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(a) General rule. Your ceiling price for | If there are two or more of such largestject to the criminal penalties, civil en each item of fresh fish and seafood (that deliveries of the same quantity, use the forcement actions, license suspensio! is, for each kind, size, and style of dress- most recent of these deliveries.
proceedings, and suits for treble dam ing or preparation), listed in Table A (ii) Use of weighted average “net cost” ages provided for by the Emergency shall be the total of (1) the "net cost" instead of "net cost” of largest delivery. Price Control Act of 1942, as amended of the largest delivery of the item re- If you are a Group 1 or 2 store, you may Also, any person who, in the course d ceived by you during the preceding use the weighted average “net cost” of all trade or business, buys from you at seven-day period if you are a Group 1 deliveries during the seven-day period, price higher than your ceiling price, or 2 store, or the weighted average "net instead of using the “net cost” of the subject to the criminal penalties an cost” of all deliveries of the item during largest delivery during that period. If civil enforcement actions provided fo the preceding seven-day period if you you figure "net cost” in this manner, by that act. are a Group 3 or 4 store, plus (2) the however, you may not use the "net cost"
SEC. 8. Sales slips and receipts. If yo mark-up given your group for the item of the largest delivery during the pre- have customarily given a purchaser in Table A.
ceding seven-day period for any of the sales slip, receipt or similar evidence (b) When you must figure your ceiling items listed in Table A. prices. By the opening of business on (3) Provisions applicable to Group 3 Furthermore, regardless of your cus
3do sit January 27, 1944, you must have figured and 4 stores. If you are a Group 3. or tom, you must give any customer wh your ceiling price for each item of fresh 4 store, your “net cost" will be the asks for it a receipt showing the date fish and seafood listed in Table A which weighted average "net cost” of all deyou have in stock at that time. These liveries of the item to you during the your name and address, and each iter ceiling prices must be checked each week seven-day period before the Thursday sold and the price you charged for it. after January 27, 1944, and changed on for which you are figuring your price, ex- SEC. 9. Records. After January 28 Thursday of each week for any item, if cept that stores under one ownership | 1944, you must keep for one year afte your "net cost” of that item has changed who price from a central point may use you receive them all your invoices, freigh in the preceding seven days. Never the weighted average "net cost” of de- bills, and other records showing the pric change your ceiling price on any day but liveries received during the seven days you paid and the date you received de Thursday. preceding Tuesday of each week.
livery of each item covered by this regu For any item which you receive for the
(b) Mark-up. Turn to Table A to lation. first time, or which you have not received find the mark-up for the item given
You are required to show all your in during the preceding seven days, you your group of store.
voices on request of any OPA representa must figure your ceiling price as soon as you receive it and before you make any
(c) Ceiling prices. Your ceiling price tive, and to furnish on request of an sales, using the “net cost” of that first will be the total of your dollars-and- OPA representative a written record o
cents mark-up added to your "net cost”. your ceiling price in. effect at any par delivery. On each Thursday after
Yol any other item of fresh fish and seafood tion of a cent, the figure must be reduced items covered by this regulation. any other item of fresh fish and seafood to the next lower cent if the fraction is must also keep available for inspectio covered under this regulation.
less than 42 cent, and may be increased by any OPA representative the record Stores under one ownership pricing to the next higher cent, if the fraction is you used in deciding what group you from a central point may refigure ceiling 12 cent or more.
store is in. prices for items so priced, based on the
Stores under one ownership pricin
If you sell an item in a quantity other from a central point must also keej “net cost” of deliveries received during the seven days preceding Tuesday of than the selling unit given in Table A, available at all times in each store a lis into effect until the following Thursday. proportionately. If figuring a price for at the central point, of each item s
a quantity different from the "selling Sec. 4. Directions for figuring ceiling unit” results in a fraction of a cent, you in each store for one year, or, in the alter
priced. These price lists must be kep prices for fresh fish and seafood-(a) may charge the next higher cent.
native, must be kept in each store fo “Net cost”-(1) Provisions applicable to
SEC. 5. Prices which you must post-thirty days, and thereafter for a perio all stores. (i) Your "net cost" will be the amount you paid your supplier, less all / (a) Ceiling prices. At all times, you of eleven months in the warehouse fror
must have your ceiling price for each which the items are delivered to the store discounts except the discount for prompt item covered by this regulation clearly and must be shown, on request, to an payment, plus all transportation charges shown at the place where you offer the OPA representative. you paid to transport the item to your item for sale. usual receiving point, which may include scribe this price with the words “ceiling Licensing Order No. 1,' licensing all per
You do not have to de
SEC. 10. Licensing. The provisions o costs for icing and refrigeration in transit, but which may not include costs price".
