The climate change debate has primarily focused on temperature change, melting icebergs, and increasingly turbulent weather patterns affecting everything from forest fire containment to issues with crop management. More and more climate action advocates are looking at streams, rivers, and lakes to point to a possible crisis affecting the world’s fish population. The World Economic Forum recently sounded an alarm by saying, “The world’s capacity to respond to water security risks is in doubt.” Companies like Mowi, Leroy Seafood Group, and others directly tied to the fishing and water industries are likely watching these developments closely.
Warming waters and a lack of oxygen have reportedly affected the ability for salmon to spawn in California, steelhead in the Columbia River are disappearing, and once-crowded Montana trout streams have recently resembled the runoff from a garden hose. With all these climate issues affecting the sport of fishing and the harvesting of fish for consumption, a new “whooshh” can now be heard on the landscape.
Read the full article at Benzinga.