10 Apr 2018 7:00 pm

Changes in Canada’s Atlantic marine ecosystems 1990-2015

OFNC monthly meeting
7:00 p.m. Social
7:30 p.m. Presentation

Speaker: Howard Powles
Location: Salon B, K.W. Neatby Building, Central Experimental Farm, 960 Carling Avenue

The collapse of Canada’s Atlantic cod populations in the early 1990s led to their designation as “endangered” and threatened the well-being of fishing people and the existence of rural communities. Less well publicized was the concurrent “crustacean explosion” – a big increase in populations of northern shrimp and snow crab which supported the highest values ever for Atlantic fisheries. Are the cod coming back? A story of massive ecosystem changes, out of sight below the surface of the sea.

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