Rigby’s Encyclopaedia of the Herring

A work in progress with no end in sight

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FLEAS

A brief, possibly unnattractive account of fleas and their use in a Norfolk fisherman's ability to predict herring catches

SCANIA FISHERY

The story of the first great empire-shaping herring fishery together with historical and scientific speculations on its rise and its fall

SHOALS

On an evolutionary strategy aimed at dealing with predation, which didn't imagine the purse seine net or the unregulated pursuit of profit

SHOALS OF HERRING, THE

Written for the BBC's Radio Ballads, a song by Ewan McColl which has entered the traditional music repertoire and is sung by many