The Pull of the Net exhibit celebrates the importance of Canada’s commercial fishing industries on both the East and West Coasts of Canada. It is a colourful, family-friendly exhibit that touches on some big topics such as Aboriginal fishing traditions, immigration, fisheries management, and the diversification of the industry over time.
To delve deeper into these topics, local experts will share their perspectives and insight on these topics with a 4-part speakers’ series on Saturday afternoons through the summer. The third of the series is on Saturday August 12th, from 2 to 3:30pm. Admission is FREE.
Speakers from the Steveston Harbour Authority, Canada’s largest commercial fishing harbour, will discuss the past, present and future of fishing on the BC coast and how this extremely active contemporary industry continues to shape our coastal communities, build cultural relationships, and grow our provincial and national economies.