In Newfoundland and Labrador, there are two things without which we probably wouldn’t be here: the sea, and the fish.

But how much do we really know about them? In an era of offshore oil, mega hydro dams, and now an impending wind energy industry — have we become indifferent to the fisheries? 

What we do hear about them seems so unrelatable: quotas and metric tons, prices per pound, licensing regulations. 

How did something so important to our economy, and our identity, become so hard to understand?

In Episode 9 of berrygrounds we speak with award-winning journalists Jenn Thornhill Verma and Leila Beaudoin, who have teamed up with The Independent to create something that we didn't have in Newfoundland and Labrador: an explainer series about the fisheries and the sea.

You can find the Seasplainer series on The Independent's website.

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The song "Sunsetter" courtesy of Shane Ivers at Silverman Sound Studios.

Creators & Guests

Justin Brake
He/him. Journalist. Settler. Future ancestor. Born 338 ppm.

What is berrygrounds?

With an eye to power, host Justin Brake takes a closer look at key issues facing Newfoundland and Labrador. A brand new podcast from The Independent.