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England's Sea Fisheries : The Commercial Sea Fisheries of England and Wales Since 1300 - RAMSTER JOHN,REID CHR STARKEY DAVID

England's Sea Fisheries

The Commercial Sea Fisheries of England and Wales Since 1300

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2001
ISBN: 9781861761248
Number Of Pages: 288

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A superb overview of the development of the sea fisheries of England and Wales from medieval times to the present. Beautifully illustrated with over 150 drawings, paintings and photographs. A major reference work on a much-neglected aspect of our history. Fish and fishermen have played the most fundamental role in the provision of food in this country for the last 1,000 years and this definitive work gets to the heart of every aspect of England's fisheries. Written by a team of experts the work is, however, far from being a dry, academic tome. The texts are readable and easily accessible and with the subject embracing such themes as food, ships, local crafts, hard labour, international rivalry and ecology the book will fascinate anyone who takes more than a passing interest in the story behind their 'cod and chips'. Fishing, combining as it does elements of agriculture, industry, transport and hunting, has always been a complex human activity, and its study draws together technological, political, economic, geographical and social disciplines. The very breadth of the subject is fascinating. Seafood and diet, the curing and preservation of fish and its distribution, fish farming from monastic institutions to the modern hi-tech methods and aquaculture, boats and gear, catching methods, the social structures of fishing communities, the Missions to deep-sea fishermen, the development of harbours and docks, fish protection against the background of ecological collapse, and the fishermen's skills set against such a dangerous occupation - these are just some of the themes which are covered. No previous publication has tackled this immense subject in such detail and in so accessible a manner and it will appeal to general and local historians as much as to more specialist maritime historians and enthusiasts. The book has been written by twenty contributors, all experts in their fields, and edited by a team of three.

Prefacep. 6
Editors' Acknowledgementsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
The Common North Atlantic Poolp. 9
Fish Production, Trade and Consumption, c1300-1530p. 18
Fishing and Fisheries in the Middle Agesp. 19
The Eastern Fisheriesp. 19
The Western Fisheriesp. 23
The Internal and International Fish Trades of Medieval England and Walesp. 29
The Internal Fish Tradep. 29
Control, Conflict and International Tradep. 32
'Take This Penance Now, and Afterwards the Fare will Improve': Seafood and Late medieval Dietp. 36
Harvesting a Free Resource, c1530-1880p. 45
State Concern for the Fisheries, 1485-1815p. 46
The Herring Fisheries in the Early Modern Period: Lowestoft as Microcosmp. 54
The Herring Fisheries, 1750-1900p. 64
The Line and Trawl Fisheries in the Age of Sailp. 72
Inshore and Local Fisheries, c1530 to 1880p. 81
Inshore Fisheries of the South West, c1530-1630p. 82
The South West Pilchard, Trawl and Mackerel Fisheries, 1770-1850p. 85
Load Diversity in Wakes c1530-1880p. 87
The Yorkshire Coast, 1780-1880p. 91
The Distant-Water Fisheries of South West England in the Early Modern Periodp. 96
Fisheries to the East and to the Westp. 96
The Newfoundland Tradep. 100
England's Icelandic Fishery in the Early Modern Periodp. 105
Fish and Fishers Ashore, c1850-2000p. 111
Following the Fish: Nineteenth-Century Migration and the Diffusion of Trawlingp. 112
An Antiquated Relationship? Trawler Owners and Trawlermen, c1880-1980p. 119
Fishing Communities, 1850-1950p. 127
Social and Spiritual Work amongst Fishing Communitiesp. 138
Dock and Harbour Provision for the Fishing Industry since the Eighteenth Centuryp. 146
From Trawler to Table: The Fish Trades Since the Late Nineteenth Centuryp. 157
Altered Images: Representing the Trawling in the Late Twentieth Centuryp. 166
Fishing Within Limits Since c1880p. 173
Government, Science and the Fisheriesp. 174
Local Fisheries Administration since 1888p. 174
Fisheries Research in England and Wales, 1850-1980p. 179
From Boom to Bust: The Herring Industry in the Twentieth Centuryp. 188
Fisheries of the Westcountry and Wales, c1850 to 2000p. 197
The Westcountryp. 197
The Welsh Fisheriesp. 201
Steam Power and Distant-Water Trawlingp. 206
The Diminishing Commons: Politics, War and Territorial Waters in the Twentieth Centuryp. 217
Adaptation and Change in the Fishing Industry since the 1970sp. 227
An International Perspective on Britain's Fisheries in the New Millenniump. 235
Abbreviationsp. 242
Notesp. 242
Indexp. 268
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ISBN: 9781861761248
ISBN-10: 1861761244
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st June 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.5 x 25.4  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.44