Unit 1 and 2 Redfish: Making the Most of the Future

Units 1 and 2 Redfish is a good news story.  As recently as 2010, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) recommended the species in this stock be listed as endangered and threatened.  Fortunately, favorable environmental conditions from 2011 to 2013 allowed extraordinary recruitment.  With millions of tonnes of mostly juvenile […]

Northern Cod: Focusing on Facts and Science to Protect the Future

In March, word of a single-year 30% decline in Northern Cod attracted the attention of media, scientists and environmental groups from around the globe.  The world was clearly watching Canada’s management of this stock. It was quite telling to see how various stakeholders responded. From a scientific perspective, I was disappointed but not surprised with […]

Missing the Mark on NL South Coast Cod

A new year provides an opportunity for all participants in the fisheries to take stock of its successes and failures. One area that needs reflection from industry as a whole is the cod resource off the South Coast of Newfoundland in 3Ps. The state of this stock is no surprise to anyone. Science representatives from […]