fish stock

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Fri, Feb 1, 2013 - 5:01pm

Northeast cod catch rates slashed by 77% due to extreme weakness of fish stock

CNN reports the most dramatic cut ever -- 77% -- to the Gulf of Maine's cod fishing catch rate. Catch rates in the George's Bank were cut 55%.

From the article:

Most analysts agree that cod stocks today are no where near healthy numbers, though some fishermen say they've netted more cod recently than in the past. Still, the Gulf of Maine has hit only about 18% of target levels, while Georges Bank fared far worse at around 7%, according to NOAA.