7. Fifty Lost Years (1900–1950)

  1. Colin E. Nash

Published Online: 30 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470958971.ch7

The History of Aquaculture

The History of Aquaculture

How to Cite

Nash, C. E. (2011) Fifty Lost Years (1900–1950), in The History of Aquaculture, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470958971.ch7

Author Information

  1. Bainbridge Island, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 7 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813821634

Online ISBN: 9780470958971



  • fifty lost years - 1900–1950;
  • fish farming and shellfish production infrastructure - 1900 and 1950, without a real market;
  • Government fish farms, spawning fisheries departments - Japanese fishermen, and seaweed and shellfish culture;
  • fish, new roles - colonial administrators, devoted entirely to inland fisheries;
  • transplanting of species of fish in Africa - salmonids of interest to anglers;
  • gourami, brought to Calcutta - from Java in 1841;
  • Indians, and potential for fish culture - meeting national needs;
  • Japan, before twentieth century - agricultural nations, small-scale farmers and fishermen;
  • Meiji strategy of building solid infrastructures - industries, leading position in world fisheries and aquaculture;
  • hatchery propagation of marine fish, in Europe and North America - declining by 1920s due to lack of results


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • The influence of the colonial empires

  • The impact of Japan in Asia

  • Conservation and compensation measures, North America

  • From small seeds grow