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c) or section 5 (b) (based on Table D), whichever is applicable, plus the allowance in section 9 (b) when applicable. For other service and delivery sales to retailers, the wholesaler may add 2/2 cents per pound to the price as fixed in section 5 (b) plus transportation allowance in section 9 (b) when applicable.

(c) To purveyors of meals. For a service and delivery sale to a purveyor of meals, a wholesaler may add 242 cents per pound to the price as determined in section 3 (c) (based on Table C) or section 5 (b) (based on Table D), whichever is applicable, plus the allowance in section 9 (b) when applicable.

(1) Maximum prices for sales of custom dressed fish to purveyors of meals. For a service and delivery sale of custom dressed fish to a purveyor of meals, a further addition of 2 cents per pound of custom dressed fish may be added to the applicable service and delivery price for dressed fish. If a price is fixed in the regulation for round fish, but no price is fixed for dressed fish, the applicable dressed fish price for a service and delivery sale shall be deemed to be 40 percent more than the applicable price for a service and delivery sale of round fish. If no price is listed for dressed or round fish, but prices are listed for drawn fish of a species, the applicable dressed fish price for a service and delivery sale shall be deemed to be 25 percent more than the applicable price for a service and delivery sale of drawn fish. For the purposes of this section, “custom dressed" fish shall mean fish with the head, entrails, scales and fins removed. There shall be no charge by the service and delivery wholesaler in supplying such fish to purveyors of meals for any other customary services performed such as slicing, removing collar bone, wrapping, etc.

9. Section 7 is added to read as follows:

SEC. 7. Maximum prices for retail sales by producers and wholesalers. This section applies to producers and wholesalers who sell fresh fish or seafood for the most part to persons other than ultimate consumers who are not commercial, industrial or institutional users. The maximum price at which any producer or wholesaler may sell fresh fish or seafood to ultimate consumers who are not commercial, industrial or institutional users shall be the Table B price plus the appropriate mark-up established for Group 3 and 4 stores in Maximum Price Regulation No. 507 (Ceiling Prices of Certain Fresh Fish and Seafood Sold at Retail).

10. Section 8 is amended to read as follows:

SEC. 8. Special package shipments to outlying country points by canolesalers. A wholesaler who packs fish or seafood in special containers for shipment to outlying country points to individual retail stores or purveyors of meals may, in addition to the permitted maximum price, add the actual cost of the special containers and the cost of the refrigerant. The added cost must be shown on the invoice to the customer.

11. Section 9 (c) is amended to read as follows:

(c) Transportation allowance for imported fish. Any importer or agent of a foreign consignor of fresh fish or seafood may add as a transportation allowance to the appropriate table price the lowest amount determined on the following three bases:

(1) The actual cost of transportation (exclusive of local trucking, hauling and

handling charges) from the seller's shipping point to the importer's receiving point;

(2) The actual cost of transportation (exclusive of local trucking, hauling and handling charges) to the importer's receiving point from the point at which the fresh fish or seafood entered the United States or the carload rail rate for fresh fish or seafood from the point in the United States nearest the foreign shipper's shipping point whichever is designated by the seller;

(3) The actual cost of transportation (exclusive of local trucking, hauling and handling charges) to the importer's receiving point from the nearest domestic port from which a substantial volume of that species is shipped. However, with respect to the species listed hereinafter, the cost of transportation shall not exceed the cost for the type of shipment used from the port listed for that species.

Species: Cod, haddock, pollack, hake, cusk, yellowtail, blackback, lemon sole, gray sole, sea dab, rosefish. Port: Boston, Mass.

In determining the transportation allowance common carrier rates shall be used, and the importer may add the allowance only when he records it on an invoice to the customer purchasing the fish or seafood designating which of the three bases he is using. A purchasing wholesaler or subsequent wholesalers of that fish or seafood may pass on such transportation allowance, but only if they in turn record it in an invoice to their customers. This paragraph (c) does not apply to Canadian lake fish listed in Schedules 51-60.

12. Section 10 is amended to read as follows:

SEC. 10. Imported fresh fish and seafood. (a) The maximum price at which an importer, including any agent of a foreign shipper, may sell any fresh fish or seafood listed in this regulation shall be the price listed in Tables B, C or D, depending on the type of sale involved plus the appropriate container allowance in section 21, plus the transportation as provided in section 9, plus the appropriate allowance for sales on a service and delivery basis where applicable.

