La industria de la salun negocio privado, 1500-1800

  1. Antonio Manuel Macías Hernández
Anuario de Estudios Atlánticos

ISSN: 0570-4065

Year of publication: 2008

Issue: 54

Pages: 541-592

Type: Article

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The canary fishermen replaced the Iberian fishermen in the fishing of Berbería in second half of century XVI thanks to a new technique in the preparation of the captures: the fish salpreso. The elaboration required the use of great amounts of salt, and the expansion of the fish ran then compares to the one of the salt industry. The two more important industrial initiatives of insular modern history had, then, a common destiny. This article examines the institutional frame that regulated the canary salt mines, its cycles of formation and yield, and indicates the moment in that they were able to cover the domestic demand.