By Prof. Dr. Dietrich Sahrhage, Prof. Dr. Johannes Lundbeck (auth.)
Described listed here are the beginning and common tendencies within the improvement of fishing from the earliest instances as much as the current in a variety of elements of the area. The thoughts utilized and the commercial and social difficulties concerned are coated. Fishing tools haven't replaced a lot because the Stone Age, yet non-stop technical advancements just like the development of sea-worthy ships, extra effective equipment, and eventually mechanization of fishing have ended in huge, immense improvement and a excessive fish creation, of now a hundred million lots consistent with yr. vast usage has brought on heavy overexploitation of the assets and hence becoming drawback. The booklet concludes with an review of views for the long run usage of dwelling resources.
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50 m and certainly had to be operated by several people. e. traps with nets. Skimming nets positioned between two crossed sticks, often with transom or linking ropes, are frequently illustrated. Presumably they were used not only for fishing but also for hoisting the catch. Seine nets were operated by groups of fishermen under the command of foremen from the beach and from boats (Fig. 25B). Most of these nets were of simple construction without bags in the centre. They had floats and sinkers of stone or lead (Fig.
12. Reed float, "totora" or "caballito" from Peru; the same type ofvessel can be observed on Lake Titicaca. (Pesca Peru) people had already settled permanently. They were primarily "mariscadores" and fishermen but they also farmed. Cultivation of cotton was started and the fibre used for the manufacture of fishing nets. Stone tools were still in use but were increasingly replaced by bone material, often from seals and whales. Typical of this culture are fish hooks made of mussel shells (Fig. 11).
Fish were gutted and eaten raw or grilled. Large quantities were clipped and dried in the sun, often hanging on lines. Also, salted fish had a wide market in Egypt and for export. Mackerel was pickled in brine. Transport 37 A B =0 7' D F E Fig. 25A-F. Fish and fishing in ancient Egypt. A Catching fish with hooks and lines, baskets and skimming nets; processing of fish; B fishing with seine net carried by nine men on each side under the command of a foreman; also shown are typical fish species from the river Nile.
A History of Fishing by Prof. Dr. Dietrich Sahrhage, Prof. Dr. Johannes Lundbeck (auth.)