Parallels: What does Coronavirus pandemic have in common with the 1992 cod moratorium?

Barbecues, swims in cool waters and the warm summer breeze — typical beats of summer across Canada, even in 1992. That year’s summer meant a seismic shift for about 40,000 people in Newfoundland and Labrador. In an unprecedented move, due to the depleting numbers of northern cod, the federal government announced a moratorium on the cod fishery. It was a dark day in Canadian history, the moratorium sent a shockwave through Newfoundland and Labrador, ripping its people from the sea, its impact still ringing through time.,, For generations, the cod collapse has affected lives in Newfoundland and Labrador. Much like today, jobs were lost overnight and people were forced to stay at home. >click to read< 08:03

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