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UBC Urges Strong Action to Mitigate Climate Change
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UBC Urges Strong Action to Mitigate Climate Change

A new study released by the University of British Columbia is projecting the impact of different global temperature increases and ranges of fishing activity will have on biomass, or the amount of fish by weight in a given area, from 1950 to 2100. The simulations suggest that climate change has reduced fish stocks in 103 of 226 marine regions studied, including Canada, from their historical levels, and that these stocks will struggle to rebuild their numbers under projected global warming levels in the 21st century. According to lead study author William Cheung, a professor at Canada’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, more conservation-oriented fisheries management is essential to rebuild over-exploited fish stocks under climate change. But that alone is not enough, Cheung ...