“How One Woman in Petty Harbour is Bringing Newfoundlanders Back to Their Fishing Roots”
By JENN THORNHILL VERMA • READERS DIGEST CANADA • OCTOBER 16, 2019
Fishing lessons from Petty Harbour
Fishing is part of my identity,” says Jasmine Paul, a 31-year-old part-time university student. “And when I wasn’t fishing, I was depressed.” On a Sunday in July, eight women are huddled together inside a wooden fishing shed in Petty Harbour, N.L., about a 15-minute drive south of St. John’s. As many as 20 girls and women spanning the ages 4 to 60 come out for the biweekly Girls Who Fish program, but today’s rain and fog has hampered the turnout….