After World War II, fishing industrialized on a global scale. My new book looks at how trade and tariffs greatly expanded fishing and led to the creation of subsidies to build new boats. Foreign policy concerns linked codfish from Iceland and tuna from Japan to the destruction of American fisheries in New England and Southern California.
As I move into writing the next volume of my trilogy on the development of Pacific fisheries, I’ll be posting more stories in this category.
- Japanese fishing for tuna in the Indian Ocean, 1956
Nov 11, 2015
- Halibut drawing, 1976
Jan 15, 2015
- The Ballad of the Hake by Herb Shippen
Feb 1, 2015
- The fishing fleet the Americans built for the Soviets
CF, Nov 17, 2014
- Made in America—Russia’s Great Floating Cannery
CF, Nov 29, 2014
- More American boats for post-war foreign fisheries
CF, Dec 6, 2014
- Built in Seattle for fishing in China in 1947
BH, March 19, 2014