Spanish State investment in the fishing industry in the Saharian-Mauritanian area, 1946-1980

Authors

  • Jesús M. Martínez Milán Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v23i54.21039

Keywords:

Industrial Activity, Fishery, Africa, International Relations

Abstract

This study looks at the origin and evolution of Spanish state investment in the fish-derived industry in the former Spanish colony of Western Sahara and in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, through the creation by the Spanish National Industry Institute (Instituto Nacional de Industria [INI]) of two companies. One of these was a mixed capital and the other wholly owned
by the INI. The aim of the study is to analyse the reasons that led the Franco regime to put the said investment in place; what kind of reaction it elicited in the fishing industry of the Canary Islands in general, and the conservation industry in particular; and, lastly, what the economic and financial results were.

Published

2018-01-11

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