During the past year five hundred and seventy-six millions of sardines have been taken in nets on the coast of Brittany, France, which extends two hundred miles. Half of them are to be put down in oil. One hundred and sixty vessels, manned by five thousand five hundred sailors and fishermen, are engaged in the trade. The preparation, transport, and sale of the fish, employ ten thousand persons. Nine thousand of these are occupied all winter in the making and mending of nets.
This article was originally published with the title "The Sardine Fishery"