The Government Accountability Office has released a report which examines efforts by the National Marine Fisheries Service and the regional fishery management councils to incorporate climate information into management decisions.
NOAA scientists have released the first multispecies assessment of just how vulnerable U.S. marine fish and invertebrate species are to the effects of climate change.
A recent study of global fish populations suggests that fast-growing species of fish are more vulnerable to population collapses than slow growing species when experiencing overfishing.
The following summary highlights Council actions and issues considered at the April 14-16, 2015 Council Meeting held in Long Branch, New Jersey.
The National Science Foundation's (NFS) Coastal SEES program has awarded more than $15 million in funding for coastal sustainability projects, including a project led by Rutgers University to assess fishery adaptations to climate change.
NOAA FY14 Federal Funding Opportunity - Understanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks and Fisheries to Inform Sustainable Management
NOAA has released the FY14 federal funding opportunity, Understanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks and Fisheries to Inform Sustainable Management.
Last week more than 70 fishery managers, scientists, policy makers, and other stakeholders convened in Washington, D.C. for the East Coast Climate Change and Fisheries Governance Workshop.
Understanding climate change and the associated impacts on the ocean environment has emerged as one of the major challenges facing fishery science and management. On February 11, 2014, the Council hosted a Climate Change and Fishery Science Workshop in New Bern, North Carolina. Presentations and audio recordings from the workshop are all available at the link below.
Climate change has resulted in shifts in where and at what depths many marine species are found. The leading explanation for these changes has been biological differences among species, but a new study suggests that the local climatic conditions are more likely causing these shifts.