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- DescriptionSince Britain joined the European Ecomic Community in the mid-1970s, the fishing industry along our coasts has been under pressure from overfishing. Mike Smylie takes us on a tour of England's North Sea coast, taking the reader to harbours that you could once walk over on the hundreds of fishing boats, and to east coast beaches and rivers that boasted their own fishing fleets. Each area of the coast had its unique boats, built for local conditions, as well as methods of catching the fish. From North Foreland on Kent's Isle of Thanet to the River Tweed, Mike Smylie shows us the fishermen and women on shore and at sea, their boats, and the harbours, and tells us of the methods used to catch fish. He also documents the changes in and decline of the industry, from the times when it employed hundreds of thousands of working people.
- Author BiographyMike Smylie has written many books on the fishing industry, including a best-selling history of the herring. He is acknowledged as one of the experts on Britain's fishing industry and has been interviewed on both television and radio about the subject. He lives in Bristol.
- Author(s)Mike Smylie
- PublisherAmberley Publishing
- Date of Publication15/10/2014
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleThe Fishing Industry Through Time
- Place of PublicationChalford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAmberley Publishing
- Content Note180
- Width165 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine9 mm
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