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Interview with Robert Corrin about fishing

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Date(s): 5 February 1996

Scope & Content: Track 1: Robert Corrin talks to Yvonne Cresswell about his time as a fisherman. Robert talks about his early life on Douglas quay; fishermen; Douglas harbour and the herring boats; housing; navigation on the boats; fishing hours and crew; sea netting during the Second World War; herring fishing; shooting nets; transducers on nets; fishing grounds; fish auctions; foreign fishing boats; preparation of herring; life of today’s fishermen.

Track 2: He continues to talk about fishing including scale of catches and pay in the 1960s; fishing on a Sunday and holiday after scallop season; fishing queenies with net and prawn fishing; skipper and crew pay; running a family boat, supplies, net and boat maintenance; fishing herring and barrelling on the quayside; ice-making factory in Peel and prawn fishing; superstitions; Scottish fishermen; fishing rules in the three-mile limit; modern decline of fishing in the Irish Sea; submarines in the Irish Sea; wireless.

Language: English

Extent: 1 hr. 35 min. 12 sec.

Item name: cassette tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 0400

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