Overfishing plus climate change equals threat to fisheries

phys.org | 7/20/2019 | Staff
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Overfishing increases the threat posed by climate change to fish stocks and fisheries, according to a new report for MPs.

Catch limits for more than 30% of UK and EU fish stocks have "repeatedly been set at unsustainable levels", the report warns.

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It says such overfishing reduces "resilience"—the ability of fish to withstand and recover from other threats, including climate change.

Climate change is causing ocean warming, acidification and reduced oxygen levels—affecting the health and survival of fish and the prey on which they depend.

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James Stewart, a Ph.D. student at the University of Exeter, produced the document during a policy fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, which provides independent...
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