The Groundfish Crisis in Atlantic Canada David Lewis and  Mike Warren
The Authors <ul><li>David Lewis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>worked for Government of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1990 to 1994...
Groundfish <ul><li>Groundfish  are fish that live on, in, or near the bottom of the body of water they inhabit Common Grou...
The Issue <ul><li>Fishing has been the main means of sustenance for coastal communities in Atlantic Canada </li></ul><ul><...
The Collapse
Related Article <ul><li>“ Cod’s Comeback Stuff of Dreams and Controversy”  The Toronto Star  </li></ul><ul><li>Author: And...
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The Groundfish Crisis In Atlantic Canada

  1. 1. The Groundfish Crisis in Atlantic Canada David Lewis and Mike Warren
  2. 2. The Authors <ul><li>David Lewis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>worked for Government of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1990 to 1994 in Department of Fisheries, Food and Agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsible for Fishing Sector policy development, implementation and evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mike Warren </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has worked for Government of Newfoundland for over 20 years, currently as Executive Director (Special Initiatives) Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Groundfish <ul><li>Groundfish are fish that live on, in, or near the bottom of the body of water they inhabit Common Groundfish Species –cod, redfish, haddock, plaice and halibut </li></ul><ul><li>Cod has been the main fish of the Atlantic fishing industry and has shaped the economy and culture of the Atlantic Provinces </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Issue <ul><li>Fishing has been the main means of sustenance for coastal communities in Atlantic Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Newfoundland fisherman have harvested on average 250,000 to 300,000 metric tonnes annually since early 1800’s </li></ul><ul><li>1980’s saw a catastrophic decline of cod stock because of overfishing </li></ul><ul><li>By 1990’s cod harvests were as low as 37,000 metric tonnes total </li></ul><ul><li>September 2009 NAFO reopened Cod fishing in Newfoundland area allowing 5,500 tonnes to caught </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Collapse
  6. 6. Related Article <ul><li>“ Cod’s Comeback Stuff of Dreams and Controversy” The Toronto Star </li></ul><ul><li>Author: Andrew Chung </li></ul><ul><li>Published: October 3, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Council only recommended 4,100 tonnes be fished but NAFO allowed 5,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Many think it is too early to re-open fisheries </li></ul>

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