Hochseefischerei, Fischhandel und Fischkonservierung in der deutschen Hochindustrialisierung, 1885–1930

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This paper focusses on the following main points: (1) The origin and development of the first steam trawlers and their new fishing techniques as well the processing on board in the mirror of the German herring fishing fleet in the North Sea. (2) An overview of the change of the whole sea-fishing production. (3) The different ways to sell fish in pre-industrial times and the introduction of public sales in the frame of central auctions. (4) Descriptions of several methods of fish preservation (drying, salting, smoking, pickling, sterilization and freezing) and the birth of the German fish industry. (5) The transition to artificial deep-freezing in the view of the fish fare.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 2008

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  • Founded in 1903, Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte is the oldest German periodical of social and economic history. The international, peer-reviewed journal features original articles in German, English, French and Italian.

    Today, VSWG is edited by Günther Schulz, Jörg Baten, Markus A. Denzel, Gerhard Fouquet and Hans Pohl and deals with all aspects of social history, social developments from the Middle Ages to today, as well as history of finance and economic history.

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