FISH AND THE SEINE NET

Close up underwater footage of the cod end of a seine net - bigger fish are caught, but the smaller ones escape through the mesh. (clip)

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Fish and fishing

Genres:

  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Campbell Harper Productions
  • COOPER, Henry

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: FISH AND THE SEINE NET

Reference number: 0276

Date: 1952c

Director: d. Henry Cooper

Sponsor: Scottish Home Department

Production company: Campbell Harper Films Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 19.05 mins

Description: A demonstration on how to use a Seine net for trawling. This film was planned by the Marine Laboratory Aberdeen, as part of their research programme on the efficiency of fishing gear. "Grateful acknowledgement is made to skipper John Watt and the crew of the "Ploughboy" of Macduff."

Teaching notes held.

Credits: Film planned by the Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen
ph. Gordon Mackay
underwater ph. Lt. Comdr. H.J. Hodges
commentator Joseph McLeod
rec. W.W. Fulton

Shotlist: credits (0.48) shots of fishing boats arriving in the harbour (1.57) graph showing annual landings by seine net from 1923-1951 and table showing breakdown of catch in 1951 (2.42) diagram of seine net and shots of storage of net and warps (4.25) diagrams and shots on board fishing boat at sea showing the running out of the warps and the shooting of the net (6.32) diagrams and shots on board showing the slow hauling of the warps until the wings close. Then the net is hauled in quickly and pulled back on board by hand. The cod end is hoisted up and untied to release the catch (8.48) shots of Hodges preparing to film the seine net underwater (9.28) underwater shots of the seine net. Net begins to fish, and the wings close up. Shots of fish being caught (18.50) shots of fishing boat returning to harbour and catch being unloaded (19.05)