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  • Newfoundland and Labrador's physical environment greatly influenced the ways settlers made a living during the 19th century. The richness of marine resources encouraged a pattern of coastal settlement and made the cod and seal fisheries central to local economies. In contrast, the relative scarcity of good soils and other terrestrial resources made large-scale farming operations impractical and discouraged year-round habitation of interior spaces.
  • Decades of overfishing in Newfoundland and Labrador during the 1990s caused the northern cod stocks to collapse and resulted in a moratorium
  • Newfoundland and Labrador's forests are a renewable resource, so long as they are harvested in a sustainable way.
  • The gradual mechanization of Newfoundland and Labrador's logging industry changed the way loggers interacted with forest ecosystems.
  • A major concern surrounding Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore oil industry is that it may do serious damage to the ocean environment.
  • The Voisey's Bay project has the potential to do considerable damage to the environment if not properly managed by industry and by the government.