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This article is about the unit in Age of Empires III. For the similar unit in Age of Empires, see Fishing Boat (Age of Empires).
Gathers Food from Fish or Coin from Whales.
—In-game description

Fishing Boats are civilian naval vessel in Age of Empires III that can be trained at the Dock. It is similar in function to their iterations in the previous games, but can gather coin from whales and transport units.

Overview Edit

The Fishing Boat's base gathering rate are 0.67/s food from fishes and 0.5/s coin from whales.

Although lacking offensive or defensive capabilities (unless if an Asian player sends the Armed Fisherman Home City Card), Fishing Boats can be garrisoned inside the Dock and deal damage to enemy units within range (similar to Villagers in a Town Center).

Further statistics Edit

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing (ships and buildings close to shore when massed with Armed Fisherman Home City Card)
Weak vs. Everything, especially Culverins and warships
Improvements
Gathering speed Gill Nets Gill Nets (+15%)
Long Lines Long Lines (+30%)
Excessive Taxation Excessive Taxation (+50% from whales, Europeans only)
Excessive Tribute Excessive Tribute (+50% from whales, Native Americans only)
Collective Economy Collective Economy (+50% from whales, Asians only)
Huron Fish Wedding Huron Fish Wedding (+20%)
Navajo Craftsmanship Navajo Craftsmanship (+20% from whales)
Hit points Great Coat Great Coat (+35%, Europeans only)
Spirit Medicine Spirit Medicine (+35%, Native Americans only)
Eastern Medicine Eastern Medicine (+35%, Asians only)
Nootka Bark Clothing Nootka Bark Clothing (+50%)
Apache Cactus Use Apache Cactus Use (+15%)
Attack Eastern Medicine Eastern Medicine (+3, Asians only)
Sight Blunderbuss Blunderbuss (+4, Europeans only)
Town Watch Town Watch (+2, Europeans only)
Spirit Medicine Spirit Medicine (+4, Native Americans only)
Eastern Medicine Eastern Medicine (+4, Asians only)
Speed Apache Cactus Use Apache Cactus Use (+15%)
Creation speed Christian Schools Christian Schools (-15%)
Other Sharia Sharia (+10% limit)
Penalties Excessive Taxation Tax Burden (-40% hit points, Knights of St. John only)
Fasting Fasting (-40% hit points)

Home City Cards Edit

Trivia Edit

History Edit

Fishing was a huge industry in northeastern North America, where poor soil did not readily support extensive agriculture. Fish and shellfish were abundant in the waters of the Atlantic and in time a thriving industry of fishing, whaling and shipbuilding developed. The Gloucester Schooner was a long, sleek, two-masted fishing vessel first constructed in 1713 in Gloucester, Massachusetts. These ships plied the waters of the Atlantic for cod, halibut, and mackerel, sometimes salting their catches at sea or, when close to the coast, bringing them in fresh.

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