Rising ocean temperatures herald changes in fish populations

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As the hurricane passed over Maine this weekend, the state’s long coastline and ocean became the focus of attention and concern.

New research suggests they are reasons for ongoing concerns about our oceans and the fish that live in them.

Studies say rising ocean temperatures will change where fish, especially large predatory fish, eat and congregate. As a result, fishers and regulators must be willing to change their practices and systems to conserve these species. And to sustain fishing industries and communities that depend on healthy stocks of fish such as tuna and swordfish.

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