Economy, Environment

Canada’s fish stocks severely depleted: Oceana report

Less than a quarter of Canada’s fish stocks are considered healthy and the status of almost half is unknown, according to a new report released today. The report by Oceana Canada, a charity dedicated to protection of the country’s three» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Anger, frustration over extended cod fishery

Independent inshore fishermen in Newfoundland are angry and frustrated at a Department of Fisheries decision to extend the cod fishing season until the end of March again this year.  The season was supposed to end March 01, prior to spawning» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

After Canada, US Atlantic cod in trouble

In the 1990’s a sweeping ban on fishing for cod off Canada’s east coast was instituted. After 500 years of small scale usually manual fishing, the arrival of massive factory trawlers in Canada and especially abroad, practically wiped out the» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Immediate action needed to save fish stocks

A new report says creating conditions for global fish stocks to recover is a win-win for environmentalists, and for commercial fisheries. However, the report co-authored by Dalhousie University biologist Jeff Hutchings, says that many of the world’s fish stocks have not» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Fish stocks may recover if fishing stopped soon enough, study shows

Fish stocks are resilient and may recover from overfishing, but only if the harvesting stops at the first sign of depletion, according to a new study published in the journal Science. If the overfishing goes on for too long though,»