The Chinese Shrimp Fishery

Most of the fishermen in San Francisco Bay were immigrants from both European and Asian countries. View this segment to learn

  • about different immigrant groups that brought different fishing traditions from their home countries.
  • that Chinese immigrants fished in great numbers, especially for shrimp and smelt.
  • about the discriminatory attitudes and practices towards Chinese fisherman that were prevalent in the 19th century.
  • about the many factors contributed to the decline of the San Francisco Bay fishing industry.

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