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Soviet trawler Andrey Markin at St. John's, n.d.

Soviet trawler Andrey Markin at St. John's, 198-.
Trawling fleets from around the world harvested unprecedented amounts of fish on the Grand Banks before Canada extended its 200-mile limit in 1977. Most vessels came from North America and Europe primarily the Soviet Union, Spain, France, and Portugal although smaller numbers also arrived from Asia, the Caribbean, and elsewhere.

Courtesy of the Maritime History Archive (Captain Harry Stone Collection, PF-001.1-M17a), Memorial University, St. John's, NL.

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