sons who make sales under price contro
(b) Selling prices. If your selling for local trucking and local unloading.
are applicable to all sellers subject t (ii) Your "net cost” must be based on price of any item is lower than your this regulation. A seller's license may b purchases delivered to your usual re- selling price directly below your ceiling of one or more applicable price schedule
ceiling price you must also post this suspended for violations of the license o ceiving point.
price. (iii) Your "net cost” must be figured
or regulations. A person whose licens on the basis of a per pound selling unit. Sec. 6. Indirect price increases pro- is suspended may not, during the perio Always figure “net cost” to three deci-hibited. You must not evade any of the of suspension, make any sale for whic mal places. Do not round out any frac- provisions of this regulation or any his license has been suspended. tions until you have added your mark-up. order issued pursuant to it by any
SEC. 11. Notice of dollars-and-cent (iv) You may never use as “net cost" scheme or device. You must not, as a ceiling prices. From time to time th the cost of a purchase from another re- condition of selling any particular item, OPA may, by order issued pursuant to tailer, and you must never figure your require a customer
anything else. Revised General Order No. 51, fix in you “net cost” on a purchase made at a cost any such evasion is punishable as a vio- region or community, dollars-and-cent higher than your supplier's ceiling price. lation of this regulation.
ceiling prices for some or all of the item (2) Provisions applicable to Groups 1 Sec. 7. Prohibitions. On and after under this regulation. When these do and 2 stores—(i) “Net cost” of largest | January 27, 1944, if you sell or deliver, lars-and-cents prices are fixed, you ma delivery. If you are a Group 1 or 2 store, or offer to sell or deliver at a price not thereafter sell at higher prices, an to figure your ceiling price, you must first higher than your ceiling price fixed by those orders may provide that such price find the “net cost” of the largest de- this regulation or any order issued pur- replace the ceiling prices which you hav livery received by you of the item during suant to it, or if you otherwise violate under this regulation. If such orders d the seven-day period before the Thurs- any provisions of this regulation or any day for which you are figuring your price. I order issued pursuant to it, you are sub
inot provide that they replace your prices of dressing is the price, fixed at the time | ing its form to either headless, headless runder this regulation, you must continue you process it, for that style of dressing and veined, peeled, or peeled and veined, to figure your prices under this regu- in Maximum Price Regulation No. 418, you will figure your "net cost” as though flation. as listed in the table of prices covering you had purchased the item already
Your "net cost" for any SEC. 12. Further provisions supple- your supplier's sale to you. If the item processed.
which you "process" is one which you style of dressing is the price, fixed at the menting or explaining this regulation. purchased from a producer under Table time you process it, for that style of From time to time, the Price Adminis-A in Maximum Price Regulation No. 418, dressing in Maximum Price Regulation -trator may, by amendment, issue further provisions which will supplement the your "net cost” is the price, fixed at the No. 418, as listed in the table of prices
time you process it, for that style of covering your supplier's sale to you. If provisions of this regulation or explain dressing in Table B of Maximum Price the item which you “process" is one the rights and duties of buyers and Regulation No. 418. If you received de- which you purchased from a producer sellers under it. These further provi- liveries from more than one type of sup- under Table A in Maximum Price Regusions will become part of this regulation plier, use the table price in Maximum lation No. 418, your "net cost” is the and may be added as paragraphs to this Price Regulation No. 418 applicable to price, fixed at the time you process it, section.
the type of supplier from whom you re- for that style of dressing in Table B of ARTICLE II SPECIAL PRICING PROVISIONS ceived the largest single delivery.
Maximum Price Regulation No. 418. If SEC. 13. Additions for Groups 3 and 4 Note: This paragraph (a) applies only to you received deliveries from more than stores for delivery from warehouse to processing which changes the item to one of one type of supplier, use the table price store. If you are a Group 3 or 4 store, drawn, dressed, dressed and skinned, illets, applicable to the type of supplier from
the following major styles of dressing: in Maximum Price Regulation No. 418 and your store is located at a distance cuts or steaks.
whom you received the largest single of 125 miles or more from your warehouse, which is your usual receiving (2) Mark-up. (i) Your mark-up for delivery..
