Fisheries lessons from Nova Scotia

I was struck by this piece in today’s Washington Post about the death of fisheries in Nova Scotia. Its uglier than I had thought – to the extent that one nice boating past-time is shot:

“All but one of our seafood processing houses has shut down,” said Keith Merrill, skipper of Eastern Star, a wooden sailboat that takes tourists on two-hour sightseeing cruises out of Lunenburg, a once-bustling fishing port where draggers and trawlers now lie mouldering away. “They still catch lobsters here, but the ground-fishing is pretty much finished.”

Author Angus Phillips draws the lesson that this result portends problems in other areas with poor fisheries management, like the Chesapeake. Interesting piece. And nice Tancook schooner as the lead photo.

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