84% of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians Concerned About Cod Industry’s Future

MQO Research spoke with 400 residents of Newfoundland and Labrador about the future of the province’s cod industry.

More than eight-in-ten residents were concerned about the industry’s future.

  • 45 percent very concerned
  • 39 percent somewhat concerned
  • 9 percent not very concerned
  • 6 percent not at all concerned
  • 1 percent didn’t know

High levels of concern existed among all demographic groups and regions of the province.

We also asked people what they thought should be done to address the decline in northern cod stocks. Here were the most common replies:

  • 35 percent didn’t know
  • 15 percent said decrease the seal population
  • 9 percent said decrease the foreign fishery
  • 6 percent said more research was necessary
  • 5 percent said decrease quotas or restrict the fishery

Data collection occurred by telephone from April 17th to April 25th, 2018 and included 400 randomly selected residents from across the province. The margin of error is ± 4.9 percentage points 19 times out of 20.

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