Predicting the future of cod

Until now, fisheries have set catch levels a year in advance. Long-term influences such as changes in water temperatures are not taken into account. In an international project, researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon have now developed a computational model that for the first time can estimate the future of cod a full ten years in advance – taking into both account fishing and climate. The fishing industry thus has a completely new planning tool at its disposal. The study was published in Nature Communications Earth and Environment.

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