May 23, 1913 (12th Parliament, 2nd Session)


John Douglas Hazen (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)


The area is nineteen acres. A dam has been built and a pond constructed. To go back to the other matter, what strikes me as a non-expert is that more information ought to be had along the line referred to by the hon. member for Guysboro. We do not know whether the lobsters which are hatched out and put in the ocean are devoured by the other fish or what becomes of them. I do not think anything is known to prove that the lobster hatchery has been productive of very good results. I am glad to heaT what the hon. gentleman says about Pictou and Canso. But should not we keep the lobsters after they are hatched out in the pond, place them in favourable locations where they could not be preyed upon, and so make sure that a fair proportion of them reach maturity. I think the investigation should take place, and the proper body to make it would be the biological board. This is without casting reflections on the officers of the department who are capable and zealous men. But we have not at this time such information as I speak of. .

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