Warming waters spark marine migration, fish wars

black sea bass

ROB HOTAKAINEN / E&E NEWS – The warming waters associated with climate change are creating big ripple effects across fishing communities, including in this picturesque seaside town with a long fishing history.

Take Joel Hovanesian, who last fall docked his 40-foot trawler at the Port of Galilee, calling it quits after a 42-year career of chasing fish.

“It’s kind of a waste, isn’t it?” said Hovanesian, 62, showing his idle boat to a visitor. “All you’ve got to do is jump on it and go.” …

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