CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3874
TitleAberdeen Fish Salesmen's Association records
Extent8 archive boxes: 2.64 linear metres
Creator NameAberdeen Fish Salesmen's Association (1896 - )
Administrative HistoryThe Aberdeen Fish Salesmen's Association was established on the 28 Apr 1896 to represent the interests of fish salesmen in the area and to implement and administer uniform conditions of sale. Since it was the practice to sell catches on a system of credit, paying for the purchases the week after the agreement, the Association also oversaw this system, making decisions on who was deemed credit worthy on the basis of members' wide local knowledge.

The first president of the organisation was Peter Johnston, with Thomas Dawson as the first vice president. Its scope of responsibilities and influence changed little over the decades of the twentieth century. During the Second World War it worked closely with the Ministry of Food and was fully involved with the wartime system of price control.

The administration of the Aberdeen Fish Salesmen's Association was dealt with by the Aberdeen Fishing Vessel Owners organisation from 1974 until 1989. Since then it has been administered by the Aberdeen Fish Producers' Organisation.
SourceTransferred by David Anderson, Chief Executive, Aberdeen Fish Producer's Association, April 2011. The papers had originally been surveyed by the Business Archives Council (Scotland) in 2003 (NRAS 4146).
DescriptionMemoranda and articles of association (1896 - 2004)
Register of Directors (1950-1970)
Minutes (1896-2008)
Annual General Meeting and Extraordinary General Meeting minutes (1951 - 2009)
Administrative records (1970-2009)
Financial records (1901 - 1998)
Social events (1996)
Access StatusOpen
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