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Scientists ignoring fishermen — again

g0002580000000000000bea0810c3a6cac2be28188b42d824fdbd10e7d9In 1992, the commercial fishery was closed. Let’s now turn the clock ahead to today. Inshore fish harvesters and recreational fish harvesters are reporting the abundance of cod is approaching the levels of the late 1970s to the early 1980s. There are large cod, medium cod and small cod and they are found all along the coast of the island and Labrador. If you believe the science, the spawning stock biomass of northern cod has increased by approximately 6,000 per cent since 2004. Read the rest here 08:42