Seal Fisheries of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies

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Seal Fisheries of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies

An Historical Review

Research in Maritime History, 34


October 18th, 2017

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This study offers a chronological history of seal fishing in the Falkland Islands and Dependencies from the eighteenth century to the early twenty-first. It concerns the fluctuating seal population due to sealing; the Atlantic and global demand for seal fur and oil; the competition between American, British, and Canadian sealers over the territory’s seal stocks; and the attempts by various ruling governments to prioritise domestic sealing, maintain sufficient seal stocks, and continue to make profit. It is comprised of nine chapters, the first and last chapters of which serve as introduction and conclusion. The study also includes eight appendices presenting tabled statistics, and a select bibliography. The appendices concern seal skin imports into London; vessel details at Puerto Soledad; the value and amount of seal products exported from the Falklands; Canadian sealing vessels entering Port Stanley; seal catch and oil yield in South Georgia; South Georgian seal catch summaries; South Georgian commercial catches by sealing division; and marine mammal products landed in the Newfoundland fisheries region.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
Copyright Page4
Table of Contents9
List of Tables in the Text11
List of Illustrations13
About the Author15
Chapter 1: Introduction17
Chapter 2: Unregulated Sealing in the Falkland Islands41
Chapter 3: The Development of a Regulated Industry59
Chapter 4: Unregulated Sealing in the Dependencies77
Chapter 5: Regulated Sealing in the Falkland Islands, 1881-191495
Chapter 6: Pelagic Sealing111
Chapter 7: Twentieth-Century Sealing on the Falkland Islands129
Chapter 8: Controlled Sealing at South Georgia145
Chapter 9: Aftermath175
Appendices: Appendices 1-8187
Bibliography: Select Bibliography201