June 20, 2014

What Does the Future Hold for Commercial Fisheries in Northern Oceans?

Tags: Bering Sea Project

Building Bering Sea Project insights into future ecosystem scenarios in the Bering Sea and broadening the view to include both the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans, Anne Hollowed (Senior Scientist at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service) together with her colleague Svein Sundby (Institute of Marine Research, Norway) recently published a perspective piece in the June 6 issue of Science. In the piece, they describe different historical responses to ocean warming in key groundfish species in the two regions, and discuss expectations for the future. Read the article "Change is Coming to the Northern Oceans"; full-text article requires subscription to Science or library access.