Cod Comeback?

About This Episode


In the rich fishing grounds of New England and Canada, it seemed as if the cod would never run out – until they did. Fishing communities from Newfoundland to Massachusetts fell apart. Widespread closures in the 1990s aimed to let the cod recover, but it’s been a long wait. Carl Safina goes fishing to find some of the first signs that the famous codfish just might, indeed, be coming back.