SEA FOOD

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Fish and fishing
  • Food and drink
  • Royalty
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: SEA FOOD

Reference number: 1060

Date: 1938

Sponsor: Films of Scotland

Production company: Pathe

Sound: sound

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12 mins

Description: The research work of the Scottish Fisheries Board.

One of a group of seven documentaries made for the 1938 Empire Exhibition, under the supervision of John Grierson.
See also SCOTLAND FOR FITNESS ref. 0231, FACE OF SCOTLAND ref. 0034, WEALTH OF A NATION ref. 1062, SPORT IN SCOTLAND ref. 0314, THE CHILDREN’S STORY ref. 1059, THEY MADE THE LAND ref. 1063.

Shotlist: Credits (.40) heavy seas (.50) boy sitting on a beached boat busy mending nets (.56) drifter's crew haul net aboard. More shots of boy at work (1.17) shots in boatyard of vessel under construction (1.20) fishing vessel and seine net being used (2.22) drifters enter harbour, met by wives, etc. (2.34) busy scenes on quayside as catch is landed, boxed, salted and packed (3.18) barrels of herring piled up awaiting export (3.25) manufacture of barrels in cooperage; ms cooper works with a soaked barrel over a fire [shrinking the wood] (3.43) barrels of salted herring are loaded onto cargo vessel "Rask Haugesund" (4.06) map of Europe's export routes (4.17) racks of herring are hung in smoking sheds (4.45) women on quay bait nets with mussels for line fishing (5.01) lines are loaded onto boat "Elim" (5.06) coastal inlet and fisherman's shack (5.17) man lays lobster creels (5.21) lobster enters a creel which is then raised (5.34) inshore salmon fisherman in boat lays nets, pulls them back to shore, where family haul them in (6.04) trawler unloads catch of skate (6.10) general scenes in Aberdeen harbour as catches are landed, laid out for buyers, sold, packed and despatched. gvs steam trawlers pulling across to far side of harbour to take on coal and ice (7.07) Fishery Board research ship "Explorer" at sea. General shots of various experiments, water sampling. Shots of an Investigation Sheet, data collection, samples of marine life and laboratory testing. Flat fish marked by disc and returned to sea. Weighed and recorded at a later date when caught again (10.44) laboratory tests on herring, whose vertebrae are counted; men consult a chart, indicating haddock age using one scale (11.28) newspaper Article on haddock population (11.34) general shots of marked fish (11.46) steam locomotive No. 4790 pulls out of station (11.56) shots of fishing vessel. Boy looks out to sea (12.09) ecs (12.15)