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Fisheries Shifting North

Figure 24.5


This figure appears in chapter 24 of the Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment report.

http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/highlights/report-findings/oceans/graphics/fisheries-shifting-north

Ocean species are shifting northward along U.S. coastlines as ocean temperatures rise. As a result, over the past 40 years, more northern ports have gradually increased their landings of four marine species compared to the earlier pattern of landed value. While some species move northward out of an area, other species move in from the south. This kind of information can inform decisions about how to adapt to climate change. Such adaptations take time and have costs, as local knowledge and equipment are geared to the species that have long been present in an area. (Figure source: adapted from Pinsky and Fogerty 2012f147452b-e846-4fdd-aad9-3110322e071c).

When citing this figure, please reference adapted from Pinsky and Fogerty 2012f147452b-e846-4fdd-aad9-3110322e071c.

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