A lesson from Norway and Russia

Cod Gadus morhuaPrime cod fishing grounds have been depleted or wiped out by overfishing and poor management.

But in Arctic waters, Norway and Russia are working cooperatively to sustain a highly productive — and profitable — northern cod fishery where nothing is wasted  skin, fins, bones, offal, or roe. Fresh tongues are sent straight to Oslo, whole heads to Nigeria.

Cod — a species that many would recognize as an emblem of overfishing and regulatory failure are thriving thanks to cooperation and sensible management – not grabbing them as soon as they 35cm long as most EU fisheries do.

John Waldman’s article gives more details.

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