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Excerpt from Eighteenth Biennial Report of the State Board of Fish Commissioners of the State of California: For the Years 1903-1904To Hon. George C. Pardee, Governor of the State of California:Sir: In accordance with law, the State Board of FishMoreExcerpt from Eighteenth Biennial Report of the State Board of Fish Commissioners of the State of California: For the Years 1903-1904To Hon. George C. Pardee, Governor of the State of California:Sir: In accordance with law, the State Board of Fish Commissioners has the honor to submit for your consideration its Eighteenth Biennial Report, being a record of its work and expenditures from September 1, 1902, to September 1, 1904.We submit, also, the recommendations which our experience in carrying on this important work has suggested, as tending, in our judgment, to the betterment of both the fish and the game interests.Since the Seventeenth Biennial Report was submitted, the personnel of this Board has undergone one change. H. W. Keller tendered his resignation on April 24, 1903. On May 6, 1903, W. W. Van Arsdale was elected President of the Board, vice H. W. Keller, resigned.Regular meetings of the Board have been held during the first of every month, and at such other times as became necessary to the welfare of our work. Complete minutes of all the meetings are on file in our office, rooms 508 and 509, Mills Building, San Francisco. Duplicate bills of every item drawn against the appropriations over which we have control are also on file, and records of the same are on our minute and account books.On November 29, 1903, the California Fish Commission and all the people interested in the restoration and preservation of the salmon industry of the Pacific Coast sustained an irreparable loss by the death of Mr. Cloudsley Rutter. Mr. Rutter had been stationed on this coast by the United States Fish Commission for a term of years to study out some of the disputed questions regarding the salmon of the Pacific. He was an earnest, intelligent student of all forms of fish life, but his chief work was a study of our salmon, especially the Quinnat, or salmon of the Sacramento River. He had perhaps a more varied and general experience on this subject than any ichthyologist of this country, as he covered not only the scientific but also the practical side of the question. Naturally a man of great ability and force, he devoted all his energy and attainments to the work before him.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.