Average European fish size

Global warming causing fish size to reduce

July 21st, 2009 Global warming is causing a reduction fish size to reduce massively. A study has found that fish have lost half their average body mass and smaller species are making up a larger proportion of European fish stocks.  “It’s huge,” said study author Martin Daufresne of the Cemagref Public Agricultural and Environmental Research Institute in Lyon, France. “Size is a fundamental characteristic that is linked to a number of biological functions, such as fecundity—the capacity to reproduce.” Grist No doubt overfishing is also an important factor…