01/10/2014 References Make fish populations less vulnerable to climate change

The US government has moved forward with a plan to expand three remote U.S. reserves in the central Pacific Ocean into a massive national monument

The US government has moved forward with a plan to expand three remote U.S. reserves in the central Pacific Ocean into a massive national monument. This plan will provide a long-term benefit by the new reserve could be to make fish populations less vulnerable to climate change, says Patrick Lehodey, an oceanographer at the French satellite company CLS in Toulouse, France. 

In a study published in Climatic Change, Patrick Lehodey and colleagues found that by 2060, waters in the Central Pacific, where the reserves are located, will become warm enough to attract more skipjack tuna from the Western Pacific, where populations are now usually denser and fishing is more intense.

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