Bêche-de-mer sentence example

bêche-de-mer
  • It is visited by the ocean steamers of several lines, and is the centre of a very extensive beche-de-mer and pearl fishery.

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  • European industries include gold mining, in which 500 miners, besides natives, are engaged (chiefly in the Louisiade Archipelago), and the beche de mer and pearl-shell fisheries, which were formerly more productive than at present.

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  • It has an excellent harbour, Port Kennedy, and is a port of call for mail steamers and the centre of the beche-de-mer and pearl fisheries of the Torres Strait.

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  • Minor exports are cocoa, coco-de-mer and beche-de-mer.

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