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Scotland's Fishing Boats

By James A. Pottinger

9780750983624

ISBN: 9780750983624

Published: 01-02-2018


Scotland's Fishing Boats

By James A. Pottinger

ISBN: 9780750983624

Published: 01-02-2018

About This Book

This latest selection of fishing boats from James Pottinger covers many boats in earlier fishing rig, and demonstrates the changes that evolved in the design of the boats themselves on the way to the current arrangement of fish and net gear handling methods. It includes many examples of earlier trawlers, seine net boats, modern twin rig side and stern trawlers. Sadly progress has seen a gradual diminishing of the numbers of handsome wooden boats, and certain legislation and fishing restrictions has also caused an upsurge in the smaller and under 10m class, rigged for trawling, lining and shellfish catching. This latest collection revels in both the old and the new at a variety of locations around Scotland and the Isles.

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