(b) Except as hereinafter provided no person in the course of trade or business shall import (buy, receive or in any manner pay for and bring in, deliver or cause to be brought into or delivered into the continental United States) from Canada any of the species of Canadian lake fish listed below at a price higher than the price established in the table below for such species of Canadian lake fish. The table prices below are f. o. b. the City of Winnipeg in the Province of Manitoba, Canada, and apply to all Canadian lake fish imported from Winnipeg. The maximum importing price for Canadian lake fish which is imported from any point in Canada, other than Winnipeg, shall be an f. o. b. price in line with the f. o. b. Winnipeg price so that the total cost of the fish delivered to the importer's place of business is not greater than it would have been if purchased f. o. b. at Winnipeg. These maximum prices are in American currency and apply to such fish caught or landed in Canada except fish caught in Lake of the Woods and any other body of water east of that lake which is partly in Canada and partly in the State of Minnesota or which constitutes the boundary line between Canada and the State of Minnesota; Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and any of the waters connecting these five lakes; and the St. Lawrence River where it con

stitutes the boundary line between New York State and Canada.

(c) Halibut. No person shall buy halibut landed on the Pacific Coast of Canada, which halibut is intended for transshipment in bond into the United States, at a price higher than the Table A price as fixed by footnote 38 when the fish is bought from the producer or Table B as fixed by footnote 38 or 39 when bought from any wholesaler. No producer shall sell any halibut on the Pacific Coast of Canada from a vessel of the United States, which halibut is intended for transshipment in bond to the United States, at a price higher than the applicable Table A price as fixed by footnote 38.

13. Section 15 is amended by redesignating paragraph (d) as paragraph (e) and adding a new paragraph (d) to read as follows:

(d) Authorization to regional offices to modify invoice provisions. Any Regional Administrator of the Office of Price Administration may, by order, alter, modify or suspend any of the requirements in paragraph (c) of this section if in his judgment such action is necessary in order that fish may be marketed efficiently within his jurisdiction and is consistent with the effective enforcement of this Maximum Price Regulation No. 418. The Regional Administrator may alter, modify or suspend such requirements with reference to such types of sales and such localities within his jurisdiction as he may designate, but only in the case where the buyer and seller are both located within his jurisdiction. He may make such provisions for posting the items required in paragraph (c) as in his judgment are necessary to prevent the circumvention or evasion of this regulation. The Regional Administrator may issue such order on his own initiative or upon application for adjustment of the requirements in paragraph (c) by any person subject to them. Subpart B of Revised Procedural Regulation No. 1 shall apply to such applications for adjustment.

14. After the definition of "Fillet" in section 20, the following definition is inserted:

“Grade” means any qualification of the name of the fish or seafood listed in the tables in section 22.

15. Section 21 is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 21. Container allowances. (a) A wholesaler who sells fresh fish or seafood in a container may add to the appropriate table price the applicable container allowance listed in this section but only if he records it on an invoice to the buyer and only if the container becomes the property of the buyer. In no case may a wholesaler add a container allowance if the container is returned to him.

(b) A wholesaler who processes fresh fish or seafood into steaks, fillets or boned fish and who paid a container allowance permitted in this section may add to the appropriate table price for the steaks, fillets or boned fish an amount which will enable him to recover the permitted container allowance paid by him when he purchased the fish involved in the processing, but no more than 3 cents per pound.

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172 For any net weight not listed in this section, take the nearest net weight for which provision is made.

For any net weight falling equally between two listed net weights, take the net weight with the lower allowance. When fish or seafood is cellophane wrapped, add an additional 14 cent per pound.

16. In section 22, footnote 3 following Table A applicable to Schedule 27, Salmon, Chinook or King (Pacific Coast) troll caught (Oncorhynchus tschawytscha) and to Schedule 28, Salmon, Silver (Pacific Coast) troll caught (Oncorhynchus kisutch) is amended to read as follows:

3 Deduct 1% cents when landed ex-vessel in any port in Washington and Oregon other than Seattle and Astoria and the following

amounts when landed ex-vessel in the fol-
lowing Alaskan ports: Ketchikan, 1/2 cents;
Wrangell and Petersburg, 194 cents; Juneau,
Sitka and Pelican City, 2 cents; and Port
Williams, 22 cents. When landed ex-vessel
in any other port in Alaska deduct the
amount specified for the nearest port listed.

17. In section 22, footnote 21 follow-
ing Table B applicable to Schedule Nos.
51-60, Canadian Whitefish, Tullibee,
Lake Trout, Yellow Pike (Yellows or
Wall-eyed Pike), 'Sucker (Fresh water
Mullet), Pickerel (Jacks, Great North-
ern Pike or Grass Pike), Sauger (Sand
Pike) and Yellow Perch, is amended to
read as follows:

2 These prices apply to this species caught or landed in Canada except that they do not apply to fish caught in Lake of the Woods and any other body of water east of that lake which is partly in Canada and partly in the State of Minnesota or which constitutes the boundary line between Canada and the State of Minnesota; Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and any of the waters connecting these five lakes; and the St. Lawrence River where it constitutes the boundary line between New York State and Canada.

