North Sea cod back on the menu

25 September 2015 by
North Sea cod back on the menu

North Sea cod has been taken off the red list of endangered fish and can now be eaten occasionally, according to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

The MCS has still said that the region's cod levels are depleted and may never again return to their pre-collapse abundance.

In a statement, MCS fisheries officer Samuel Stone, said: "It's fantastic to see this fishery finally off the red list. Years of sacrifice and a lot of hard work have led to population increases above dangerously low levels.

"Whilst this is certainly is a milestone for North Sea cod, the job is not done yet. Efforts of recent years need to continue in order for the fishery to head towards the green end of the spectrum."

Most UK cod is now imported from the north east Arctic and Iceland, as other cod regions such as the Irish Sea, and the North East Atlantic, remain on the red list.

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