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NMFS assessing the impacts of climate change on fish stocks

NARRAGANSETT, RI – Decades of data on temperature, salinity, ocean acidity, and wind patterns for the Northeast US continental shelf indicate that climate changes are already affecting commercial fisheries in substantive ways and will continue to do so far into the future.
According to researchers, 24 out of 36 New England and Mid-Atlantic stocks have shifted northward or into deeper waters. Of the 12 stocks that haven’t yet moved, most are based in the Gulf of Maine, including haddock

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