Gone Fishing

by Andrea Morris
Thursday, May 19, 2016



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For centuries, the ocean sustained life, built an economy, and created an iconic culture in New England. The Gulf of Maine was once so rich with Atlantic Cod that the explorer John Smith reported he simply lowered baskets weighted with rocks into the sea and raised them loaded with fish. Much has changed since then. Today, fisheries are in trouble and everything connected to the industry also is threatened. Saving New England Fisheries is the story how of scientists and harvesters from southern Massachusetts to northern Maine take lessons of the past to make the future of the fisheries more sustainable.

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