Cod facing ‘natural mortality’ or starvation?

Now that DFO has announced that the cod stocks have declined due to “natural mortality” — a nice way of saying no one is responsible — I take the liberty of posting a few shots I took in 2017 to show what I call starving cod and the contents of their stomachs.  Related story: Northern cod stock declined over last year; scientists urge minimum fishing effort >click to read< Not sure of other people’s experiences last year, but this is typical of the cod I caught. I can only speak for myself. See the sea anemones and the blackberry (zooplankton) in one photo and I was surprised to find nothing but a welk in another cod. David Boyd >click to read<22:21

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