A History of the North Atlantic Fisheries, Volume 2: From the 1850s to the Early Twentieth-First Century
The fisheries have had a profound influence on the development of human societies in the North Atlantic region. Assuming countless forms over the ages, fishing activity has ranged across the vast expanse of an ocean that comprises a myriad of complex, dynamic and fragile ecosystems. North Atlantic fisheries have contributed significantly to human dietary requirements, generated income for those engaged in the catching, processing and marketing of fish products, and encouraged fishers - and their techniques, beliefs and cultures - to migrate to new lands in search of better catches and markets. Written and edited by David J. Starkey and Ingo Heidbrink on behalf of the North Atlantic Fisheries History Association (NAFHA), this book explores such themes to provide a pioneering region-wide appraisal of the scale, character and significance of the North Atlantic fisheries from the 1850s to the early twenty-first century. Together with David J. Starkey, Jon Th. Thor, Ingo Heidbrink, eds., A History of the North Atlantic Fisheries, vol. 1, From Early Times to the Mid-Nineteenth Century (Bremen: Hauschild Vlg. 2009), these two volumes provide a most comprehensive overview on the complex history of the fisheries in the North Atlantic region during the Long Durée and are already praised as the handbook for anybody interested in the history of fisheries in the North Atlantic. [www.dsm.museum]
North Atlantic Fisheries Association (NAFHA), North Atlantic region, Fisheries, Fisheries management
Aquaculture and Fisheries | Economic History | Social History
Starkey, David J. and Heidbrink, Ingo (Editors), "A History of the North Atlantic Fisheries, Volume 2: From the 1850s to the Early Twentieth-First Century" (2012). History Faculty Bookshelf. 37.