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The oyster industry, Caraquet, N.B.
Oyster farming, Caraquet, N.B.
Clam fishing, Inkerman, N.B.
Report on the Oyster Fisheries of Canada
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Oyster fishing


Many Acadians started fishing as a way to make a living when they returned after the Deportation. Initially, foreign companies ran the fisheries in Acadie. It was only in the 20th century that Acadians became involved in the management of the fisheries with the creation of cooperatives.