Talk:Grand Banks of Newfoundland
|WikiProject Canada / Newfoundland & Labrador / Geography||(Rated Start-class, Low-importance)|
|WikiProject Fisheries and Fishing||(Rated Start-class, High-importance)|
is this info real?
is this info real? --Puty me 16:25, 1 December 2006 (UTC)billy
- Yup, as real as anything on Wikipedia! AshleyMorton 13:19, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
the direction of current & stream
The article mentioned "The cold Labrador Current mixes with the warm waters of the Gulf Stream here." it will be nicer to add an arrow to show the current direction although we can figure out by ourselves. Jackzhp 15:08, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
This article mentions very little of over fishing but I was under this impression:
"The Grand Banks: Where Have All the Cod Gone? New Scientist 16 Sept 96 p24
THIRTY years ago, children in Newfoundland could catch fish by dipping a basket into the ocean. Now Canadian research vessels sweep the seas in vain, finding not a single school of cod in what was once the world's richest fishery. The destruction of the Grand Banks cod is one of the biggest fisheries disasters of all time. And science helped make it happen. The Canadian government banned fishing on the Banks in 1992, when scientists discovered there were nearly no adult cod left. That ban is likely to remain in place for at least a decade. Canada has blamed Spaniards, seals and the weather. But the real damage was done by years of "safe" catches that scientists now realise were just the opposite"
- also "Cod stocks there collapsed, and the fishery has been totally shut down since 1993, with the loss of 40 000 jobs. "Signs of recovery of the stock are still very small, and in fact some stocks still seem to be in decline," says Cook's co-author, Alan Sinclair of the Canadian government's fisheries department. " --Hypo Mix (talk) 07:13, 3 October 2010 (UTC)