Jeffrey Hutchings is Professor of Biology and Killam Memorial Chair at Dalhousie University. His work on the evolutionary ecology of fish has influenced sustainable fisheries policies, sourcing of sustainable seafood and recovery of species at risk. He has researched northern cod since 1992.
The fisheries are ours to squander or sustain. In ‘Cod Collapse: The Rise and Fall of Newfoundland’s Saltwater Cowboys,’ author Jennifer Thornhill Verma shows us how good we have been at the former and provides enormous justification for why we should strive to achieve the latter.