Overfishing is producing ‘supergenes’ in cod. Here's how

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Supergenes can tell us stories of how organisms respond to the world they live in. Image: Pixabay/VIVIANE6276

Tom Cameron
Senior Lecturer in Ecology, University of Essex
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Row of cod fish being smoked.
Cod is the poster species of commercial fishing. Image: Pixabay/flyupmike
An infographic showing the overexploitation of cod over time.
'Cod in the north east Atlantic were in decline even before modern fishing'. Image: Sodeland et al (2022) / PNAS, CC BY-SA


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