The study, "Newfoundland’s West Coast and the Gulf of St Lawrence Fishery, ca. 1775-83," is a detailed examination of the environmental history of Newfoundland's west coast during a pivotal era in international history. The study explores how significant global events, like the Seven Years War and the American War of Independence, intersected with the lesser-known history of this region. The author argues that understanding the geopolitical significance of Newfoundland's west coast requires a holistic view that integrates its environmental history with political and economic considerations of the time. This area, often viewed as peripheral, was in fact central to the economic and military strategies of British, French, and American interests due to its valuable fisheries. Furthermore, the study sheds light on the impact of colonial activities on local Aboriginal communities, including the Inuit, Innu, Mi’kmaq, and Beothuk.