After 32 years, the NL Cod moratorium is over and a commercial fishery will start

    Wednesday, 26 June 2024 12:00

    By Tonya Organ

    Photo from the office of Gudie Hutchings

    The Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the 2024 season will be 18,000 tonnes with the inshore fleet getting about 84 percent and Canadian fleets will get 6 percent.

    After 32 years, the NL cod moratorium has ended  and the Department of Fisheries has announced a historic return of the commercial Northern Cod Fishery. This marks an end to the cod moratorium off the north and east coasts of the province. The Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the 2024 season will be 18,000 tonnes with the inshore fleet getting about 84 percent and Canadian fleets will get 6 percent. Rural Economic development Minister Gudie Hutchings says, “Northern cod has a bright future in NL. Our fishers have waited a long time for the return of a commercial cod fishery and our processors are ready to deliver our best products.” 

     

     

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