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Lower West Pubnico in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Recolter la mer / Harvesting the Sea

Quai Dennis Point / Dennis Point Wharf

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2017
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Récolter la mer
Vous êtes debout sur l'un des quais de pêche les plus achalandés au Canada.

Autrefois, le hareng était pêché dans des parcs en fascines, ou « nijagans » inventés par les Mi'kmaq. Le poisson entrait dans le parc circulaire et il ne savait pas comment en sortir. Plus tard, les Acadiens ont placé des filets autour des poteaux et ils pêchaient le poisson dans le parc avec des doris.

Aujourd'hui des bateaux à la fine pointe de la technologie louvoient les mers à la recherche du hareng, du homard, du thon, de l'espadon, de la faune marine et du poisson de fond (aiglefin, morue, flétan, plie, sébaste, baudroie, merlu et goberge).

Le quai Dennis Point est le port d'attache d'au-delà de 100 navires dont la longueur varie généralement de 25 à 100 pieds. La flottille emploie environ 350 pêcheurs qui génèrent un revenu annuel dépassant 40 $ millions. Pendant la saison de pointe, la pêche alimente six usines et crée 300 emplois additionnels. La pêche est l'ancre économique de la communauté.

Parlez-en aux gens de la place!

Saviez-vous ?
Le saisons de pêche varient. La saison du homard s'étend de la fin novembre à la fin mai. Les chalutiers pêchent à longueur d'année et les harenguiers pêchent du printemps à l'automne. La durée des sorties de pêche varie d'un à plusieurs jours.

Pour

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By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2017
2. Recolter la mer / Harvesting the Sea Marker
plus de renseignements sur l'Excursion interprétive des côtes acadiennes consultez www.CotesacadiennesetYarmouth.com

Harvesting the Sea

You are standing at one of the busiest fishing ports in Canada.

Long ago, herring were caught in brush weirs, a method introduced by the Mi'kmaq. Fish entered the circular structure and couldn't find their way out. Later, the Acadians used nets around the poles and small dories inside the weir to harvest the herring.

Today, state-of-the-art boats ply the waters in search of herring, lobster, tuna, swordfish, marine plants and groundfish (haddock, cod, halibut, flounder, red fish, monkfish, hake and pollock).

The Dennis Point Wharf is home to over 100 vessels. They range from 25 to over 100 feet in length. This fleet employs approximately 350 fishers who, in turn, generate over $40 million a year. In peak season, this fishery keeps six fish plants humming and sustains 300 more jobs. No doubt about it: fishing is the economic bedrock of this community.

Feel free to ask the locals!

Do you know?
Seasons differ. For example, lobstering runs from late November to the end of May, fish draggers operate all year and herring seiners fish spring to fall. Some fishers return the same day, whereas others are at sea for prolonged periods of time.

For more information on the Acadian

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By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Small Portion of the Dennis Point Fishing Fleet
Shores Interpretive Tour consult www.YarmouthandAcadianShores.com
 
Location. 43° 37.093′ N, 65° 47.307′ W. Marker is in Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia, in Yarmouth County. Marker is on Dennis Point Road one kilometer south of D'Entremont Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35-219 Dennis Point Road, Lower West Pubnico, Nova Scotia B0W 2M0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dennis Point (here, next to this marker); Sieur Phillippe Mius-d'Entremont (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Les pionniers acadiens / Acadian Pioneers (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); What and When is Le Village Acadien? (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Who are the Acadians? / Qui sont les Acadiens? (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); What and Where is Acadie? / L'Acadie, c'est quoi?...c'est ou? (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); A Bond with the Sea / A Sustaining Faith (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Musée acadien et Centre de recherch / Acadian Museum and Research Center (approx. 5.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lower West Pubnico.
 
Also see . . .
1. Living Wharves. (Submitted on September 5, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Lobster Cars at Dennis Point Wharf in Pubnico. (Submitted on September 5, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Southwest Nova Scotia Lobster by Trap Info. (Submitted on September 5, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Lobster Fishery in Southwest Nova Scotia. (Submitted on September 5, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum, Yarmouth. (Submitted on September 5, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
6. Yarmouth and Acadian Shores. (Submitted on September 5, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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