Rigby’s Encyclopaedia of the Herring

A work in progress with no end in sight

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YAWL

On the nature of the boat known as a yawl and the difference between the Norwegian and Scarborough versions

ZOOLOGY

Heavily reliant on the zoological description of the Soviet systematist AN Svetovidov, an account of what a herring is

ZULU

A compromise between the Fifie and the Scaffie, a boat with a popular design which didn't adapt well to the introduction of steam

ZUYDERZEE

Home to a once distinct population of inshore herrings lost to the dyke building tendencies of The Netherlands