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On the Borderline? Canadian Activism in the Grand Banks

Age determination, validation and growth of Grand Bank yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)

Terranova: The Spanish Cod Fishery on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland in the Twentieth Century

Crustal structure across the Grand Banks—Newfoundland Basin Continental Margin — I. Results from a seismic refraction profile

Crustal structure across the Grand Banks—Newfoundland Basin Continental Margin — II. Results from a seismic reflection profile

Changes in the exploited demersal fish assemblages in the Southern Grand Banks (NAFO Divisions 3NO): 2002–2013

Distribution of deep-water corals of the Flemish Cap, Flemish Pass, and the Grand Banks of Newfoundland (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): interaction with fishing activities

An evaluation of the collapse and recovery of the yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea) stock on the Grand Bank

QUINTON, John (Grand) (1929 - 2012), Chairman, Barclays Bank PLC, 1987–92 (Deputy Chairman, 1985–87)

Villiers, Victor Albert George Child (1845 - 1915), PC; DL, JP, Lord-Lieutenant of Oxford from 1887; principal proprietor of Child’s Bank; Provincial Grand Master Oxfords from 1885

Forbes, Bernard Arthur William Patrick Hastings (1874 - 1948), HM Lieutenant, Co. Longford; a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords; Director of the Bank of Ireland; Vice-Admiral of Connaught; Grand Cross of the Order of St Maurice and Lazarus of Italy; Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Roumania; Grand Cross of Order of Charles III of Spain, and Companion of Spanish Order of Military Merit; Grand Cross of the Order of Isabel the Catholic of Spain; Grand Cross of the Order of Christ of Portugal, and of the North Star of Sweden; Grand Cross Order of Dannebrog; Grand Cross of the Order of Ethiopia; Commander of the Order of the Redeemer of Greece; Lieut-Colonel in the Reserve of Officers, Scots Guards; Member of the Council of State of Ireland

Kindersley, Robert Molesworth (1871 - 1954), Officer of the Legion of Honour; Commander of the Order of Leopold; Grand Cross of the Order of Leopold II; Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown (Belgium); Grand Cross of the Crown of Italy; a Director of the Bank of England, 1914–46; Governor Hudson’s Bay Company, 1916–25; Lieutenant City of London; Member of Court of Fishmongers Co.; Pres. National Savings Cttee, 1920–46; Chairman Trade Facilities Act Advisory Committee, 1921–25; Member of the Bankers’ Committee on German Finance, 1922; Senior British representative on the Dawes Committee, 1924; High Sheriff, Sussex, 1928–29

CAULCUTT, John (1876 - 1943), Chairman, Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial, and Overseas) since 1937; Director of Barclays Bank, Ltd; Director of Barclays Bank (France), Ltd; Director of Barclays Bank (Canada); Director of Phœnix Assurance Company, Ltd; Director of The Eastern Bank, Ltd; Director of Agricultural Mortgage Company of Palestine Ltd; Chairman of Export Guarantees Advisory Council of the Board of Trade; Chairman of Executive Committee of Export Credits Guarantee Department; Member of Board of Trade Central Committee of Export Groups; Member of Palestine Currency Board; a Vice-President of Institute of Bankers, President, 1935–37; a Vice-President of Council of Royal Empire Society; Hon. Treasurer Anglo-Egyptian Chamber of Commerce; Chairman Governing Body British Postgraduate Medical School; Chairman Board of Management, Watford and District Peace Memorial Hospital; Finance Chairman, St Dunstan’s; Grand Cordon of the Order of the Nile


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Also known as the Newfoundland Bank, an extensive shallow patch of the North Atlantic ocean lying south and east of Newfoundland, which used to be a prolific breeding ground of cod. The Banks were first discovered by John Cabot in 1497 and attracted fishing vessels from Britain and several other European countries, but, with the cod proving, so it seemed, virtually inexhaustible, there was only occasional friction between the fishing fleets of the various nations.

As North America grew, the Grand Banks proved an irresistible source of fish and a number of ports were developed along the coast, chiefly of Massachusetts and Maine, to handle the trade, of which Gloucester, Mass., was probably the largest and most important. These ports each had fleets of schooners with which they exploited the Grand Banks and which were named after them. However, the increasing popularity of cod, and the introduction of powered fishing boats with more efficient means of using trawls, eventually led to overfishing, and in July 1992 the Canadian government closed the Grand Banks, along with Newfoundland waters and most of the Gulf of St Lawrence, to all commercial fisheries.

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