"Cod the Fish etc." is a breezy informative read especially for those interested in some of the driving forces to early trade patterns between the continent, new world and West Indies. The former two desired sugar, mollasses and rum and the latter used the cod to feed to the slaves who,in turn, were fed to the sugar cane fields.
More anecdotal than statistical,"Cod the Fish that Changed the World" could have expanded on the slave trade and the economy of early New England (or New Virginia)but is,nonetheless, a pleasure to read. Actually went out and ate some;I had forgot the taste.
Oh yes. We ate most of the Cod, and many fishing dependent areas have gone wanting and the industry has far too much capacity.