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Concise history of the acclimatisation of the Salmonidae in Tasmania

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Seager, PS (1888) Concise history of the acclimatisation of the Salmonidae in Tasmania. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 1-26.

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Abstract

The idea of acclimatising the English salmon (Salmo salar)
in Tasmanian waters was entertained by some of the colonists
at a very early period in our history. In the year 1844, as
recorded in Vol. 1, p. 28 1, of the " Proceedings of the Royal
Society of Tasmania," the late Captain Frederick Chalmers, of
Brighton, in Tasmania, applied to Dr. Mackenzie, of Kinillan-by-
Dingwall, Ross-shire, Scotland, for salmon fry to bring to
Tasmania. The fry were not supplied, but the correspondence
is interesting, and shows how little was then known of the
subject when Dr. Mackenzie suggested that artificially
impregnated ova deposited in a basket of fine gravel and
plunged in a tank would require no more attention until it
was landed in Tasmania, where it could be put into a pail and
carried to any stream and there deposited.
P. S. Seager was
Secretary to the Fisheries Board of Tasmania.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 1-26
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 04:49
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
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