Marshall McDonald

Marshall McDonald (October 18, 1835 – September 1, 1895) was an American engineer , geologist , mineralogist , pisciculturist , and fisheries scientist . McDonald served as the commissioner of the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries from 1888 until his death in 1895. He is best known for his inventions of a number of fish hatching devices and a fish ladder that enabled salmon and other migrating fish species to ascend the rapids of watercoursesresulting in an increased spawning ground. McDonald’s Administration of the US Fish and Wildlife Commission is one of the most controversial species in the United States. [1] [2] Continue reading “Marshall McDonald”

Seth Green (fish farming)

Seth Green (March 19, 1817 – August 18, 1888) Was an American pioneer in fish farming ( pisciculture and aquaculture ). He established the first fish hatchery in Caledonia , New York. He was also a successful commercial fisherman, operating a large and profitable fish and game market in Rochester, New York , and fishing in Lake Ontario. Continue reading “Seth Green (fish farming)”