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Newfoundland Since the Moratorium


Photo courtesy of Kent Hotson


Faced with drastically declining northern cod stocks, the federal government of Canada imposed, in July 1992, a temporary ban on cod fishing, called the Cod Moratorium. The ban has remained in place ever since ending five centuries of an economic activity that had supported thousands of people on the island of Newfoundland. The Cod Moratorium has devastated entire communities whose life, for generations, had been organized around the cod fishery.

For information of the causes and effects of the Cod Moratorium in Newfoundland, consult this page.



© 2004 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College