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Transcript of Fishing Industry
Contributions to Canada’s Economy
- Canada is currently the eighth largest exporter of fish and seafood products.
- The fishing industry employees more than 7,000 people of Canada that
helps build and increase its economy.
- Fishing is a huge tourist attraction, which helps build the Canadian
- Canada has many important commercial fishing industries which directly contributes $2 billon to the national economy’s GDP.
- The fishing industry has provided nice fish to people all over Canada E.g. sushi which is commonly eaten.
- The Canadian fishing industry is on of the biggest export of fish to Americans that promotes friendship among countries.
- The fishing industry has provided Canadian people with more fishing rods
to enjoy fishing.
History of Fishing
- The native community of Canada spent hours fishing.
- In the early 1500s when ships from France, Spain, Portugal and Great Britain came to Canada to harvest in Newfoundland’s rich fishing grounds.
- The most common fish was cod which attracted many Europeans to the fishing grounds.
- Europeans set up fishing stations where the fishes were dried and salted and then sent to Europe.
-Major companies such as Hyman & Sons and the LeBoutillier Brothers Company exported dried and salted cod to countries like Spain, Italy and the Caribbean.
- In 1827, the Hudson Bay Company started to export salted salmon to the Hawaiin Islands.
Environmental Impact of Fishing - Bottom trawling, the pulling a fishing net along the bottom of the sea
behind trawlers, removes around 5 to 25% of the ocean floor’s area on a
- Some fishing techniques may also cause habitat damage. Dynamite fishing
and cyanide fishing are illegal in many places because they harm nearby
- Over fishing has lead to the extinction of many species. According to the
Food and Agriculture Organization approximately, over 70% of the world’s
fish species are either fully exploited or minimal.
- Fishing methods have a huge effect on the environmental impact of fishing.
Equipment such as trawls and dredgers that are dragged along the sea floor
destroy many sponges and coral that may have developed there.
Negative Effects of The Fishing Industry -The fishing industry is not always reliable because it depends on how much fish they catch.
- Lack of fish causes the fishing companies to move to another fishing grounds and they spend lots of money doing so.
-Fishing equipment is very expensive and there is always a newer, faster, safer model on the market.
-A critical issue with the fishing industry is the worker's safety. The accidents are caused by insufficient training to the employees, lack of medical resources or emergency lifesaving appliances and overworking causing the workers to get too tired to do the job properly.
-It destroys ecosystems, over-fishes the species leaving the ecosystems a lot less bio-diverse. A lot of laws have been enforced to prevent these problems but illegal fishing still happens.
Fishing Industry in Canada