New Report Addresses Impact of Climate Change on Global Fisheries

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A new report from researchers at the University of British Columbia summarizes the impact of climate change on global fisheries that have already been affected by over-fishing, habitat degradation and pollution.  In the Fish Site article Climate Change Impacts on Global Fisheries, it states “in general, the study found that fisheries less stressed by pollution, habitat degradation, and other human-caused impacts are more resilient to oceanographic shifts due to climate change. Ending overfishing and maintaining healthy fish populations are fundamental to increasing the capacity of fisheries to adapt.”

The full report by Dr. Sumaila, et al. is available here:
Climate change impacts on the biophysics and economics of world fisheries, Nature Climate Change, Published Online: 20 November 2011, DOI:10.1038/NCLIMATE1301

 

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