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A brief history of fisheries in Canada
Castañeda, R.A.; Burliuk, C.M.M.; Casselman, J.M.; Cooke, S.J.; Dunmall, K.M.; Forbes, L.S.; Hasler, C.T.; Howland, K.L.; Hutchings, J.A.; Klein, G.M.; Nguyen, V.M.; Price, M.H.H.; Reid, A.J.; Reist, J.D.; Reynolds, J.D.; Van Nynatten, A.; Mandrak, N.E. (2020). A brief history of fisheries in Canada. Fisheries 45(6): 303-318. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fsh.10449
In: Fisheries: Bulletin of the American Fisheries Society. American Fisheries Society: Bethesda, Md.. ISSN 0363-2415; e-ISSN 1548-8446, more
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  • Castañeda, R.A.
  • Burliuk, C.M.M.
  • Casselman, J.M.
  • Cooke, S.J.
  • Dunmall, K.M.
  • Forbes, L.S.
  • Hasler, C.T.
  • Howland, K.L.
  • Hutchings, J.A.
  • Klein, G.M.
  • Nguyen, V.M.
  • Price, M.H.H.
  • Reid, A.J.
  • Reist, J.D.
  • Reynolds, J.D.
  • Van Nynatten, A.
  • Mandrak, N.E.

Abstract
    Having the longest coastlines in the world and some of the largest freshwater ecosystems, Canada has a rich history of exploitation and stewardship of its marine and freshwater fisheries resources. For thousands of years prior to European settlement, Indigenous peoples across what is now Canada utilized and managed marine and freshwater fisheries that underpinned food systems, cultural practices, and pre‐colonization economies (Berkes 1990). The earliest exploitation of Canadian fisheries by Europeans was by the Spanish and Portuguese fishing for Atlantic Cod Gadus morhua in the 15th century (Hutchings and Myers 1995).

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