Which Jersey Shore fishers will be hurt most by climate change?

Fishing boats, Cape May, NJ

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – Commercial anglers who catch monkfish off the Jersey Shore are among those who may be impacted most by warming seas.
That’s one finding from a Rutgers University study released last week, which looked at how climate change will likely affect fishing opportunities in 85 towns from Maine to North Carolina. As the Earth gradually warms, so too do ocean temperatures, and fish that need cooler habitats will swim farther north.

The report found that waters off five New Jersey port communities will be less suitable for monkfish by 2050: Cape May, Long Beach, Barnegat, Waretown and Point Pleasant …

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