Canada's Fish Stock May Not Bounce Back!
by NGillam77 on November 6, 2015 - 9:16pm
Aly Thomson, Canadian Press contributor, in her article "Canada Overfishing: Cod Stock, Other Species May Never Bounce Back, Study Says", summarized a study that states that the cod population, along with other Canadian fish species, haven't been able to reproduce and grow their numbers or to even keep a steady population due to overfishing. Thomson also explained that fish species usually have a normal, periodic population growth and decline cycles but the cod population hasn't reached its norm level in over twenty years which is a very scary thing to think about. "Our study really suggests that recovery is quite unlikely now for cod because of our failure to act when we could have" said a scientist about the study after stating that in the past fifty years, cod populations have declined 97% off the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador; more scary facts.
I'm not sure if Canada's fish populations will ever be able to bounce back to their healthy breeding numbers but with new UN regulations coming in about yellowfin fishing, maybe Cnadian cod will be just around the corner for its own regulation. This is the hope anyways.
Thomson, Aly. "Canada Overfishing: Cod Stock, Other Species May Never Bounce Back, Study Says." Huffingtonpost.com. Copyright 2015 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc., 18 June 2013. Web. 6 Nov. 2015. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/18/canada-overfishing-cod-stock_n_3...