Basking Shark Fishing

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Rare Collection of Basking Shark Fishing Achill 1947 – 1976

Cover of "Rare Collection of Basking Shark Fishing Achill 1947 - 1976"

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Rare Collection of Basking Shark Fishing Achill 1947 – 1976

This 20 page booklet contains rare photographs of the shark fishing industry in Achill, along with a section dedicated to the salvage of the Aghia Eirini after it was wrecked on the coast of Achill in 1940. The book includes commentary on the Achill Island Shark Fishery, Purteen Harbour, the commercial use of shark liver oil, the season and methods of catching sharks, Curraghs and fishing in Keem, nets, the basking shark, and local folklore about shark fishing.

Size of book (closed): 195mm x 195mm / 7.75in x 7.75in.