C5 Hunting Large Sea Mammals
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.