Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment
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Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment
If no farmland and no forests and no water and no fish - then what?
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Helping Fishermen Catch What They Want, and Nothing Else

Helping Fishermen Catch What They Want, and Nothing Else | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
It's the holy grail of commercial fishing: catch just the right amount of just the right size of just the right species, without damage to the physical

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Why The Cod On Cape Cod Now Comes From Iceland

Why The Cod On Cape Cod Now Comes From Iceland | Farming, Forests, Water, Fishing and Environment | Scoop.it
New England cod are now so depleted, Americans may need to learn to love a more plentiful fish.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, January 2, 2014 11:35 AM

This whole story seems to have played out in slow motion from my perspective.  Everything from the complaints from the wives of fishermen, the failure of Glouster fishermen to embrace a collective vision for management, etc., etc.

 

I recall discussions in the 1980s where this exact scenario that is before us was discussed.  It has been a fantastic lesson in the need for more effective communication and a realization that we can't always save ourselves from ourselves.  For those unawares, I suggest a great read Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World.

 

Enjoy the Maine (American) lobster catches while you can, New England.  The energy and material flows that once bolstered these now nuked cod populations appears to have switched to now bolstering that "golden trap" of a fishery.  Not a very bright future for our fishing families and working ports/harbors.