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Fish-curing and whaling are lucrative industries.
It is the headquarters of a sealing and whaling fleet.
An interesting collection of antiquities and whaling implements is preserved in the Slotstaarn on Castle Hill.
Nantucket was long famous as a whaling port.
Trout may now be taken in many of the mountain streams. At one time whaling was an important industry on the coasts of New South Wales and Tasmania, and afterwards on the Western Australian coasts.