The fishing fleet in the port of Barcelona. An untold story (1907-1936)

Authors

  • Ana Isabel Sinde-Cantorna Universidade de Vigo
  • Gema Álvarez Llorente Universidade de Vigo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v28i76.22137

Keywords:

fishing firms, fishing industry, Barcelona

Abstract

The adoption of trawling was studied for different Spanish ports, but not for the port of Barcelona. This has led to the consideration that the fishing fleet based there was minor. However, in this paper a study on the number moored vessels and businesses tied to their management is performed. Thus, it is concluded that, although from the 1930s it may have ceased to be representative, it was not until that date. Between 1907 and the years before the Civil War the port of Barcelona had one of the largest and most modern fleets in the Peninsula, covering an important part of the consumption of fresh fish in the city. Likewise, companies in charge of its management were also involved in distribution activities.

Published

2019-07-09

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Articles