Originally published in 1922, The Fishing industry is a narrative account of the author. It describes concisely, yet clearly and comprehensively, the great work of the sea fisheries. The book is chiefly concerned with fisheries for edible fish. I contains a chapter on whale fisheries, since whale oil is now used largely in the manufacture of such food substances as lard substitute and margarine. No account of seal "fishing" is included, as seals are not fished but are generally hunted on shore. This book aims to stimulate a wider and deeper interest in this vitally important British industry.