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of a collector only, and its economic value will not appear until these results have been used for the greater development of the remarkable fishery resources of these islands than the native fisherman now make of them. These are fishermen who catch fish principally for the supply of the local community; who use for food nearly every kind of fish which is caught, with but little care for possible by-products; and who now preserve the fish, if at all, only by the crudest methods. Aside from the purely scientific additions to knowledge, the results of this Philippine expedition of the Albatross contain material which should benefit not only the fishermen as a class and many a Filipino who already uses fish as a staple article of his diet, but also a great number of the population, living inland from the coast, to whom the best species of fish properly cured would be a welcome and a wholesome addition to an often too restricted fare.