18. In section 22, footnote 15 following Table C is amended to read as follows:

15 All footnotes made applicable to particu. lar species of fish in Table A, except footnotes 26, 28 and 29; and footnotes 21, 22, 27, 37 and 39 made applicable to particular species of fish in Table B are also applicable to the same species in Table C in section 22.

19. In section 22, footnote 16 following Table D is amended to read as follows:

16 All footnotes made applicable to particu. lar species of fish in Table A, except footnotes 26, 28 and 29; footnotes 21, 22, 27, 37 and 39 made applicable to particular species of ish in Table B; and footnote 30 made applicable to particular species of seafood in Table C are also applicable to the same species in Table D in section 22.

20. In section 22, Table E and footnote 17 thereto are eliminated.

This amendment shall become effective June 17, 1944.

Issued this 12th day of June 1944.

AMDT. 33 TO MPR-418 EFFECTIVE JUNE 26

Fi sh dealers who sell custom dressed fish to restaurants and hotels on a cash-and-carry basis are now permitted to add 2 cents per pound on such sales over their dressed fish ceilings, the Office of Price Administration announced June 27. This action, effective June 26, 1944, was taken because certain hotel and restaurant suppliers custom dress substantial quantities of fish and ship it to their customers by common carrier. The allowance now provided them for custom dressing is the same as is allowed a service-and-delivery wholesaler who does custom dressing.

The measure also adjusts the service-and-delivery allowance for sales to retailers. Primary fish shippers and wholesalers who buy from primary fish shippers, or through a port sale, are now uniformly permitted a service-and-delivery allowance of la-cents per pound. Previously, this allowance ranged from 12-cents to 2ż-cents per pound. The exception formerly provided for sales of fillets is eliminated.

In many instances, retailers and consumers will benefit from this adjustment by a reduction in the price of fresh fish and seafood, particularly fillet, of one-cent per pound.

The action also provides that a wholesaler who sells custom dressed fish to a purveyor of meals may now pass on an amount (not exceeding 2 cents per pound) sufficient to enable him to recover the permitted container allowance he paid to his supplier. Such wholesalers do not ordinarily reuse the containers in which they buy their supplies, the OPA said,

Excerpts follow:

1. Section 6 (b) is amended to read as follows:

(b) To retailers. For a service and delivery sale of any fresh fish or seafood to a retailer by a primary fish shipper wholesaler, his agent or branch warehouse, or by a wholesaler other than a retailer-owned cooperative wholesaler, whose supplier's ceiling was based on Table B, such wholesaler may add 1/2 cents per pound to the price as determined in section 3 (c) (based on Table C) or section 5 (b) (based on Table D), whichever is applicable, plus the allowance in section 9 (b) when applicable. For other service and delivery sales to retailers, the wholesaler may add 2%2 cents per pound to the price as fixed in section 5 (b) plus transportation allowance in section 9 (b) when applicable.

2. Section 6 (c) (1) is redesignated section 6a and is amended to read as follows:

SEC. 6a. Maximum prices for sales of custom dressed fish to Purveyors of meals. For a sale of custom dressed fish to a purveyor of meals, a further addition of 2 cents per pound of custom dressed fish may be added to the applicable price for dressed fish. If a price is fixed in the regulation for round fish, but no price is fixed for dressed fish, the applicable dressed fish price shall be deemed to be 40 percent more than the applicable price for a sale of round fish. If no price is listed for dressed or round fish, but prices are listed for drawn fish of a species, the applicable dressed fish price shall be deemed to be 25 percent more than the applicable price for a sale of drawn fish. For the purposes of this section,"custom dressed” fish shall mean fish with the head, entrails, scales and fins removed. There shall be no charge by the wholesaler in supplying such fish to purveyors of meals for any other customary services performed such as slicing, removing collar bone, wrapping, etc.

3. Section 21 (a) is amended to read as follows:

(a) A wholesaler who sells fresh fish or seafood in a container may add as part of his maximum selling price the applicable container allowance listed in this section but only if he records it on an invoice to the buyer and only if the container becomes the property of the buyer. In no case may a wholesaler add a container allowance if the container is returned to him.

