Climate change and fishing communities

ne-boatsWe know climate is changing and fish are moving in response to those changes. But we understand less about how harvesters are responding to these changes in fish distribution, and the ramifications of those changes for fishing communities.  I have worked with a group of multidisciplinary researchers – including the “Shifting fish and shifting fishers” graduate student working group at the Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), and the “Adaptations of fish and fishing communities to rapid climate change” Coastal SEES group at Rutgers – to better understand changes in fishing patterns among commercial fishing communities in the northeast US in the context of climate change.  


M Pinsky, E Fenichel, M Fogarty, S Levin, B McCay, K St Martin, R Selden, T Young. 2020. Fish and fisheries in hot water: what is happening and how do we adapt? Population Ecology. [link]

LA Rogers, R Griffin, T Young, E Fuller, KS Martin, ML Pinsky. 2019. Shifting habitats expose fishing communities to risk under climate change. Nature Climate Change 9(7):512+. [link]

T Young, EC Fuller, MM Provost, KE Coleman, K St. Martin, BJ McCay, and ML Pinsky. 2018. Adaptation strategies of coastal fishing communities as species shift poleward. ICES J Marine Science. [link]

BA Dubik, EC Clark, Young, SB Jones Zigler, MM Provost, ML Pinsky, K St. Martin. 2018. Governing fisheries in the face of change: Social responses to long-term geographic shifts in a U.S. fishery. Marine Policy. [link]


American Fisheries Society, 148th Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, Aug 2018, Invited oral presentation in the “Monsters of Climate Science” workshop: “Fishing communities and climate change” (T Young, E Fuller, K Coleman, M Provost, L Rogers, R Griffin, K St Martin, M Pinsky)

Ocean Sciences, 2016 Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb 2016, Oral presentation: “How are fishing patterns and fishing communities responding to climate change?” (T Young, E Fuller, K Coleman, M Provost, K. St Martin, M Pinsky)

American Fisheries Society, 145th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, Aug 2015, Oral presentation: “Catch diversity may buffer fishing communities from the effects of climate change” (T Young, E Fuller, K Coleman, M Provost, K St Martin, M Pinsky)