This has caused financial hardships for fishermen and tensions between them, government regulators, fishery managers, and scientists, many of which advocate that fishing quota allocations should move with fish populations. Scientists and many fishery managers have been working together to try and reform the system to better take into account these temperature and migration changes when setting regulations. They hope to switch to what is called ecosystem-based management, where the focus is on maintaining a stable ecosystem and basing fishing quotas off of marine species type.
Analysis of Article: The article sheds light on yet another unforeseen impact of climate change. Marine organisms are especially vulnerable when it comes to changing temperatures. The migration of fish follows from these species not being able to further survive in warming waters. The effects this has had on fishing may just be one economic consequence. Tourism may shift as the species people come to see––like whales––move, or as attractions like coral reefs are disintegrated through ocean acidification. Most directly, rising sea levels will affect coastal communities in all sorts of ways. For more information on the effects of climate change on the economy, check out this webpage.
Although scientists and many fishery managers have been working together to try and reform the regulation system to better take into account temperature and migration changes, much progress is still to be made. But failure in these departments isn't necessarily for a lack of trying; the article stressed that measuring fish populations is extremely difficult. Pinpointing the source of changing populations is even harder, since scientists have to figure out if a reduction in population size is due to overfishing, migration, or other factors. It is another hurtle to overcome as the effects of climate change become clearer.