AEM 2500 Lec III.3 Fisheries concepts sv 111010

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Bioeconomics and Fisheries: I. Concepts II. Management
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A Single Fishery… Current Day Example he collapse of the Newfoundland cod stock and closure The collapse of the Newfoundland cod stock and closure of the fishery in 1992 illustrates the crisis facing the world’s fisheries. Before Columbus came to America, Basque fishermen were sailing to the Grand Banks to fish for cod; indeed the cod fishery was the reason for settlement in Newfoundland. The fishery was sustainably harvested for 500 years, but in a few decades beginning in the 19609s, several million tonnes of fish stock were reduced to a small remnant that had no sign of rebuilding (Figure 1). The cod collapse cause gg ( g ) p enormous social upheaval; 20,000 people were put out of work, the economy of Newfoundland was severely damaged. Canadian taxpayers pay over Can$1 billion per year to support the unemployed fishermen, and the hole culture of on island built on cod fishing was whole culture of on island built on cod fishing was shaken.
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