Cod Stock Report Not Telling Full Biomass Tale
The graph shown here indicates the level of the cod spawning biomass at 1,600,000 metric tonnes in 1962.
Official proceedings of the International Commission for the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries (ICNAF) annual meeting in the mid-1950s showed the scientific council of ICNAF recorded the estimated biomass to be 2,000,000 metric tonnes.
I bring this to your attention in the wake of the recent report of the one-month long survey trip of the Irish research vessel chartered by the present ...
Northern Cod Stocks Continue to Improve
For the past five years, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Marine Institute have been funding special cod surveys using the Celtic Explorer, a research vessel from Ireland.
These surveys have documented the increasing populations of cod in the traditional spawning areas in the Bonavista Corridor, where the remnant population after the 1992 collapse was concentrated.
According to Dr. George Rose, the rebuilding of the Northern Cod stock “parallels the North Sea cod story, ...