A Vulnerability Assessment of Fish and Invertebrates to Climate Change on the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf
Climate change is affecting the nation’s valuable living marine resources and the people, businesses, and communities that depend on them. Climate related changes such as warming oceans, rising seas, droughts, and ocean acidification are affecting the distribution and abundance of marine species in the Northeast U.S. continental shelf ecosystem. Understanding the impacts of climate change is necessary to reduce climate-related effects on living marine resources and the people and communities that depend on them.
The NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy is part of a proactive approach to increase the production, delivery, and use of climate-related information needed to fulfill NOAA Fisheries mandates. The Strategy is designed to be customized and implemented through Regional Action Plans that focus on building regional capacity, partners, products, and services. The Northeast Fisheries Science Center has a variety of research and monitoring efforts that help track, understand, and forecast climate-related impacts on resources and resource-dependent communities.
- View the The Northeast Shelf: A Changing Ecosystem storymap
- Learn more about the Northeast regional climate action plan