§ SIR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE
said, he wished to ask the Under Secretary of State for India, Whether any, and what, measures have been taken for the preservation of Fish in the Rivers of India?
MR. GRANT DUFF
replied, that his right hon. Friend had probably seen the despatch of June 17, 1869. Since that was sent the India Office had received from the Government of India a despatch, enclosing a Report by Dr. Day on the Fresh-Water Fisheries of Orissa and Midnapore, and had recommended that some of his suggestions should, if found feasible, be adopted without delay. Still more recently a very interesting Report by Dr. Day on the Fresh-Water Fisheries of British Burmah had been received at the India Office; so his right hon. Friend would see that this important subject was engaging a good deal of attention.