The Fish Nurseries at Huningue, France, 1864

The Fish Nurseries at Huningue, France, 1864. 'The suite of buildings at Huningue is devoted to the extension of the piscicultural system, having been erected with a view to the reception and distribution of fish-eggs, as also with the intention of providing accommodation for such experiments in acclimatisation as were to be conducted there for the benefit of the French fisheries. M. Coumes, of Strasbourg, is the designer of the buildings and ponds...It is not, as a rule, found convenient to hatch the eggs at Huningue, as the young fish could not be very easily transported to such great distances as the ova; but a few thousands are always hatched for the purpose of being experimented on so far as food and growth are concerned... All the ova which is collected is kept under cover in one of the long halls of the side building. There is, of course, an abundant supply of all kinds of water, and the ponds are used for studying the rate of growth of such of the fish as are kept for study. The principal fishes manipulated for at Huningue are the Rhine and Danube salmon, the Ombre chevalier, the lake and river trout, and the fera - a very plentiful fish'.From "Illustrated London News", 1864. Creator: Unknown. (Photo by The Print Collector/Heritage Images via Getty Images)
The Fish Nurseries at Huningue, France, 1864. 'The suite of buildings at Huningue is devoted to the extension of the piscicultural system, having been erected with a view to the reception and distribution of fish-eggs, as also with the intention of providing accommodation for such experiments in acclimatisation as were to be conducted there for the benefit of the French fisheries. M. Coumes, of Strasbourg, is the designer of the buildings and ponds...It is not, as a rule, found convenient to hatch the eggs at Huningue, as the young fish could not be very easily transported to such great distances as the ova; but a few thousands are always hatched for the purpose of being experimented on so far as food and growth are concerned... All the ova which is collected is kept under cover in one of the long halls of the side building. There is, of course, an abundant supply of all kinds of water, and the ponds are used for studying the rate of growth of such of the fish as are kept for study. The principal fishes manipulated for at Huningue are the Rhine and Danube salmon, the Ombre chevalier, the lake and river trout, and the fera - a very plentiful fish'.From "Illustrated London News", 1864. Creator: Unknown. (Photo by The Print Collector/Heritage Images via Getty Images)
The Fish Nurseries at Huningue, France, 1864
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