The Fishing Industry and Climate Change
For Withdrawn, Luke is researching this field by talking with fishermen, scientists and marine experts. Over the summer period, Luke will be interviewing scientists and marine specialists on the boats, about their work.
Interview with Senior lecturer in Marine Biology Dr Steve Simpson about the impact of anthropogenic (manmade) noise on marine ecosystems and the effects of climate change on fish and fisheries.
Interview with Marine law researcher Dr Thomas Appleby about the ownership of the sea and the rights to fish.
Check out this interactive webpage commissioned by Bristol2015, that tells the story of the UK fishing industry and the artwork.
For several decades, unsustainable fishing practices, have caused fish stocks of many species to collapse. With less fish in the sea, its often not financially viable to use a small fishing vessle to fish with. For i
nstance, fishermen find they need many more pots, to catch the same number of lobster that they did previously.
The good news is that there are recent examples such as in Lyme Bay, England where fishing has begun to be managed sustainably. Read about this on the Blue Marine Foundation and on the Lyme Bay Reserve websites.
The rise rise in ocean temperatures, acidification and sea levels is profoundly affecting fish stocks, biodiversity and coastal communities, and ultimately will have major impacts inland.
Visiting the Artwork