The Beginnings of British Steam-Trawling in Icelandic Waters

By J. Th. Thor, published August 1988


The advent of stream trawlers in the late 19th century saw a new era of fishing in Icelandic waters begin. This paper discusses two points: as to when British fishermen first trawled from steam vessels in these waters, and where they first cast their trawls. The sources considered indicate that the first attempts to trawl from British steam ships (rather than steam trawlers) were in 1889, not 1891 as most people had believed.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C) | Arctic
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing

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