Biography

Carmel Finley teaches world history at Oregon State University. A former newspaper reporter, she is married to an Oregon commercial salmon fishermen. The University of Chicago Press will publish her book, All the Fish in the Sea, next fall.

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The 1930s were a difficult time for the fishing industry. Prices dropped as the Great Depression eroded markets. Fishermen in Europe’s North Sea had an even more difficult problem—falling catches. There had been more than 44,000 British fishermen in 1914, but by 1940, there were fewer than 32,000. Men could no longer make a living […]

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