Episode #6: Something Fishy, part 2
Conservation-minded regulations have cut New England’s groundfish fleet in half. But have they improved the health of the ecosystem? Some fish stocks are recovering, while others – like cod – have continued to decline. And the quota system designed to protect those species creates a perverse incentive: fishermen are throwing dead fish overboard rather than landing them, further damaging the health of the stocks.
[image credit: NOAA]