A new study cites rapidly warming Gulf of Maine waters as being the cause of a decrease in cod populations in New England, with the extra heat reducing the rate of reproduction while increasing mortality. Overfishing has already had a large effect on the fish population, and caps were put on commercial fishermen in an effort to reverse the decline

Climate change, overfishing are decimating cod populations

A new study cites rapidly warming Gulf of Maine waters as being the cause of a decrease in cod populations in New England, with the extra heat reducing the rate of reproduction while increasing mortality. Overfishing has already had a large effect on the fish population, and caps were put on commercial fishermen in an effort to reverse the decline

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