HILL, A. V.
Title: Tides of Change : A Story of Fishermen's Co-operatives in British Columbia.in dustjacjket
Publisher:  Prince Rupert Fishermen's C-operative Association, 1967,
Seller ID: 107495
HILL, A. V. Tides of Change : A Story of Fishermen's Co-operatives in British Columbia. N.pl.: (Prince Rupert Fishermen's Co-operative Association, 1967). Pp (3),iv-xii,1-279,(1),+ 16 pp plates. Endpaper Maps. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, lettered in white. "Men must have "guts" and physical stamina in the fishing fleet of British Columbia. They like independence. (Co-operatingwith a respected skip is one thing, but "boss" is a bad word.) They are no t a saintly breed, though samples of unselfishness and roughgh justice are liberally scattered through this story. They'll tackle boatbuilding, biology, mechanics, navigation, or anything else. They are well endowed with patience. Above all, they are gamblers. Falling markets, low prices, and strikes prompted these individualists to act together. In the last four decades, fishermen and their womenfolk have re-molded a large segment of their industry into a new formóco-opeJerative enterprise. Their co-op story is told wltK humour and eye-witness accuracy by a sympathetic fellow-fisherman. This is important as a previously unwritten history of a vital Canadian industry. It also shows what a motley collection of untutored, uninhibited and unabashed humans, determined on a courself-help, can do wrong; and what they doright." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction by L.H.C. Phillips, Forewor d. 1. The Turbulent Industry. 2. B.C. Fishermen's Co-operative Association.3. Ideas Don't Die. 4. Kyuquot Trollers' Co-operative Association. 5. Prin ce Rupert Fishermen's Co-operative Association - Origin. 6. North Island Trotters' Co-operative Association. 7. Northern Co-ops Amalgamate. 8. New Prince Rupert Fishermen's Co-opef ative Association. 9. United Fishermen's Co-operative Association. 10. Fishermen's Co-operative Association. 11. Fishermen's Co-operative Federation. 12 Massett Co-operative Association. 13. B.C. Cod Fishermen's Co-operative Association. 14. Sointula Co-operative Association. 15. Pacific Coast Fishermen's Mutual Marine Insurance. 16. B.C. Fishermen's Independent Co-operative Association. 17. Crypto-Co-operatives. 18. Higher Learning Lends a Hand. 19.Prince Rupert Fishermen's Credit Union. 20. Gulf and Fraser Fishermen's Credit Union. 21. West Coast Savings CreditUnion. 22. Turn of the Tide. Appendices : A. Principal Methods of Commerci al Fishing in B.C. ; B. B.C. Fisheries Co-ops: Life Spans and Amalgamations. Very good in rubbed dustjacket. 20.00