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Part 2: Cod of War


Icelandic President Gudni Th. Johannesson on the Cod Wars.

On this episode of The Catch, we kick off our program with a British staple: fish and chips. We then hear how this iconic dish led to an interstate dispute between Iceland and the U.K. known as the Cod Wars. Host Ruxandra Guidi is joined by historian and Icelandic President Gudni Th. Johannesson, and Mark Kurlansky, the author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, to hear how the Cod Wars have shaped our oceans to this day.

About The Catch:  Coming up on Season 3 of The Catch, hear how one of the Arctic’s most valuable fisheries—cod—is being impacted by the politics of Russia’s war in Ukraine as well as changing fish migration patterns due to climate change. Host Ruxandra Guidi heads to northern Norway to meet with the fishers and processors caught the middle. Follow and listen to The Catch wherever you get your podcasts.  See All Episodes

More The Catch episodes:

Part 4: Of Cod & Country

How fish farms are shaping local Norwegian economies.

Part 3: Make the North Great Again

How businesses and stakeholders prevented future cod collapses.

Part 1: In Cod We Trust

How northern Norway’s cod fishery is caught up by the politics of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Select awards for The Catch

  • 2023 Signal Award; Gold; Documentary
  • 2022 Anthem Award; Bronze; Sustainability, Environment & Climate


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