The Current

The Current for July 4, 2022

Today on The Current: How the cod moratorium rocked N.L. and what can be done to recover from it three decades later; and episode five of the CBC podcast Unlocking The Fountain.
Rosemary Barton is the guest host this week on The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Three decades after the federal government banned cod fishing, communities and residents are still dealing with the impacts. On July 2, 1992, the federal government banned cod fishing, creating the biggest layoff in Canadian history. More than 30,000 jobs were gone. Gary and Eveline Monks, residents of King's Cove, N.L., tell guest host Rosemary Barton how the moratorium affected their community.

Then, 98-year-old Gus Etchegary worked in the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery for 50 years. Three decades after the cod moratorium, he explains what the government got wrong. And investigative journalist and author Jennifer Verma talks about the science and politics that led to the cod collapse, and what needs to be done to recover from it. 

And can you be genetically predisposed to live longer? Keith McArthur sees for himself in episode five of the CBC podcast Unlocking The Fountain. Read more about our summer podcast series here.

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