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Climate Change Poses Threat to Fish Stocks, Study Finds

Feb 11, 2016

Boston Globe: Over the coming decades, dozens of marine species from the Carolinas to New England will be threatened by the warming, changing currents and the increased acidity expected to alter the region’s waters, according to a new study by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

Andrew Pershing, chief scientific officer of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, said the main value of the study would be to help researchers decide what species need more scrutiny now.

“Hare and [his] colleagues have developed a thoughtful approach to making general predictions for lots of species,” said Pershing, who published a paper in the journal Science last year that linked the decline of the cod population to the warming waters of the Gulf of Maine