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Fishing Industry Collection

The fishing industry is a vibrant and diverse sector that spans across continents, providing livelihoods for countless communities

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Broadstairs (pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour)

Broadstairs (pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour)
651902 Broadstairs (pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour) by Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827); 24.5x37.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Broadstairs. Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Lobster pots stacked on the Strahan wharf, west coastline of Tasmania

Lobster pots stacked on the Strahan wharf, west coastline of Tasmania

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Whaling ship diagram, 1800s

Whaling ship diagram, 1800s
Deck plan and cutaway view of whaling schooner " Amelia" of New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Porthleven, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe

Porthleven, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe
Andrew Davies / SpecialistStock

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Advertisement for the Seasalter & Ham Oyster Fishery Company

Advertisement for the Seasalter & Ham Oyster Fishery Company, producers of Whitstable Native Oysters, Whitstable
5996957 Advertisement for the Seasalter & Ham Oyster Fishery Company, producers of Whitstable Native Oysters, Whitstable, Kent (litho) by English School

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Stilt Fishermen at dusk, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Stilt Fishermen at dusk, Weligama, South Coast, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Fishing boats at dusk in the harbour at Pittenweem, Fife, East Neuk, Scotland, United Kingdom

Fishing boats at dusk in the harbour at Pittenweem, Fife, East Neuk, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Fishing boat at Mullion Cove, Mullion, Cornwall. Around 1890s

Fishing boat at Mullion Cove, Mullion, Cornwall. Around 1890s
Fishing boat PZ (?)24 (registered in Penzance) being dragged ashore by two men. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: An elevated view of the fishing village of Staithes, North Yorkshire, England

An elevated view of the fishing village of Staithes, North Yorkshire, England
Looking seawards over cottage rooftops of the fishing village of Staithes, North Yorkshire, England

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Lobster boat off the Atlantic coast of Maine and Canada

Lobster boat off the Atlantic coast of Maine and Canada
Lobster fishermen in the Grand Manan Channel between Maine and New Brunswick, 1890s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Sea stickleback (gasterosteus spinachia) and Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus

Sea stickleback (gasterosteus spinachia) and Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus
Illustration engraving of a Sea stickleback (gasterosteus spinachia) and Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Fishing boats in the old harbour of Heraklion, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Fishing boats in the old harbour of Heraklion, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Kirkwall harbour

Kirkwall harbour, Mainland, Orkneys, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: A view of the Brixham quays before the new fish market was built

A view of the Brixham quays before the new fish market was built. This picture was taken in 1967 and shows the old Upham shipyard on the opposite shore

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Drying Octopus, Mandrakia, Milos, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Drying Octopus, Mandrakia, Milos, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Cinque Terre coastline villages, La Spezia, Italy

Cinque Terre coastline villages, La Spezia, Italy
Facing the mediterranean sea, Cinque Terre (meaning Five lands ) coastline villages, La Spezia, Italy. This is a high view of colorful Vernazza, the other are Monterosso al Mare, Manarola

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Billinsgate Porters

Billinsgate Porters
circa 1925: Fish porters at Billingsgate market with their flat hats which help them balance the crates on their heads. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Derelict fishing boats, Spiggi, Shetland Islands Scotland

Derelict fishing boats, Spiggi, Shetland Islands Scotland

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Stormy skies over St. Monans Harbour, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Stormy skies over St. Monans Harbour, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Greater weever, Trachinus draco (Greater weaver or sting-bull, Trachinus major)

Greater weever, Trachinus draco (Greater weaver or sting-bull, Trachinus major)
FLO4613879 Greater weever, Trachinus draco (Greater weaver or sting-bull, Trachinus major). Handcoloured copperplate drawn and engraved by Edward Donovan from his Natural History of British Fishes

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Fishing boats in fishing harbour, Mevagissey, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Fishing boats in fishing harbour, Mevagissey, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: The town of Mont Orgueil and its castle, Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom, Europe

The town of Mont Orgueil and its castle, Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Cascais Pier and Beach, Cascais, Lisbon Coast, Portugal, Europe

Cascais Pier and Beach, Cascais, Lisbon Coast, Portugal, Europe

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Rossillion Bay, Arranmore Island, County Donegal, Ulster, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Rossillion Bay, Arranmore Island, County Donegal, Ulster, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: The Norwegian fishing town of Petersburg, Southeast Alaska, USA

The Norwegian fishing town of Petersburg, Southeast Alaska, USA

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Fishing boats, Howth harbour, County Dublin, Republic Ireland, Europe

Fishing boats, Howth harbour, County Dublin, Republic Ireland, Europe

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Fishing fleet in harbour

Fishing fleet in harbour, Mallaig, West Coast, Highlands, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Fishing boats in the harbour at Patreksfjordur, West Fjords, Iceland, Polar Regions

Fishing boats in the harbour at Patreksfjordur, West Fjords, Iceland, Polar Regions

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Breakwater Cove and Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, California, United States of America

Breakwater Cove and Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, California, United States of America, North America

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Fishing Pinks in Breaking Waves, c.1875-c.1885. Creator: Hendrik Willem Mesdag

Fishing Pinks in Breaking Waves, c.1875-c.1885. Creator: Hendrik Willem Mesdag
Fishing Pinks in Breaking Waves, c.1875-c.1885

