The Canadian Cod Crisis: “There’s millions of cod. The cod is back, and it’s killing the crab and shrimp species,”

Atlantic-Cod-Dieter-CraasmannLiberal leadership candidate Danny Duma­resque says fishermen need to catch a lot more cod very quickly or run the risk of a fisheries collapse that will be “10 times what it was in 1992.” But fisheries scientist George Rose says the kind of thinking coming from Dumaresque and other people in the fishing industry is total hubris and recklessly irresponsible. Essentially, Dumaresque is worried that as cod stocks rebound, they’ll eat too much crab and shrimp — species that form the backbone of the modern Newfoundland and Labrador fishery. more@the telegram 09:42

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