Navigation Links
Effects of climate change to further degrade fisheries resources: UBC researchers
Date:11/20/2011

A new study led by University of British Columbia researchers reveals how the effect of climate change can further impact the economic viability of current fisheries practices.

"Fisheries are already providing fewer fish and making less money than they could if we curbed overfishing," says Rashid Sumaila, principal investigator of the Fisheries Economics Research Unit at UBC and lead author of the study. "We could be earning interest, but instead we're fishing away the capital. Climate change is likely to cause more losses unless we choose to act."

Partly supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts, National Geographic, the World Bank and U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the study is a broad view of the impact of climate change on fisheries and their profitability. It is published online today in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Over the last century the ocean has become warmer and more acidic. Other human-led factors, such as pollution and overfishing, have also been hard on marine species. With ocean warming, many species will move further towards the poles and into deeper water.

While fisheries in a few regions, such as the far north, may benefit from climate change, many other regions, particularly those in the tropics, can expect losses in revenues. Regional examples can help inform what could happen globally. For example, the reduction in landings of pelagic fisheries in Peru as a result of changes in sea surface temperature during the 1997-1998 El Nio event caused more than US$26 million of revenue loss.

"Changes in temperature and ocean chemistry directly affect the physiology, growth, reproduction and distribution of these organisms," says William Cheung, a biologist at the UBC Fisheries Centre. "Fish in warmer waters will probably have a smaller body size, be smaller at first maturity, with higher mortality rates and be caught in different areas. These are important factor
'/>"/>

