Oh Canada! One department says cod is endangered while another recommends more be caught

msFish harvesters and DFO representatives met in Clarenville on Tuesday for a groundfish advisory committee meeting; a chance for fisheries scientists to give their findings and hear from fish harvesters about the state of the resource. The scientists told the 25 to 30 assembled fish harvesters that the Atlantic cod population in 3Ps, an area that includes Placentia Bay, is growing and they’ll recommend the department raise the total allowable catch (TAC) by 15 per cent. Their recommendations come shortly after a report by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COESWIC) recommending Atlantic cod be placed on a list of endangered species. [email protected] 19:39

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