The Pull of the Net Series: Working Together


Jun 15




Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Fourth Avenue, Richmond, BC, Canada Event Website

How immigration shaped the local fishing industry The fishing industry attracted many people from around the world to the coast of British Columbia. Along the Lower Fraser with its concentration of canneries, the cultural diversity was especially influential historically. Richmond City Councillor Harold Steves and local historian Bud Sakamoto will discuss how the cultural diversity in the labour force shaped the local industry regarding fishing methods, innovations, and labour organizing.