Getting poetic about our heritage
with the removal of our coastal way of life. A moratorium which exonerates foreign fleets from its destructive involvement on our fish and permits their continu ed access t o o u r e n dangered resources.
No more are our hearts at one with the tides of the sea, no more is the bread of life in our right hand or our hands filled with the overflow of what the sea once provided us with in abundance.
Instead, our province is fragmented and separated by the bottom line of corporations, the collaborating monetary outstretched hands of union, the isolated niches of big fishers, the timid voices of community councils and governments myopic attentions to present day events.
And so the story of our fishery is no longer told by human veins and pulses or the eternal pathways of fire known by our seafaring forefathers, but is told instead in a strange language — overcapacity, MOU, rationalization, NAFO, DFO and federal governments.
Phil Earle Carbonear