|British Sea-Fishermen, published
immediately after World War II, is a brief history of the major commercial
fishing ports in Great Britain and the post-war condition of that country's
commercial fishing industry.
Of particular interest, considering conditions in many of the world's
fisheries today, is one of Mr. Anson's closing lines, which follows a comparison
od the profession of commercial fishing to "a game of snakes and ladders."
In his words, "...few fishermen take much interest in schemes for the
reconstruction of the industry drawn up by economic experts which look
so fool proof and utterly convincing on paper. When they (the fishermen)
do discuss such schemes I have often noticed how little faith they appear
to have in the best of them."
William Collins of London, 1944