(2) Mark-up. Your mark-up for any point, you may, in figuring your ceiling any item which you process prior to ofprice for an item delivered from the fering for sale by changing the form to item of fresh seafood which you “procwarehouse to your store, add to your "net drawn, dressed, or dressed and skinned, ess" prior to offering for sale shall be cost” for the item whichever of the fol- shall be the mark-up given your group the mark-up given your group of store lowing amounts applies:
of store for the item in the table cover for the item in the table covering fresh (a) If the store is located at a distance ing whole fish sold on gross weight basis seafood sold as purchased.
SEC. 16. How you figure your "net of from 125 through 199 miles from such and prepared to the customer's order.
(ii) Your mark-up for any item which cost” for items which you import. If warehouse, you may add 1% of your "net
you process prior to offering for sale by you import any item covered by this cost”.
(b) If the store is located at a distance changing the form to fillets, cuts or regulation, your "net cost" may not exof from 200 through 299 miles from such steaks shall be the mark-up given your ceed the Table
B price (plus transportawarehouse, you may add 2% of your group of store for the item in the table tion and container allowances) fixed in
covering fillets, cuts and steaks sold as Maximum Price Regulation No. 418 for “net cost”. (c) If the store is located at a distance purchased.
the item. of from 300 through 399 miles from such
For example, if in the month of Jan
ARTICLE III-ADJUSTMENT PROVISIONS warehouse, you may add 3% of your "net uary you purchase haddock drawn from a cash and carry wholesaler (Table D)
SEC. 17. How Groups 3 and 4 stores cost”.
(d) If the store is located at a distance 418, and if, prior to offering the haddock Group 1 and 2 mark-ups. (a) If you are
(d) If the store is located at a distance under Maximum Price Regulation No. may, under certain conditions, use the of 400 miles or more from such ware: for sale, you change its form from drawn a Group 3 or 4 store, and you have rehouse, you may add 4% of your “net to dressed your "net cost" under this ceived permission to use the Group 1 cost”.
regulation is the Table D price listed in mark-ups under Maximum Price RegSEC. 14. Additions allowed for deliv- Maximum Price Regulation No. 418 for ulation No. 422, or the Group 1 and 2 eries made by "fish stores". (a) If you dressed haddock (plus transportation mark-ups under Maximum Price Reguare a "fish store" and you deliver to your and container allowances permitted in lation No. 336' or Maximum Price Regucustomer's home or place of business any Maximum Price Regulation No. 418). lation No. 355," you must figure your of the items covered by this regulation, To figure your ceiling price, add to your ceiling prices in accordance with the proyou may add to the total value of the “net cost” the per pound mark-up given visions of this regulation applicable to delivery, as a separate charge, which your group of store for haddock in the Groups 3 and 4 stores, except that you ever of the following amounts applies: table covering whole fish sold on gross may use the Group 1 and 2 mark-ups Value of delivery:
weight basis and prepared to the cus- under this regulation. You must then
tomer's order. $0.00 to $ .99.--no addition
post the Group 1 sign.
If instead of dressing the haddock, $1.00 to $1. 99. 10€
(b) If you are a Group 3 or 4 "fish $2.00 to $2.49.
your fillet it, your "net cost” is the Table store” which meets the gross margin re
15€ $2.50 to $3.49.
D price listed in Maximum Price Regula- quirements specified in this section, and $3.50
25€ tion No. 418 for haddock fillets, (plus you do business in the manner outlined
transportation and container allowances below, you may apply under paragraph (b) If you make such deliveries and permitted in Maximum Price Regulation (c) of this section to use the mark-ups add such charges, you are required to No. 418). To figure your ceiling price, provided for Group 1 and 2 stores: keep for one month a copy of each sales add to your "net cost” the per pound slip or invoice, itemizing clearly your mark-up given your group of store for its customers the services of taking
(1) Your store generally offers to all prices for the items delivered and the haddock in the table covering fillets,
table covering fillets, cuts orders by telephone, carrying monthly amount of the delivery charges per- and steaks sold as purchased. mitted under the provisions of this
charge accounts, and providing delivery
(3) If, prior to offering any item of section.
service, fresh fish for sale, you scale and clean SEC. 15. How you figure your ceiling it in such a manner that the form of the for fish and seafood was, during Sep
(2) The general level of your prices price for items which you "process"(a) Fresh fish-(1) “Net cost.” If, prior of dressing to another, and such scaling tember 1942, at least as high as the level to offering any item of fresh fish for sale, and cleaning is the only processing
you maintained by Groups 1 and 2 stores, and you "process" it by changing its form to perform, you may add 1/2 cent per pound
8 FR. 10569,10987, 12443, 12611. 13294, either drawn, dressed, dressed and and to your "net cost” of the item figured
15251, 14853, 15586, 15607. skinned, fillets, cuts or steaks (sliced), under section 4.
