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Opinion: Worst times, or just very, very bad? Industry splits hairs over the awful condition of cod

There remain some marginal voices in the fishing industry who continue to claim that cod populations are not in bad shape. Taking issue with a recent conclusion of mine that Atlantic cod were in their worst condition in history, these apologists for overfishingThe act of removing fish from a population faster than they can reproduce, which will thus deplete the population, or stock.  Note that both healthy and depleted (i.e., overfished) populations can be subjected to overfishing (see definition of overfished). suggest that cod are just “in the middle of a rebuilding period.” Nonsense continues@talkingfish.org