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Ecological Meltdown in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland: Two Centuries of Change in a Coastal Marine Ecosystem

Figure 2

Average landings of herring per boat from Ballantrae Bank.

Seines (ring-nets) were legalised in 1867 but were not put to use on the bank until 1878. These allowed much greater catches of herring to be taken, but over time average landings per boat declined. Source: Fulton (1900).

Figure 2