National Geographic : 1916 Jun
INTERIOR OF A WHITEFISH HATCHERY, SHOWING PECULIAR ARRANGEMENT OF THE JARS IN A "BATTERY" This arrangement economizes space and water and is used throughout the Great Lakes region, where very large numbers of eggs are handled About 350,000,000 baby mussels were thus inoculated on fishes in 1915 at the Fairport station, and buttons have ac tually been made from the shells of mus sels that had been grown from the larval stage in the laboratory ponds. FASHIONS IN FISH LIKE FASHIONS IN CLOTHES For some years the Bureau of Fish eries has been conducting experiments to show the potential value of aquatic re sources that are either wholly neglected or only inadequately utilized in the United States, and has inaugurated sev eral campaigns to induce our people to eat new fish and other water products. This is one of the most important serv ices that can be rendered to a nation, and the success of some of these efforts has encouraged the hope and belief that re sults of large economic significance may be obtained from various other articles to which fishermen, dealers, and the pub lic are now indifferent. There are fashions in fish just as there are fashions in clothes. The American public has from the beginning been fas tidious and fickle in its tastes for aquatic foods and has been loath to accept arti cles which other countries long ago adopted as staples.