VOCM; “Commercial Cod Fishery Closed in Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence for One Year”

VOCM; “Commercial Cod Fishery Closed in Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence for One Year”

The federal government is closing the commercial cod fishery in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence for one year, a move that disappoints the union and the provincial government.

Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray says cod stocks in the area are at risk of serious harm, and the closure is needed in order to rebuild them. She says the one-year management plan will allow young fish in the stock to reach maturity…

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