August 20, 2016. How climate change will affect fish and fisheries

Long Island Aquarium, Riverhead, NY.

August 20, 2016 @ 1:00pm – How climate change will affect fish and fisheries

Janet Nye, Stony Brook University: Climate change may seem like something that will happen in the distant future. However, the ocean is already warming and fish are already responding in a variety of ways.  Many fish species, including many that we find in Long Island, are changing their migration patterns and/or have become more or less abundant.  These changes are not temporary and will continue along this trajectory, meaning that the people that rely on fish (fishermen, anglers, fish-consumers and fish-lovers) must adapt too.  In this talk, I will show you some of the changes in fishes that we have seen in the last 50 years and what we might expect to happen in the future.

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Credit: Janet Nye Lab: https://you.stonybrook.edu/jnye/pictures/

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