58 F.R. 2859, 4253, 5317, 5634, 6212, 7682,
(b) Fresh seafood (1) “Net cost". If, 8944, 9386, 12480, 13181, 15670. you will figure your "net cost" as though you had purchased the item already prior to offering any item of fresh sea- 88 F.R. 4423, 4922, 6214, 6428, 7199, 7827, processed. Your “net cost" for any style food for sale, you “process” it by chang- 8165, 8945, 9366, 11297, 12237, 12811. 14738.
was generally higher than that main-| termine again what group your store store, which you need to comply with the tained by Groups 3 and 4 stores for such is in. To do this, take your total sales record provisions of this regulation. items in your community; and
for the three-month period and multiply If the transfer changes the business (3) The total gross margin in your by four. Use the result as your "annual from one group of retail stores to an fiscal year 1941 was more than 25% on gross sales" in determining the group in other, your ceiling price's shall be those all sales and also, if you are not an "in- which your store belongs.
for the group of retailer to which you dependent" store, more than 25% on the If you find that your store should now belong under this regulation. combined sales of the items in all the be in another group, you may continue
Sec. 23. Relation to other regulations stores in your organization. If you to use the Group 1 or Group 3 mark-ups The provisions of this Maximum Price were not in business in 1941, use your until the second Thursday following the Regulation No. 507, except as otherwise most recent fiscal year (or fiscal period, end of the three-month period, by which provided in this regulation, shall, on and if not in business a full fiscal year). time you must have refigured all your after January 27, 1944, supersede the
(c) Your application must be filled in ceiling prices using the mark-ups for provisions of Maximum Price Regulation duplicate on or before March 1, 1944, your new group.
No. 439, and any other applicable price with your nearest district OPA office on If, by reason of the new store, you now office. You may combine on one form ownership, you must, at the end of the vised General Order No. 51, with respect a form which you may obtain from that are one of four or more stores under one regulation or order issued by the OPA
except any order issued pursuant to Rethe applications of more than one of three-month period, refigure the com- to sales by retail stores, retail route sellyour
your application is bined "annual gross sales” for all of your ers and wagon retailers of any kind of finally approved, OPA will tell you when stores. If the combined "annual gross fish or seafood for which ceiling prices to begin using the Group 1 and 2 mark- sales” are $500,000 or more, all of your are established by this regulation. ups, and from such time on you shall stores must then be considered as Group post a sign in your store designating it as 3 or 4 stores. You may continue to use
SEC. 24. Geographical applicability a “Group 1” store and it shall be con- the existing ceiling prices in each store The provisions of this regulation shall sidered a Group 1 store for all orders until the second Thursday following the apply to the. 48 states of the United States issued under Revised General Order No. end of the three-month period, by which and to the District of Columbia. 51. time you must have refigured all of your
SEC, 25. Definitions. (a) (1) "Sale at SEC. 18. Applications for adjustment. ceiling prices in each store, using the retail” shall mean a sale to an ultimate Any regional Office of the OPA, or such mark-ups for its proper group.
consumer other than a commercial, in
(c) Discontinuance of stores. (1) If dustrial or institutional user. offices as may be authorized by order issued by the appropriate Regional Office, you are not an “independent" store and
(2) "Fish store" is a store at least 90% may act on all applications for adjust- you close one or more of your stores, so of whose sales are sales of fish or seafood ment under the provisions of this regula- | that you now have less than four stores to ultimate consumers other than com tion. Applications for adjustment are under one ownership, you may find your mercial, industrial or institutional users governed by Revised Procedural Regula-1 group for each of the remaining stores
(3) "Delivery” of an item covered by by determining the "annual gross sales" this regulation shall be considered to tion No. 1.
under section 19, treating each store as have occurred when the item has been ARTICLE IV-MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS an “independent” store.
