§ Sir A. SINCLAIR
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether among the objects of the fish research being conducted at Aberdeen by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research is included the discovery of new methods of curing herring?46W
The programme of fish research of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research is at present confined to white fish. A preliminary inquiry into the problems connected with herring fishing has been made, and it is intended to extend the programme of research to embrace the herring industry as soon as facilities, particularly personnel, permit. In the meantime certain of the investigations being undertaken, for example, on smoking and curing, may be expected to have a bearing on the herring industry.