Quinlan's, QuinSea, Old Perlican, Newfoundland, Labrador, Fishery, Fish Operations,  Salt Cod, Salting Cod, Food Fishery, Old technologies

Despite the hardship imposed by the Cod Moratorium on commercial fishing, families in Newfoundland and Labrador have had designated days to catch and process codfish for their own family’s consumption. This smalltime industry contrasts in the harbour to multinational and corporate operating, and all the other sizes of fishing operations in between. Noteworthy to see in conjunction with this “Food Fishery” is the increasing interest in old technologies. In this painting, the Green family salts cod much like their ancestors did before the advent of freezing cod. Glaring differences are the big plastic buckets and the convenience of running water. Family co-operation has always been key to success in fishery operations in this province of all types and sizes.