Episode 14: Management of the Newfoundland Cod Collapse
North American environmental history is punctuated by notorious episodes of species extinctions, most notably the cases of the passenger pigeon and the bison. In both cases, humans exhausted what they believed were unlimited resources in the absence of any scientific management or regulations.
The collapse of the Newfoundland cod fishery in the 1990s stands out from these previous events because of the industry’s dependence on scientific management. This month, we speak with Professor Dean Bavington from Nipissing University about his research and the publication of his new book Managed Annihilation: An Unnatural History of the Newfoundland Cod Collapse.
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“Dried cod being unloaded from a fishing schooner that has just arrived from Newfoundland. Halifax, Nova Scotia.” Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Item ID: 4301928
Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 14: Management of the Newfoundland Cod Collapse.” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 20 April 2010.
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