Pacific Salmon Run

Consolation Prize

May 10 2022 • 7 mins

In this mini episode of Consolation Prize, we complete our tour of the world by going to the last continent where the United States had consuls: Australia. Alexander George Webster was a consul in Hobart, a port city on the island of Tasmania, but he also served on the Tasmanian Fisheries Commission, a group that was very concerned with making sure that Tasmanian rivers were stocked full of fish. In this episode, we see how Webster used his position as consul to move salmon halfway around the world, from the rivers of California to the rivers of Tasmania.

This episode was produced by Abby Mullen and Kris Stinson. Show notes available at consolationprize.rrchnm.org.

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