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Fishing: British Columbia's commercial fishing history


By: Forester, Joseph, Forester, Anne
ISBN: 0-919654-43-6
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 11" X 8.5"
Pages: 224
Photos: 291
Illustrations: 80
Publication Date: 1975



PR Highlights: The History of BC's Commercial Fishing Industry
PHOTO Highlights: B/w historical photos & line drawings throughout.

Description: Richly illustrated, absorbingly written, Commercial Fishing-History of British Columbia explores the efforts of men and women who make commercial fishing one of the province's basic industries.

Written in honor of the men and women who built and operated BC's commercial fishing industry, this history shows just how much more than fish goes into each can of salmon, shrimp etc. Joe and Anne Forester have combined talents to recall the old days of Indian fishing and the earliest efforts of pioneer fishermen and canners. Interviews and numerous photographs capture the atmosphere aboard tiny boats lacking radar and radio, while the authors tellingly outline dangers at sea, not omitting to pass on the humor of many a fishy tale. Commercial Fishing is a story of hard work and success. For all who work in the industry, it is a treasure to own and relive; it is a factual reference and fascinating tale about fishing boats, gear, fish, processing methods and the growth of a vital B.C. industry.

Author Biography

Joe and Anne Forester taught in Kelowna and Castlegar for six years, though they now live in Victoria where they combine their talents for research and writing with interests in regional history and fishing.

Anne grew up in the fishing villages of the Baltic Sea, and Joe is from the Georgian Bay area of Ontario where he once owned an island and cottage. Both authors hold Masters degrees, teach, and write professionally on natural history, minerals and trees, As well, both share a special concern for resources conservation and management.

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