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Webinar: Warming Seas, Falling Fortunes - Stories of Fishermen on the Front Lines of Climate Change
Thursday, 29 November 2018, 12:00
Thursday, November 29, 2018. 12:00PM. Webinar: Warming Seas, Falling Fortunes - Stories of Fishermen on the Front Lines of Climate Change. Avery Siciliano, Best Aquaculture Practices; and Alexandra Carter, Center for American Progress. Sponsored by NOAA. More information here.
As the northwest Atlantic warms, more than two-thirds of marine species are moving north in search of cooler water. Similar changes are occurring from Alaska to Florida; fish and shellfish once found in large numbers in certain locations are now scarce in those same places. These shifts are causing economic hardships as fishing stocks and fishing effort become misaligned. In the absence of a global carbon solution, many fishermen have changed the way they do business to compete in this new environment.
The report pulls first-hand experiences of over a dozen fishermen from around the country and couples them with current scientific evidence to illustrate man-made climate change impacts on the industry.