Report Finds Warming In Gulf Of Maine Contributes To Decrease In Cod Population

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A new report, published in the journal Science, finds that rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine is a contributing factor in the crash of the cod population.

Fishermen are facing drastic limits on how much cod they can catch since federal regulators realize they vastly misjudged the cod population in the Gulf of Maine.

Lead author of the report Andrew Pershing, a research scientist at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, joined Morning Edition to explain the results.

This segment aired on October 30, 2015.


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