Title

The 'Undeclared War' on the Reviled Cormorant

Authors

Dana Wilde

Source

Island Journal

Date

2022

Pages

24-29

Abstract

Describes New England fishermen's dislike of the cormorant. The bird was historically seen as a threat to fish stocks and was largely extirpated from the region by the early 1800s. The article surveys various studies that have been carried out over the years to determine whether or not cormorants do actually harm wild fish populations or whether the myths are unjustified. The research remains inconclusive.

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