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Green, Seth 1817-1888 Pisciculturist; born in Rochester, N. Y., March 19, 1817; was educated in the public schools of his native city. He early showed a passion for fishing and hunting, and in 1837 discovered how to propagate fish artificially. In 1838 he went to Canada and studied the habits of salmon, which he observed ate their spawn as soon as it was cast. He established methods to prevent this and increased the yield of fish to 95 per cent. In 1864 he settled in Caledonia, N. Y., where he propagated fish by impregnating dry spawn by an artificial method. In 1867 the fish commissioners of New England invited him to experiment in the hatching of shad. Going to Holyoke, he made improvements which in an incredibly short time hatched 15,000,000, and in 1868 40,000,000. In the latter year he was made superintendent of the New York State fisheries. In 1871 he sent the first shad ever transported to California. As a result of this trial more than 1,000,000 shad were sent to