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Norfish: Norwegian/Swedish Bohuslän Herring Landings 1520–1808
Citable as data publication
Holm, P and Nicholls, J. 2020. Norfish: Norwegian/Swedish Bohuslän Herring Landings 1520–1808. Dublin: TCD.
Contact: Nicholls, John

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NorFish is a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant led by Prof Poul Holm in Trinity College Dublin, focuses on the premise that a 16th century shift in marine fish pricing and supply in conjunction with the Little Ice Age and lowering of sea temperatures not only rise to the North Atlantic Fish Revolution but also forms one of the first documented examples of the disrupting effects of globalisation and climate change. The project examines the role of the Fish Revolution for a range of inter-related aspects of North Atlantic history, with NorFish’s interdisciplinary team drawing on archaeology, history, cartography, geography, and ecology to develop interpretative frameworks that synthesise a broad spectrum of source data to assess the overall objective of the project. NorFish’s interdisciplinary team draws on archaeology, history, cartography, geography, and ecology to assess the objectives of the project. more

Today, Bohuslän is a Swedish region by the Skagerrak coast between the Oslo fjord and modern Gothenburg. In the medieval period to 1658 it was ruled by Norwegian and Danish kings. The region enjoyed a large herring fishery in the second half of the 16th century. In 1658, under the Treaty of Roskilde, Bohuslän was ceded to the Swedish kingdom. Under Swedish control, commercial herring fishing grew again in the latter half of the 18th century with several fishing communities springing up along the coast.

Biology > Fish, Fisheries > Fish stocks/catches/taggings
Marine/Coastal, Archaeology, Catch/effort, Clupeoid fisheries, Domestic consumption, Exports, Herrings, History, Observation, AN, North Atlantic, ANE, Norway, ANE, Sweden, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Clupeidae Cuvier, 1816

Geographical coverage
AN, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]
ANE, Norway [Marine Regions]
ANE, Sweden Stations [Marine Regions]
Bohuslän coastline
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 11,7371; MinLat: 58,2144 - MaxLong: 11,7371; MaxLat: 58,2144 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
1520 - 1808

Taxonomic coverage
Clupeidae Cuvier, 1816 [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

The University of Dublin, Trinity College; Centre for Environmental Humanitiesdata creator
Nicholls, John
Roskilde University (RUC)data creator
Holm, Poul

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
OPI: Oceans Past Initiative

NorFish: The North atlantic Fish Revolution: An Environmental History of the North Atlantic 1400-1700

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2021-07-05
Information last updated: 2021-07-12
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