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‘To save the industry from complete ruin’: Crisis and response in British Fishing 1945-1951

Wilcox, Martin

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Abstract

Fishing is a small, complex and fragmented industry, which arguably exerts political significance disproportionate to its size. This article traces the prolonged period of depression which affected British deep-sea fishing between the wars, and then a more virulent crisis which erupted in the post-war years. It explores how the industry proved unable to respond effectively, requiring intervention from government which followed a similar pattern to that elsewhere in the economy, albeit tailored to the industry’s peculiar circumstances and idiosyncratic nature.

Journal Article Type Article
Print ISSN 0007-6791
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Wilcox, M. (in press). ‘To save the industry from complete ruin’: Crisis and response in British Fishing 1945-1951. Business history, https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2019.1576634
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2019.1576634
Keywords Fisheries; Labour; productivity; crisis; reorganisation; industrial policy

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