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Latitude News Podcast #2 - Two Nations, Under Cod

From: Latitude News
Length: 10:50

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American cod fishermen are broke. Norwegian cod fishermen make $100,000/year. What's up with that?

Atlantic_cod_small What’s for dinner? Probably not cod. Cod was once so common in American homes it was simply called “fish.” Now you’ll find cod featured on menus in fancy restaurants. When the cod fishery collapsed in the 1990s, it devastated fishing communities around the world. The American towns still have not recovered; meanwhile, Norway is catching record amounts of cod. What’s so special about Norway? Latitude investigates.

Piece Description

What’s for dinner? Probably not cod. Cod was once so common in American homes it was simply called “fish.” Now you’ll find cod featured on menus in fancy restaurants. When the cod fishery collapsed in the 1990s, it devastated fishing communities around the world. The American towns still have not recovered; meanwhile, Norway is catching record amounts of cod. What’s so special about Norway? Latitude investigates.

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Atlantic cod is in trouble. There have been headlines about the cod collapse for years, but now things look worse than ever for the US. On the other side of the Atlantic, however, it’s a different story. As Dan Moulthrop [MAUL-throp] of Latitude News dot com reports, American fishermen might have something to learn from Norway.

OUTRO:

This story was produced by Latitude News dot com and distributed by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Uhhp Podington Bear www.soundofpicture.com. self-published 2012 02:15
Netherland Podington Bear www.soundofpicture.com. self-published 2012 01:10

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