Fisheries.While recognizing the possibility that our fisheries would be destroyed by the enemy, it was still deemed advisable to establish them on our coasts and bays.  Accordingly, they were arranged in a number of places on the rivers of Virginia and North Carolina, on the Gulf coast, and at Mobile, and have afforded a supply of fish both fresh and salt. As was anticipated, they have been frequently interrupted by the movements of the enemy, and many of them entirely broken up. Much may be expected from those in Florida, if unmolested, and from them some results may yet accrue. Respectfully,
L. B. Northrup, Commissary-General C. S. A.