Atlantic Cod

Forage Fish Altering Cod Numbers Forage Fish Altering Cod Numbers

Phys.org: A shift in the prey available to Atlantic cod in the Gulf of Maine that began nearly a decade ago contributed to the controversy that surrounded the 2011 assessment for this stock. A recent study of how this...

» July 4th, 2014
NOAA Eyes Lifting Closures, with a Catch NOAA Eyes Lifting Closures, with a Catch

NOAA officials, saying they want to provide relief to fishermen dealing with a federally declared “economic disaster” and 2013 fishing year cuts of up to 78 percent in their landing limits, have formally launched proposals to open portions of...

» July 16th, 2013
Global Warming May be Reason for Fewer Cod Global Warming May be Reason for Fewer Cod

CapeCodOnline.com: Scientists believe they have evidence global warming may hold a clue in the mystery of why, despite 20 years of increasingly harsh fishery regulations, cod hasn’t rebounded. The species of zooplankton that is one of the preferred foods...

» July 3rd, 2013
Historian’s Take on Cod Fishing Decline Historian’s Take on Cod Fishing Decline

Spurred by a general agreement among both biologists and fishermen that once vibrant cod populations are a shadow of what they once were, the New England Fishery Management Council recently imposed severe cuts to cod catch limits in the...

» March 28th, 2013
Cod Landings Could be Cut 80% Cod Landings Could be Cut 80%

Gloucester Times; Landings of inshore or Gulf of Maine cod, already cut by 22% for the 2012 fishing year that ends April 30, could be further reduced by between 76.8% and 82.6% for each of the next 3 years,...

» January 27th, 2013
Blame for Cod Decline Shifts to Global Warming Blame for Cod Decline Shifts to Global Warming

Boston Globe: With fishery regulators poised to impose devastating cuts Thursday on the New England fleet, blame for the disappearance of once-abundant cod and flounder populations is shifting from fishermen to a new culprit: the changing ocean. Warming waters...

» December 26th, 2012
Cod Complexity Confounds Managers Cod Complexity Confounds Managers

Boston Globe: The troubled future of Atlantic cod is murkier than ever as science reveals a myriad of behaviors in this iconic fish, making it more daunting to say when and where it should be caught. “We’re almost overwhelmed...

» June 28th, 2012
New Rec. Cod Rules Take Effect in NH New Rec. Cod Rules Take Effect in NH

World Fishing Network: New state rules take effect on May 1, 2012, reducing the minimum length and creel limits for recreational anglers taking Atlantic cod in New Hampshire waters. The measure makes New Hampshire’s rules compatible with new Federal...

» May 4th, 2012
Whole Foods Stops Selling Unsustainable Seafood Whole Foods Stops Selling Unsustainable Seafood

Whole Foods Market has stopped selling fish caught from depleted waters or through ecologically damaging methods, according to an article on NPR.org. As of last Sunday—Earth Day—the natural supermarket chain no will longer carry wild-caught seafood that is “red-rated,”...

» April 26th, 2012
Recreational Cod Fishermen Spared Big Cuts in ’12 Recreational Cod Fishermen Spared Big Cuts in ’12

Recreational fishermen planning to target cod in the Gulf of Maine (north of Cape Cod) this season breathed a collective sigh of relief after new regulations for the coming season were posted on April 2.  The new minimum size...

» April 9th, 2012
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