Going Underwater in Placentia Bay
Restoring an Ecosystem From the Bottom Up
It was more than 400 years ago that Placentia Bay’s fishing industry started.
Back then, Placentia’s large, rocky beach meant that fish could be salted and dried right on the rocks rather than on a constructed wooden fishing stage, saving time and effort.
Placentia’s economy was based on the cod fishery and cod trade. In fact, the fisheries of Placentia played a large role in securing Newfoundland as the world’s largest exporter of ...