San Diego's Fishing Industry

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San Diego has always attracted a rich diversity of immigrant groups. Between the 1880s and 1970s, many of these groups helped to create a strong and dynamic fishing industry that became a key component of the city's identity. Waves of varied immigrants continually refreshed the industry, adapting their traditional skills and technologies to San Diegan conditions. Innovations in boat design, nets, and baiting techniques reshaped the fleets that harvested tuna and sardines from the teeming waters. On shore, canning factories sprang up, seafood markets bustled with activity, and fish restaurants filled with hungry diners. The vivid stories and fascinating photographs in this volume recapture the energy and variety that were the hallmarks of San Diego's fishing industry—an industry that has left a deep multicultural imprint on today's city.
ISBN: 9780738559926
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of America
Images: 228
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Kimber M. Quinney is adjunct faculty in the Department of History at California State University, San Marcos. Thomas J. Cesarini is the founder and executive director of Convivio, a nonprofit organization for Italian humanities. They are coauthors of San Diego's Little Italy (Arcadia 2007). Book royalties will benefit Convivio and its affiliate, the Italian Historical Society of San Diego.
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