Life in a Fishing Community (Learn about Rural Life) (Paperback)

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This title looks at offshore fishing. Around the coast of much of North America, fishing stocks have greatly declined as a result of overfishing, pollution, and global warming. Nova Scotia, in the northeast of Canada, once had a huge fishing industry. In 1753, people from Germany, Switzerland, and France came from Europe to set up colony at Lunenburg on the coast. They soon set up a fishing and shipbuilding industry. The community grew until about 1980, when the fishing industry largely stopped. Since then, the community has had to reinvent itself. It is still largely based on the old industries, but tourism is as important. Lunenburg has a population of about 3500 people.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780778750857
ISBN-10: 077875085X
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication Date: August 1st, 2009
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Learn about Rural Life