Ooooh, yummy!

Climate change could see UK seas filled with hake, anchovies and herring, study by Defra predicts

The evil of climate change is what?

21 thoughts on “Ooooh, yummy!”

  1. I thought our seas were going to get colder because the gulf stream will shut down. I really must try harder to keep up.

  2. The projected decline in shellfish is a bit of a bummer, but on the whole it’s good news – not least when we get back control of our fishing grounds.

  3. Firstly, herring has always been a, if not the, major species in British waters and hake was common in my childhood. Secondly the article says that the British fishing industry will suffer by not having quotas for those species moving north into the North Sea. As from next year shouldn’t the UK government be capable of setting quotas for fish caught in British waters?

  4. ‘a new study by top marine scientists has predicted’

    The Telegraph knights them.

    ‘Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership’

    They found impacts? Wow, what a surprise.

    Oh. ‘Could.’ ‘May.’ ‘Projected.’ ‘Predicted.’

    They found nothing.

    “In 2020, countries from around the world will come together at global summits where greater collective action to tackle climate change and increase marine protections could be agreed.”

    Cos this time will be different.

  5. From the article:-
    “Mackerel has become dominant off the west of Scotland over the past three decades, and northern hake, a warm-water species, has recolonised the northern North Sea after being largely been absent for over 50 years.”

    How the feckity-feck does climate change lead to a fish species recolonising the North Sea after 50 years? It’s almost like the species was fished out and is now making a comeback because its not fished any more.

    Just like climate change caused the biggest floods in sinking Venice for 50 years last year…

  6. Mackerel has become dominant off the west of Scotland

    That wretched woman again! And what an odd description of Canada.

  7. northern hake, a warm-water species, has recolonised the northern North Sea after being largely been absent for over 50 years.

    So the North Sea was warmer 50 years ago then?

    It’s almost as if the climate “scientists” can’t keep their stories straight

  8. philip

    General rule of “climate emergency” thumb:
    Everything conceivably bad will happen however contradictory.
    Everything normally considered good will be considered bad.

    I hope that helps.

  9. Grrrr. If “You’re posting too fast” can you configure the server to at least remember what you’ve typed in. gggrrrrr. Now then… ah.

    I have photos of the Whitby herring fleet in the 1950s blocking the harbour, you could walk across without getting your feet wet. And now they’re *complaining* that the herring is coming back?

  10. @john77

    species moving north into the North Sea

    Does that mean Herring is not in Northern waters now?

    Better tell the Dutch and Nordics they’re hallucinating when they eat it

    @Raffles

    Mackerel? In 1960/70s all I ever caught was Mackerel and the occasional dog fish in Bangor, NI

    Another fantasy science puff piece

  11. @ Pcar
    The article doesn’t name which species will be protected by the absence of a quota – we are expected to think hake and anchovies but even the Climate Change witchdoctors cannot think that we don’t know that herrings are caught by British ships.
    In reality the fish stall in my local market sells red mullet which were formerly found in the Mediterranean or off Portugal so the quota system hasn’t prevented fish moving north from reaching our plates

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