Fishing

Washing & Packing Fillets at Allan & Dey Ltd., Aberdeen c.1950, Processing fish by hand was a skilled craft passed on from generation to generation.  The women in this photograph, including Daisy Robertson (centre, wearing glasses), worked in the trade their whole lives.  The work was foul and laborious, but many women enjoyed the camaraderie and friendships they made on the job.  Photo: Allan & Dey Ltd./ Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections.

Washing & Packing Fillets at Allan & Dey Ltd., Aberdeen c.1950,
Processing fish by hand was a skilled craft passed on from generation to generation. The women in this photograph, including Daisy Robertson (centre, wearing glasses), worked in the trade their whole lives. The work was foul and laborious, but many women enjoyed the camaraderie and friendships they made on the job.
Photo: Allan & Dey Ltd./ Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections.

 

On a fishing trip in June 2011. Men are installing a censor on the trawl net aboard on KG 690 ”Christian í Grótinum” of Klaksvík. The trawler was built in Valdivia in Chile in 1998 and is one of the modern vessels in Faroese fleet and mainly on herring and mackerel. In the last years the pelagic fishery has proven to be very profitable.    Photo: Jens Sigurð Justesen/Faroe Islands National Heritage, Archives, Library and Museums.

On a fishing trip in June 2011. Men are installing a censor on the trawl net aboard on KG 690 ”Christian í Grótinum” of Klaksvík. The trawler was built in Valdivia in Chile in 1998 and is one of the modern vessels in Faroese fleet and mainly on herring and mackerel. In the last years the pelagic fishery has proven to be very profitable.
Photo: Jens Sigurð Justesen/Faroe Islands National Heritage, Archives, Library and Museums.

 

The late 1950ies. Tough men under deep blue sky. The deck is full and men are working around the clock. Long distance cod fishing, probably in Greenlandic waters. The sidetrawler VN 146 ”Gullberg” of Vestmanna, built in 1951, was acquired in 1956 as one of many side trawlers to come shortly after the World War Two and in the 1950ies.  Photo: Karmal Olsen/Faroe Islands National Heritage, Archives, Library and Museums.

The late 1950ies. Tough men under deep blue sky. The deck is full and men are working around the clock. Long distance cod fishing, probably in Greenlandic waters. The sidetrawler VN 146 ”Gullberg” of Vestmanna, built in 1951, was acquired in 1956 as one of many side trawlers to come shortly after the World War Two and in the 1950ies.
Photo: Karmal Olsen/Faroe Islands National Heritage, Archives, Library and Museums.

 

Fishing small fish, lobster and crab with a huge landing net at the island of Kvitsøy, Norway, c. 1890. Photo: Lauritz Haaland/MUST-Stavanger Maritime Museum.

Fishing small fish, lobster and crab with a huge landing net at the island of Kvitsøy, Norway, c. 1890. Photo: Lauritz Haaland/MUST-Stavanger Maritime Museum.

 

Fisherman from the isle of Marken, dressed in their traditional clothing and with a modern south wester, fishing  in the former Zuiderzee , circa 1930. Photo: Unknown photographer/Maritime Museum Rotterdam.

Fisherman from the isle of Marken, dressed in their traditional clothing and with a modern south wester, fishing in the former Zuiderzee , circa 1930.
Photo: Unknown photographer/Maritime Museum Rotterdam.

 

In the 1960s more than 600 fishing vessel were registered in Esbjerg. The impressing fleet in Esbjerg was by far the largest fishing fleet in Denmark and one of the largest in Europe. Most of the Esbjerg vessels were small seine cutters and work on board rather demanding, 1960s.  Photo: Unknown photographer/Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg.

In the 1960s more than 600 fishing vessel were registered in Esbjerg. The impressing fleet in Esbjerg was by far the largest fishing fleet in Denmark and one of the largest in Europe. Most of the Esbjerg vessels were small seine cutters and work on board rather demanding, 1960s.
Photo: Unknown photographer/Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg.

 

More than 2.000 people manned the Esbjerg fishing fleet in the 1960s and early 1970s. However, the fishery created quite a number of jobs at the port too. One of these jobs was unloading the vessels coming in from the North Sea carrying iced fish for auction, 1970s.  Photo: Unknown photographer/Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg.

More than 2.000 people manned the Esbjerg fishing fleet in the 1960s and early 1970s. However, the fishery created quite a number of jobs at the port too. One of these jobs was unloading the vessels coming in from the North Sea carrying iced fish for auction, 1970s.
Photo: Unknown photographer/Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg.

Unloading Fish at Aberdeen Harbour, 1984. The method for unloading trawlers by the porters at Aberdeen Fish Market remained unchanged for a century.  This photograph shows fish market porter, Stanley Milne, taking the wicker baskets of fish from the vessel and unloading them into plastic crates for selling at the harbour market.  Photo: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections.

Unloading Fish at Aberdeen Harbour, 1984.
The method for unloading trawlers by the porters at Aberdeen Fish Market remained unchanged for a century. This photograph shows fish market porter, Stanley Milne, taking the wicker baskets of fish from the vessel and unloading them into plastic crates for selling at the harbour market.
Photo: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections.

Life on board the small seine cutters from Esbjerg was hard with long work hours and hard physical work under often harsh weather conditions. Luxury on board was limited to only a few hours off below deck for eating and sleeping, 1960s. Photo: Unknown photographer/ Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg.

Life on board the small seine cutters from Esbjerg was hard with long work hours and hard physical work under often harsh weather conditions. Luxury on board was limited to only a few hours off below deck for eating and sleeping, 1960s.
Photo: Unknown photographer/ Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg.