3Ps Inshore fishermen want draggers stopped from fishing during cod spawning time

Atlantic cod-There’s nothing that irks Lamaline fisherman Alfred Fitzpatrick more than reports of cod being dumped by offshore draggers — large boats he and other south coast fishermen say shouldn’t be permitted to fish while the cod stock has gathered to spawn. “We’ve been told of all the little fish, belly up, floating away behind the boat. Don’t that paint a picture?” Fitzpatrick said. “That’s the future, that’s my livelihood floating away. It’s the same thing that happened back in the 1980s.” Those reports of high-grading,,, Read the rest here 12:17