Southern Fish Are Good Eating: Enormous Schools of Drum in and Around Waters of Mexican Gulf., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-01


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SOUTHERN FISH ARE GOOD EATING Enormous Schools of Drum in and Around Waters of Mexican Gulf NEW ORLEANS La May 31 Data concerning sea fish having good food value but not generally known or utilized is being gathered by P AV Partridge of the Tinted States Bureau of Fisheries who is in New Orleans to make a study of the drum fish off the coast of this state Mr Partridge has spent six weeks along the gulf coast from Caxambas Tex to Pass Christian in ¬ vestigating fishing conditions and intends to con ¬ tinue his round of the coast to Oalveston OalvestonIt It is surprising how many varieties of good fish are practically iinusued as food said Mr Part ¬ ridge The government is anxious to get a market for these America is one of the poorest con ¬ sumers of fish in the world principally because the majority of the housewives do not know how to make that food palatable Last winter the govern ¬ ment sent me out with demonstrators who taught the women of several of the cities of the country how to prepare fish properly The results were remarkable In St Louis we were informed by the fish dealers that their business had doubled after our visit visitAll All along the gulf there is an enormous supply of drum fish which makes splendid eating but is not caught for the market marketThese These fish vary in weight from eighteen to forty five pounds when mature The largest one ever caught tipped the scales at 14i pounds The gov ¬ ernment holies that this fish will be used as food in the near future Then there are the blue run ¬ ners liidyfish groupers and many other kinds which would supply great amounts of food if the public got to know how delicious they were wereThe The government put the tile fish on the market two years ago in the markets of the New England coast Ip to that time they were practically un ¬ known as food but now there is a big demand for them Another fish introduced lately as food by the bureau is smoked sand shark I disposed of 10000 pounds of it in Chicago last winter This shark is caught off of the roast of Cape Coil Mass and resembles smoked halibut in flavor Betem long we hoye to introduce many other varieties of new fish for consumntion in America

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