For the first time in 35 years, fisheries officials have recommended shutting down the 2014 Northern shrimp season in the Gulf of Maine, where water temperatures have been running about 5 degrees warmer than the previous hundred year average. They cite a "collapsed" stock, adding, "Three successive years of recruitment failure and continuing warm temperatures indicate poor prospects for the near future." Lobster may be next, possibly followed by moving to Planet B. No, wait....
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“Decisions like this one show how fishermen are on the front lines of the battle against climate change.This is not a nebulous, maybe-someday-in-the-future problem." — Michael Conathan at the Center for American Progress.