Warming in the Channel leads to a decline in cold - water fish
|Source||Science for Environment Policy (SCU, The University of the West of England, Bristol.), 2017-11 , N. 497 , P. 1-2|
|Note||European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, edited by SCU, The University of the West of England, Bristol.|
Results from a long-term study of fish communities in the Bay of Somme in the English Channel show that numbers of cold-water fish, such as dab and plaice, have been dropping since 1998, as sea temperatures have risen. The researchers say this is evidence of ‘tropicalisation’ in an English-Channel ecosystem. The findings may have implications for conservation policies in the Bay, which is a Marine Protected Area1 designated under the Natura 2000 programme, as well as other marine sites affected by warming.