Fishing History

[QUOTE=c.captain;159484]but why did you have to post such large photo of Rokke anyway…? [/QUOTE] To get your attention, can’t have the Dutch steal your focus.

[QUOTE=c.captain;159484]Love how he tried to BUY himself a master’s license. Maybe FUCKING RICH but an ASSHOLE all the same.[/QUOTE]

Not a master license, it was a Swedish license he tried to convert to a Norwegian D5L or a Yacht skipper Certificate. He served 30 days in prison because of it.

[QUOTE=catherder;159485]American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food by Andrew Smith

It’s more about how the tuna became an American staple but he goes into the history of the Japanese fishermen who caught tuna for the canneries in San Pedro…and how they lost everything when they were shipped off to internment camps.[/QUOTE]

Completely forgot about this one.

There is a huge difference between being a real fisherman, or being a landlubber that just happens to be going fishing for awhile in hopes of making a windfall.

There is also a big difference between being a fisherman, or being an investor in fishing.

The state and federal programs to manage fishing are not a success story. Quite the opposite. They are the stories of outrageous give aways to foreigners who were heavily financed by foreign banks backed by foreign governments. They are the stories of converting owner operator fishing boats into investor and corporate owned fishing boats. Its the story of converting publicly owned fisheries open to fishermen into corporate and investor owned fisheries.

My dad’s boat is in there.

Although it is on the opposite US Coast “The Hungry Ocean” by Linda Greenlaw is a very good read which recalls some of the moments from the fall storm that claimed the Andrea Gail.

Try “As the sailor loves the sea” by Ballard Hadman. IF you can find it, a favorite among trollers who worked in the Noyes Island / Craig/ Seattle fleet. Francis Caldwell’s “Land of the Ocean Mists” a well written book with history of the Fairweather trolling grounds in which the Sitka based author tells some of the Yakutat/Icy Strait/Sitka fishing history. Joe Upton’s “Alaska Blues”, and Spike Walker’s “Nights of Ice” and “Working on the Edge” are a few that come to mind.