Fish species forecast to migrate hundreds of miles northward as U.S. waters warm

Malin Pinsky, Rutgers

BOB BERWYN / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS – Global warming will drive many of North America’s fish species hundreds of miles northward, potentially costing coastal fishing communities billions of dollars over the next few decades, new research shows.

In New England, the centuries-old cod fishery is at risk, with East Coast habitat for Atlantic cod expected to decline 90 percent by 2100. Off the Pacific Northwest, rockfish that have been prized by Native American communities for centuries are moving toward Alaska as the oceans warm …

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