Of men and seals: a history of the Newfoundland seal hunt

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National Historic Parks and Sites, Canadian Parks Service, Environment Canada, 1989 - Technology & Engineering - 239 pages
The Newfoundland seal hunt was based on the harp and, to a lesser extent, hood seal species. The harp and hood are hair seals valued for their skin, fat, and hair. This document presents information on the harps and hoods. It examines the origins and early development of the hunt among Native peoples and the Europeans. It looks at the seal hunt, 1793-1861 and 1862-1939; the vessel-based hunt 1862-1939; the seal hunt since 1939; and the vessel-based hunt since 1939. It also provides an update to January 1988.

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