4. Section 21 (b) is amended to read as follows:

(b) If a wholesaler processes fresh fish into steaks, fillets or boned fish, or if a wholesaler sells custom dressed fish to a purveyor of meals and such wholesaler paid a container allowance permitted in this section, he may add as part of his maximum selling price an amount which will enable him to recover the permitted container allowance paid by him when he purchased the fish involved in the processing but no more than 3 cents in the case of sales of fillets or boned fish and no more than 2 cents in the case of sales of steaks and sales of custom

dressed fish to purveyors of meals.

A purchasing wholesaler or subsequent wholesaler of such steaks, fillets or boned fish may pass on to his customer as part

of his maximum selling price any container allowance authorized by this paragraph (b) which he paid.

MPR-418 PRICES ADJUSTED IN PACIFIC COAST REGION

OPA's Region VIII, on June 15, issued Qrder G-5 under MPR-418--Fresh Fish and Seafood. Excerpts from this order, which became effective June 21, follow:

(a) Maximum prices for sales by producers of the fresh fish items designated in schedules 27,

28, 29, 290, and 34a, of MPR-418, as amended, when boxed or barreled, and including all commissions and selling expense, shall be the applicable price set forth in MPR-418, as

amended for such fresh fish items plus 1¢ per pound, (b) Applicability. This order shall apply to listed fresh fish items landed in ports of entry

in the State of Washington,

RETAIL. FRESH FISH AND CRAB PRICES ESTABLISHED FOR WESTERN AREA

Order G-1 under MPR-507, for OPA's Region VIII, issued June 1, fixed ceiling prices for many domestic and imported fresh fish and seafood items for all retail stores. Excerpts follow:

(b) Your ceiling price for each item of fresh fish and seafood (that is each kind, size, and

style of dressing, or preparation) listed in Table A in Paragraph (a), shall be the total of (1) the "net cost" of the largest delivery of the item received by you during the precoding seven-day period if you are a group one or two store, or the weighted average "net cost" of your deliveries of the item during the preceding seven-day period if you are a group three or four store, plus (2) the markup given your group for the item in Table A in Paragraph (a).

(c) All provisions of MPR-507 are here by incorporated and made a part hereof except where the

context clearly requires otherwise and except as follows:
(i) In applying section 15 of MPR-507 "net cost" shall be calculated with reference to the

price, style of dressing, container allowance, and delivery allowance, set forth in

Order No. 6-6 under MPR-418, as amended, instead of MPR-418.
(ii) met cost" of any fresh fish or seafood imported by you, covered by Order G-6 may not

exceed Table B price plus transportation and container allowance de termined under

Order G-6 under MPR-418, as amended.
(a) Markups for fresh fish and seafood. Table A sets for th per pound markups over "net

cost" allowed to retailers for fresh fish and seafood items covered by this regu-
lation, by species:

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per lb.

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(e) Applicability. This order shall apply to Region VIII, which means the states of California,

Washington, Nevada, Oregon, except Malheur County, and Arizona, except those portions of
Coconino County and Mohave County lying north of the Colorado River; and the following
counties in the state of Idaho: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah,
Lewis, Nez Perce, Shoshone, and Idaho.

(f) This order shall become effective June 12, 1944.

Frozen Fish Trade

U. S. HOLDINGS OF FISHERY PRODUCTS ON JUNE 1 SHOW INCREASE

Domestic holdings of frozen fishery products on June 1, totaled 69,292,000 pounds, an increase of 34 percent compared with stocks on May 1, according to Current Fishery Statistics No. 130 published by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. June 1 stocks were 99 percent greater than those held on this date in 1943, and 42 percent above the 5-year average.

The four leading species in storage on June 1--cod and haddock fillets, mackerel, and sea herring--accounted for 27 percent of the total holdings,

Compared with June 1, 1943, many important items exhibited marked increases, while only two--halibut and sea herring--showed decreases. Mackerel, croakers, and scup were held in much greater volume than on May 1. Holdings of cod fillets, mackerel, lake herring, and scup were considerably above the comparable 5-year averages,

Because of a delay of a few weeks in the opening of the halibut season, only small quantities of this fish were placed in freezers during May, and stocks of frozen halibut on June l were far below normal.

