29 December 2014

• Distribution of Porgy, Summer Flounder, and Black Sea Bass Affected By Climate and By Fishing Pressure

“Scientists studying the distribution of four commercial and recreational fish stocks in Northeast US waters have found that climate change can have major impacts on the distribution of fish, but the effects of fishing can be just as important and occur on a more immediate time scale.

”The four species studied -- black sea bass, scup [porgy], summer flounder, and southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Bight winter flounder -- have varied in abundance and have experienced heavy fishing pressure at times over the past 40 years.”

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