Scientists continue to reduce the recommended cod catch in Russia
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Published Nov 28, 2023
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea has advised fishermen to stop fishing for cod off the Faroe Islands shelf for at least two years due to a significant decline in the fish's population. This recommendation follows the reduction of the total allowable catch of cod in the Barents Sea by 20% for 2024 due to declining cod stocks in the region. Scientists believe that climate change, particularly warming water temperatures, is causing the decline in cod populations worldwide and fear that some populations may never fully recover.
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The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea has published recommendations to reduce cod fishing off the Faroe Islands shelf. Fishermen are advised not to fish for cod in the region for at least two years due to a serious decline in the fish's population, the report said. The Joint Russian-Norwegian Fisheries Commission previously reduced the total allowable catch of cod in the Barents Sea by 20% for 2024, recalls the Association of Fishing Fleet Shipowners. This decision is also due to the decline in cod stocks in the region. In general, declines in cod stocks have been observed in many waters. Scientists associate it with climate change, namely with warming water in the world's oceans. As the scientists explained, cod stop reproducing if the water temperature exceeds 9.6 degrees Celsius, and even when approaching this ...