(Saturday, November 18, 2017)
Setting the effects of climate change on the fisheries of Spanish fleets is the aim of Cliremar project (Climate scenarios of the vulnerable marine resources of Spain), which will be developed by AZTI until June 2018. The work will be carried out by means of the future simulation of four relevant species such as eel, bluefin tuna, Atlantic bigeye tuna and Cantabrian anchovy.
Global ocean warming is causing displacements towards the north of the fish, deep migrations and advancement of its phenology. Currently, exploited species assessment and management do not take into account the effects of climate change. The incorporation of these effects can be key for the viability of certain species that are in a delicate situation and that are of great interest for the Spanish fleet.