the links above is a gateway to an essay, either multimedia or textual, that
explore different facets of the Newfoundland and Labrador
salt fisheries. To view an essay click on its picture above.
We have two new essays: one on fishing the Labrador coast and another very
special essay by Mrs. Abbie Whiffen on growing up in a Newfoundland
outport ("Growing Up up in Cove"). Other themes include the
important role of women in the fisheries, the everyday work of processing
inshore fish on the Island ("Hard Racket for a Living"), and a
discussion of the many types of salt fish made around Newfoundland and
Labrador ("The Classes of Salt Fish"). Some of the essays are
"multimedia" employing images, video and audio clips along with
text. The audio component features older men and women describing the salt
fisheries in the first half of this century. A bibliography of many of the
sources cited in these pages accompanies the essays.