ines attached to hooks,
traps and trawls inextricably connect two communities: one of fish;
the other of people who harvest them.
Lifelines relates seven parts of the story
of these two communities. The tale is of an abundant ocean which has
sustained human life along our eastern shores for thousands of years, and
of people struggling to unlock its bounty. A precarious balance between
the needs of each has been hard to achieve and eludes us still.
Siegfried Haase, detail of Fishermen, 1971, Collection Art Gallery
of Nova Scotia
Date Created: May 18, 2001 | Last Updated: April 30, 2010