"As we fish and farm"

  • Kristen Lowitt McGill University
Keywords: fisheries, agriculture, communities, sustainability, food security


"As we fish and farm" is a short radio documentary that explores a changing food and fishing system in the Bonne Bay region on Newfoundland's west coast. It was developed as part of the interdisicplinary Community-University Research for Recovery Alliance (CURRA) project at Memorial University concerned with the recovery of fisheries and fisheries communities. The documentary features three individuals speaking about their personal and family histories in fishing and farming in Bonne Bay, and their challenges and hopes in continuing in these activities today.


Fisheries and Oceans Canada. (2012b). Assessment of cod in the Northern Gulf of St Lawrence in 2011. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat. Science Advisory Report 2012/005. http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/Publications/SAR- AS/2012/2012_005-eng.pdf

MacDonald, M., Sinclair, P., & Walsh, D. (2013). Globalization, fisheries and recovery. St. John’s, NL: Memorial University. Retrieved from http://www.curra.ca/documents/Globalization_Report_Feb_2013_FINAL.pdf

Walsh, D. (2011). What restructuring? Who’s rationalization? Newfoundland and Labrador’s Memorandum of Understanding on its fishing industry. In R. Chuenpagdee (Ed.), Contemporary visions for world small-scale fisherie (pp.81- 100). Delft, the Netherlands: Eburon Academic Publishers.
How to Cite
Lowitt, K. (2014). "As we fish and farm". Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des études Sur L’alimentation, 1(1), 99-102. https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v1i1.12
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