agent n In the fishery (a) the manager of the operations in Newfoundland of a
British or Channel Islands mercantile house; (b) the representative in a fishing
settlement of a St John's fish-merchant.
 1828 CARTWRIGHT
ii, 306 The list of destitute persons ... was not put into my hands till I was on the
point of sailing, and then without any other than its own evidence, though it was in the
possession of Mr Street, agent to the elder White (of Poole), who was a principal
sufferer, and one of the most earnest complainants.  1955 HARVEY (ed) 60 I soon
heard that Mr Neave was not yet arived in the land but was Expected in a few Weeks; was
informd he lived at Little Placentia about 1 miles to it Ware his Agent Capt Harrison
resided. 1832 MCGREGOR i, 193 A great majority of the merchants at St John's, as well as
the agents who represent the principal houses, are men who received a fair education.
1846 [FEILD] 13-14 The Bishop ... was welcomed and entertained with the same kindness as
elsewhere, by Mr Chapman, the agent of Messrs Nicolle and Co. 1868 Royal Geog Soc
xxxviii, 263 Here the agent (Mr Bendle), for Slade and Co., came on board. He says
that all the fishing-vessels are at Webeck. 1936 SMITH 42 Messrs Job Bros. & Co.
owned Indian Harbour in those days, and Mr Joseph Simms was their summer agent.