MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Location: file:///C:/5965B227/fishing.htm Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" In the 1700's the fishing industry in Cornwall centred around the pilchard

In the 1700's the fishing industry in Cornwall centred around the pilchard. A fleet of seining boats would en= circle a shoal of fish under the constant guidance of a cliff= top 'huer'. The fish would then be cleaned, salted, pressed and stored in the salt cellars - a job carried out in the main by t= he women and the children. The modern fishing industry hinges on deep sea traw= ling for a wide range of different species including Cod, Pollack, Sole, Hake, Plaice and Tuna. Today the Newlyn fishing fleet ventures ever further afield struggling to surv= ive in the face of dwindling fish stocks, restrictive quotas and foreign competiti= on. In the meantime, mackerel boats and smaller fishing vessels operate from al= most every Cornish port and cove with Crab and Lobster fishermen working a long season to provide top quality shellfish for hotels and restaurants countryw= ide

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