Rural Life: Life in a Fishing Community


This title looks at offshore fishing and its continuity and change, and cause and consequence.

  • 32 pages
  • Ages: 8-12
SKU: 9780778750857 Categories: , Tag:


Around the coast of much of North America, fishing stocks have greatly declined as a result of over-fishing, 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.

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Weight 0.145 kg
Dimensions 28.0 × 21.5 × 0.2 cm
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