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SUPPLY OF FISH TO THE LONDON MARKET. —From Mr. Mayhew's work
on "London Labour and the London Poor," and other sources, we are enabled to give the following table of the total annual supply of fish to the London market. MRS. ISABELLA BEETON 1861

  • 257 -Description of Fish. Number ofFishWeight of Fish inlbsWET FISH.Salmon and Salmon-Trout(29,000 boxes, 14 fishper box) 406,000 3,480,000Turbot, from 8 to 16 lbs. 800,000 5,600,000Live Cod, averaging 10 lbs. each 400,000 4,000,000Soles, averaging 1/4 lbs. each 97,520,000 26,880,000Brill and Mullet, averaging 3 lbs. each 1,220,000 3,366,000Whiting, averaging 6 oz. each 17,920,000 6,720,000Haddock, averaging 2 lbs. each 2,470,000 4,940,000Plaice, averaging 1 lb. each 33,600,000 33,600,000Mackerel, averaging 1 lb ach 23,520,000 23,520,000Fresh herrings (250,000 barrels, 700 fish perbarrel) 175,000,000 42,000,000Ditto in bulk 1,050,000,000 252,000,000Sprats — 4,000,000Eels (from Holland principally) England andIreland 9,797,760 1,632,960Flounders 259,200 48,200Dabs 270,000 48,750DRY FISH.Barrelled Cod(15,000 barrels, 40 fish per barrel) 750,000 4,200,000Dried Salt Cod, 5 lbs each 1,600,000 8,000,000Smoked Haddock(65,000 barrels, 300 fish perbarrel) 19,500,000 10,920,000Bloaters, 265,000 baskets(150 fish per basket) 147,000,000 10,600,000Red Herrings, 100,000 barrels(500 fish perbarrel) 50,000,000 14,000,000Dried Sprats, 9,600 large bundles (30 fish perbundle) 288,000 9,600SHELL FISH.Oysters 495,896,000Lobsters, averaging 1 lb each 1,200,000 1,200,000Crabs, averaging 1 lb each 600,000 600,000Shrimps, 324 to a pint 498,428,648Whelks, 227 to a half-bushel 4,943,200Mussels, 1000 to ditto 50,400,000Cockles, 2000 to ditto 67,392,000Periwinkles, 4000 to ditto 304,000,000

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