Downhome Magazine; “Seals vs. Cod”

Downhome Magazine; “Seals vs. Cod”

Wildlife technician Todd Hollett shares research that connects the dots between surging seal populations and struggling cod stocks.

When I was a child, I spent many hours out on the salt water with my father and grandfather trying to jig a fish. The fish, of course, was the Atlantic Cod (Gadusmorhua). My grandfather had an extensive knowledge of where to find fish in the areas around Burin Island, Corbin Island and various other shoals, so we usually managed to come ashore with “a fine bit of fish,” as he put it…

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