received by you at your usual receiving SEC. 19. How you find the "annual
(2) If you are not an “independent” point. gross sales" of your store. (a) To find store, and you close one or more of your
(4) "Usual receiving point” will be your "annual gross sales”, take your to stores, but four or more stores continue either your retail store or your ware tal sales for the calendar year 1942. under one ownership, you may figure house from which you supply your retail Include all sales as shown on your books, the combined "annual gross sales” under stores, depending upon where you nor except sales made by a restaurant in section 19 for those remaining in opera- mally receive the particular item you are conjunction with your store. You can
You can tion. If the combined "annual gross pricing under this regulation. use your Federal Income Tax Return to sales" are not $500,000 or more, you may
(5) "Item" is each kind, size, and style get your gross sales for all or part of the then determine your group for each store; of dressing or preparation of fresh fish calendar year 1942 which is covered by treating each store as an “independent" and seafood listed in Table A, both dosuch return. If you own more than one store.
mestic and imported, but shall not in store, figure the sales for each store
(3) If you find that any store is now clude any frozen fish or frozen seafood separately, treating each as a separate in another group, you may refigure all You must figure a separate ceiling price retailer.
of your ceiling prices for that store be- for each item you sell. (b) If you were not in business during fore the opening of business on any
(6) "Process” shall mean any operathe entire year 1942, you must divide Thursday.
tion by a retailer prior to offering the your total sales from the time you began
Sec. 21. Taces. You may collect, in item for sale, whereby the form of the operation up to January 26, 1944, by the addition to your ceiling price, any tax fish is changed to either drawn, dressed number of weeks you were in business. upon or incident to a sale at retail of dressed and skinned, fillets, cuts or This will get you your weekly average items covered by this regulation, if you steaks, or the form of seafood is changed sales. Multiply the figure by 52, and the state the tax separately, and if the stat- to headless, headless and veined, peeled result is your "annual gross sales". ute or ordinance does not prohibit sellers or peeled and veined.
SEC. 20. How you determine your from stating and collecting the tax sep- (7) “Prepared to the customer's orgroup in certain special cases-(a) arately from the price.
der” shall mean any customary operaStores in which more than one retailer operates. If you sell fresh fish and sea- in trade. If, after January 26, 1944, you cleaning, running the fins, trimming,
Sec. 22. Transfer of business and stock tion by a retailer, within the limitations
of his mechanical facilities, such as food in a retail store in which there are acquire in any way the business, assets; scaling, gutting, heading, slicing, or filother food retailers, none of whom sells and stock in trade of any seller at retail fish and seafood, you must find your subject to this regulation, and you carry Where the customer requests whole fish
leting, after offering the item for sale. group by taking the combined "annual on the business or continue to deal in the in the form in which it is offered, the gross sales" of all the food retailers in same type of food products in that same in the form in which it is offered, the that store.
store, your ceiling prices shall be the sale shall likewise be regarded as "pre(b) New stores. If you open a retail same as those of the former owner, as if pared to the customer's order.”
(8) "Whole fish” shall mean any fish store after January 26, 1944, you may no transfer had taken place. You must consider yourself a Group 1 store if you keep all the records needed to verify your and skinned, but shall not include fillets,
item round, drawn, dressed, and dressed are an "independent" store, or a Group 3 ceiling prices. The former owner must and skinned, but shall not include fillets
cuts and steaks. store if you are not an "independent" either preserve and make available to store. However, after you have been in you, or give you, all the records of his 18 FR. 10267, 10732, 11686, 12693, 13920, business for three months, you must de- transactions before you acquired the 14986.
(9) "Major styles of dressing" shall quires, the definitions in Maximum Price to the terms used herein. mean round, drawn, dressed, dressed Regulation No. 418, as amended, and in
ARTICLE V-TABLES and skinned, fillets, cuts and steaks.
section 302 of the Emergency Price Con- SEC. 26. Table of mark-ups for fresh (b) Unless the context otherwise re- trol Act of 1942, as amended, shall apply fish and seafood (Table A).
