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The Fishing Boats Story

By Mike Smylie

9780750969970

ISBN: 9780750969970

Published: 06-07-2017


The Fishing Boats Story

By Mike Smylie

ISBN: 9780750969970

Published: 06-07-2017

About This Book

Britain has a history of a wonderful array of sailing fishing boats, some of which still sail under private ownership. These older vessels developed in their own unique ways which were dependent on local traditions, the type of fishing, their place of operation and, lastly, innovation from fishermen and boatbuilders alike. With motorisation they changed dramatically through the steam era until the advent of the internal combustion engine. In time they became known as the motorised fishing vessel (MFV) and today some of these still work. Today fishing boats still attract all sorts of people to fishing harbours everywhere and many are drawn to the new breed of ubiquitous boats that compete for ever decreasing stocks of fish.

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