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The Inshore Fishermen of Wales by J. Geraint Jenkins


The Inshore Fishermen of Wales by J. Geraint Jenkins

This text is a full-scale survey of Welsh coastal fishermen, past and present. It looks at traditional Welsh fishing methods, some fast disappearing, others still in use today. The wealth of fish found around Welsh coasts is described and listed; equipment and techniques, including the varied netting practices, trapping, long lining and shellfish gathering, are explained in detail. Archive photographs and other material reveal the men and women whose livlihood depended on the catch. In contrast, the book also traces the development of the fishing industry in the larger ports of Milford Haven, Cardiff and Swansea, particularly in the boom years of the 19th-century.

About the Author

J. Geraint Jenkins was a Maritime historian and the curator of Welsh Folk Museum (now the National History Museum) at St Fagans and of the Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum.

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Publication date

5th December 1991


J. Geraint Jenkins

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University of Wales Press


176 pages


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