2019-03-15 Fish Disappear As Oceans Warm

In recent years, ocean temperatures have increased steadily, and fish populations have declined. Scientists have warned that climate change will affect our food supply over the next few years, but new findings show that it already has. People around the world love seafood, and in some coastal countries, it's their primary source of protein. Increasing ocean temperatures have caused widespread seafood losses. Between 1930 and 2010, harvestable seafood for human consumption has decreased by 4 percent. This number may sound small, but it represents 1.4 million metric tons of fish. Marine life has suffered some of the most dramatic effects from climate change, as increasing ocean temperatures have steadily cut off the food sources that fish themselves depend on for survival. East Asia has been hit particularly hard with its increasing human populations and historic dependence on seafood. Demand for seafood continues to grow in the US as well, and declining fish populations due to climate change have led to several economic and environmental complications. Get the full story here. 

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