Scientists cite solutions to arrest alarming fisheries decline

Marine biologists have raised the urgency to improve global marine conservation and protection, citing possible food insecurity due to overfishing, environmental decay, and climate change.

Warming ocean waters due to climate change is causing a shift in fisheries species distribution and composition worldwide, UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries associate professor Dr. William Cheung mentioned at the forum. Cheung noted such warming is driving fish stocks towards Earth’s poles.