Title: Grand Banks : A Pictorial History. First Edition, Paperback.
Publisher:  Flanker Press , St. John's, NF, 2011, ISBN:9781926881416
Seller ID: 94596
ANDRIEUX, J.P. The Grand Banks : A Pictorial History. St. John's : Flanker Press Limited, 2011. First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xi,(1),1-247,(1). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, illustrated pale card covers, grey lettering to front cover and spine. "For centuries, fishermen the world over have been prosecutingthe waters teeming with cod from the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and Labra dor. The growing demand for fish in world markets, the inexorable march of technology, and the failure of international governments to limit the harvest from the sea have each played a part in turning this industry into a thin shadow of its once great majesty. With more than 500 photos of foreign and domestic vessels, crews, ports, shipyards, and modes of processing fish at sea aboard ships that were part of Newfoundland and Labrador's collectivehistory, 'The Grand Banks' is a full and impartial history of the magnitud e of this fishing effort." - from rear. Contents : 1. Early Days of the Fishery. 2. European Fishermen in the First Half of the Twentieth Century. 3. Eastern Bloc Fishermen. 4. The Portuguese Fleet. 5. The Spanish Fleet. 6. Other Post-World War II Foreign Fleets. 7. The 200-Mile Limit. Very good. 15.00