WEEKLY REVIEW No. 187

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Details

Year

1945

NFU Picture/Sheet No.

Unknown/None

technical details

B&W, 9.5 minutes, 35mm, 850 ft.

THE PILCHARD FISHERMEN Film Censor's Certificate No. U10685 (21 March 1945)

Release Date: 30.3.45

Cat. Refs. 1951 p.8; 1956 p.8; 1957 p.9; 1958 p.9; 1962 p.11.

Viewing copies

VHS Video- R.V. 606

35mm film- 200,113

35mm film- 200,114 (Silent version titles)

VHS Video (Preview Tape)- BITC 44

Full Description

The pilchard fishermen in New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds haul their nets by night. At dawn carrier pigeons fly from the boats to the canning factory with reports of the size of the catch so that when the boats come in all is ready for immediate processing of the fish.

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