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2014-03-06 23:25:12

Alaska Seafood announces the opening of two sustainable whitefish fisheries. Alaska is home to over 95% of Pacific halibut and over 70% of black cod caught in the U.S. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Alaska’s wild halibut and black cod (sablefish) harvest season opens Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 12:00 PM local time. Statewide Total Allowable Catch (TAC) limits for Alaska halibut and black cod are set at 16.8 million pounds and 33.6 million pounds respectively. Alaska is home to...

2013-03-22 23:03:52

Alaska Seafood announces the opening of two sustainable whitefish fisheries. Alaska is home to over 95% of the Pacific halibut and over 65% of the black cod caught in the U.S. Juneau, Alaska (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 Alaska´s wild halibut and black cod (sablefish) harvest season opens tomorrow, March 23, 2013. Statewide Total Allowable Catch (TAC) limits for Alaska halibut and black cod are set at over 23 million pounds and 35 million pounds respectively. Alaska is home to over 95% of the...

2011-09-29 12:25:00

Pew Supports Observer Option to Reduce Industrial Fishing's Environmental Damage DANVERS, Mass., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter Baker, director of the Pew Environment Group's Northeast Fisheries Program and the Herring Alliance, issued the following statement today in response to the New England Fishery Management Council's decision to seek public input on a long-awaited set of proposed regulations that would be included under Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery...

2010-08-18 15:21:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lee Crockett, director of federal fisheries policy for The Pew Environment Group, issued this statement today in response to the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's decision to increase the quota for summer flounder by 7.35 million pounds to 29.48 million pounds for 2011. This reflects an 86.9 percent increase from a low of 15.77 million pounds in 2008. A National Marine Fisheries Service assessment indicated that the rebuilding plan is...

2009-12-10 10:54:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A policy released today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) charts an historic new course for the nation's fish stocks, giving hope for the recovery of struggling fishing communities and depleted fish resources. NOAA is seeking to correct decades of failed management that has resulted in economically depressed, unsafe, and unsustainable fisheries around the country. The policy promotes greater use of "catch...

2009-10-30 14:13:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, November 3, at 12 p.m. EST, the Pew Environment Group (PEG) will lead a background press briefing to discuss catch shares, one means for managing how annual catch limits of fish are allocated among fishermen. In the coming weeks, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Catch Shares Task Force will issue recommendations to guide fishery managers as they explore development of these types of management programs for...

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2009-10-17 08:09:15

Officials say cod is disappearing from European fishing grounds. Only steep catch cuts will prevent the disappearance of a species prized for centuries for its flaky white flesh. The European Commission said recent studies showed cod catches in some areas are far outstripping the rate of reproduction. Scientists estimated that there were more than 250,000 tons of cod in the 1970s in fishing grounds in the North Sea, eastern English Channel and Scandinavia's Skagerrak strait. In recent years,...

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2009-02-06 12:45:00

A U.S. advisory panel on Thursday urged a ban on commercial fishing across a wide swath of the Arctic Sea off the Alaskan coast, in a pre-emptive measure against the effects of climate change. Proponents of the measure said it was the firs time the U.S. had acted to close a fishery as a result of climate change instead of in reaction to overfishing, Reuters reported. "Global climate change is making everyone think differently up here and making them understand that precautionary approaches...

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2008-11-13 14:05:41

Environmental and economic leaders and scientists reported on Thursday that US President-elect Barack Obama could protect ocean wildlife and save jobs in commercial fisheries by ending widespread overfishing. The report said around 70 percent of the world's fisheries are over-exploited or have already crashed. If this long-term trend continues, scientists have predicted that all current salt-water fish and seafood species will collapse by 2048. However, it could be remedied by instituting a...

2008-09-26 12:00:21

The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) made decisions that will undermine cod recovery during their annual meeting in Vigo Spain this week. The status of cod on the southern Grand Banks remains severely depleted despite 14 years under fishing moratorium. The outcomes from the meeting demonstrated that there still lacks a sense of urgency to halt levels of bycatch that threaten the recovery of this stock. Last year NAFO adopted a southern Grand Banks cod recovery strategy to...


Latest Cod fisheries Reference Libraries

Atlantic Cod, Gadus morhua
2013-10-17 09:04:10

The Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) is a well-known benthopelagic food fish belonging to the family Gadidae. It’s also commercially known as cod, coding, or haberdine. Within the western Atlantic Ocean, cod has a distribution north of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and around both coasts of Greenland; in the eastern Atlantic, it is found from the Bay of Biscay north to the Arctic Ocean, including the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, Sea of the Hebrides, areas around Iceland and the Barents Sea....

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