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RESUMEN A través de una fuente poco conocida pero de gran utilidad y disponible para toda España, el «excusado», hemos determinado el volumen de producción y el excedente obtenido por un amplio conjunto de las mayores explotaciones agrarias de Galicia en el siglo XVIII. Nuestra principal conclusión ha sido que en Galicia, a diferencia de lo que par...
There is the paradox in the Spanish fishing industry of the last fifty years that while the country’s weight as an extractive power was substantially reduced, its manufacturing industry was strengthened and even, with all the modesty one wants, it became multinational. The freezing sector, non-existent before 1960, became a very important one, modifying the consumption patterns of the Spanish consumers, and even exporting and establishing their companies in other countries. For its part, fish-canning, which had and old and important tradition in Spain, advanced in the international ranking, being nowadays second in world production. We know fairly well the history of extractive fishing and canning industry until 1960. However, the development of industrial fishing after that date (in 1960 the first voyage to South Africa of the first vessels of Pescanova took place), as well as that of the fish-frozen industry, which was also born then, has not been paid attention in our historiography. The same has happened with the recent evolution of the canning industry, which in a very short time converted tropical tuna into its main product to be preserved. We’ll try to situate these processes at the intersection of two general frameworks, that of the theory of agrifood regimes, and that of the so-called commodity frontiers, which will allow us to deal with the relationships between extractive activity and the processing industries in an international context. At the same time it will also allow us to search for what common or distinctive were in the different processes that occurred in the different fisheries and even in the cultivation of molluscs. The project aims to three main objectives.. On the one hand, improving our knowledge about the different branches of Spanish maritime industries development since 1960. On the other, making some contributions about the relationships among those branches (vertical integration, horizontal relations, etc.). Third, analysing the fisheries territorial dynamics and their relationship to canning and freezing industries