FOOD: The Sea-Food Boom

Splashing along to unprecedented prosperity last week was one of the oldest American industries: fishing. Up & down 12,000 miles of U.S. coastline the boom was on: the long, rough-planked piers were piled with fresh-caught fish, smelly little fishing boats huffed and chugged out to sea and in to dock, ambitious fishermen mended nets, tinkered with marine engines. All told, the industry will rake in over $200,000,000 this year, highest ever, and 40% above the prewar take.

War & Circumstance. Inflated meat prices forced many a U.S. housewife to buy more fish;...

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