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Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World Summary
Mark Kurlansky

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Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World Summary

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Gadus morhua, or cod, has been an important commercial fish for about six hundred years. As early as 1620, cod fishing was as the center of international conflict as various nations attempted to monopolize rich fishing grounds. Cod's prolific reproductive rates were seen for hundreds of years as a guarantee that the species would never be negatively impacted by human activity. However, numerous technological improvements and widespread increase in the scale of fishing operations have systematically reduced the various global cod fisheries to commercial insignificance. Today, cod is a depleted fishery and rapidly is becoming increasingly scarce.

The book presents an assortment of information related to cod, the primary topic. Cod biology and natural history is presented in fairly limited terms and even that with a focus on cod's commercial significance. In this respect, the book is more of a biography of cod-human interaction than cod itself. For the...

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