The province includes Cape Breton, a large island northeast of the mainland. Of these fragments, the largest is the Southern Upland, which occupies the southern and central part of the province. Starting at the rugged Atlantic coast, and marked by many inlets, islands, coves and bays, it rises to an altitude of to m in the interior. Its northern border constitutes the South Mountain.
For the full citation, see the end of the document] The economic history of Canada until was dominated by waterways. The fur-trade pressed westward by the St.
Lawrence with its tributaries and the Great lakes; the fishing industry, the fur-trade, and the lumbering industry depended upon water transport.
Only since have wheat-raising, mining, and pulp and paper become important. It was as a fishing ground that Canada was first approached by Europeans.
The enormously productive waters of the coasts and later of the Banks were visited by French and Portuguese in the first half of the sixteenth century. English fishermen, lacking solar salt, of which large supplies were needed for the green fishery practised by other Europeans, developed the dry fishery, and established themselves securely on the Avalon peninsula of Newfoundland in the second half of the century; their fishery expanded as prices rose in Spain following imports of treasure from the New World and the collapse of the Spanish fishery.
Lawrence and its tributaries. After the discovery by the French of a vast supply of furs, the spread of the fashion for beaver hats, and the demands of the Indians for iron and gunpowder, the fur-trade pushed up the valley of the St.
Lawrence, where there was freedom from attack by other European countries and safety for monopoly control. The great forested Precambrian shield gave an abundance of beaver skins which were brought down by the rivers - first the Saguenay, and later the St. Maurice and the Ottawa - to the French traders in exchange for European goods.
Successive monopolies were obliged to meet the serious inroads of the Iroquois from the south supported by the Dutch on the Hudson. With the practical extermination of the Hurons by the Iroquois, the fur-trade for the moment almost ceased.
Under these conditions, monopolies failed, and settlement made little progress. Inunder the aggressive interest of Colbert, Louis XIV revoked the charter of the Company of New France, and governed the colony from the throne.
Immigrants were sent out in numbers, and seigniories were liberally granted. The church and the seigniors prescribed a feudal pattern for the life of the habitants, and the fur-trade drew men to the woods, so that agriculture, handicapped by climate and difficulties of clearing, progressed slowly.
Wheat crops were small and uncertain; few cattle were kept; and the colony was closely dependent upon France for goods, and even for food.
With increase in population, French traders were compelled to penetrate the interior and re-establish the trade route to the west destroyed by the Iroquois.
The granting of a charter to the Hudson 's Bay Company in opened English competition from the north as well, and led to successful naval attacks by the French until they were compelled to abandon Hudson Bay in Success in military measures brought its problems in rapid increase in production of furs, decline in price, and eventually in the issue of card money and inflation.
The exposed character of settlement made it an easy prey to the English, and necessitated withdrawal from Nova Scotia under the Treaty of Utrecht. The French attempted to consolidate the new position by fortification of Louisbourg at Cape Breton.
New France could not support itself, and the fishery resorted to illicit trade with the dyked lands of Acadia for cattle and with New York and Philadelphia for flour.
Conflict between the New England and French fisheries led to the capture of Louisbourg, establishment of the English at Halifaxand expulsion of the Acadians from the fertile lands of the bay of Fundy .
The new area yielded an abundance of furs; but the distance from Montreal increased transportation costs, and the additional expense of the war brought the fur-trade and the colony to collapse and the victory of the English. The Early British Period.
Expansion of the New England fishery and New England trade in the Maritimes and of the fur trade of New York in the interior involved increasing conflict with the restrictive measures of the Navigation Acts and of legislation such as the Sugar Act in the interests of the British West Indies.
Canada had been added to the Empire rather than Guadeloupe in order not to increase the production of British West Indies products and to increase the consumption. Conflict in the Maritimes and in the interior, with the inevitable conflict between the St.
Lawrence and the Hudson, hastened the outbreak of hostilities after the Quebec Act, which attempted to restrain internal development in much the same fashion as the French had done prior to Thus, this farming practices establishes aquaculture as a primary source of salmon, which eventually researches the United States, as well as, countries such as Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, and even the Faroe Islands, today.
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Where it meets the Bering Sea, a little north of Bethel, it stretches seven miles from bank to bank. The first sign that Georges Bank fish stocks were not inexhaustible was the near disappearance of halibut around , after an intense period of overfishing. The advent of modern fishing technology in the s spelled trouble for many other species.
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