UNDERWATER STORY

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Places:

  • Aberdeenshire
  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Environment, the
  • Fish and fishing

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: UNDERWATER STORY

Reference number: 1968

Date: 1951

Sponsor: Scottish Office

Production company: Crown Film Unit

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.00 mins

Description: Made in collaboration with the Scottish Home Department's Marine Laboratory at Torry, Aberdeen, the film shows how marine scientists were attempting to overcome declining fish stock in the North Sea.

This film a fuller, more detailed version of EXPLORERS OF THE DEPTHS 1950.

Shotlist: opening credits (0.20) gvs fishing boats in Fraserburgh harbour, followed by gvs over Aberdeen skyline and brief gv boats in Aberdeen harbour (1.10) gvs at fish market, brief gvs fish catch being winched from fishing boat onto quayside (Aberdeen), gvs Aberdeen harbour (2.24) int. marine research laboratory (3.04) marine research ship "Scotia" leaves port (5.00) underwater shots of marine life (9.00) gvs back on board "Scotia" - a fish is "tagged" and released back into sea; sea water is sampled; bottles are released to study the ocean currents; nets with sample catches of fish and plankton are hauled aboard, catches are analysed (16.00) gvs back on Aberdeen quayside - steam train passes by, talking heads fishermen (17.03) talking head president of the Skippers and Mates Association (17.24) diver underwater, gvs fishing boats at sea, gvs at fishing administrator's conference, brief shot newspaper rolling off press (20.10) The End (20.19)