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Last month the officers of the Fishmongers' Company seized at Billingsgate 17 tons 4 cwt. of fish as unfit for human food. The weight of fish delivered at Billingsgate during the month was 13,739 tons, of which 10,113 came by land and 3626 by water. The fish seized included gurnets, haddocks, lobsters, mackerel, mussels, periwinkles, plaice, salmon, shrimps, smelts, soles, turbot, whelks, whitebait, and whiting.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2254—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 15, 1882, p.66