The Boats of the Somerset Levels

The Boats of the Somerset Levels

Ireland The Fishing Industry Through Time

Ireland The Fishing Industry Through Time

From Duncansby Head to the Solway Firth The Fishing Industry Through Time

Series: The Fishing Industry Through Time

Publication Date15th September 2013

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the fishing industry from Duncansby Head to the Solway Firth has changed and developed over the last century.
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ISBN
9781445614526

Since Britain joined the European Economic Community in the mid- 1970s, the fishing industry along our coasts has been under pressure from overfishing. In this book, Mike Smylie takes us on a tour from Duncansby Head to the Solway Firth. Here, small crofting communities sit on the fringe of the sea, hidden among the lochs and islands that indent Scotland's beautiful west coast and using what may well be the prettiest fishing boats in Britain. Although fishing here was mostly subsistence level and did not approach the scale of the industry on the east coast, there were large harbours at Stornoway, Castle Bay on Barra, Ullapool, Mallaig, Tarbet and Campbeltown. Mike Smylie shows us harbours, large and small, along with the boats and the communities that depended on them, from the herring fishery of Stornoway to salmon netting on the Solway Firth.

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