New England Fisheries

One More Cod Gone

The New England Fishery Management Council won’t take any effective management actions to stop overfishing on Atlantic cod. So, as they preside over the collapse of cod, ending fishing heritage that dates back well before the Vikings and the first industry in colonial America, they have apparently decided to accept their own ineptitude as inevitable and update their logo from a cod … to a haddock. Since most of the haddock seem to be hanging out across the Canadian border, maybe they will be able to keep this one for a while despite themselves. That is one profoundly sad and pathetic state of affairs.


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2 Responses to One More Cod Gone

  • Shirley Winer says:

    No fish no fisheries. How soon does the NEFMC plan to run completely out of cod for fishing and for reproduction? It will happen eventually and there is no cad fishing for anyone- including cod eating marine animals.
    Why cant the fishermen stop whining and face the realities of their ove-fishing?

  • Jim Kendall says:

    Peter:
    Although no one felt a need to sign this rant, I am assuming it was you who wrote it.

    Assuming that I am right, let me ask you; just what would you have done? Given that there seems to be no way in hell that the cod can be rebuilt in 10 years plus a generation, just what do you see as an answer?

    Fishing or as you love to say “overfishing” is no longer a logical answer to the apparent exodus of the cod. For some reason you were relatively quiet for this meeting as I remember.
    Jim Kendall-NBSC

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