Climate change 'may shrink fish'
October 9th, 2012 1 comments
What effect will climate change have on our fishing? This recent report from the BBC gives some indication of what we might expect.
Fish species are expected to shrink in size by up to 24% because of global warming, say scientists. Researchers modelled the impact of rising temperatures on more than 600 species between 2001 and 2050.
Warmer waters could decrease ocean oxygen levels and significantly reduce fish body weight. The scientists argue that failure to control greenhouse gas emissions will have a greater impact on marine ecosystems than previously thought. Read more