Marine expert warns of climate emergency as fish abandon tropical waters | Environment | The Guardian

Dr Daniel Pauly, principal investigator at the Sea Around Us research organisation

 Dr Daniel Pauly says an expanding fishing industry and climate change are contributing to the emptying of fish species in the Australian tropics as they seek cooler waters. Photograph: Helen Davidson for the Guardian

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As climate change pushes marine species towards cooler waters, and the fishing industry expands around the globe, the tropics are emptying out, a leading fisheries expert has warned.

The federal government is expected to release its new management plan for marine reserves in coming weeks, after a 2016 review recommended winding back protections. However Dr Daniel Pauly has called for the creation of more, saying they are the only realistic form of mitigation to the current crisis.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/15/marine-expert-warns-of-climate-emergency-as-fish-abandon-tropical-waters

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