Fishing Wars Expected As Waters Warm

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, June 21, 2018
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As the oceans continue to warm, fish are migrating to colder waters. That could lead to conflicts between nations.

According to a new study published in the journal Science, fish are migrating to cooler waters. In fact fish are moving 70 km/h per decade toward cooler waters.

Fishing wars are expected as fish move elsewhere to waters controlled by other nations.

This could also lead to food shortages in places near the equator.

Canada exports approximately 85% of all fish and seafood landed by Canadian fish harvesters. Canada's five most valuable wild fisheries exports by species in 2013 were lobster, snow crab, shrimp, scallops and herring.



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