Response Statement - Cusk
This species is a large, slow-growing, bottom-living fish that resides in the Gulf of Maine and Scotian Shelf, and which has been declining continuously since 1970. The mature portion of the population has declined by approximately 85% over three generations. There is also strong evidence that its area of occupancy has declined considerably. Average fish size has also declined, consistent with a decline in abundance. Limited management efforts have not been effective in halting the decline.
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Canadian Wildlife Service
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