Cod Comeback "Impossible?"
According to a Canadian study, the ecosystem has changed so dramatically as a result of the severe depletion of cod stocks that the recovery of the fishery may be impossible. The populations of the small fish on which cod prey have grown considerably while cod stocks continue to decline. As a result, these smaller fish are depleting algae and zooplankton at faster rates, and the lack of food could bring about a crash in the numbers of fish. For more information, visit www.seaweb.org.