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Fishing in the Fjords
Description: An educational film about fishing in the Lofoten Islands on the northwestern coast of Norway in the 1940s.
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Clip #: TFA-355B
Length: 10:46
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: Europe
Country: Norway
Subject: Fishing
Original: 16mm
1940s, Norway, northwestern coast, fjords, Lofoten Islands, cod fishing industry, villages, wooden church and snow covered cemetery, huts and shacks for fishermen near drying fish, fishing vessels derived from Vikings, Nordland boats, black flag raised early in morning to indicate safe for boats to put out for fishing banks, big power trawlers hauling dories, dory boats, fishermen rowing out to fishing banks, longline fishing, fisherman pulling in line over wooden roller while another throws fish aboard, net fishing, nets connected to floats and sinkers being hauled in, nets containing cod being drawn over side by power windless, nets and weights being stowed away, separate boat nets becoming entangled and separated, fish being cleaned as boats return to harbor, heads cut off for use as fertilizer, entrails removed and cast overboard, flocks of seagulls following fleet and swooping down on refuse, roe saved to be shipped to Mediterranean for sardine fishing bait, fish cleaning and handling continuing after boats have returned to harbor, livers removed to be sold to cod liver processing plants, fish being weighed to portion for each fishermen, man splitting open fish, spreading flat and salting, cod splitting, fishermen preparing split cod for salting and drying, tongues cut from heads, fishermen hanging nets on poles outside their doors to dry, shipmates eating plates of cod tongue together, fisherman washing down deck with hose, fishermen conversing, stockfish tied together by tails in pairs and hung over poles of drying racks, boats headed out towards fishing banks as dawn rises over Lofoten Islands, fishing fleets

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