After a long day of fishing, a fisherman pulls up to the harbour in Trout River in Newfoundland Labrador and weighs his total catch of cod fish and flounder on the scales. At the wharf which is at the mouth of the Trout River, fisherman come in on a regular basis during the fishing season to weigh, unload and clean their fish.When all the work is completed, the local fisherman can be seen gathered on the dock sharing stories between each other.Cod fish have been a way of life for the people of Trout River in Newfoundland Labrador since 1829 when a man name George Crocker settled in Trout River. George spent his summers with the cod fish and left in the fall to return to his home in England. He was the only resident in the area up until 1880 and the fishing industry was a source of income for George and his family.Today fishing is still a main source of employment for many people who reside in Trout River in Newfoundland Labrador but now it is not just cod fish they are after. Fisherman now catch a variety of fish such as halibut, lobster, crab, flounder, herring and shrimp.Fishing in Trout River in Newfoundland Labrador keeps the town alive but tourism has increased dramatically over the years and this makes a difference to the economy of Trout River. Recreational fisherman return here during the summer months and test their luck at catching an Atlantic Salmon or two.Weighing a fresh catch of Cod Fish and flounder in the harbour at Trout River, Gros Morne National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Viking Trail, Trails to the Vikings, Highway 431, Northern Peninsula, Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/200 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 51mm.
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