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There are over 500 species of fish found in Atlantic Canada not including 37 species of cartilaginous fish (sharks, skates, rays & chimaeras); most are recorded from the Bay of Fundy. However, the number of commercially harvested fish is much less. These fish can be roughly grouped into groundfish (cod, haddock, pollock, etc.) those occurring on or close to the bottom, and pelagic - those occurring in the water column usually away from the bottom (tuna, herring, mackerel, etc.). They are caught in a number of ways involving nets, hooks or harpoons. Invertebrates are also fished in a number of ways and include squid, lobsters, shrimp, scallops, quahogs, sea urchins and crabs. Some species are collected from rocks (periwinkles) or dug (soft-shelled clams) in the intertidal zone - the area between high and low water. A number of local companies market the commercial species, shipping them around the world.

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  • Copyright: Tom O'Donnell (gunbud) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2007-09-18
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2008-01-11 18:22
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