News Summary December 9, 2019
Today's Main Story: Another Drop in Cod Stocks Closes Gulf of Alaska Cod Fishery for 2020
For the first time ever, the Pacific cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska will be closed next year while fisheries managers continue monitoring a stock crash that is directly tied to global warming. At last week’s North Pacific Fisheries Management Council (NPFMC) meeting, Steve Barbeaux, a research biologist with NOAA Fisheries, reported that there were “next to no” new eggs according to this year’s stock assessment. The numbers of fish were so low that it didn’t reach the federal threshold that...
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