Fish abundance and catch data for the Northwest European Shelf and Mediterranean Sea from 2006 to 2098 derived from climate projections is now published in the CDS catalogue

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The dataset contains model projections of fish catch and abundance in European seas out to 2098 produced using the Size Spectra – Dynamic Bioclimate Envelope Model (SS-DBEM). The SS-DBEM is a mechanistic model, which means that it takes into account aspects of ecology (e.g. habitat preference, migration) and physiology (e.g. growth and reproduction) to determine biomass and distribution of fish species in response to changes in the environment (e.g. temperature, competition with other species, food availability). The SS-DBEM projects the impact of changes in the environment (e.g. warming, deoxygenation) and human activity (fishing pressure) on the abundance and biomass of modelled species.

The dataset is now available to be downloaded from https://cds.climate.copernicus.eu/cdsapp#!/dataset/10.24381/cds.39c97304?tab=overview

This dataset was produced on behalf of the Copernicus Climate Change Service for the SIS European Fisheries contract.