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US state's fishing tradition under threat

Regulation to counter dwindling cod stocks off Maine coast threatens to cut sharply into New England economy.
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2013 14:50

Cutting back on fishing cod in the Gulf of Maine, US, as recommended by the government, could cut sharply into New England's economy.

Overfishing, low stocks and rising water temperatures mean more regulation in New Hampshire, with environmental advisers keen to limit cod fishing.

The latest round of cuts, which last year saw the amount of shrimp fished fall by three quarters, could mean a loss of $15m or more to the $80m industry.

Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New Hampshire.

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