Salt cod

Canada, 1954

Film
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Cod fish have been caught and processed for export along the coast of Newfoundland for the past four centuries. This film traces the growth of industry and shows the present day methods of handling this harvest from the seas. At the height of seasons, fishermen and their families labour from dawn to dusk hauling in and preserving the catch. The work of splitting, salting, drying and grading is shown, and concluding reference is made to the more recent quick freeze method.

Credits

director

Allan Wargon

producer

Tom Daly

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:13:20:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30830

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - Canada

Animals & Wildlife → Fish trade

Animals & Wildlife → Fisheries

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Newfoundland

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Newfoundland - Social life and customs

History → Newfoundland - History

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Fishing - Canada

Places → Newfoundland

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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