Flawed fishery treaty hurts ocean resources

In 1977, after foreign trawlers had fished down the original abundance of Atlantic cod, Canada was finally able to take control of all fish stocks within 200 miles of its coasts. In addition, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) was established to manage those stocks which still "straddled" the expanded Canadian zone and beyond, particularly on the Nose and Tail of the Grand Banks.

Gerry Byrne
Published: Wednesday, 06/02/2010 12:00 am EDT

In 1977, after foreign trawlers had fished down the original abundance of Atlantic cod, Canada was finally able to take control of all fish stocks within 200 miles of its coasts. In addition, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) was established to manage those stocks which still "straddled" the expanded Canadian zone and beyond, particularly on the Nose and Tail of the Grand Banks.

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