7. The decline in cod catches by Newfoundianders, a decline that I witnessed only too vividly‹my first fishing trip in Newfoundland, in 1972, was out a short distance from the harbor to a cod trap, the traditional and usually very productive inshore fishing gear; we had a "water haul," just a few mackerel. I took it in a very gendered way then, knowing only too well the local taboo against women on the water, but we were all also very much aware of the huge fishing fleets just beyond Canada's territorial sea, then at 12 miles. At night, beyond the Little Fogo Islands one could see a sea of lights, a moving factory at sea.