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Final Report for State of the Science on the Effects of Climate Change on North American Inland Fishes

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Changes in the Earth’s climate are expected to impact freshwater habitats around the world by altering water temperatures, water levels, and streamflow. These changes will have consequences for inland fish – those found within lakes, rivers, streams, canals, reservoirs, and other landlocked waters – which are important for food, commerce, and recreation around the world. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in 2011, 33.1 million people fished and spent $41.8 billion in the United States alone. Yet to date, little comprehensive research has been conducted to investigate the effects of climate change on inland fisheries at a large scale. The aim of this project was to summarize the current state of knowledge, identify data [...]

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MOCRU_RWO129 Final Report.pdf 3.27 MB application/pdf

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  • National CASC
  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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