The series comprises 5 volumes which furnish an account of the Fisheries Board's committee meetings. In effect, the series documents the day-to-day decision-making processes of the Board as well as the activities undertaken by the Board in order to realise its statutory obligations.
The earliest minuted meeting extant in the series, 3 Aug 1904, dates from the year which the Fisheries Board's antecedents, the Board of Fishery Conservators and the Fisheries Committee of Tynwald, formally merged. The last minuted meeting, 12 Oct 1946, dates from the year of the Board's dissolution and the transferral of its core functions to the newly created Board of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Activities evidenced in the Board's minutes include but are not limited to: the election of the Board's Chairman and the appointment of the Board's Secretary; the management of the Island's freshwater fisheries and sea fisheries; the day-to-day administration of the Board's aquarium; the appointment of Inspectors; and the undertaking of surveys and the issuing of reports in relation to the Island's fishery stocks.