Still time for Scottish fishing industry to adapt to climate change

phys.org | 7/8/2019 | Staff
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A University of Aberdeen scientist will present the findings of a report that shows although climate change is already having an impact on fish and fisheries globally, there is still time for the Scottish fishing industry to get better prepared to adapt to changes in fish growth and shifts in stock distribution.

Dr. Tara Marshall will present the findings of the report, which was commissioned by Fisheries Innovation Scotland, at the Species on the Move conference, which is taking place in Kruger National Park, South Africa next week (July 22-29).

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Dr. Marshall's report collates state-of-the-art insights from a climate change conference held at the University of Aberdeen in November 2018, which was attended by experts from around the world as well as representatives from the Scottish fishing industry.

Dr. Marshall said: "Scotland's fishing grounds in the North Sea are a global hotspot for warming waters. The workshop identified ways in which the future for Scottish fishing is going to be different from we are familiar with currently, but also ways that we can get ready for it now.

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