No cod, no children

Before the cod moratorium in 1992, children could be seen waiting along the wharfs across St. Brendan’s Island, eager to cut out the cod tongues as the boats came in. Gerry Walsh, 57, is one of the last fishermen in St. Brendan’s and remembers the sense of prosperity on the island. “It seemed like everyone was working. I’d say there was 100 per cent employment,” said Walsh. “Those that weren’t fishing were working in the fish plant.” There are neither cod nor children in St. Brendan’s now. “There’s not going to be (another generation). The community is dying,” >click to read<16:58

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