First visitors tour Torresdale Fish Hatchery

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First visitors tour Torresdale Fish Hatchery - INMATES OF N State Aquarium at Eleven-mile Lane...
INMATES OF N State Aquarium at Eleven-mile Lane and Delaware River Inspect ed Oy Hundreds T HE days of cannibalism were called to hundreds to hundreds of fish lovers yesterday as they watched the rock base at the new State Hatchery, Eleven nuie-laiie and Delaware Itlver, eat their own off■ off■ spring as fast as Superintendent Jere I miah Berkhous could throw the young i sters Into the baHs tank. Thousands of ttngerlings were poured Into the tank only to he forced a moment later ( of Pennsylvania as well as a very io swim down their parents’ throats. It was the opening day for visitors ) at the new- aquarium, and hundreds marveled at the peculiarities of the fishes’ parental Instincts. Ordinarily, the bass are not fed with fingerlings while they are ¡n the tanks, but in their native waters it Is a fleet finger* ling that escapes his own father. Beside the rook bass there are In the aquarium tanks thousands of sturgeon. sturgeon. calico bass, white catfish and Bake Erie blue gill sunflsb. The latter latter Is a pretty fellow pranked with rt, i blue and gold, a strong puller on the angler’s line and a speedy swimmer The breeding of 15,00«),000 yellow perch begins t«>«la>, Beside the perch there are in the breeding Jars millions millions of large and small mouth bass,] wiiitcfisb, pickerel, catfish, lake her ring and Susquehanna salmon, all of which will be planted in tin* streams of the State The Susquehanna salmon is a native be j autiful and game fish, and as such, is a particular favorite of tin* Fish Com mission. Vs a result of the labors of tiie commission these salmon now arej numerous in tin* Susquehanna and up |M*r Itela ware. The new hatchery tost the State $30.0011 and State Fish Commissioner ; Nathan B Buller bus asked the city for an additional appropriation of $5000 to build a retaining wail to hold tlie fillings from ihe sedimentation basin near the fishery on the Heia ware. * MANY ATTEND FONERAI RESERVE SEAI SALE ; i j i | I

Clipped from The Bristol Daily Courier12 Apr 1915, MonPage 1

The Bristol Daily Courier (Bristol, Pennsylvania)12 Apr 1915, MonPage 1
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