Witzell, W. N. (1998) The Origin of the Florida Sponge Fishery. Marine Fisheries Review, 60(1), pp. 27-32.
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Sponges were used domestically by Key West, Fla., pioneers soon after the town was settled in 1822 (Collins, 1887). Fortunately, aroung 1852, it was discovered that Florida sponges were able to compete with imported sponges from the Mediterranean, and they soon became commercially successful (Moore, 1910). These Florida-caught sponges were shipped to markets in New York and sold for domestic cleaning and personal hygiene, as upholstery stuffing and packing material, and for cleaning military cannons.
|Title:||The Origin of the Florida Sponge Fishery|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Marine Fisheries Review|
|Page Range:||pp. 27-32|
|Issuing Agency:||United States National Marine Fisheries Service|
|Depositing User:||Patti M. Marraro|
|Date Deposited:||14 Aug 2012 22:06|
|Last Modified:||14 Aug 2012 22:06|
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