p. 1988 C
EXTRACT FROM “ REPORT ON THE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR FISHERIES,”
BY RUSSELL S. PASLEY, COMMANDER AND SENIOR NAVAL OFFICER ON THE FISHERIES, 1871.¹
“ The usual questions as to how far the French had a right to fish on the coast, and whether they were permitted to take salmon and herring, were frequently met with, it being difficult to persuade the Newfoundlanders that the term `fish' in French means all fish, they considering 'cod' only as fish.”
¹ Ibid., 1871, p. 676.
No. 815. C
EXTRACT FROM “COMMENTS ON FISHERY TREATIES AND THEIR INTERPRETATIONS”
BY CAPT. & SENIOR OFFICER, D. MILLER, H.M.S. “SIRIUS, ” 1876.²
“ The Newfoundland fishermen to this day by Fish understand only Codfish, all other kinds of fish are designated by their particular names.”
² Ibid., 1874, p. 814.