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Northern Cod Stewardship Fishery Receives 30 Per Cent Increase

The soap opera that is the 2J3KL cod fishery continues. Last year, after several years of cautious growth, the commercial Northern cod catch limits were reduced by 25 per cent to under 10,000 tonnes by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). The reduction did not come as a real shock to anyone following DFO’s earlier 2018 announcement that 2J3KL cod had experienced a 29 per cent single-year decline in spawning stock biomass (SSB). Last year, the 29 per cent single-year decline ...