To prevent total ‘collapse,’ Feds enact New England cod fishing ban




In an unprecedented move that signals growing concerns about the survival of once-bountiful cod populations off the coast of New England, federal regulators on Tuesday announced a six-month closure of commercial and recreational cod fishing in parts of the Gulf of Maine

The action comes as the cod population in the area hits an all-time low, which is the result of decades of overfishing combined with the effects of rapidly warming waters

Scientists have said that the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99% of the world’s oceans. The rapid warming is helping to push native fish populations out of the area, as they seek colder, more oxygen-rich waters Read more…

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