The Perilous Catch

The Perilous Catch : A History of Commercial Fishing

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For centuries Britain's commercial fishermen have ventured out into the ravages of the surrounding seas to bring fi sh back both to supply a home market and for export around the world. Fishing is one of history's most dangerous jobs, and when disasters occur they can affect whole communities: in 1872 some 129 men were lost in one night alone. Fishermen have lost their lives because of extreme weather, fishing gear entanglement, lack of emergency support and often simply by falling overboard. Today, commercial fishing remains one of the most perilous occupations and still claims the lives of fishermen each year, leaving their families behind.

The Perilous Catch is a well-researched, comprehensive and poignant history of the fishing industry written by maritime historian Mike Smylie.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 18.03mm | 317.51g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 20 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0752498002
  • 9780752498003
  • 1,829,121

About Mike Smylie

Mike Smylie is a maritime historian specializing in the fishing industry. He has written many articles on the subject for various magazines, such as "Classic Boat," and is the author of 15 books, including "Fishing Around the Bristol Channel "and "Fishing Around Morcambe Bay." He was awarded an MPhil by St Andrews University in 2002. He is a founder member of the 40+ Fishing Boat Association and edits their thrice-yearly newsletter "Fishing Boats."
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