Newfoundland Fishing Stages

Newfoundland’s history is closely tied to its fishery. The very foundation of our province is directly impacted by decades of fishery related events.


Since the cod moratorium was imposed in 1992, the demise of outport Newfoundland has become evident in every nook and cranny. Nowhere is this more noticeable  than in the destruction of prominent structures such as wharfs and fishing stages.  Because of their location, they are particularly vulnerable to nature’s fury, and, with limited use, are unlikely to be rebuilt. Unfortunately, these fragile community icons will never be returned to their original state despite the best efforts of all concerned.


We can’t live in the past, nor can we hang on to every treasure and tradition as much as we’d like to. Times change and we have to move on and adjust. But it is reassuring to know that we have technology that can help retain images of scenes we cherish and will forever remember. Hopefully, some of these shots will help rekindle memories of the way things were.
























~ by spencedove on February 26, 2011.

One Response to “Newfoundland Fishing Stages”

  1. Nice series!

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