Workers at a St. John's fish plant, 1978
Following Confederation, Newfoundland and Labrador's processing sector shifted away from the preparation of saltfish on community flakes and towards the production of fresh/frozen groundfish products in company-owned plants. By 1978, about 150 plants employed upwards of 8,000 workers across the province.
Reproduced by permission of the Department of Trade and
Technology, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. From Newfoundland Dept. of
Fisheries, Fish is the future: the development program for the Newfoundland
and Labrador fishing industry to 1985. (St. John's, © 1978) 13.