Contact: Rashid Sumaila
r.sumaila@fisheries.ubc.ca
604-822-0224
University of British Columbia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New approaches may prevent certain side effects in BRAF mutation-positive melanoma
2. Source found for immune system effects on learning, memory
3. Research links water disinfection byproducts to adverse health effects
4. Researchers discover that same gene has opposite effects in prostate, breast cancers
5. NIH launches research program to explore health effects from climate change
6. Australias endangered bettong reveals how weather effects species distribution
7. Female promiscuity can rescue populations from harmful effects of inbreeding
8. UMass researcher points to suppression of evidence on radiation effects by 1946 Nobel Laureate
9. Effects of prenatal stress passed across generations in mice
10. Earth: 9/11s lingering effects: Tracking the long-term impact of the dust
11. Antioxidant spices reduce negative effects of high-fat meal
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/4/2015)... , Aug. 04, 2015 ... http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nvh7k2/digital_forensics ) has announced the addition of ... (Hardware, Software, and Service), Sub-Segment (Computer Forensics, ... Forensics), Tool Types, Service, Vertical and Region ... to their offering. By Component ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... -- Den 10. internationale konference om Genomik (ICG-10, ... 25. oktober i Shenzhen , Kina. ... år. Siden starten i 2006 er ICB blevet en ... er en af de mest dynamiske, entusiastiske og sjove ... gennembrud og fremskridt inden for ,omik,-forskning, som yderligere vil ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... La 10e Conférence internationale sur la ... le BGI du 22 au 25 octobre 2015 ... La conférence célèbre son 10e anniversaire ... est devenue l,une des réunions annuelles mondiales les ... c,est aussi la plus dynamique, la plus enthousiaste ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Digital Forensics Market - The Market Represents a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.3% From 2015 to 2020 2Den 10. internationale konference om Genomics (ICG-10) åbner i oktober 2La 10e International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) doit s'ouvrir en octobre 2La 10e International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) doit s'ouvrir en octobre 3
... May 9, 2013, New York, NY and San Diego, CA ... Epigenome Roadmap Project has published a sweeping analysis in the ... genes are turned on and off to direct early human ... Cancer Research, Joseph Ecker of The Salk Institute for Biological ...
... WASHINGTON , May 9, 2013 ... a solution that automates forensic   bulk-processing of media ... proven with US Federal agencies to provide an "Order ... of suspects. Allevate Limited and Tygart ...
... The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has announced the ... of HHMI Investigators.The appointment ranks as one of the ... research scientist. Dr. Nudler, the Julie Wilson Anderson Professor ... Pharmacology at NYU Langone Medical Center, was selected among ...
Cached Biology News:Mapping the embryonic epigenome 2Mapping the embryonic epigenome 3Revolutionary Face Recognition Media Exploitation System Now Available to Enhance Public Safety in Europe 2Revolutionary Face Recognition Media Exploitation System Now Available to Enhance Public Safety in Europe 3Revolutionary Face Recognition Media Exploitation System Now Available to Enhance Public Safety in Europe 4NYU Langone Medical Center researcher named Howard Hughes Investigator 2
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... Confocal High-Content Imaging System. This transformative system fits a broad range of ... such as spheroids, tissues, and organisms. , The ImageXpress Micro Confocal ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... VetStem Biopharma ... Equine cervical facet joint problems can be caused by injuries and abnormalities of ... of nerve roots or of the spinal cord itself. This can manifest itself ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... ... Knowledgent , the data and analytics firm, today announced a new ... the healthcare industry. , As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grab headlines ... years as more entities become technology enabled through Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). , With ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... A new host-based ... researchers at the Keck Graduate Institute and its collaborators. The discovery has the ... were published online on August 27 by Scientific Reports, an open access research ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ImageXpress Micro Confocal High-Content Imaging System Expands the Boundaries of Research 2ImageXpress Micro Confocal High-Content Imaging System Expands the Boundaries of Research 3VetStem Biopharma Announces New Clinical Research Program for Equine Cervical Facet Joint Disease 2VetStem Biopharma Announces New Clinical Research Program for Equine Cervical Facet Joint Disease 3New White Paper Explores Data Lake Opportunities in the Healthcare Industry 2Scientists Discover New Use for an Old Therapy Inhibiting Deadly Pathogens Including Ebola and Anthrax 2Scientists Discover New Use for an Old Therapy Inhibiting Deadly Pathogens Including Ebola and Anthrax 3Scientists Discover New Use for an Old Therapy Inhibiting Deadly Pathogens Including Ebola and Anthrax 4
... 8 Edwards Lifesciences,Corporation (NYSE: EW ), the ... the company will celebrate a number of cardiac surgery,milestones ... the American,Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), May 10-14 in ... -- which this year celebrates,its 50th anniversary of partnering ...
... Listing and Attract Additional Investors ... as Company Enters Next Growth Phase, SAN DIEGO, May 8 ... (ICG),technology, today announced the reverse split of 1 for 7 shares ... Company,s,Annual Shareholders Meeting earlier today., The record date for the ...
... ... U.S. ThermaCool NXT System Sales ... THRM ), a leader in non-invasive tissue tightening in the ... 31, 2008., Revenue for the first quarter of 2008 was ...
Cached Biology Technology:Edwards Lifesciences Celebrates One Million Heart Valve Patients and More at AATS 2008 2Edwards Lifesciences Celebrates One Million Heart Valve Patients and More at AATS 2008 3Edwards Lifesciences Celebrates One Million Heart Valve Patients and More at AATS 2008 4CardioDynamics Shareholders Approve One-for-Seven Reverse Split of Company's Common Stock and Trading in Post-split Shares Begins May 9, 2008 2CardioDynamics Shareholders Approve One-for-Seven Reverse Split of Company's Common Stock and Trading in Post-split Shares Begins May 9, 2008 3Thermage Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 2Thermage Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 3Thermage Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 4Thermage Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 5Thermage Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 6Thermage Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 7Thermage Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 8Thermage Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 9
Can be used for the quantitative recovery of small amounts of nucleic acids within dilute solutions. 5mg/ml...
Human VEGF-D Biotinylated MAb (Clone 78923)...
Phospho-TAO2 (S181) Affinity Purified Polyclonal Ab Protein Family: Other Intracellular Kinases...
PEG 8000, Molecular Biology Grade...
Biology Products: