1887 Report on the Oyster Fisheries of Moreton Bay
34cm x 21.5cm. 15 pages, 1 diagram, 3 maps (2 folding). Side-stapled self-wrappers.
The 1887 report to the Queensland Parliament on the oyster fisheries of Moreton Bay, stretching from Caloundra in the north to Southport in the south. The report is further extended with reports on Queensland fisheries and oysters in the Maryborough region. The 1887 report came 1 year after The Oyster Act of 1886 which outlined transferrable leases for the bank and dredge collection and cultivation of oysters in Moreton Bay and attempted to make the industry more sustainable by introducing measures to stop the naked exploitation and then abandonment which earlier leases suffered from by less forward thinking license holders. The bay was divided into numerous dredge sections and portions of bank, and now having been in place since the Oyster Act of 1874 and with Fison settled into his role he largely reports on various developments related to the leases. Includes a map of the fishing area around Stradbroke, a diagram of fishing nets used in Queensland 2 large fold out maps illustrating allotments in the central, northern and southern parts of the bay.
Minor foxing and wear. The 2 folding maps have torn loose at the staples. Very Good Condition.
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