Labrador Sea Map

Labrador Sea

The Labrador Sea is a part of the North Atlantic Ocean and lies in-between Labrador Peninsula—the part of Canada where it’s named after—and Greenland. It is connected to Hudson Bay through the Hudson Strait, and Baffin Bay through the Davis Strait. The sea covers an area of 841,000 km2. The northern and western parts of the sea are covered in ice between December and June, making it hard to navigate during those months. Drifting ice makes it a perfect breeding ground for seals. The sea is also of economic importance, due to the many shrimp fisheries. Other fisheries, like haddock, herring and lobster are also abundant in the southern parts of the sea.