Bering Sea Vulnerability Assessment: Species Specific Results
NOAA scientists and partners have released a Climate Vulnerability Assessment for groundfish, crabs, and salmon in the Eastern Bering Sea. The study looked at the potential impact of ocean temperatures, and other environmental conditions on 36 groundfish, crab and salmon stocks. Of these, four rockfish stocks, flathead sole and Tanner crab were determined to be the most vulnerable. Several other fish stocks were seen as potentially more resilient based on their ability to move to areas with more favorable environmental conditions, such as more food and optimum water temperatures for growth and survival.
Below are overall results of the assessment (see figure) and information on individual species vulnerability (see icons). Read the study for more information.