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The great escape
4th July 2018

By Sandra Pearce
 
Hundreds of species of fish and shellfish will be forced to migrate northwards to escape the effects of climate change, putting global fisheries at risk.
 
In a new study published in the PLOS ONE journal, scientists have predicted the response of nearly 700 species of fish and other creatures inhabiting the waters around North America to future warming. 
 
They conclude that two-thirds of the species they studied would be forced to migrate – some up to 1,000km (621m) if greenhouse gas emissions are particularly high.