Cod Biomass

The historical harvest (includes both domestic and foreign fleets) of the North Atlantic cod compared to the cod stock displays two large collapses with the second being a classic resource collapse due to overexploitation. If properly managed in the past 100 years, the sustainable catch might be now 10 times larger than it is currently.

Term Explanations

Landings (harvest): in thousands of tonnes of cod annually including both Canadian and foreign fleets.

Biomass stock: thousands of tonnes of cod “in the water”.

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