Matching Articles"Fishery: Seal" (Total 16)

  • Culture, traditions, and the livelihood of the Southern Inuit of NunatuKavut
  • The commercial spring seal hunt was one of Newfoundland and Labrador's most dangerous and demanding industries in the 19th century.
  • As seals became more difficult to harvest, Newfoundland outfitters turned first to larger sailing vessels and then to wooden-hulled steamers.
  • In the years before 1914 generally rising prices (including prices for seal products) helped make the Newfoundland economy comparatively buoyant.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador's physical environment greatly influenced the ways settlers made a living during the 19th century. The richness of marine resources encouraged a pattern of coastal settlement and made the cod and seal fisheries central to local economies. In contrast, the relative scarcity of good soils and other terrestrial resources made large-scale farming operations impractical and discouraged year-round habitation of interior spaces.
  • Until well into the 20th century, Newfoundland's primary economic activity was in the fisheries.
  • The first sealing vessels from St. John's sailed to the ice in 1793. Following their successful expedition, the sailing seal fishery expanded rapidly.
  • The bulk of seals taken annually in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and off the eastern coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador are Greenland seals, or harps.
  • Seal Fishery: Equipment, Techniques, Products--Natural Environment--Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web
  • Although the sealing industry was in decline at the turn of the century, Newfoundland companies continued to fit out steamers for the hunt.
  • Seal Fishery: Hunting Methods--Natural Environment--Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web
  • Background on the seal fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador, including history, resources and natural environment.
  • An introduction to the papers of writer Cassie Brown (1919-1986) dealing with her work Death on the Ice and the 1914 sealing disaster.
  • Some of Newfoundland and Labrador's best-known and most destructive disasters occurred during the era of Responsible Government.
  • A look at the 1914 Sealing Disaster, when 251 sealers died in two simultaneous disasters involving the SS Newfoundland and the SS Southern Cross.
  • How the 1914 sealing disaster impacted the lives of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, and the government's response to the tragedy.