17 Sep '12, 6pm

Only 100 cod in the North Sea? No — but there’s still a problem

A small cod caught near England. (Photo by john47kent .) The headline in the Telegraph is startling : “Just 100 cod left in North Sea.” One hundred fish? Over a massive, 750,000-square-kilometer expanse of the Atlantic near Northern Europe? Sort of. There are more than 100 cod in the North Sea. The problem isn’t that there are almost no cod, the problem is that there are very few cod of a certain age and size. From the article: Chris Darby, head of the Cefas team, said: “Our latest assessments suggest in 2011 there were 600 cod aged 12 to 13 in the North Sea, of which about 200 were caught. “None of the catches recorded at North Sea ports around Europe showed any fish aged 13 or over. Analysis of that data suggests there are fewer than 100 such fish in the whole North Sea.” I spoke with Callum Roberts, professor of marine biology at York University, who is familiar with th...

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