The North American radio station NPR, recently aired a program about why the cod on the tables in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is from Iceland.
Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review. In the program, fisherman Greg Walinsky, who has fished cod out of Cape Cod for 30 years, says the cod fishing is over. “It looks to me like it’s over. And I can’t catch any codfish,” he said.
The cod off Massachusetts has been overfished for decades. Restaurant owner John Pontius told NPR: “If it's on the menu, it's more than likely Icelandic.”