New Cod Data Shaking New England Fishing Industry

Now preliminary data suggest the valuable species is in dismal shape and won’t rebuild within the time set by federal law. In a worst-case scenario, that could mean a broad fishery shutdown to protect cod. But that step would be drastic and a long ways away.Frank Mirachi, who fishes out of Scituate with his son, said Gulf of Maine cod makes up more than half the annual gross income for his boat. The 68-year-old worries about the new findings and is weary from uncertainty with the radically changing science affecting his livelihood, he said.

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New Cod Data Shaking New England Fishing Industry