Cod aren’t coming back — yet

Chronical Herald – The baldheaded buffoon of the popular cartoon (The Simpsons) could have been talking about the Northwest Atlantic. The accusations that followed the destruction of the world’s greatest wild food resource were on land. Some blamed foreign draggers for the 1993 cod moratorium, others blamed politicians, some blamed scientists and a few took a long hard look at ourselves. Popular predictions that cod would rebound without fishing pressure turned out to be wrong. Replacing cod as a dominant species have been seals and bottom feeders — Homer’s tasty crustaceans. Populations of commercially valuable lobster and crab have skyrocketed. continued

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