Boletín del Instituto de Historia Argentina y Americana Dr. Emilio Ravignani
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MATEO, José. Sembrando anzuelos para tiburones: Las demandas vitamínicas de la II Guerra Mundial y el desarrollo de la pesca comercial marítima en Argentina (1943-1952). Bol. Inst. Hist. Argent. Am. Dr. Emilio Ravignani [online]. 2006, n.29, pp. 119-150. ISSN 1850-2563.
Commercial maritime fishing in Argentina was born in Mar del Plata, at the end of the XIX century; it was driven by the gastronomic demand to the tourists. Despite this initial impulse, half a century after and with the fishing of the vitamin shark, the development of this extractive industry began. The encouragement prompted by the exportation of vitamin complex during World War II was expressed by the increase of the number of fishermen, in the conformation of a numerous fleets, which were modern and powerful, in the incorporation of new fishing terminals, en the discovery of cauldrons of different species, in the improvement of the arts and in the methods of fishing, in the impulse to the conservative industry and in the beginnings of the search of the international market for the fishing derivative. The transformation of Argentina from "country with fish" to "fishing country" had a decisive chapter in the favourable demand, generated by the war.
Palabras clave : Fishing; Vitamin; Industry development; World Ward II.