C5 Hunting Large Sea Mammals

Hunting Large Sea Mammals

C5 Hunting Large Sea Mammals

Hunting large sea mammals was a subsidiary income of importance.

This picture from 1907 shows Petter and Geira Nilsen Kuoljok from the Mistfjord near Bodø after catching a dolphin.

Shark fishing brought earnings; the liver and the fat were rich in oil. Oil from fish and whale was important as merchandise and for oil lamps, candle making and as a component of tar.

The meat and the bones were also used.

Not everything caught in the sea was edible. Seashells were not considered human food. Nevertheless, they were important. Seashells were gathered using shell tongs or shell ploughs and used as bait in line fishing.

Today seashells are cultivated.

They are considered a delicacy by many.