From an ecosystem approach to assess climate change impacts on fisheries
Climate changes, such as global warming, decadal climatic regime shifts and interannual variability of the El Niño‐Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon, can affect ocean conditions and thus affect the functioning of marine ecosystems as well as the distribution and abundance of fisheries resources. For example, there has been a trend of increasing sea surface temperatures in Korean waters, which has accelerated in the last decades. This recent warming trend is associated with a decline in cold‐water species (e.g. walleye pollock) and an increase in warm‐water species (e.g. common squid and bluefin tuna). It is also associated with changes in the distribution of fish stocks such as chub mackerel in Korean waters.
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2011-01-01