Recently that movement has been supported financially to a limited extent by the government, also by socially-minded private citizens, people of wealth in the maritime provinces and outside Canada, who make it their duty each year to collect sufficient funds to pay the costs of the work of the extension department of St. Francis Xavier university.
regard to the economic aspect, of course many people are finding more profitable employment in war work and have quit the fishing industry. This makes it more advantageous to those who are in the industry as a vocation; the market available to each fisherman is so much larger. Also, the price of fish has been increased through many factors. There is a bigger demand from the United States market and better prices are being paid. Also the home market has expanded and the prices have improved.
There was some importation in the past of canned sardines from Norway and of pickled herring from Holland, the latter in very small quantities. Of course, all this has ceased. There has been a large increase in consumption by Canadian consumers of all kinds of fish, a big increase of exports of fresh and frozen fish to the United States, and some increase in the export of canned fish.