Robert W. Gear
Between 1945 and 2000 Shetland's pelagic industry was utterly transformed.
The remarkable success story is described and explained here for the first time. Archival sources have been drawn upon, alongside many hours of original interviews with fishermen and others directly involved in the fishery. Collections of original maps, plans and photographs have also been analysed, and select images are reproduced to tell this unique story of fisheries development.
This remarkable story told in plain seaman's language recounts the two trips made by Andrew Halcrow on his bluewater yacht, the Elsi Arrub. It is a tale of courage and endurance, which ultimately ends in failure. But dares us to follow our dreams.
James A. Pottinger
Linda K. Riddell