Photostory #117: The Magdalen Islands: Pastoral Isles Find Prosperity
National Film Board of Canada
August 6, 1957
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Lobster is one of the islanders main sources of income followed by cod, mackerel and herring which are sold in the U.S. and West Indies as well as across Canada. Fishing cooperatives are popular with the Madelinots; a large-scale modernization program has been inaugurated in recent years involving the construction of freezing, canning and fish-smoking plants.