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The Last Beluga Fisherman

Basque fisherman
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Poles for weir fishing, like those used by Émile Lizotte
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Poles making up the beluga fishing "rond" or "raccroc" (curved line)
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Remnant of the end of a broken pole in the mud
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Iron spontoon head
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Two of Émile Lizotte's harpoons (left) and spontoons used to kill belugas
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Men killing belugas caught inside the poles
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Émile Lizotte killing a beluga with a spontoon
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Postcard of a successful beluga catch
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Men using high tide to retrieve the belugas that were caught
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Horse hauling beluga carcass ashore
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Boy hauling a recently captured beluga ashore
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Beluga tail, pierced and with a cable attached, to anchor it to the "menoires"
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Beluga fishery employees stripping a mammal of its blubber
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Workers start cutting up belugas, even before all are on the beach
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Carving up a beluga using knives and iron hooks
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Gaff head
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Beam similar to the one used by Émile Lizotte to separate blubber from skin
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