Dutch Herring Fishing in the Seventeenth Century

Discuss the history of Dutch Herring fishing in the seventeenth century.

Read “Dutch Herring, Technology, and International Trade in the Seventeenth Century’ by Richard W. Unger. How does Unger’s portrayal of Dutch Herring fishing and processing help us to understand the relationship between the Dutch successes and other social, economic, political, or cultural trends at that time? Choose an image from the Rijksmuseum website and discuss how it relates to Dutch Shipping during this period.