Planning for the impacts of climate change on the East Coast

It is difficult to quantify the effects of climate change on East Coast fisheries. What will happen with rising temperatures, with rising ocean acidity, rising sea levels, habitat degradation and other climatic factors that can affect access, fish, fishermen and fishing communities?

Last week I had the honor of being invited to try and help figure things out at the East Coast Climate Change Scenario Planning Workshop in Arlington, Virginia.

seventy-five participants from commercial and recreational fishing; climatologists, sociologists and fisheries scientists; representatives of non-governmental organizations; Community leaders and fisheries managers met for three days of collaboration in an effort to clarify what the future might hold in the next twenty years.

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