Reviving Hope for the Baltic Sea Cod

20 July, 2023

For an extended period, the cod population in the Baltic Sea has been facing severe challenges. Overfishing and environmental issues have taken a toll on their well-being, causing a decline in their health. Consequently, many of them have become thin, emaciated, and susceptible to diseases. However, a pertinent question arises: What happens when wild cod are given the opportunity to recuperate? To shed light on this, Patrik Jakubowski Arnold from Baltic Sea Science Center offers valuable insights.

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