Cod Landings Could be Cut 80%
January 27, 2013
Gloucester Times; Landings of inshore or Gulf of Maine cod, already cut by 22% for the 2012 fishing year that ends April 30, could be further reduced by between 76.8% and 82.6% for each of the next 3 years, according to an announcement today by NOAA’s New England Regional Fishery Management Council.
Landings of Georges Bank cod were also projected to be reduced by 60% for the 2013 fishing year that begins May 1.
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