Scientist forecasts drop in coldwater shrimp catches to below 200,000t

untitledA scientist with Norway’s Institute of Marine Research has forecast a poor outlook for coldwater shrimp fishing in the largest fisheries, around the North Atlantic. Firstly, Carsten Hvingel looked to the West Atlantic, describing how coldwater shrimp stocks there have risen (between 1990 and 2002) and then fallen (2002 until now) due to ecosystem shifts. Cod numbers directly and indirectly reflect shrimp populations – in the first instance because they feed on shrimp, and in the second because they reflect wider shifts in things such as water temperatures. Read the rest here 21:38