Fisheries Effects: What They Are, and May Be, in the Future

Fisheries Effects: What They Are, and May Be, in the Future

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In response to a warming ocean in Alaska, several species of commercially valuable fish and shellfish have adjusted by extending their range to the north. Also, wildlife disease organisms prosper as temperatures rise, such as the recent Ichthyophonus infections in Yukon River king salmon. Alaskans can adapt to these and other fisheries effects caused by climate change by supporting adaptive resource management measures, and demanding that climate-related changes to the environment be considered in drafting management plans.

For more information, please visit the Adapting to Climate Change in Coastal Alaska website.

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