Size matters for fish in a changing climate
07 December 2012
A recent Planet Earth Online article outlines
the surprising impacts that climate change will have on fish
populations around the world - specifically the increase of
available fish stocks in some continental shelf-sea regions in
comparison to a potential dramatic fall of available fish in
The research comes from the Quest-Fish project led
by Professor Manuel Barange from PML, a project which has
brought together a large interdisciplinary team of oceanographers,
ecologists and social scientists working to predict the
consequences of climate change for marine ecosystems, global
fisheries and society.
The article warns of the serious consequences for
regional food security that this research highlights; many millions
of people live on fish from coastal and shelf-sea waters, so if the
projections are right, the implications could be grim.
You can read the full article here.