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A FISHERMAN'S PROTEST.

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A FISHERMAN'S PROTEST. Sir,—I see that Lancashire is going to apply to the Board of Trade for so much of the river Dee as is on the seaward side of a line from Burton Point to Connah's Quay, to be amal- gamated to the Lancashire Fishery district. As representing the fishermen of Heswall, Park gate, and Neston, I may say that to a man we are dead against this. I speak from a practical point of view. Our sea fisheries are prosperous —far more so than that of Lancashire—and they know it. This is what makes them so eager to rob us fishermen of our birthright. We have it given to us very plainly what we may expect, by the Chairman of the Lancashire Board in his answer to the Rev. A. Hamilton King at a recent meeting, when he (the chair- man) said he hoped that uniform bye-laws would shortly prevail. This means Lancashire laws this means the destroying of our fisheries by methods which we Dee fishermen cannot and will not allow. We should see our shores, banks, and channel studded with stake nets. We should have the destructive rooter, also the bow net, which is quite as bad, introduced into our river. We fishermen are perfectly satisfied that our Fishery Board have done and are doing their utmost for the benefit of the Dee fisher- men and their fisheries. Let us compare the useless and costly work of Lancashire with the practical and economical work done by the Dee Fishery Board during the time it has been under their control; and it at once becomes clear that we should be free from the toils of Lancashire, and view with distrust a county whose laws and nets may clash and impede the free passage of salmon to the upper waters of the Dee, also become a burden to the ratepayers, who certainly cannot improve our fisheries, as they at present prove their incompetance to do so.—Yours respectfully, JOHN BUCKLEY. Heswall, August 25th, 1897.

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