Predicted El Nino could wreak havoc on West Coast fish populations, spark food price inflation
SEAFOODNEWS.COM - April 29, 2014
NOAA is now predicting with 65% confidence a major el Nino event will begin this summer, possibly as early as July.
El Nino can have a major impact both on fisheries and on agricultural commodities. According to NOAA, fish that remain in their traditional habitats on the West Coast during El Nino experience reduced growth, reproduction, and survival. On a global scale, El Nino brings warm water to the coast of South America, suppressing the upwelling that provides for rich anchovy fisheries. The result is that Peru's anchovy fisheries get severely ...
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