New Milestones Achieved in ASP-GEAC Northern Cod Fisheries Improvement Project
The Northern Cod Fisheries Improvement Project (FIP) led by two industry trade associations in eastern Canada announced today they are making great progress in the work around the iconic stock, as reported at the end of their second annual Working Group meeting held in Brussels on the eve of the Brussels Seafood Show.
The Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) and the Groundfish Enterprise Allocation Council (GEAC) held their annual Northern Cod FIP consultation with the Sustainable Fisher...
Northern Cod Will Need More than a FIP, it Will Need the Unity of All Stakeholders
July 2, 2017 will mark the 25th Anniversary of the cod moratorium in Newfoundland, which halted fishing on what used to be the largest single cod stock in the world.
The collapse of Newfoundland’s Northern cod, which at one time provided harvests of over 800,000 tonnes per year, has been the poster child for the seafood sustainability movement.
The moratorium was a dramatic shutdown of a major industry that had defined Newfoundland for over 500 years. The cod fishery was lost due to a ...