Location: Musée de la mémoire vivante
Date: Marsh 6, 2017
Photo: Judith Douville
Désiré Labrecque, the first in a line of fishers to own a fishery on Pointe à l’Ardoise in Saint-Vallier, had his nets made by a netmaker in the village. His son Misaël learned how to make nets from this craftsman around 1925. Rodrigue Labrecque clearly recalls his father teaching him the technique in the mid-1940s.
The origin of the use of this type of netting remains something of a mystery. Did Désiré Labrecque come up with the idea on his own or did he copy a technique that he had seen elsewhere?