Chilled, and frozen; but mostly frozen. It is pretty hard to place chilled fish with the exception of lobster, on the United States market. It is mostly fish treated by the modern process called "quick freezing".
Oh, yes. Another factor, besides the increased consumption both on the United States and Canadian markets, is that Norway and Newfoundland, both of which were competitors of the Canadian fisherman, have been eliminated as such, Norway wholly
and Newfoundland in part. Therefore the Canadian industry has less competition and a chance to dispose of larger quantities of fish, and naturally it gets better returns.
No; it is maintaining a stable market, which is fairly good in the middle states. There is not much interference on the part of other sections of the country with those markets in the middle states which are exclusive to inland water fish.
Yes, in a lesser degree, because they were not subsidized. When the British government began to subsidize the fisheries of Newfoundland they could compete with our fishermen, with the result that they invaded our best markets. Our industry was not subsidized. The same applies to competition with Norway, which was highly subsidized. After the last war they used their fishing vessels to full capacity and came into close competition with our fishermen, and they also invaded our markets. This competition from Norway and Newfoundland was the main reason for the falling down of our salt-fish industry. Conditions are, however, getting better. The monthly reports from our trade agents everywhere are optimistic. Orders for
dried fish exceed the available supply and a good season is anticipated. The fresh fish markets are brisk, and the increased domestic sale of canned and live lobsters to the United States during the past season has offset the loss of the British market. From month to month these business reports are practically along the same line.