Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Georges Bank cod drop by 25 percent

By Beth Daley, Boston Globe Staff | August 17, 2005



The cod population by weight on fabled Georges Bank, the premier fishing grounds off Massachusetts, has declined by almost 25 percent since 2001, according to preliminary federal data, despite the ever-tightening grip of restrictions on fishermen in the region's decades-old fishing crisis.

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