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➔ Climate change is not just occurring over land, but also underwater

➔ Water temperature also rises as the planet heats up

➔ Over 1,000 commercially exploited fish species live in specific aquatic zones already affected: the location of their preferred waters shift as the tropics reach temperatures with no analogue to existing fish habitats and as cooler seas disappear

➔ Falling fish stocks will affect food security and human development in low-income fishing communities

➔ Increasing the sustainability of fishing operations and enhancing marine conservation zones may alleviate these strains