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Violet [Note?]...The Return of the Fishing Boats, c. 1885. Creator: James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Violet [Note?]...The Return of the Fishing Boats, c. 1885. Creator: James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Violet [Note?]...The Return of the Fishing Boats, c. 1885

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Colebrooke Row, Islington, London (engraving)

Colebrooke Row, Islington, London (engraving)
603928 Colebrooke Row, Islington, London (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Colebrooke Row, Islington, London); Look and Learn / Peter Jackson Collection

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: The trawler Cape Palliser seen here leaving a busy St Andrews Dock

The trawler Cape Palliser seen here leaving a busy St Andrews Dock, Hull for the Northern fishing grounds. 2nd September 1959

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: The beach at Porthallow, St Keverne, Cornwall. Early 1900s

The beach at Porthallow, St Keverne, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Fishermen and women on the beach, with two boats, FH81 and FH8? Photographer: Probably Arthur William Jordan

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Mousehole harbour looking landward, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Mousehole harbour looking landward, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Harbour full of fishing boats and fishing gear, with the boats drawn up at low tide. Working boats with PZ numbers can be seen, some with sails hoisted

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: View of Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, London, 1822. Artist: James Duffield Harding

View of Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, London, 1822. Artist: James Duffield Harding
View of Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, London, 1822. From the (same) bank of the River Thames showing fishing boats and ships on the river

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Floating Vietnamese fishing village with rocky coastline

Floating Vietnamese fishing village with rocky coastline

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Stockfish, Norway

Stockfish, Norway
Stockfish. Cod drying on wooden racks on the Lofoten Islands, Norway. Stockfish is unsalted fish that is allowed to dry in cold air and wind

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: The Boyd Line Fleet sidewinder trawler Arctic Explorer seen here leaving the St Andrews

The Boyd Line Fleet sidewinder trawler Arctic Explorer seen here leaving the St Andrews Dock, Hull 11th June 1954

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Octopuses hung up to dry on washing lines, Chania, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Octopuses hung up to dry on washing lines, Chania, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Old Map Elements

Old Map Elements
Old map icons, eps 9

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Lunenburg in Nova Scotia, Canada - colorful buildings and dories in the harbor front

Lunenburg in Nova Scotia, Canada - colorful buildings and dories in the harbor front
Lunenburg is a colorful port town in Nova Scotia, Canada. Being the best example of a planned British colonial settlement in Canada and to protect its unique architecture and civic design

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Lobster pots in the fishing harbour at Loguivy, Cote de Granit Rose, Cotes d Armor

Lobster pots in the fishing harbour at Loguivy, Cote de Granit Rose, Cotes d Armor, Brittany, France, Europe

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: The Somerset Maughan seen here returning St Andrews Dock

The Somerset Maughan seen here returning St Andrews Dock, Hull after a her voyage to the Icelandic fishing grounds. 16th June 1966

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: A fishing boat on Dungeness shingle beach, Kent, England

A fishing boat on Dungeness shingle beach, Kent, England

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Old fishing boat, Barmouth Harbour, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Old fishing boat, Barmouth Harbour, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Island of Principe Historical Map by Van Noort, Circa 1598

Island of Principe Historical Map by Van Noort, Circa 1598
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Illustration of Historical Map of Van Noort at the Island of Principe, 1598. Copyright has expired on this artwork. Digitally restored

Background imageFishing Industry Collection: Fishersman in Inle lake

Fishersman in Inle lake
Tonnaja Travel Photography, Beautiful Myanmar (formerly Burma), 497400357



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The fishing industry is a vibrant and diverse sector that spans across continents, providing livelihoods for countless communities. From the picturesque lobster pots stacked on the Strahan wharf in Tasmania's west coastline to the bustling harbor of Porthleven in Cornwall, England, this industry thrives on both small-scale operations and large-scale enterprises. An elevated view of the charming fishing village of Staithes in North Yorkshire, England showcases the idyllic beauty that surrounds these coastal communities. Meanwhile, Kirkwall harbor offers a glimpse into the rich maritime heritage that has shaped Scotland's fishing industry. Delving into history, Edward Donovan's handcolored copperplate engravings from his Natural History of British Fishes transport us back to London in 1802-1808 when scientific exploration was at its peak. The image captures a Greater weever or sting-bull fish (Trachinus major), highlighting the diversity found within our oceans. Transitioning to more contemporary scenes, we witness Brixham quays before their transformation with a new fish market. This snapshot reminds us of how infrastructure evolves alongside an ever-changing industry. Traveling further afield brings us to Weligama in Sri Lanka where stilt fishermen patiently wait for their catch at dusk. Their unique method reflects not only their skill but also their deep connection with nature and tradition. Exploring marine life reveals fascinating species such as sea stickleback (Gasterosteus spinachia) and Gasterosteus aculeatus aculeatus - showcasing nature's intricate designs beneath the waves. Venturing along Italy's Cinque Terre coastline villages evokes images of colorful houses perched precariously above crystal-clear waters – reminding us that fishing communities are often intertwined with tourism and cultural heritage. Billingsgate Porters stand as stalwarts within London's iconic Billinsgate Market – guardians of centuries-old traditions while adapting to modern demands. Their dedication ensures fresh seafood reaches the city's tables.