The fisheries are important - for herring, mackerel, sprats, cod, salmon, lobsters and anchovies.
Lobsters are exported, especially to Paris.
Lamarck at the same time founded the class Crustacea for the lobsters, crabs and water-fleas, also until then included in the order Aptera of Linnaeus.
Comprising the primitive phyllopods, the minute copepods, the parasitic cirrhipedes and the powerful crabs and lobsters, and the highly elaborated sand-hoppers and slaters.
In 1905 the number of persons employed in the general fisheries industry was 2212; and the value of the catch was $ 1, 54 6, 6 5 8, the largest items being: lobsters, squeteague (weakfish), $86,478; scup, $138,030; and oysters (for market), $874,232.