Outport Newfoundland has always looked to the sea for a living. But with the collapse of the Atlantic cod fishery in the early nineties, the shutdown was soon known as the largest lay-off in Canadian history, displacing some 40,000 fishermen and fishplant workers. 'Dry Fish' has always played a very important part in the Newfoundland diet.
The Bible tells us that fish was a staple in the diet where Jesus Christ grew up and did most of his teachings. One of the early symbols of Christianity was the outline of a fish but it was not so widely recognized as the cross.
Mark Kurlansky, in his paperback book titled, COD, published in 1997, refers to cod as 'the fish that changed the world'.
Dimensions: 72" x 28" x 5" (Stool Mount) 72" x 60" x 5" (Wall Mount)