VOCM; “Industry Experts Weigh in on Impact of Seals on Cod Stocks”

VOCM; “Industry Experts Weigh in on Impact of Seals on Cod Stocks”

Those in the industry feel more needs to be done to track the impact seal predation is having on cod stocks in the province.

The latest DFO modelling shows 3Ps cod deep in the critical zone, prompting meagre quotas to be cut in half. But as processor Alberto Wareham points out, those figures are based on changes made to the modelling.

He says the distinction needs to be made between natural mortality and fishing mortality, which the new model does not take into account…

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