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Earle McCurdy pledges restoration of commercial cod fishery

The provincial New Democrats have announced plans to re-establish a viable commercial cod fishery. At a campaign stop in Petty Harbour on Saturday, NDP Leader Earle McCurdy disclosed the party’s plans to try and make life better for fish harvesters. “The moratorium on fishing the northern cod stock resulted in the largest industrial layoff in Canadian history. The province has been out of the cod selling business for 20 years,” he said in a statement.  “It’s time to get back into the cod fishery business. The NDP is committed to get a viable commercial cod fishery once again operating.” Read the article here 20:00

Newfoundland Cod Fishery Announces Milestone Sustainability Assessment

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2ST. JOHN’S, NL–(Marketwired – March 13, 2014) – Newfoundland’s only commercial cod fishery is back on the map following an announcement that it has entered full assessment against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard, the world’s best for sustainable and well-managed fisheries. Read more here  11:58