New York Times: Fishermen and federal officials grappled Friday with the increasingly bleak prospect of finding some way for the historic New England cod industry to avoid collapse amid troubles with the health of Gulf of Maine cod.

Their meeting came in the week after regional regulators bought fishermen a year’s reprieve from devastating cuts to the allowed catch in the 2012 fishing year, which begins in May. But projections showed that fishermen still face cuts next year that most will not survive.

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