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Cod fishing: A defiant Crosbie

It's greedy, it's ugly and it's built to last. For more than 500 years the Atlantic cod was the king of the global fish market, helping build empires, spark wars and found Britain's first colonies in North America. CBC Archives looks at how Canada's abundant cod stocks off of Newfoundland and Labrador were fished to the brink of extinction in what is considered one of the biggest ecological disasters of the 20th century.

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Former federal fisheries minister John Crosbie talks about why Canada should take responsibility for the endangered northern cod.
Medium: Radio
Program: The Current
Broadcast Date: April 25, 2003
Guest(s): John Crosbie
Host: Jim Brown
Duration: 5:48

Last updated: February 14, 2013

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