Proceed With Caution

As the ocean becomes warmer, scientists are finding that some species have started to move toward the poles, and deeper, in search of cooler water. Before long, this and other trends could lead to fundamental shifts in where fish live, threatening existing fisheries but creating opportunities for new ones in other geographic regions.

Issue Brief

Proceeding With Caution

Fish populations are highly sensitive and responsive to environmental conditions.

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Read stories about how requiring managers to use scientific data when deciding if to allow fishing—and how much—in new areas or on new species, can help keep fishing sustainable from the start.

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Kymberly Escobar

Director, Communications