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Let's Go Fishing

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Production Years: 
1946 to 1950


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Length (feet): 
1035 (16mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 16mm, VHS, 1", 3/4".
"Film about the fishing industry and its importance to the economy of British Columbia. It shows: aerial view of the British Columbia coastline; mountain streams; salmon in the water; a specially-designed fish way at Hell's Gate on the Fraser River; other fish ways and fish ladders built to help the salmon reach the spawning grounds; salmon in the shallow, calm waters of the spawning grounds; female laying eggs and male fertilizing the eggs; aerial view of salmon fishing fleet; close-up of gill net boats docked beside a cannery; close-up of gill nets; people mending nets; a man paying out a net into the water; close-up of floats at the end of each net; fish in nets; removing fish from gill nets; aerial view of purse seine fishing boats, which are larger than gill net boats; close-up of the purse seine fishing boat Cape Knox; crew paying out purse seine nets; bringing in net; catching fish; canneries along the shore; loading fish onto conveyors for processing in the cannery; fish being cut up; female cannery workers cleaning the inside of the salmon; workers on the assembly line chopping fish and packing the pieces in cans; cans being cooked in a large steam cooker; cans of salmon being labelled and packed in boxes and wooden crates; cannery workers leaving factory; and montage of various scenes seen previously, including the catching of salmon and various cannery processes."