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Published: 01 January 2007

202 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780973893441

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Seal Fisheries of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies

An Historical Review

A.B. Dickinson

Liverpool University Press

Research in Maritime History LUP

  • This study offers a chronological history of seal fishing in the Falkland Islands and Dependencies from the eighteenth century to the early twenty-first
  • It concerns the fluctuating seal population due to sealing; the Atlantic and global demand for seal fur and oil; the competition between American, British, and Canadian sealers over the territory's seal stocks; and the attempts by various ruling governments to prioritise domestic sealing, maintain sufficient seal stocks, and continue to make profit
  • It is comprised of nine chapters, the first and last chapters of which serve as introduction and conclusion