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This volume contains a detailed treatise on hatching fish. The contents of this volume were compiled from material delivered in the form of a lecture at the Royal Institution, London, on the 17th April, 1863. It constitutes a record of the observations which the author made during his experiments in fish hatching carried out during the winter months. Written in clear, concise language and full of interesting and practicable information, this text will be of considerable value to the fish-breeder, and it would make for a great addition to collections of allied literature. The chapters of this volume include: 'Value of Observation', 'How the Fish deposits her Spawn', 'Fish Nests', 'Salmon Spawning', 'Enemies of Ova', 'Enemies of Fish Eggs', 'Experiments with Eggs', 'Human Poachers', 'On the Protection of the Eggs', 'Out-Door Boxes', 'In-Door Apparatus', et cetera. This book is being republished now complete with a new introduction on the history of fishing.