LifelinesLifelines: Canada's East Coast Fisheries

Lifelines aims to foster an understanding of the importance of the fisheries to Atlantic Canadians and the rest of the country. It links different time periods, ethnic communities, fish harvesting, modes of life and uses of technology. We hope it will inform you and promote thoughtful reflection about our stewardship of an important resource.

Exhibition Collaborators and Sponsors

Cross Currents
Cross Currents
500 Generations of Aboriginal Fishing in Atlantic Canada
The Cod Rush The Cod Rush
The European Fishermen, 1497-1763
Swales and Whales Swales and Whales
Atlantic Canada's Sea Mammal Harvest
Possessions Possessions
The Material World of Newfoundland Fishing Families
A Lobster Tale A Lobster Tale
The Lobster Fishery of Prince Edward Island
The Lure of the River The Lure of the River
Sport Fishing in New Brunswick
Nova Scotia Motor Fishing Boats Nova Scotia Motor Fishing Boats

Key Issues in Atlantic Fishery Management

Law Of The Sea – The Exclusive Economic Zone

The Search for Cod, a Delicacy for Meatless Days :
A Fishing Expedition on the Saint-André (1754)

Fisheries-Related Web Sites

Information Products


Award for Outstanding Achievement

On May 1, 2002, the Canadian Museums Association presented an Outstanding Achievement Award to the institutions that developed the exhibition Lifelines: Canada's East Coast Fisheries presented at the Canadian Museum of Civilization from April 2001 to February 2002.