CENTI-PER-POUND MARK-UPS OVER "Net Cost" ALLOWED TO RETAILERS FOR FRESH FISH AND SEAFOOD Cov
ERED BY THIS REGULATION, RY SPECIES, FOR THE MONTHS OF JANUARY, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH
Cents per Cents per Cents per Cents per
KIND OF FISH 1. Alewives 2. Blackback. 3. Codfish, Atlantic. 4. Cusk. 5. Dab, Sea. 6. Haddock. 7. Hake.. 8. Hake, Mud 9. Herring, Atlantic. 10. Pollock 11. Rosefish. 12. Sole, Grey. 13. Sole, Lemon. 14. Swordfish.. 15. Whiting16. Wolfish. 17. Yellowtail, Atlantic. 18. Bonita 19. Cod, True, Pacific 20. Flounder, Pacific. 21. Halibut. 22. Ling Cod, Pacific 23. Rock (Red) Cod, Pacific.
Cents per Cents per Cents per Cents per
10 10 10 10
7 10 11 10 10
7 7 11 12 10
KIND OF FISH
9 10 11 12 11
9 10 10
9 10 10 10 10 10
11 11 9
The nation's ice industry has adequate storage capacity and production equipment and believes it can fulfill wartime requirements for food preservation, the Ice Industry Advisory Committee told War Food Administration and other government officials at a meeting in Washington, D. C., January 17. The committee explained, however, that both the manpower and truck supply problems are serious. Chairman John L. Peters, of the FDA, named a task group to gather all information obtainable on the truck and manpower situation for submission to the committee.
The ice industry hopes to produce in 1944 an ice tonnage substantially above the estimated 41 million tons produced in 1943 and the 34 million tons produced in 1942, the committee pointed out.
ICE PRODUCTION EXPANSION PROGRAM UNDEF WAY
Well in advance of the time when demands for artificial ice start soaring again, more than 75 percent of an expansion program for increasing ice-production facilities is now completed, the War Production Board announced January 15 following a conference between the General Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Advisory Committee and WPB officials. The occasion for the report was a conference of manufacturers and executives of the refrigeration section of WPB, called to evaluate present and future requirements for ice production, food storage and allied subjects.
Representatives of the War Food Administration and the Office of Civilian Requirements advised the Committee of estimated increased demands for food storage, processing and distribution facilities. The Committee assured these representatives that the industry was equipped to furnish these facilities through the conversion of normal-temperature storage space to low-temperature storage space, and by maintaining maximum efficiency of refrigeration units through production of an adequate supply of repair and replacement parts for machinery.
The necessity for providing additional cold-storage facilities has developed through the increased capacity of quick-freezing plants, WFA representatives pointed out. Assurances that adequate cold-storage facilities could be provided without resort to scheduling of production were given by members of the industry committee.
Frozen Fish Trade
15 MILLION POUNDS OF U. S. FISHERY PRODUCTS FROZEN DURING DECEMBER
Fishery products frozen by domestic freezers during December 1943, totaled 15,031,000 pounds, a decrease of 40 percent under the previous month, according to Current Fishery Statistics No. 100, published by the Fish and Wildlife Service. The main items frozen during the month were lake herring, rosefish fillets, shrimp, and whiting. These items accounted for 42 percent of the total freezing.
Trossings of fishery Products in United States Cold-storage Plants
Doc, compared with Iton
November 5-yr. av. 1943 1943 5-yr,av.
Pounds Porcent Percent Pounds Pounds. Total fish and xbollfiabe
-40 +101 24,948,000 7,467,000 Important Itoms: Pillots: Cod
+274 1,096,000 112,000 Pollock
• 70 965,000 876,000 Posol iala
1,531,000 996,000 Borring, soa
-82 +177 1,355,000 90,000 Wackorol
+203 2,097,000 188,000 haiting
+185 1,424,000 360,000 Lake herring 2,583,000 .9 +819 2,853,000
281,000 1,315,000 .52
+ 78 2,742,000 737.000 "Inow the data for reporting freosings of fishery products was changed from the 15th to the first of
the son te beginning Jamuary 1, 1943, data included in the 5-yr, average" consist of a combination
o riguros for the two periods. **Data not available,
FROZEN FISH STOCKS ON JANUARY 1 TOTAL 99 MILLION POUNDS
Holdings of fishery products in domestic freezers on January 1, which totaled 98,888,000 pounds, were 6 percent less than those of December 1, but 1 percent greater than January 1, 1943, according to Current Fishery Statistics No. 100, published by the Fish and Wildlife Service. Compared with the stocks of January 1, 1943, important itens showing increased holdings were rosefish fillets, sea herring, salmon, lake herring, and shrimp. Holdings of haddock fullets on January 1 were 43 percent le88 than those on the same date in 1943.