Northern Cod Recovery Continues
Above photo: The Boston meeting coordinated by WWF-Canada, the Fish, Food and Allied Workers/UNIFOR (FFAW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Groundfish Industry Development Council
Scientists with the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) are taking a cautious approach to the latest stock update of Northern cod of Newfoundland.
DFO stock assessment biologist Karen Dwyer provided a technical briefing March 27 on the cod stock status in NAFO Divisions 2J3KL.
She said, ...
3Ps Cod Fishery Achieves Marine Stewardship Council Certification
A southern Newfoundland cod fishery has gained Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, demonstrating that it is possible for struggling fish stocks to recover and reach sustainability benchmarks that benefit both nature and communities.
The MSC certification of the southern Newfoundland cod fishery – known by its Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Subdivision of 3Ps – comes after the successful completion of a WWF led Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) in partnership ...
Prominent Cod Scientist Labels Stock Recovery as “Remarkable”: Dr. George Rose Retiring From CFER in September
The apparent return of cod stocks to the waters off Newfoundland, particularly the Northeast Coast, has been the talk of the Atlantic Canadian fishing industry for several years now.
And the research of well-known cod scientist Dr. George Rose has been the catalyst for much of these discussions.
In the November 2014 issue of The Navigator, Rose stated that the fishing industry needed to start preparing for a return to Northern cod — creating quite a stir from both harvesters and ...