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Recreational Discard of Cod in the Gulf of Maine May be Depleting Stocks

Research in the Journal of Marine Science estimates that “the recreational contribution to the total catch of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in the Gulf of Maine (GOM) has increased with recreational discards outnumbering recreational landings by 2:1. However, the discard mortality (DM) rate of cod released in the recreational fishery remains poorly understood, thus contributing to the uncertainty in stock

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