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Newfoundland Outports (Wayne S Morgan)

Fisheries Council sent letters
and quotas to each fisherman,
While fleets of Japanese trawlers
dropped anchor off our Newfoundland;
We watched as our cod stocks depleted,
while Fisheries Council stood by,
And the coast guard enforcing their orders,
brought anger to fishermen's eyes.

Those Outport People
that Bud and Sim sang about,
Who knew only hard work and danger
was their way of life;
Sometimes isolated in winter when
the northeast storms take command,
They leave behind great disaster
to the outports of our Newfoundland.

Their only true means of survival
was making a living at sea,
But tradition that kept our spirit alive
will too soon become history.

Those Outport People
that Bud and Sim sang about,
Who knew only hard work and danger
was their way of life;
Sometimes isolated in winter when
the northeast storms take command,
They leave behind great disaster
to the outports of our Newfoundland.

Those Outport People
that Bud and Sim sang about,
Who knew only hard work and danger
was their way of life;
Sometimes isolated in winter when
the northeast storms take command,
They leave behind great disaster
to the outports of our Newfoundland.
They leave behind great disaster
to the outports of our Newfoundland.

####.... Bobby James ©1987 ....####
This variant was arranged and recorded by Wayne S Morgan of Port de Grave, NL (A Touch Of Home, trk#8, 2002, recorded and mixed by Kevin Collins at Sawyer Hill Productions, published and distributed by Wayne S Morgan).

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From the Fisheries Council of Canada:
First formed in 1915, the Canadian Fisheries Association changed its name to the Fisheries Council of Canada in 1945. The Council represents the fishing industry from coast to coast to coast. As the voice of Canada's fish and seafood industry, the FCC promotes a healthy resource and works to develop an economically sound, market-driven competitively structured industry that offers harvesters, employees and processors secure and stable opportunities and a sustainable future. The Council maintains ongoing liasons with ministers and officials in numerous government departments, agencies and parliamentary committees, providing leadership and representing industry on matters of national and international concern.



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