My husband and I just returned home after a week’s holiday in your spectacularily beautiful province. We should have spent much longer as there is so much to see and do, and we would highly recommend it to anyone! Newfoundlanders are incredibly friendly and hospitable and we always felt safe and secure.
We ate delicious cod nearly every day and then started to wonder, who is catching the cod?
We made a point of asking the opinions of fishermen in the various harbours if the cod is still scarce.
Granted, this is far from a random sample, but all stated that the cod is plentiful and they can’t understand why the moratorium is still in existence. Cod is on all the restaurant menus but we can’t remember seeing cod on a menu in Nova Scotia for at least 20 years. We understand there is a lawful bycatch, but surely this wouldn’t account for the obvious abundant supply.
In the wise, immortal words of Bob in a small village, “something is going on.”
Indeed, what is going on in Newfoundland with respect to the cod? As loyal, friendly neighbours, we’re just wondering.
Patricia Hawes and Jim Wolford