Low cod numbers have led to closing Gulf of Alaska fishery, an unprecedented response to low cod numbers; the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season. “We’re on the knife’s edge of this over-fished status,” North Pacific Fisheries Management Council member Nicole Kimball. It’s not over-fishing to blame for the die-off, but climate change. Warming ocean temperatures linked to are wreaking havoc on a number of Alaska’s fisheries, worrying biologists, locals and fishermen with low returns jeopardizing livelihoods.
In November 2019, 1000s of short-tailed shearwaters birds migrating from Alaska were washing up dead on Sydney AUS beaches; the bird deaths had nothing to do with the massive wildfires in the area, thousands more, short-tailed shearwaters were dying out at sea, in what was confirmation of the incredible fish shortages in the Pacific Ocean.