Climate Change and Fishing

Dr. Hal offers a cautionary warning about the decades to come.

How might further changes in climate affect our fishing down the road? That the question posed by Fisheries Biologist Dr. Hal Schramm.

He looks at the species that will expand northward and cites examples that have already occurred. How prdicted precipitation changes will affect water levels and how transferring water to places that need it is a recipe for moving invasive microorganisms as well.

While this study is looking nearly a century ahead, Hal advises that we take a position of precautionary reality as we progress through the 21st century, and be aware of how the changing ecosystem will affect our fisheries.. 

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