New England’s Iconic Atlantic Cod on the Brink

Atlantic cod were once the lifeblood of New England’s economy. But decades of intensive overfishing and poor management decisions have devastated cod populations, creating a crisis in this fishery. We need to make drastic changes to how we manage New England’s most iconic fish before the population reaches the point of no return.

CLF in Action

For decades, CLF has advocated for healthy fisheries. But despite our efforts, fishery managers have failed in their duty to sustainably manage Atlantic cod. By favoring short-term economic gains over long-term conservation measures that would benefit the future of both New England’s fish and fishing families, they have virtually guaranteed the continued demise of cod.

We have a chance to bring back Atlantic cod. We’re advocating for improved conservation measures including catch limits based on accurate data and protection of critical habitat.