Fishing


Fishing
   An important economicactivity of the region since the Mid dle Ages. Although freshwater and offshore fishing are now some what diminishing, they have been of vital importance for the food supply of the population (especially herring, salmon, cod, and stock fish). Some kinds of “fish,” for example, whales, were primarily hunted for their by-products. Because of its economic value, the right of fishing in rivers or on coasts has often been hotly disputed. More recently, the European Union (EU) policy to safeguard the fishing industry by fixing the draft of fishes has also often led to grumbling. Recently, the Dutch fishing fleet consisted of about 500 fishing ships, with about 2,500 persons on board. Furthermore, about 3,300 persons were employed in the fishing industry ashore.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.

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