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Alan Haig-Brown

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The author and journalist Alan Haig-Brown discusses his new book, Still Fishin’ The BC Fishing Industry Revisited (Harbour, 2010), with Joseph Planta.

Still Fishin’ The BC Fishing Industry Revisited by Alan Haig-Brown. (Harbour Publishing, 2010)

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

As a sort of ‘state of the industry’ report, Alan Haig-Brown looks at the west coast’s once prominent commercial fishing industry in a new book, Still Fishin’ The BC Fishing Industry Revisited. It’s a timely book looking at how this industry is faring in these less than stable economic waters, and other exigencies such as corporate consolidation, closing processing plants, and the downsizing of fleets. The book from Harbour Publishing, also looks to the future, with profiles of unique people who continue to fish commercially, hopefully preserving an industry that’s been so much a part of British Columbia. Alan Haig-Brown joins me now. He is a long time journalist and writer. He seined salmon and herring through the 1960s and 1970s, and founded the Westcoast Mariner and Westcoast Logger. His previous books include Fishing for a Living, and the Fraser River. His website is at www.haig-brown.com. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Alan Haig-Brown; Good morning, Mr. Haig-Brown.