretion in the vicinity of the spines has poisonous properties.
Page 25 - FIUME. how the larva of a Patella crossed the fathomless gulf between Finmark and Greenland. It is a strong saying, but not said without a meaning, that the existence of Alexander may have been determined by the migration of the shell-fish. If I am right in my interpretation, we acquire a clue to the origin of the peculiar physical conformation of the world as it is, and to the disposition of those geographical arrangements upon which the development of nations and characters of men in a great measure...
Page 10 - I conceive it will not be out of place here to give a short account of their rise, and of their effect on the progress of physical science.
Page 72 - Gurnards when taken out of water [as well as in the water] is caused by the escape of gas from the air-bladder through the open pneumatic duct.
Page 64 - ; they attributed to it a tender regard for its own safety ; and Aristotle says that it is the most cunning of fishes, and that, when surrounded by the net, it digs for itself a channel of escape through the sand.
Page 24 - The student of history follows, with intense interest, the march of a conqueror, or the migrations of a nation. . . . Yet, absurd as it may seem to those who have not thought of such things before, there is a deeper interest in the march of a periwinkle, and the progress of a limpet.