Event Summary

Spencer Fullerton Baird appointed first US Commissioner of Fisheries

Date

1871

Description

U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries established under the Smithsonian Institution; its first director, Spencer F. Baird, sets up a fisheries laboratory at Woods Hole, Mass.

Timeline 1

Oceanography & Marine Sciences, 1492 � to present

Timeline 2

Marine Environment & Environmentalism, 1836 - to present

Record ID

570