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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