‘The Mortal Sea’: Overfishing not a new problem

The closing of the Gulf of Maine cod fishery two weeks ago was no surprise to Jeffery Bolster, a University of New Hampshire history professor. Bolster began by charting the course of North Atlantic fishing, dating back to 1000 A.D.; before then, eating fish was an uncommon practice in Europe, he said. It wasn’t until the Vikings, Read the rest here 12:58