The Hon. Secretary brought up the following report regarding the marine fish-hatchery at Portobello:—
On 12th June an advisory board consisting of Mr. David Barron, Chief Surveyor of Otago; Mr. C. W. S. Chamberlain, Collector of Customs, Dunedin; Mr. Robert Chisholm, representing the Otago Acclimatisation Society; Captain C.E. W. Fleming, Superintendent of Mercantile Marine; and Mr. George M. Thomson, representing the Otago Institute, was gazetted. The first meeting of the Board was held on the 24th June, when Mr. George M. Thomson was elected Chairman. The members of the Board, along with Mr. L. F. Ayson, Inspector of Fisheries, visited the proposed site of the station on Saturday, 5th July, and were now getting plans and specifications of the required work ready.
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