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Holdings of fishery Products in the United States

Juno 1 compared with
Itan
June 1, May 1, June 1, 5-year May 1,

June 1, 5-year 1944 1944 1943

&verage

1944

1943 average Pounds Percent Paroont Percent Pounds Pounds Pounds Prozen fish and shellfish: Total holdings 69,292,000 + 34 + 99

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51,545,000 34,755,000 49,144,000 Important Itams : Cronloors

1,679,000 +127 + 57

+ 23

739,000 1,067,000 1,365,000 Tillots: Cod

6,501,000

+468 +302 3,723,000 1,114,000 1,619,000 Haddock

3,063,000

+330 . 9 2,441,000 712,000 3,351,000 Rosefish 1,760,000 + 94 +282

907,000 461,000 2,317,000 Flounders

1,344,000 + 25 +

+ 65 1,071,000 927,000 816,000 Halibut

571,000 + 42

92 401,000 4,615,000 6,841,000 Herring, 508

2,781,000 + 9

12 + 40 2,542,000 3,149,000 1,986,000 Vackerol

6,112,000 +295

+426 +222 1,547,000 1,163,000 1,897,000 Sablolish

1,270,000 + 9 +108 + 50 1,160,000 611,000 847,000 Salmon

1,389,000 . 10 + 80 . 16 1,540,000 772,000 1,660,000 Scup (porgies)

1,263,000 +100

+ 73

+124 633,000 731,000 565,000 Smelt

1, 205,000 8

+139 . 7

1,304,000 505,000 1,291,000 Waiting 2,257,000 + 35 + 30

1,672,000 1,741,000 2,433,000 Lake berring

2,312,000

+810

+197 2,441,000 254,000 778,000 Thitefish

1,976,000

+168 + 92 2,114,000 736,000 1,029,000 1,912,000

22 + 2 - 43 2,448,000 1,868,000 3,379,000 Cared fish: Herring, cured

15,976,000 + 55

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. 16 10,279,000 13,950,000 19,050,000 Salmon, nild-cured 248,000 + 50 70 91 165,000 837,000

2,875.000 Since the data for reporting holdings of fishery products was changed from the 15th to the first of the sonth bogiming Jamuary 1, 1943, data included in the M5-yr. average" consist of a combination of figwres for the two periods.

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All important items of fish and shellfish, except sea herring, were frozen in greater volume in domestic cold-storage plants during May than in April, according to Current Fishery Statistics No. 130 released by the Fish and Wildlife Service. Total freezings of fishery products for the month were 32,269,000 pounds, representing increases of 86 percent over April, 45 percent above May 1943, and 38 percent over the 5-year average for May.

The principal items frozen were cod, rosefish, and haddock fillets and mackerel, the latter being 5 million pounds above the previous month and 4.8 million pounds over May 1943. Freezings of rosefish fillets were almost 20 million pounds greater than those during May

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Freezings of Fishery Products in United States Cold-storage Plants

Mey compared with
Item

May
April May 5-year

April May

5-year 1944 1944 1943 average 1944

1943

average Pounds Per cent Percent Percent Pounds Pounds Pounds Total fish and shellfish 32,269,000 + 86 + 45 + 38 17,375,000 22,196,000 23,464,000

Important Items: Croakers 1,102,000 +157 + 20

+ 38 428,000 921,000 796,000 Fillets: Cod

4,143,000

+203

+510 3,331,000 1,367,000 679,000 Haddock

2,472,000

+138

+ 21 2,165,000 1,040,000 2,036,000 Pollock

731,000 + 30 +127

+ 93

563,000 322,000 379,000 Rosefish 2,898,000 +146 +577

1,177,000 428,000 2,531,000 Flounders 795,000 + 57 - 5 + 61 506,000 834,000

493,000 Halibut 316,000 +919 . 92 . 92

31,000 4,019,000

4,019,000 4,021,000 Herring, sea

598,000 - 13 . 68 . 22 691,000 1,895,000 767,000 Mackerel

5,560,000 +930

+539

+335 540,000 870,000 1,278,000 Salmon

390,000 +118 + 78 • 13 179,000 219,000 447,000 Scup (porgies)

957,000 +26

+ 36

+278 303,000 702,000 253,000 Whiting

1,203,000 +387 +

20 49 311,000 1,005,000 2,343,000 682,000 + 18 49 60

578,000 1.333,000 1,701,000 Since the date for reporting freezings of fishery products was changed from the 15th to the first of the month beginning January 1, 1943, data included in the "5-yr. average" consist of a combination of figures for the two periods.

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NEW YORK HOLDINGS CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN MAY

Continuing to gain in line with increased spring production, holdings of frozen fishery products in New York cold-storage warehouses on June 1 increased 13 percent over May 1 holdings and almost doubled the holdings on June 1, 1943, according to the Service's Fishery Market News office in New York, The largest gain, in actual poundage, was shown under the heading "unclassified salt-water." Efforts to break this item down into separate species have indicated that fillets compose a major portion. Attempts to secure a more detailed division in the future are being made,

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Frozen fish stocks in Boston reached record proportions on May 31 increasing 76 percent over April 26. They also gained 224 percent over May 26, 1943, when they were abnormally low, according to the Service's local Fishery Market News office.

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