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What has happened to the cod stocks off the seaboard of newfoundland? - fishing

 

The Newfoundland cod stocks. What has happened to cod fishing off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland?

Several centuries ago, John Cabot, sailing under the English flag, found the richest fishing area the world would come to know. Cod stocks in the Grand Banks constituency off the coast of Newfoundland were so ample and endless that the wheels early to turn. England saw the aptitude wealth that cod fishing could bring their country.

Cod fish, once caught, could be dried and brackish and sailed back to Europe. Cod was light and by a long way transported and furthermore, less exclusive that other meats such as beef, pork, or lamb. At that point in time, the wealth that cod could bring to the European promote was belief to better that of South American gold or Caribbean sugar.

The English fisherman saw large cod fish, sturgeon and salmon and very much plentiful. Huge oysters, herring, and squid were also found in endless amounts.

Today, sorry to say, that Newfoundland's cod stocks are gone. At some stage in the deep-sea, computerized trawler days, the cods stocks have been no match for the large nets of these trawlers. The total isthmus of Newfoundland was reliant upon the fishing commerce for its employment. Citizens any fished the waters, built the ships that fished the waters or worked in the fish plants. Now the employment is gone as well.

The cod stocks are habitual but we will ever see cod bounce back to their once glorious numbers? We can only hope.

Catherine Kenyeres is a booming biographer and publisher for http://www. best-4u-fishing-equipment. com. Catherine has in black and white copious articles for the fishing enthusiast.


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