Climate change moving fish north, threatening turf wars, study says

World conflict is likely to increase over access to fisheries, as species move north in response to a warming ocean, according to a Rutgers University study published last week in the journal Science. “Seventy or more countries will likely have to start sharing with their neighbors” in coming decades, said lead author Malin Pinsky, including the U.S., Canada and Mexico.,, Gregory DiDomenico, executive director of the Garden State Seafood Association, said northern states such as New York argue they should now get a larger allotment for their fishing industries. He said allotments, which are set by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, are based on the history of landings by state. >click to read<23:32

2 Responses to Climate change moving fish north, threatening turf wars, study says

  1. N.O.A.A. Fisheries & their management must start working now , on new fish species migrating into northern waters, because of warming ocean waters .At the present time , most northern fishermen have no quota for these new migrating fish species and will have to be discarded ,which is a waste of a American natural resource !
    Northern fishermen will need a incidental catch quota from N.O.A.A. Fisheries to stop wasting this resource .

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