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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...

2008-09-20 12:00:28

By Frank Urquhart SCOTTISH fishermen are being forced to dump almost half their catches of cod at sea because of the apparent abundance of the once- fragile stock. If the trend continues until the end of the year, a staggering total of 12,000 tonnes of marketable cod, with a potential value of GBP 25 million, will have been discarded by the fleet, The Scotsman can reveal. Marine scientists at the government's Fisheries Research Service in Aberdeen have told skippers that a survey,...

2008-09-19 12:00:19

A pulse of three to four year old cod showing up on the southern Grand Banks may represent NAFO's last chance to rebuild this severely depleted population. At its 2008 Annual Meeting, being held in Vigo Spain, from September 22-26, NAFO will make decisions on catch levels for fisheries with high cod bycatch that will likely determine the fate of cod on the southern Grand Banks. If caution isn't exercised by setting low catch levels there is a good chance that this recruitment pulse of young...

2008-09-05 12:00:20

By GERRY BRAIDEN CONSUMERS are being urged to avoid buying haddock caught off the west coast of Scotland because of fears about overfishing. In its latest guide, listing which fish to eat and which to avoid, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) adds haddock to its danger list, along with Dover sole "beamtrawled" from the North Sea or Irish Sea and albacore tuna caught by longline and trawling in the south Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The charity, dedicated to the protection of the...

2008-09-05 00:00:12

By Datuk Dr Dionysius S.K. Sharma WE refer to the statement by the agriculture and agro-based industry minister to look into unfreezing some 16,000 fishing vessel licences ("Government to look into frozen fishing vessel licences" - NST, Aug 29). WWF-Malaysia requests the ministry to reconsider the plan to unfreeze those licences. The Fisheries Department surveys show up to a 90 per cent decline in coastal-fish resources since the late 1960s. We, therefore, strongly support the...

2008-01-05 06:00:12

By Gezelius, Stig S The article addresses three mechanisms whereby enforcement may generate compliance among citizens: the Hobbesian mechanism, which emphasizes deterrence, the Habermasian mechanism, which emphasizes rational communication, and the Durkheimian mechanism, which emphasizes enforcement's symbolic meaning. It addresses these mechanisms in three ethnographic studies of compliance in fisheries, and argues that the Durkheimian view of law enforcement has unjustly been neglected in...

2006-03-03 05:02:57

PARIS (Reuters) - Pirate trawlers will be tracked by a new database as part of a planned crackdown on illegal fish catches worth $9.5 billion a year that are adding to strains on global stocks, an international report said on Friday. The so-called High Seas Task Force, comprising six governments and three conservation organizations, also urged tighter rules for trawlers, better monitoring of marine stocks and improved international cooperation to catch pirates. "Illegal, unreported...

2005-11-17 19:08:15

GENEVA (Reuters) - Climate change is warming oceans, rivers and lakes and threatening fish stocks already under pressure from overfishing, pollution and habitat loss, the environmentalist group WWF warned on Friday. The decline in numbers of fish could have a devastating impact on human populations, particularly in poorer countries that rely on fish for protein, it said in a report. Higher temperatures reduce oxygen levels, stunt growth, reduce food supplies and can force fish to...

2005-08-19 08:03:10

OSLO (Reuters) - Russian trawlers are flouting cod quotas in the Arctic in a threat to the last major stock of the fish, the WWF environmental group said on Friday. It said figures based on Russia's own accounting indicated that Russian trawlers were catching 70,000-115,000 tonnes a year more than the 480,000 ton quota set for the entire Barents Sea under a 50-50 shareout between Russia and Norway. "The over-fishing is jeopardizing the future of the cod stock," said Maren Esmark of...

2005-06-28 06:49:25

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The collapse of cod stocks off Nova Scotia changed the marine ecosystem so dramatically that it may be impossible for cod to recover, according to a study by Canadian scientists that could have ramifications for cod stocks at Georges Bank. Once the top predator, cod is now a bit player in waters off Nova Scotia. Its population on the Scotian Shelf has plunged 96 percent since the 1850s, according to archaeological evidence and old fishing records. In its absence, the...


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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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