Atlantic Cod, White Hake Recommended For Endangered Species List

The low number of white hake and Atlantic cod has led to the recommendation they be given endangered status by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.

Nearly half a million grey seals in the Northumberland Strait that feed on the fish are the main cause behind the recommendation, according to the committee.

It's also a combination of two other factors, said Hugues Benoit, head of the marines fish section at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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