Going Green

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Hope for the Cod Fisheries

A success story is nice to see.

Glimmer of hope for North sea cod

By Charles Clover, Environment Editor
Last Updated: 6:01pm BST 15/10/2007

A glimmer of hope for the North Sea cod will be delivered by scientists later this week.

After six years of calling for a total ban on the catching of cod to prevent stocks collapsing altogether, international scientists say that the number of young fish has increased.

In their annual assessment of stocks, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, which advises EU ministers, says...(complete article here).

Careful management of our ocean fisheries can create a resurgence of stocks just as hunting seasons and management plans for wildlife have helped in the resurgence of many game species. The biggest problem is the necessity of International cooperation.

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