Time to change the cod fishery – Barry Darby writes from St. John’s

The recent news of fish plant closures and talk of the importation of foreign workers; of annual halibut quotas being caught in one day while other fishermen lose their lives fishing halibut in the dead of winter; of limited quotas of cod with catch rates higher than they were in past years when fish were deemed to be plenty. Those headlines and others like it indicate there is a serious problem with the management of fish harvesting in this province. continued