Potential collapse of North Sea cod stocks

  title={Potential collapse of North Sea cod stocks},
  author={Robin M. Cook and Anthony Sinclair and Gunnar Stefansson},
In common with many fish stocks in the North Sea, cod are heavily exploited with as much as 60% of the fishable stock being removed annually1. The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), which advises fishery managers on the state of fish stocks in the northeast Atlantic, has recommended that exploitation rates be reduced considerably and immediately, in order to prevent further stock decline1. We examine the most recent ICES assessment of the North Sea cod stock1 to see if… CONTINUE READING

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