FLIBS 2019
Southeast Shoal of the Grand Banks
Southeast Shoal of the Grand Banks

Southeast Shoal of the Grand Banks

The Grand Banks are a shallow, submerged extension of Newfoundland in a wondrous place where mammoths once walked. This site is home to one of the major areas where the cold, southward-flowing Labrador Current and the warmer, northward-flowing North Atlantic Current meet. The confluence of these currents along the shallow plateau results in an abundance of nutrients that fueled phenomenal populations of Atlantic cod to thrive. Unfortunately, excessive overfishing in the area caused many to believe that the Atlantic cod was gone forever. In the early 1990's, the Canadian government banned commercial fishing, and numbers are just recently trending in the direction of being healthy again one day.
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