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Northern cod threatened by new fisheries rules – A Department of Fisheries and Oceans plan to increase northern cod quotas could devastate the species.

Governments should be informed by the best available data and evidence. There are societal, environmental, and economic ramifications of not doing so. Despite this, some decision-makers appear to attach little value to scientific advice. Changes to the Fisheries Act in 2012 provide one example. Another was very quietly communicated by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) late last week. [email protected] the star.com