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Seal hunt, Port au Choix
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TitleSeal hunt, Port au Choix
SummaryA group of sealers (landsmen) from Port au Choix in Newfoundland are shown steaming out to sea, hunting amidst the ice flows, skinning the seal carcasses, and sorting and loading the seal pelts onshore. They tell of the economic benefits of pursuing the seal fishery, but also of the hardships involved, commenting that most of the sealing is done on the Quebec side which can mean as much as eight hours travel time. Foreign draggers are a problem. Prices are better on the Quebec side than in Newfoundland. Several women are interviewed, speaking of the difficulty of the work and the worry when the men are gone for days at a time. The film has no credits and none of the participants are identified.
SubjectSealing--Newfoundland and Labrador
Sealers (Persons)--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port au Choix--Economic conditions
CreatorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Extension Service (Producer)
PublisherMUN Extension Service
Associated NameMemorial University of Newfoundland. Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS)
Duration21:17 minutes
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Great Northern Peninsula--Port au Choix
Catalogue NumberMUN Extension Service Cat. 00237
TypeMoving Image
Resource TypeVideo
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Media and Data Centre
CollectionMemorial University DELTS Video Collection, pre-1994
SubcollectionAssorted Topics
Condition of OriginalVideocassette black and white ; sound : 3/4 inch
Viewable OnlineYes
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