Grand Banks cod stocks grow 69% since 2007
"While this cod stock is still near historic lows, a significant increase in the number of spawning fish is good news for the future of this once major fishery,"
- World Wildlife Fund Canada
Atlantic cod stocks are recovering in the Grand Banks, new fisheries figures show.
The cod population at the underwater plateau southeast of Newfoundland has grown 69 per cent since 2007. However, that still only brings it to 10 per cent of what the stocks were in the 1960s, the World Wildlife Fund Canada said Thursday.