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These fishing boats await the spring breakup to return to the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. The fish have been in decline for the past number of years, in what was once the largest fish stocks the world has ever known.

Scientist have been exploring the reason for the decline, and have not been able to agree on the reason for this. Possible causes range from climate change, foreign illegal fishing, the over population of harp seals. Each comes with it's own controversy, but, personally I think greed is at the top of the list.

No matter what the cause, scenes like this will slowly disappear from the shores of Newfoundland's long 500 year history of fishing these waters. And, more importantly the sea environment unique to these cold/harsh waters could be destroyed forever.

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Additional Photos by Rodney Fagan (faganrodney) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 58 N: 136] (489)
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