Scientific American Custom Media
No nation has a connection to the sea quite like Canada. Its sprawling network of lakes and rivers contain the most fresh water of any country, ultimately spilling into three oceans and energizing the longest coastline in the world. With historic fisheries on both coasts, Canada has earned great fortunes and learned hard lessons from the sea. Saltwater crucibles of surging tides and storm-tossed vessels have born insight and industry. And when the Northern cod fishery collapsed in 1992 after decades of over-harvesting, it fueled a determination to better manage the ocean’s bounty.
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