Declining South Coast Cod Stocks Signal Need for Sustainable Inshore Fishery, Claims FFAW
In an advisory meeting held this week at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) in St. John’s, fish harvesters from the province’s south coast heard confirmation of what they have known for years; 3Ps cod stocks are declining, the Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) Union said in a press release.
Based on the most recent assessment, DFO science is recommending a reduced catch in 2017.
Last year the 3Ps cod quota was set at 13,000 tons. Only 7,000 tons were caught as a result of ...