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The chief industry is the herring fishery.
The herring, cod, lobster and crab fisheries are prosecuted.
Deep-sea and coast fishing for cod, herring and mackerel employ over 1000 of the inhabitants.
Fish taken in the lakes include perch, pike, char and trout in Windermere, Ennerdale, Bassenthwaite, Derwentwater, &c., and the gwyniad or fresh-water herring in Ullswater.