Scientists have found that cod stocks in New England are continuing to decline while haddock, which make up the vast majority of groundfish in the area, are booming.

The findings come after the Northeast Fisheries Science Center at Woods Hole, Massachusetts released its assessment of 20 northeast groundfish from its 2014 surveys.

"The rapid increase in haddock, redfish, pollock and white hake contrasts sharply with the decline of cod and the flatfish species," said the report.

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