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Concentration or disintegration? Vessel ownership, fish wholesaling and processing in the British trawl fishery, 1850-1939

Concentration or disintegration? Vessel ownership, fish wholesaling and processing in the British trawl fishery, 1850-1939

Wilcox, Martin (2006) Concentration or disintegration? Vessel ownership, fish wholesaling and processing in the British trawl fishery, 1850-1939. In: Starkey, David J. and Candow, James E., (eds.) The North Atlantic Fisheries: Supply, Marketing and Consumption, 1560-1990. Studia Atlantica (8). North Atlantic Fisheries History Association (NAFHA), Hull, UK.

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Abstract

This paper is a study of the British trawl fishery during the 1850-1939 period in the literature and focuses on the relationship between business organisation and economic performance. Examining the degree of connection between the different components of the fish trade, it is argued that the industry developed a unique organisational structure marked by a shift towards the integration of vessel owning, processing
and wholesaling down to 1890, when the partial disaggregation of cognate interests emerged as the main trend. [Excerpt taken from editors' Introduction].

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This paper was originally presented at the Eighth NAFHA (North Atlantic Fisheries History Association) Conference - with the theme 'Production and Consumption of Fish and Marine Products since the Twelfth Century’ - which was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in September 2004. It was subsequently included in the eighth Studia Atlantica volume, which contains edited versions of ten papers presented at the conference.
Uncontrolled Keywords: British, trawl fishery, organisation, economic performance, fish trade
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Pre-2014 Departments: Greenwich Maritime Institute
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2846

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