Posts Tagged 'Cod Fishing'
Another cut in cod fishing not enough for environmentalists
Fishing regulators are proposing another cutback to the catch limits for Atlantic cod, but some environmentalists say the move isn’t significant enough to slow the loss of the species. Atlantic cod fishing was once one of the biggest marine industries in New England, but the fishery has deteriorated after years of overfishing and environmental changes. Fishermen caught less than 2 million pounds of the fish in 2017, decades after routinely catching more than 100 million […]
US, Canada Broker Agreement to Share Dwindling Cod Fishing
The United States and Canada have brokered a deal to share what’s left of the dwindling North American cod fishing business in the Atlantic next year. Both countries fish for cod, which is an important food fish that has declined in population following overfishing and warming ocean temperatures with climate change. The two fisheries overlap in the eastern reaches of Georges Bank, a key fishing area located off of New England. The countries have agreed […]