|aA rural fishing town -- Types of fishing -- Types of fish and shellfish -- Fishing in North America -- Welcome to Lunenburg -- Daily life -- A lobster-fishing family -- On the boats -- When the boats come in -- At the factory -- Through the year -- Changing lifestyles -- Fishing around the world -- Facts and figures.
|aThis 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.