Mother of cod: We’re fishing exactly the wrong fish, scientists warn

Mother of cod: We’re fishing exactly the wrong fish, scientists warn:

It has been widely discussed that commercial fishing pressures which favour the catch of larger fish, in turn, creates a population of smaller individuals.

This article dives into how the larger females of the population are the ones who produce the most offspring. By targetting them we are not only reducing the size of the fish we will catch in the future, but reducing the future population significantly (and that is before considering overfishing pressures). 

Have a read.