Kvarken Archipelago – History of Fishing
Hunters and fishermen have roamed the Kvarken area since the Stone Age. There have been permanent settlements in the Kvarken archipelago since the Middle Ages, but for example year-round settlements did not come to Mickelsörarna until the 19th century. The oldest written reference to Kvarken dates back to the 14th century. Fishing and seal hunting were the main sources of livelihood from the Middle Ages up in the late 19th century.