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In Their Words : The Story of BC Packers
A man holding a salmon
Watching the start of fishing
BC Canneries - Watching the start of fishing.
British Columbia Archives, D-05298
Click to hear a selected barker letter Watching the start of fishing Island Maid II colllecting salmon from a gillnetter Watch the story of Canadian Salmon Watch a video of different tyes of salmon Click to hear a selected barker letter

During its near century of operations on Canada's Pacific coast, the men and women fishing for BC Packers caught fish using six main methods: gillnetting, seining, trolling, long lining, trawling and trapping.

Click on one of the links above to learn more about the different types of salmon fished, each fishing method, what life is like as a fisherman and how fishing gear has changed and improved over time.

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