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Smithsonian Assistant Secretary Spencer Fullerton Baird publishes a circular requesting detailed information in regard to food fishes. Baird also serves as U.S. Commissioner of Fishes and Fisheries, and this information will be compiled to produce major studies on fisheries.


  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • United States Fish Commission
  • United States Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries


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Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, volume 10, Article VII

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