Mr. F. Buckland did not lose the opportunity offered by
the meeting of the British Association at Nottingham, but read a paper on salmon and salmon fisheries. He roundly abused the -enemies of the fish, such as millers, cormorants, poachers, and others, butcongratulated himself on the success that had attended his salmon-hatching schemes, and claimed the salmon recently caught at Gravesend as one hatched in his own kitchen. Kitchens, too, he said, were peculiarly appropriate places for the process, as it was well known that salmon were apt to return to the place of their birth. As to the really practical results, he maintained that by efficient care and preserving, a gentleman in Galway had in thirteen years raised the produce of a river there from 1,000 to 20,000 fish, the latter number representing a value of as tnany pounds. This gentleman was much hindered by poachers at first, and found on inquiry that, after all the damage don% each poacher cleared little more than 30s. a winter. Mr. Buckland had heard of one poacher whose deeds actually " made his hair stand on end,"—a man who fed his pigs on salmon.