Dogfish Neck? Cape Skate? Pollock Peninsula? Can this still be Cape Cod without the cod?
There still is cod, and they're still being caught, but the stocks have collapsed and that was further underlined this week when a Georges Bank quota cut of 62 percent to 762 metric tons was proposed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Management Council on Monday. That follows an earlier massive cut during the last three-year management period – totaling a 95-percent reduction over the last four years.
Outer Cape fishermen are ahead of the curve - most have already abandoned cod.