The End Of Cod

A COMPLETE ban on cod fishing is the only way to prevent the species from dying out in the North Sea, scientists said last night.

The much-trumpeted European rescue plan for cod is failing, the official committee of European fisheries experts will tell governments on Friday.

Stocks of cod — Britain’s favourite fish — are still so depleted in the seas around the UK that there should be a complete ban on catching the fish throughout next year.

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) will also give warning that fishing of other species of fish, including haddock and plaice, will have to be severely curtailed if cod is to be protected.

The end of cod – Britain – Times Online

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