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Hakes Grenadiers Cods and Relatives: Gadiformes

Grenadiers, Hakes, Cods, Their Relatives, And People

Some grenadiers, hakes, cods, and their relatives are among the world's most important food fishes.

OVERFISHING

In 1992 cod nearly became extinct in waters off eastern Canada, and cod fishing was banned. This ban removed the main source of employment and income for thousands of fishermen from hundreds of small fishing communities and devastated the Canadian economy. The effects have been compared to the Great Depression of the 1930s in the United States.

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Animal Life ResourceFish and Other Cold-Blooded VertebratesHakes Grenadiers Cods and Relatives: Gadiformes - Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Behavior And Reproduction, Grenadiers, Hakes, Cods, Their Relatives, And People - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, DIET, CONSERVATION STATUS