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Ocean warming affects seafood species

Commercial fishing is a major source of income near the coasts across the United States.  The Southeast has proportionally more coastline than any other area of the US except for Alaska, and the economy in coastal areas depends heavily on fishing.  Trends that reduce the catch of seafood will have a large impact on the financial well-being of these areas.  Observations have shown that ocean temperatures are increasing and having negative impacts on marine species.

Here are two articles describing the impacts of the warming temperatures on fisheries”

Carbon Brief presented the results of a NOAA study on the impacts of warming water and ocean acidification on the fishing industry of the northeastern US here.

Think Progress presents another report on this study here.

If you’re interested, the original NOAA report was published here.

Source: USDA ARS

Source: USDA ARS