Inshore/Offshore - The Struggle for Survival in the Atlantic Fishery

Publisher:  OXFAM/DEVERIC
Year Published:  1981  
Resource Type:  Unclassified
Cx Number:  CX2295

The question of whether the inshore fishermen or the offshore trawlers are going to benefit most from the riches of the Atlantic fishery is an old problem.

Abstract:  The question of whether the inshore fishermen or the offshore trawlers are going to benefit most from the riches of the Atlantic fishery is an old problem. Inshore/Offshore examines the development of the Atlantic fishing industry throughout the 20th century. It looks at the inshore fishermen's attempts at unionization after the problems of the depression. It examines the Federal Government's response to these problems, modernization of the fishery and shows how this modernization increased hardship for the inshore fishermen forcing many of them out of fishing and into urban areas. Evidence presented reveals the worsening economic and social conditions in Maritime fishing villages, the effects of draggers on the sea environment and the lack of conservation laws prohibiting waste and overfishing. Inshore/Offshore looks at the advantages and the disadvantages of the inshore fishery and offers alternatives to present Government programs, alternatives that give a voice to Maritime inshore fishermen.


Available from DEVERIC, P.O. Box 3460, Halifax, Nova Scotia or DEC Films, 427 Bloor Street W., Toronto, Ontario M5S 1X7. In slide tape format.

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